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532 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3228
(585) 292-0590
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, good service, but slow kitchen

Three of us went to the Olive Garden for dinner. It was a nice experience overall, with a wonderful waitress named Brittany and an excellent manager named Megan. Every thing was fine except for the fact that we waited over 45 minutes for our dinner. We found that the problem was in the kitchen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Mike S
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Three of us went to the Olive Garden for dinner. It was a nice experience overall, with a wonderful waitress named Brittany and an excellent manager named Megan. Every thing was fine except for the fact that we waited over 45 minutes for our dinner. We found that the problem was in the kitchen, We were slightly unhappy, but the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had kind-of a large party with 12 of us, the hostess was cool as our party was not all together yet, they put tables together to accommodate, then we were seated, like 3 servers we very friendly, and had great attitudes throughout, One of us had her first Birthday with this Christmas get together, and they brought her some... More 

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Thornhill, ON
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We wanted to try Olive Garden again, but this time with our kids. The waitress we had was great. She was able to get the kitchen to make a cheese sandwich, which is not on the kids menu, for our son. She was very attentive throughout and kept our unlimited salads replenished. The rest of the food was good, particularly... More 

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So let me start with saying that I am not a big fan of Olive Garden. My wife's family is and they gave me a gift card for my birthday (perhaps that should tell me something). So we went and it was better then I remember. We got the buy one get to take one home which is a great... More 

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Bowie
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Was taken to a business dinner at this restaurant and we had a wonderful time. I wish I could remember the name of our waitress as she was great. She was very friendly, visited our table often to take care of any of our needs and just seemed like a pleasant person. The restaurant was clean and there was no... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Came out to enjoy a nice evening alone with the Mrs, had a great server her name was Jen she was very prompt and accurate on everything. Never let us feel as if we were without anything. Will return and also we love the endless pasta bowl.

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Denmark
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91 reviews 91 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We like the Olive Garden concept - nothing fancy, but Italian food of good quality and at a reasonable price. We were offered a free sample of wine, and the service was fine.

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Rochester, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 532 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3228
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 292-0590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • 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

Questions & Answers

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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?