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72225 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-2776
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch with out of town friends

The food was ok on this visit, however the waitstaff was not very good. Our waiter seemed to have difficulty understanding our orders, I am not sure if it was a language problem or just not trained in his job. On the unlimited salad and soup order, after finishing my first bowl of soup he took my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Dennis O
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Apple Valley, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Apple Valley, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The food was ok on this visit, however the waitstaff was not very good. Our waiter seemed to have difficulty understanding our orders, I am not sure if it was a language problem or just not trained in his job. On the unlimited salad and soup order, after finishing my first bowl of soup he took my bowl, however never... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When visiting Palm Springs we always are sure to visit the Olive Garden in Palm Desert at least once, and this time we visited twice. The meals are always tasty and flavourful, you can order the `smaller` lunch size portion, even at dinner, and the garlic bread and salad are always excellent. And the beer is always served in a... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This Olive Garden serves the usual Olive Garden Menu. The food is average and nothing to get excited about. Children seem to like it.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love Olive Garden. My server's name was Noel. He was amazing. I knew.what I wanted before I wanted it. He made me laugh and was really funny.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were seated immediately. The gentleman who was the host was extremely pleasant and had a sense of humor. We arrived during lunch and there was a decent crowd in the restaurant. Usually indicates quality of service. The menu was a typical Italian fare. I chose the lunch portion which is a bit smaller in size. All of the staff... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is so good it makes me feel like I'm in italy! Possibly the best spaghetti i will ever try! The restaurant is marbelous and id definetely go back any weekend!

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LOS ANGELES
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

While not authentic, I have found dishes I really like here. Not this evening. Ordered a shrimp appetizer, excellent. My wife ordered eggplant parmigiana and I went for a standard chicken parmigiana. When served the guy asked who had the eggplant and I indicated my wife. he then put the other plate in front of me. Covered in cheese you... More 

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Yucca Valley, California
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife and I just had dinner here. The food was great but we didn't give much of a tip as our drinks were only refilled once. It wasn't that busy either.

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

You would think a restaurant that specializes in pasta would know how to prepare it, but evidently they don't at the Olive Garden in Palm Desert. My husband ordered the seafood pasta dish. The pasta was soggy - very much overdone. Of the 4 clams in the dish, half had not opened - a safety risk if anyone had tried... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed!!! We go to the Olive Garden in Port Huron Michigan all the time & have never had bad service or meal! This one in Palm Springs was the worst! Bad service; bad meal; no taste to the salmon or steak! The only good part was the bar tender at the bar while waiting for our meal at least... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72225 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: (760) 773-2776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?