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Olive Garden

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1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 649-8305
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food but...

We decided to meet family for lunch at the Olive Garden near Arden Way. As a,ways, you know what you can expect with the food and we were not disappointed! Our server was awesome, the soup and salads (our noon time selections) were yummy. I really dislike that 'corporate' bosses have chosen a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Corning, California
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  • Large groups
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Corning, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We decided to meet family for lunch at the Olive Garden near Arden Way. As a,ways, you know what you can expect with the food and we were not disappointed! Our server was awesome, the soup and salads (our noon time selections) were yummy. I really dislike that 'corporate' bosses have chosen a very non-Italian as well as totally disturbing... More 

Thank Budlink
Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I hadn't been to this location in almost a decade and it is just not what it was in the past. I love giving great reviews, but the service and food was not good here. No server greeted us for at least 10 minutes, so that should have been a red flag. It wasn't busy, so no excuse for that.... More 

Thank S E D T
Elk Grove, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very "laid back" front desk, Server took a couple tries to get what drinks we wanted. Told us I can order via the iPad looking thing. If I wanted to communicate remotely, I would go a AW or Sonic drive in. I think the "pad" thing is dumb and shouldn't be in this establishment, "but it has games", more dumb.... More 

Thank buffalobunny
Sawston, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Staff were very accommodating and friendly despite the fact we arrived near closing time with 18 of us! Efficiently took our order and food came in good time. Good food all round, very hearty and good flavours and presentation. Very filling and good quantity for the price. A very enjoyable experience overall.

Thank Maheen S
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178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

When I lived in the Sacramento area, this was on of my favorite restaurants. The food was the usual Olive Garden fare, but what made this visit memorable was the service which was excellent. Olive Garden has great consistency in their food products and this restaurant was no exception. The one thing different here, compared to other Olive Gardens, was... More 

Thank rjnjjwa
Orlando, Florida
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had a takeout order for 10 people and the food was very good.... however They FORGOT TO ADD BREADSTICKS, I didnt feel like going all the way back to get some breadsticks. That was a MAJOR dissapointment as Olive Garden is famous for that!

1 Thank J Z
San Francisco
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank Bashar Z
Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

Sacramento, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

Thank tony484848
Sacramento, CA
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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 649-8305

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?