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72225 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-2776
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Alex M
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Concord, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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164 reviews 164 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We are big fans of Olive Garden but this one is always excellent. The menu had changed since our last visit and really refreshed the choice. I had a glass of the berry sangria whilst choosing which was amazingly good. Ours refer explained the the specials and we made our choices. We started with soup, salad and deliciously warm breadsticks.... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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198 reviews 198 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There's not much distinctive about this Olive Garden. They all, of course, have a good deal in common. It is a bit hard to get into to off of CA 111 since there's not parking lot on CA 111, you have to get off of CA 111 and circle into a large shopping area parking lot to the south of... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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