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Olive Garden

532 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3228
(585) 292-0590
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Ranked #357 of 1,093 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $0 - $12
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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