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1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 449-6158
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  • English first
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English first
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 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We arrived on a packed Sunday afternoon driving through California. The wait was long so we decided to eat at the bar. Good choice as our meal arrived quickly and we had good service. Its a little far from the highway for the average traveler but a nice break from fast food. We were in and out under 40 minutes.... More 

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monterey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were over in Salinas, pushed for time, and decided to wing it with this chain restaurant. Got just what we deserved for not looking around more-decent service, so-so food, reasonable pricing and so very unexciting. Good for counting calories though as they were displayed prominently on the menu, so if you had an adding machine in your head, you... More 

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

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