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1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 649-8305
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It never fails, there are always long lines in front of this restaurant in an area that's full of dinning choices at or better value. The management total disregard to people's time lead many to give up waiting and move on to other choices cross the street where the lines are much more tolerable. I am surprised that the management... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Olive Garden is always my first choice when dinning out. Love there salad and soup, my favorite to order. They also have the best moscato I have ever drank its super delicious. Keep up the good work Olive Garden

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Olive garden's food did not meet our expectations. It was bland and uninspiring. The ground beef in particular had a poor taste and strange color. On the other hand the service was great.

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Sacramento, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Generally speaking, I am not a pasta fan. But the reason we visit this restaurant because its past lunch time and we closed to it. I ordered soup, first time Zuppa Toscana and Garden Salad, my friend ordered Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken and Minestrone soup. Well, The Zuppa Toscana is Ok I hopes they made it more creamy...looks like... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I enjoy eating at olive garden and this was no exception they were very friendly and the staff looked like they loved their job

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stopped by for dinner on the way through Sac. Had possible the best waiter I have ever been served by. If Steve is working as a waiter when you are there, ask for him.

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

WE enjoyed our evening out at the Olive Garden! GREAT salad...and GREAT soup...I had the minestrone! Delicious! I ordered the Chicken Mozzarella Dish..I think that's what it was called.....it was very good! Really good flavor, but I would have liked it to be a bit creamier!!!...but really it was good! The service was perfect! We had our bread filled every... More 

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Mom and I had their $6.99 lunch special which included soup or salad and breadsticks. It was very tasty and just the right portion for me while my mom had some left-over. Our server, Natalie, was very attentive. The wait time, during lunch on this particular Thursday was minimal. After many years, we are still happy to patronize this restaurant.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is definitely my favorite Italian restaurant. The portions are great as well as the soup/sald and break sticks. We went during the buy and take one special and it was over the top. The tast of many items is always spot-on.

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Laughlin, Nevada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

i have never seen such rude and arrogant employees at a low end national chain. by the rude way they greet you to how they roll there eyes at you when you ask for a refill.not to mention over priced cookie cutter food the only thing i enjoyed was the appetizer sampler.the saddest part is i waited over 50 minutes... More 

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 649-8305
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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