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345 Richmond Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501-4119
641-684-0001
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, slow service.

The food was delicious, and they made arrangements for a larger family to eat dinner at multiple tables. The servers just took a long time getting us our food, and the pop wasn't working for the first 45 minutes or so.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Benjamin D
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Davenport, Iowa
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This place was bad before the remodeling, and it's worse now. Tables are dirty, service is incompetent, the food isn't worth eating, and their buffet is a joke!

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food was delicious, and they made arrangements for a larger family to eat dinner at multiple tables. The servers just took a long time getting us our food, and the pop wasn't working for the first 45 minutes or so.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

they did more than just remodel the inside of the restaurant. They have remodeled their attitude toward cooking Italian food. It's better than it was before, and I think the servers are proud now of the food they turn out; new building, food, attitude. PS try the eggplant parmesan its pretty good.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Legend is my favorite Sunday-after-church restaurant. The buffet offers a varied selection of Italian and American staples. The spaghetti prima vera is great. They usually have ribs and broasted chicken, and several kinds of pizza. Salad bar is adequate and fresh. An excellent meal with sports bar and family dining areas. Our bill for two is usually under $14.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I recently came here with friends for a late lunch. There were not many people there yet the service was slow. I ordered a wrap (grilled caesar) and my other friend ordered a pizza. My wrap was brought out 10-15 min before the pizza. I didn't want to eat so I waited, that's a while to wait. The waitress was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

ive ate here more than once. The service was horrible each and everytime. The food is ok for the value, its usually really greasy. The waitresses are all very rude and it they seem to disappear a lot. The last time we were there it took them 20 mins to get our drinks and 45 minutes before our food got... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I ate here for lunch on a Monday and ordered a one topping pizza for $5.50 from the "lunch specials" section of the menu. When I ordered it, I was expecting a personal pizza, but was very surprised. I ended up with a 12" pizza! The pizza was very good, but I was unable to eat the entire thing. Good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Some of the dishes at The Legend are just okay, but the Pizza for example is very good.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I went here with my husband for dinner--we both had pasta, and each of our dishes were pretty good but also really heavy on the sauce which we don't like as much. I saw a lot of people ordering pizzas from this place, we'll have to try that sometime soon! Service was great and the place had a nice relaxing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 Richmond Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501-4119
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ottumwa
  • Phone Number: 641-684-0001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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