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Olive Garden

1550 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester, CT 06040-1637
(860) 644-7095
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Ranked #29 of 171 restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
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32 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food was average and not what you would get at a real Italian restaurant, all the food that we ordered was smothered in sauce trying to add flavour. The drinks were reasonably priced and our server was polite and efficient. Overall a restaurant chain that I would not revisit.

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi AmyPenno - Please be assured this is not indicative of a typical visit. It sounds like the food was not prepared according to our recipe. This would definitely make it difficult to enjoy your visit. Sorry for letting you down. We would welcome an opportunity to redeem ourselves. Would you please email us at ogsocial@olivegarden.com so that we can... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Again food way below grade food barely warm , this is not the first time although last visit food was well prepared, service was good but it seems they have cut back like they claimed they would need to do if the minimum wage is raised, also noted not very busy for dinner hour, and by they way server did... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great service. Love it! We arrived and the waiting time was not long. We were seated and our waiter was great. We enjoyed the evening there.

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New England
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The good: you can see the caloric contents of their menu items online. It would be nice if they were on the menus. They do have a fair number of items suitable for dieters. The Tuscan soup was vary tasty, as were the entrees (Lasagna Primavera and Tilapia with Shimp). The not-so-good: the salad clearly came from those pre-washed bags'o'salad... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food nice taste love it for a good price my wife love this place The only Bad thing about this restaurat is when You has to wait to long

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Canterbury, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I loved the food, the dining experience was ok, It could of been better though. I plan on going back some time because I love Olive Garden!!

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South Windsor, Connecticut
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We ate here on for an early Saturday night dinner. The place was very busy, but we were seated in a reasonable amount of time. We ordered from the 2 for $25 menu. My wife had the eggplant parmesan, which she loves here & I had baked parmesan shrimp, a new offering which adds $5 to the bill. It was... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was my first visit to an Olive Garden for twenty years. I was impressed by it then and I am very pleased to confirm that impression. There was a warm welcome at the door and a very cheerful and pleasant server at the table as soon as we sat down. This was a three generation family affair; five adults... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have tried to eat at Olive Garden a couple times and I have always been disappointed. The only thing I have been able to actually eat are the bread stick, just bread with garlic and salt on them, and the salad. None of the actual food has ever been appealing to eat and this is not what Italian food... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Invariably, whenever we have eaten here (and it is CONSISTENTLY busy at this location, even years after opening), we always feel like it is a race to get us out of there and get the next seating placed. Often, you are not even half-way through your salad or appetizer before the entree is plunked down. If you are planning on... More

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