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Olive Garden

43300 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375
248-348-4279
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Ranked #25 of 165 restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Always great food, Italian restaurant atmosphere, without having to spend a fortune. My favorite is the Minestrone soup, salad, bread sticks and lasagna.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We entered the restaurant thirty minutes before closing on a week night, all seven of us. The service was a tad slow, but the few wait staff were quite busy. Food arrived hot from the kitchens, tasting just as good as it does early in the day. We got great seating, attentive waitress, and were totally satisfied.

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Cambridge, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stopped in here for a late lunch over the weekend while staying in Novi. Server was very good, personable and knowledgeable. The zuppa Toscana was excellent, another companion had the fettuccini alfredo and ready enjoyed it. I had the Pappardelle Pescatore which was excellent although I was not a fan of the broad noodle. This dish would be better with... More

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

When we arrived in Novi, we stopped for an early dinner/late lunch at the Olive Garden. It was so nice to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. The waitstaff was friendly and the food arrived without delay. The facility and bathrooms were clean and well kept.

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Novi, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

...and it was an amazingly average meal. Lasagna was good but not great. Bread sticks below average quality. Bottomless soup sounds nice, but the minestrone was also below average. Finally the price is too high for the quality. For Olive Garden prices there are much better Italian options out there.

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It's been a few months since we've been to this Olive Garden. We decided to go a little bit earlier to beat the dinner and Sweetest Day crowd. We arrived at 3:30 and had a short 5 minute wait. I was surprised to see how busy they were considering the time, every table was filled. We took advantage of the... More

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Farmington Hills
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great service,Great Food . love this location. Staff is always nice and friendly food is always great .

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LaSalle, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

It's hard to complain about Olive Garden, since it is a chain. We visited this one in Novi recently and ordered the braised short rib and tortellini lunch special, a lasagna, and soup, among other things. Taste was good as always. Was kind of surprised at how few and tiny were the pieces of short rib in the dish. We... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I had my favourites Zuppa Toscana and the sausage and pepper rustica and they did not fail to delight. I also tried the Peach Sangria - I might go back just for that!! I was at the bar and the staff were very helpful. The lady at the bar knew her stuff and she guided me well and was attentive... More

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123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

5 stars all across the board. We ordered shrimp penne which was delicious. Ample serving with enough for another meal. Of course, their endless salad and bread sticks were a big hit. The salad was fresh and the bread sticks were warm. Norm, our waiter, made us feel as if we were dining in a 5 star restaurant. Supurb service!... More

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