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1550 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester, CT 06040-1637
(860) 644-7095
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian Food

Italian is not my #1 choice. In this area, Olive Garden is my #1 Italian chain option. Their selection is pretty good and the food above average. My favorite dish WAS a chicken & steak kabob... but they no longer offer it. While I would give it a "good" rating, my wife and daughters would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Scott P
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Hartford, United States
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  • Large groups
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Hartford, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Italian is not my #1 choice. In this area, Olive Garden is my #1 Italian chain option. Their selection is pretty good and the food above average. My favorite dish WAS a chicken & steak kabob... but they no longer offer it. While I would give it a "good" rating, my wife and daughters would give it an "excellent" so... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food is good, but the sodium content is plenty high. I don't understand why American restaurants need to use so much salt in their food. I can feel the bite on my tongue. Other country's don't use the salt and their food is much more tasty.

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There were four of us. We seated quickly and our Waitress "SAM" greated us. She was more than good, she was exceptional. She took our drink order and then our food orders. Several of our party wanted to substituted some items on their orders. Without blinking she made the changes. The food was delivered promptly and with out a mistake.... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I love the salad and my favorite dish is the parmigiana eggplant. I subscribed with them to receive emails and last time my dessert was free!! Great deal.🍰

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not sure why this restaurant is always crowded. The food is very processed, even the bread sticks. The endless salad is nice, but doesn't make up for the poor quality.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

How can you miss with Olive Garden's soup and salad? The soup is really good; the salad is outstanding; and you get all you want for about $12. Breadsticks are free. Service is always prompt and professional. This is one of the best restaurants in the chain.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I went with my kids for lunch. The restaurant was not very busy but the service was less than adequate to say the least. We had ordered unlimited lunch and it took over a half hour to get our food then Never saw the waiter again until I went to the desk to ask for the bill so we could... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

After all day driving from Washington DC and eating fast food, it was good to sit in a restaurant. We started with a half a bottle of a Malbec wine to relax before the meal. In a cold weather both of us asked soup for entree, classical minestrone for me and pasta fagiole for Maria, both delicious. For the main... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Normally I give Olive Gardens 4 stars but this was not one of my better OG visits. Friendly greeting with no wait time for a table on a Monday night. I was solo on a business trip. My waiter took a while to take my drink order which always annoys me, this should be done almost immediately when people sit... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You can get just as much of a meal instead of the unlimited soup and salad Not worth the money when you get a salad and or soup with your meal.

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 1550 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester, CT 06040-1637
Phone Number: (860) 644-7095
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
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
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1550 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester, CT 06040-1637
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: (860) 644-7095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?