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1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 449-6158
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Warm welcome with unlimited soup!!!

It was a mild but pleasant shock as to how we were greeted as we opened the doors into the restaurant. Refreshing! The menu has a nice selection for lunch. Unlimited soup adds to the hearty lunch on a winter's day. My Mediterranean flat bread topped with olives, capers, peppers cheese etc was quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Fulldistance
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San Mateo
Good for:
  • Large groups
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San Mateo
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was a mild but pleasant shock as to how we were greeted as we opened the doors into the restaurant. Refreshing! The menu has a nice selection for lunch. Unlimited soup adds to the hearty lunch on a winter's day. My Mediterranean flat bread topped with olives, capers, peppers cheese etc was quite good as was the eggplant parmigiana.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Olive Garden was recommended to us as a great dining spot during our USA trip, our visit exceeded expectations, the food was great, the service excellent, highly recommended.

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Manteca, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Always an exceptional experience from the meet and greet at the entrance by Purnima Patel, to the last service by Andrea, to the visit by Manager Nick to see how things were going and how things went. Great food ...exceptional service! We'll back again and again and again!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Extremely slow service. Food was greasy and lack flavors and chicken while being covered in fat and grease still tasted dry!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It wasn't as busy as I expected. My daughter and I ordered out food to take back to our hotel room. It was nicely wrapped up in specially make to go containers. It was great.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and the food was delicious as usual. Our server was amazing. She went above and beyond and made the meal fun also.

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Salinas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really like this place because I love Pasta but also I really like the Peach Ice Tea from here, I tried to found it in another place but not, no like the Olive made.

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San Jose, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Glad to have gone here (it's been nearly 10 years since I've been to an Olive Garden, and this one was the perfect one to visit sfter such a long hiatis).

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Carmel, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I rarely review a chain dining experience, since most of them are quite consistent over time. But today's lunch at the Olive Garden in Salinas, CA was unusual. The food and service were fine, but the Arnold Palmer drinks (iced tea and lemonade) were weak, tasteless and obviously watered down...a strong negative element in an otherwise positive experience. "Why" is... More 

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Salinas, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I like the food but very limited with non-dairy items for me to eat. I get the spaghetti a lot an their salmon is very good as well. Do miss the triple chocolate strata cake - why they took that off, I can't imagine - it's always been popular. Don't go here as often anymore but the food is still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 449-6158

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

Questions & Answers

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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?