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Olive Garden

12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 833-7503
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Ranked #41 of 389 restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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English first
Williamsburg, VA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We lunched at the Olive Garden, Newport News, Virginia -- we enjoyed the endless soup, salad and bread sticks luncheon for $6.99 each. The bread sticks are warm, buttery, fluffy and outstanding. The salad is fresh, and comes accompanied with ice-cold plates. There is more than sufficient salad for two, and we had only one large bowl-full. The salad dressing... More

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Raleigh, NC
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a party of seven, and was told a 30 minute wait. They checked on us a couple of times before seating us in about 20 minutes. Food was fast and good. Waitress was friendly and efficient. All the staff seemed very attentive, without being intrusive.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Popped in and had great fast service with exceptional food. The manager Star stopped by our table to check on service. Our waiter Ashanti was excellent with drinks and soup and salad. Outstanding overall and we were in and out in 45 minutes.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Went to eat dinner rather late. Might want to catch dinner early. The bread was not the best, the dinner was not the best.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

An excellent dining experience where the service by the entire staff was simply incredible. I was most impressed with how the staff worked together as a team to provide the best for their customers. For example: Even though I had a waiter assigned to my table, other waiters and staff stopped by to fill my drink or ask me how... More

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Lake Buena Vist
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This Olive Garden is not the greatest one we have eaten at. The food was hot and well prepared. The service was not up to the usual standards. Worth giving this location a second try.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The server made it a point to ask if I was relaxing, taking my time or "had to get back" but gave me my soup, salad, breadsticks all at once, never asked if I wanted refills, and promptly received my bill in 15 minutes.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Fantastic meal; great service outdoor seating was a bonus. Waiter was fantastic and very attentive. We brought our leftovers back to the hotel since we had a fridge and a microwave.

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York. PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at the Comfort Inn and the Olive Garden was not even a block away.The meal my wife and I both ordered was pretty typical. Normally we are satisfied with the menu. Our waiter was pleasant and friendly. Now for my complaint. OUr grandson want pizza. So were ordered the personal pan pizza. When it arrived it looked like... More

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Jackson, Michigan, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We ate lunch here before we left the area. Staff was friendly, and I left very full. It is located just down the road from a lot of other stores, restaurants and a mall. It was very clean and temperature was on the colder side that day. Food was great, just like what I would expect from this franchise.

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