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277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 992-0044
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Poor service. .good food..

We were there for lunch with two other Coworkers. . We placed the order right away. . One ordered only salad with grill chickens. . It took more than 20 min.. bring the entrée and salad and breadstick.. the one who ordered salad had to share salad with us as waitress didn't want bring separate bowl... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Roshan P
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Springfield, New Jersey
via mobile
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West Orange, New Jersey
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Here's the deal... if you ANYTHING about Italian food, anything at all, you will be completely disappointed. You know the one thing that's good here? Their breadsticks. That's it. And you should fill up on these things before you taste anything else. We'll eat just about anything but the three of us ordered our dishes and they were inedible. We... More 

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Thank crapschick
New Jersey
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There is nothing particularly wrong with Olive Garden if you live in Iowa. It is a mass produced, chain restaurant,with an interpretation of what Italian food taste like. In Livingston and the general area there are so many REAL iItalian restaurants, with real Italian Chefs, that it is amazing that Olive Garden's parking gets full. It is the equivalent of... More 

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Thank Simca1994
Springfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We were there for lunch with two other Coworkers. . We placed the order right away. . One ordered only salad with grill chickens. . It took more than 20 min.. bring the entrée and salad and breadstick.. the one who ordered salad had to share salad with us as waitress didn't want bring separate bowl for her.. but we... More 

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Thank Roshan P
Parsippany, New Jersey
Level Contributor
77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

3 adults at 7 pm on Sept 24th. Was seated and waited for 25 min. Tables all around were being waited on and we were totally ignored. Tried to get the waiter's attention and both wouldn't even make eye contact. Went to the main station to complain but the rest of my party were walking out. Obviously they don't care... More 

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1 Thank Parsippany1986
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We love their special lunch where you get unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks. They also have specials now that can include a sandwich wit soup or salad. But not on Saturdays!!

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Thank Harry S
Woodbury, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We (myself, husband and sister -in-law) brought my mother-in-law in for her 90th birthday. Mom has Alzheimer's. Taking her out always presents a challenge as she needs a quiet peaceful place and and an accommodating and understanding server. We called the manager, Michael, with our requestfor a quiet area. He exceeded our expectations, took a moment to talk to Mom... More 

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Thank Susan R
Whataroa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Before you even walk through the door, take a deep breath to take in the raw sewage from the bathrooms that hasnt been fixed in years. Walk through the doors to find everyone walking around and doing nothing. Approach the bar, look up and see dozens of dead flies stuck in the underside of the tarp, waiting to fall on... More 

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Thank Sunshine C
Boonton, New Jersey
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224 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We will eat here about once a year, if that. What will keep me coming back to Olive Garden is they have always had the best breadsticks. Service is usually pretty slow. The salad, appetizers, pasta, and chicken dishes are pretty decent. Nothing to rave on about though.

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1 Thank HOCKPOOH
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We go to The Olive Garden about once a month in Livingston. Food quality is good, reliable. Salad and Soup to start is always good. Prices are a bit higher than I would like..

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Thank michaelt4242014
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been to an Olive Garden since 2000 which was last time we ate there in Orlando. Left very unsatisfied. But was there again last week for lunch and was very impressed the food was excellent and so was the service. Will def gonback for dinner soon!

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Thank beachluvr0881

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: (973) 992-0044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?