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Olive Garden

532 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3228
(585) 292-0590
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Ranked #495 of 1,094 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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English first
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went on Labor Day for lunch and the lunch menus was not available because it was a holiday. I ordered the appetizer trio and had to send back the chicken strips because they were over cooked and dry as a bone.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a great way to end our busy travel schedule. Our meal was prompt (which is great when you have little ones) and the servings were generous. We always love the unlimited salad! The staff was very friendly and we noticed that one waiter even left the premises to chase down and return a sweater to a patron that... More

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Rochester
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Should have been easy enough as for the most part we ordered soup and salad. The refills were slow on coming and drinks never refilled. The appetizers came late and did not taste fresh. Switched from a neighboring restaurant that gave bad service, will have to find somewhere else.

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth C - We are sad to hear that our team didn't take great care of you. Please accept our apologies for the delay in service you experienced and that the food did not taste fresh. We will be sharing your feedback with our culinary and service teams so the necessary corrections can be made. When you can spare... More

Caledonia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went to the Olive Garden for the first time on 31/05/14 with my daughter's soccer team. I had the worst pasta dish of my life. It looked like dog food and looked like it consisted of pasta with sparingly placed tomato paste and hunks of sausage. Thank god for salad and bread sticks. Saving grace was I didn't have to... More

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Welland, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The service was excellent. Our waitress was very personable and friendly. The food, however, was mediocre. It had been years since I had been to an Olive Garden restaurant and I am a glad to know that I really haven't missed out on much.

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fort erie
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped for lunch after a trying time at the Museum of Play. Our waitress was excellent. She was very understanding of our "sensitive" toddler at the time. We asked if we could place our daughters meal order when we order our drinks and she said no problem. Her meal was out in a heart beat. We both decided to... More

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Rochester, New York
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101 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Went here last night for dinner and was very disapointed. The waitress was in a huge hurry to get us fed and out of there. We took one bite of our salad and she brought our dinner. She asked if we wanted cheese on our food, she put the cheese on it while it was on the tray. Usually they... More

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Rochester, New York
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101 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The food here is good, salad is always fresh and the wait staff is good. Our dinners were very good and hot when it was served. The 2 for 25 is a pretty good deal and we left very full.

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Rochester, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Good Service. Take home an extra entree was a fairly good value. Still kind of pricey (for this type of place) when you add a drink and dessert. We'd likely go back, but look for coupons

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Bristol, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Ordered quite a bit of takeout. They gave my order to someone else, took them a long time to figure it out. Then a long wait to get my ordered food. Then as if to insult me more, they said we know you did not want a salad with one of your meals, so we are throwing one in free.

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