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1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
(309) 663-7375
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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: Reservations
Good for:
Large groups
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Service

We ate here the night before our flight (stayed at Country Inn & Suites nearby). Our waiter was extremely helpful. I had the salmon which was very good, squash soup, and endless salad and bread. Plenty to eat with quiet atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
JohnandPam
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Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Illinois
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here the night before our flight (stayed at Country Inn & Suites nearby). Our waiter was extremely helpful. I had the salmon which was very good, squash soup, and endless salad and bread. Plenty to eat with quiet atmosphere.

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Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love Italian cuisine.. have been there on my frns birthday party. We ordered atleast half vartities of pasta. The flavours were standouts. Even the 2yr old cute little kid has njoyed the flavours. Place to visit with family, frns on special occasions.. :)

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Streator
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have dined at several Olive Gardens in the past and the Bloomington, IL restaurant is at the top of them in terms of service. Our server was very attentive and special menu needs (food allergy) were not a problem at all, even when a diner in our party mistakenly ordered a entree that would not be agreeable. The server... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like this place and have been there many times. I like the different kind of red wines they have available and excellent chicken and fish items.

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Heyworth, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

It had been a long time since I had eaten here. Not much has changed. The food is average......at least they have updated the menu and have added a few things. I was there at lunch and had the chicken parmesan. It was ok.....the chicken was a little over done, but ok. The salad is always good. Our server was... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Many parents are just not parenting their children nowadays. Children need to be taught to use inside voices when they are in the public area where other people are dining. I find that screaming children take away from enjoying one's meal when your ears are ringing. My experience at this location was not what I expected because of another patron... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We can always count on good food and good service here. The wait was acceptable during a Friday lunch rush, only about 8 minutes. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The zuppa and gnocchi soups were a must taste! Two of my favorites.

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Elk River, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We like Olive Garden and were not disappointed again. The food is good,Its CLEAN, staff is friendly and the waiter was good too. what more can you ask for.

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Coleman, WI
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Sure to give you your dollar's worth. They all seem to have good service and good food despite being busy.

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USA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The service was slow and first but then ok. The salad and breadsticks are always good. The soup is good. The lower fast chicken lasagna was VERY Good. It seems unfair to charge so much for the salad/soup for dinner than lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-3532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (309) 663-7375

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?