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Olive Garden

1550 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester, CT 06040-1637
(860) 644-7095
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Managua, Nicaragua
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Thompson, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stopped at Olive Garden on Veterans Day with daughter, an active duty service member. Friendly greeting and seated immediately (weekday lunch) Food was typical, service excellent. Facility was clean. Waitress did thank daughter for her service which was appreciated. Even better her light meal was no charge and hey discounted ours 10%. Too bad this was on the way... More 

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My friends took me to the Olive Garden in Manchester, CT for my birthday. We had the soup and salad. The bread is so good that we have to keep ourselves from eating the whole basket before we get our soups and salad. The chicken gnocchi soup is so creamy and delicious, and the pasta e fagioli is wonderful with... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We asked for a martini ... Came in a bourbon glass. After complaining about it the manager Sharleen ( I apologize if misspelled) kindly corrected the problem for us. The food was on time, the server excellent, the experience superb !

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Southington, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our waitress was polite great sense of honor and helpful. They were able to provide gluten free pasta which was delicious. Because it's part of a chain the food maintains the standards of the chain and there are no surprises. Quality is expected and delivered. Not a long wait for the food. Good portions. And it doesn't hurt that coupons... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was excellent as was the service. We didnt have a long wait despite it being busy. Our server was really helpful and was very informed about the menu.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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

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