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12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 833-7503
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pasta

Olive Garden is the best pasta, I only eat here on occasions because of sodium content, I would love more choices with less sodium

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
OBXEXIT
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Olive Garden is the best pasta, I only eat here on occasions because of sodium content, I would love more choices with less sodium

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Thank OBXEXIT
Newport News, Virginia
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

For a chain restaurant, it's not bad. At least you know what you're getting. They tend to really push the wine, so we tell the waiter right away what we want to drink, otherwise they are very aggressive with that. The food is okay, and most people seem to be having a great time. It's very good for large groups.... More 

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Thank Karen G
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

The portions are generous, and you can find some decent entrees on the menu. Sometimes the food is hit or miss, but they seemed to do fairly well this time. The service was good and attentive. This isn't my favor your place for Italian, but overall it isn't bad at all. This time, it delivered according to expectations.

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Thank Hudsonmccraw
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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203 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

You got that right! I just popped off a five star for a chain restaurant that I have had a history of issues with in Virginia Beach. I have a great history with this particular location over the past couple of years, but never wrote up a review. On a recent swim meet weekend where we stayed up in Newport... More 

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Thank J David H
Gloucester, Virginia
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217 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I wanted to take a friend for lunch so we ended up at Olive Garden. We wanted the soup and fettuccine special. But then we didn't get a salad. We had the option of ordering endless soup. But I'd rather have salad who wants to go to Olive garden and not get the salad. It was good. But we ordered... More 

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Thank threekittyinn
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious meal and excellent service. Very busy night so on the noisy side. Like the new way of checking out w/ credit card - doesn't have to leave the table.

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Thank 16DeeB4
Heathsville, Virginia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Our food was perfect temperature and delicious. Our server Steve was very pleasant and attentive. The restaurant was not full however we have always found the noise level a bit loud in this restaurant. Delicious food is enough to keep us returning.

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Thank Carol C
Newport News, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

SInce Olive Garden is a chain the food is predictable. Sometimes that is a good thing. The food is just average, nothing special (except the sale and breadsticks - love them!). Went to dinner with an old friend right after work. The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. Our server Steve did an excellent job. Very attentive, he made sure... More 

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Thank Sotakova
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178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Oh my gosh I have come here with my mum who is 82 years old. She says she won't come back every time but someone ends up giving her a gift certificate. Salad comes to us wilted and overly vinegary. We send it back and after a very long wait we get a plain salad and no dressing. Finally get... More 

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Thank Idreamov
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Going at a busy time we had a very noisy lunch. It was hard to hear ourselves talk. The wait staff was busy but kept up with our order, and took good care of us.

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Thank Joyce K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: (757) 833-7503

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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