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3030 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544-8213
(616) 785-0087
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Handled our large group well

Forty-four athletes and four tables of adults were handled well in about an hour and a half. Our server was funny and fairly attentive. The kitchen did make it difficult for the servers as food did not come out per table. It was served hot, but not at the same time as everyone at the table. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
upnorth98
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Thompsonville, Michigan
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Belmont, Michigan
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We haven't eaten at this restaurant for several years. So we decided to go back and give it a try. The salad is always good, I have never been fond of their breadsticks. I ordered the chicken and shrimp carbonara, my husband ordered the tour of Italy. He didn't take the tour, unfortunately two of the pasta's were dried out... More 

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Thank KareStev
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I visit my family in the USA, and been a Brit we don't have Olive Garden and on every visit to the states I go here at least once but on most occasions more than once, the service to great and the atmosphere is friendly and happy... Olive Garden open up in the uk and I then can become a... More 

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Thank Kirsty D
Thompsonville, Michigan
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Forty-four athletes and four tables of adults were handled well in about an hour and a half. Our server was funny and fairly attentive. The kitchen did make it difficult for the servers as food did not come out per table. It was served hot, but not at the same time as everyone at the table. I really need to... More 

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Thank upnorth98
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After viewing an exhibit on King Tut's tomb, we were looking for a place to have a late lunch and chose Olive Garden. The staff was friendly, very prompt and helpful with the menu when asked questions. Our waitress was on the ball, coming often, but not too often, to check on us and did not rush us join any... More 

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Thank Audrey A
Lansing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stopped at Olive Garden on a Saturday night before heading to the theatre, there was a line but everything moved quickly and we got a table that allowed us to enjoy a great meal with friends before attending a fabulous show. Love the variety on the menu, everyone can find a pasta that they love.

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Thank Mary Jo T
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The restaurant was clean and we had excellent service. The young gentleman went out if his way to make sure our dining.

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Thank Vicki0821
Michigan
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189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Olive Garden is not one of my favorite restaurants being they are overpriced. Nine of us went for dinner for a birthday celebration, everyone ordered something different. The service was fantastic, the food served fresh and hot. Olive Garden has the best salad and bread sticks but I hate to pay their prices when I fix pasta quite often at... More 

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Thank Sue49321
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Food choices was good. Ambience was very nice. Wine choices was good. Head staff was very responsible. He fixed an issue real quickly

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Thank baalakumar J
Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have been to Olive Garden restaurants from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Albany, New York, Mansfield, Ohio, and their food has good flavor and service has been good.

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Thank vette350
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were seated immediately. Our witress, Sherrill was amazing. She made a quick conversation everytime she checked on us. Food was very good and served as soon as it was ready. Salad good as always. I cant really complain. I would return here just for Sherrill's service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3030 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544-8213
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: (616) 785-0087

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?