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3600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0824
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We had reservations for a party of about 30 people. We were told that if we didn't arrive on time, they would give away our tables. Because of that, we arrived about 15 min early. Upon arriving they told us they were running behind and it would be awhile, despite having reservations. We waited... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Afish37
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had reservations for a party of about 30 people. We were told that if we didn't arrive on time, they would give away our tables. Because of that, we arrived about 15 min early. Upon arriving they told us they were running behind and it would be awhile, despite having reservations. We waited outside in the wind and rainy... More 

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MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a party of 26 people (9 families) dine at Olive Garden on 3/26/15. The waiter (The young man with dark hair and two earnings) was rude from the moment we sat down. When he brought our water he slammed each glass on the table (I guess since many of us did not order drinks). He then proceeded to... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited here on a Sunday night late. We were seated promptly and our server greeted us in a very short time. She suggested the wine samples and it was a great way to make a wine choice before ordering. Her name was Cathy. She gave us great service and checked on us multiple times to make sure our meal... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had finished driving for the day and wanted to grab dinner before checking into the hotel. We stopped here though we are not regular OG customers. I ordered the Cuchina Mia with Pasta Fa Giole soup and Linguine with a spicy three-meat sauce and Italian Sausage. My wife had the Chicken Marsala. Both were served fast and hot. Our... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have been to olive garden many times in the past. I usually love the alfredo but I thought to try a healthier option and tried the tilapia and shrimp from the lite menu. It was horrible!! $15.99 and probably the worst fish I have ever had. It had this jello/gravy sauce that was bland and horrid. I understand I... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was the 2nd visit within 2 wks at the same location. The prior visit, was ok, but not like when Adam S. served us. He acted like we were "special". It's very unusual to get this type of treatment. The food was great too, but the service put it over the edge. Thanks, Adam

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For a national chain, they put out an amazing meal. Well presented, fresh ingredients, seasonal offerings and the food is served hot. Their chicken gnocchi soup is amazing! I've never had a bad meal there, no matter what I choose.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to celebrate the wife's birthday just recently. The food and service is usually consistent. They had the buy one, take one special, so I decided to order something new - Creamy Citrus Chicken. This was even better than I thought. Creamy pasta and nice tender chicken in a very tasty sauce. The server was excellent with attention to... More 

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Addison, Maine
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I ordered the ravioli. Even though the waiter warned me that the plate was very hot - the ravioli were cold. I only ate about 3 of them, and suffered being sick later with vomiting and diarrhea. I spoke with the manager the next day. He claimed he would file a report and that I would be contacted by the... More 

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went because of the ads, and because there isn't one of these near our rural home. The ads had been talking about $10/3 course meals, and they weren't wrong. We each got breadstix and salads, we had a good choice of pasta and of sauce, and while they were no longer selling 1 of the desserts, the other two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 224-0824

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?