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Olive Garden

5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
(619) 460-7221
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Ranked #63 of 186 restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood
Good for: Large groups
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Good for: Large groups
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English first
Santee, United States
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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15 reviews 15 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Love the soup and salad.....always good food, good service. Nice and clean place. Best place for a great all you can eat lunch that you don't have to serve yourself.

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I haven't had a bad experience at any OG. This one was also great. I think OG offers higher end food at a great price. Sure it is not the most romantic place, but you could pay a lot more for the same great food at another restaurant.

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La Mesa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

We went there with a group of eight and had a great experience. We were seated as soon as our group arrived. We had great service and they offered a complementary wine tasting which was very enjoyable. We selected the special, the four cheese pastacheettis with sausage for $9.95. The meal started out with the all you can eat soup... More

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