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Olive Garden

5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
(619) 460-7221
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Ranked #65 of 188 Restaurants in La Mesa
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What can I say, as an Australian visiting the USA, Olive Garden is a must-visit. It may not be fancy and expensive, but it is yummy and good value. The staff were very friendly and helpful on a very busy evening. We had a large group and they managed to get all our meals coming out at the same time.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really enjoyed their Garlic pasta dish. Great beer. Nice salad and bread sticks. In Grossmont Center which is the strangest place to get to and hard to navigate.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service is poor the food is great! Pro bad we had that experience we love Olive Garden...till next time

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Santee, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate at OG last night. I ordered a pasta dish with sausage meatballs and my spouse ordered a chicken with crab sauce dish. When my order arrived they had sausages on top of the pasta and not the meatballs I had ordered. The waiter said they were out of the pork meatballs so they substituted the sausage links without... More 

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi Mary E - Yikes! We are so sorry for all the ordering errors you both encountered and that your attempt to speak with a manager was unsuccessful. This is certainly an opportunity we want to address right away. When you have a moment, please email me at ogsocial@olivegarden.com so we can follow up on this. More 

San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We eat at this Olive Garden often and the food is always great and the service is also. One of our go to places for good Italian food. Always go away full.

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San Diego, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I went to the Olive Garden La Mesa for a recent Monday lunch. I had been there on several occasions, but not for awhile and I wanted to try some of the new dishes I had heard about on the TV commercials. I was "greeted" by a not particularly pleasant hostess who seemed harried and flustered and who was whispering... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you are looking for average food at average prices with average service, you will not be disappointed.

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Chico, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had the chicken scampi and it was very good! Service was nice as well. Clean and not far from hotel.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Olive Gardens everywhere are pretty consistent with their food. Always tasty and affordable. I especially like the "soup and salad" for lunch - fresh, great taste and it's all you can eat. We frequently patronize this location for lunch and discovered that by eating in the bar area we are able to avoid the "crowd noise" in the regular restaurant... More 

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San Diego, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is definitely not Rome. It is a good place to get stuffed though on cheese bread if that is your thing. The food is mediocre. It is relatively inexpensive so there is always a wait. I think it is better though than the Fuddruckers next door.

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
Phone Number: (619) 460-7221
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood

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