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25 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
(618) 397-8727
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Bethalto, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The family went there to celebrate two birthdays. We arrived around 1:00 pm. The restaurant was full but not crowded. Although I and my grandson (2 1/2) are not fans of Italian cuisine, we did find something on the menu to please us. I thought the salad and bread sticks were pretty good. I tried a couple of different dishes.... More 

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Swansea
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Folks like to bad mouth this place - but we've never had a bad meal here. More flavor than most "Italian" places in the area. Fresh ingredients and a menu with lots of choices you would like to try. Proven winners on the plate. Great deals when they happen. (2 for $25) *Lived in Sicilia for a year - know... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not a fan of olive gardens while the salads are pretty good every thing else is pretty lacking. The pasta seems it's not drained very well When they slap in on a plate. Always end up with a lot of water on plate. They don't use enough sauce with the pasta so you wind up with watery sauce and lot... More 

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Maryville, Illinois
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135 reviews 135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good thing about Olive Garden is it is consistent. You know what you will be getting when going for dinner. The one is Fairview is no different. Service is always good and food and beverage are very good for a chain restaurant. Prices are reasonable and menu offers ample choices.

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Jackson, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My mom really likes Olive Garden and we were here for her birthday. Food is always good and they have a nice selection to choose from. We had a great waitress.

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Benton, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

my family decided to try out the Olive Garden in a unplanned trip to the Metro East area. We were impressed with the attentive service and truly enjoyed the shrimp appetizer. My wife said her Tour of Italy was awesome and I very much enjoyed the mozzarella chicken and pasta I ordered. Our little guy had the standard chicken fingers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food came out dry (sat under heat lamp for a WHILE). Other dishes came out cold. Salad and breadsticks were good. The meatball was good. The seafood plate was pretty bland. Very unimpressive for a $17 plate. The service was very average. We used to love this place, but it isn't worth the $ anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The best dinner ever! I went about a month ago and it was amazing! Excellent service! I hope to go again soon! I loved my Fetichini Alfredo!

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Effingham, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived just before normal supper rush. We were promptly seated and the staff was quick to arrive and take our order. The time to get the salad and bread sticks seemed a little longer than normal and considering the server to table ratio things should have been quicker. We did have a visit at the table from a manager,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I always am hesitant to eat at an Olive Garden. I like there food but they tend to hit and miss on service. As if to make my point, why a hostess would try to sit me next to the the waiter and waitress station when the restaurant was 80 percent empty? I requested a table slightly away and was... More 

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 25 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1332
Phone Number: (618) 397-8727
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
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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