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12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 833-7503
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Today
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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Joyce K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

and I know some people feel all of garden is not real Italian, however I always seem to enjoy the meal especially the salad. This time is no exception. I went in late about 7:30 PM. It wasn't very crowded and I got right in and served right away. Service was great food was great keep it up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

OG is the best! Delicious fresh food, great wine choices, and wait staff was awesome. This location is definitely worth regular visits.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had speedy service. Our waiter was Ronald D, who was pleasant and personable. I always get the eggplant parm. with salad and it was delicious. The other 3 in our party liked their choices, as well. However, not a varied selection of vegetarian/vegan choices.

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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Typical Olive Garden. The food was good and arrived fairly quickly. The service was good. Plenty of dining space and quiet.

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Yorktown, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Olive Garden, for me, is a standard by which other Italian restaurants are gauged ... their Soup & Breadsticks, on this day, were superb! One suggestion, if I may ... if my lunch-mate and I are talking, don't come back every 3 minutes to ask us if we need anything!

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A very lovely place to visit. The Italian delicacies are superb! Whatever is the ocassion you want to celebrate, especially if you want to make it very memorable and indelible, Olive Gardens is a place to be. The memory of our first wedding anniversary is still very fresh. Summary: Simply Amazing.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I normally patronize chain restaurants as little as possible preferring to visit independently owned restaurants. Did I receive a most pleasant surprise today. We had a combination birthday and farewell for a couple of staff and it was their desire to have lunch at Olive Garden. The last time I was in one of the chain's restaurants was ten years... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Went here for my little cousins bday. Took forever to get the breadsticks and salad. Got a new waiter and he was on point. I had the Italiano sampler with the stuffed mushrooms and calamari. Not a big fan of the mushrooms but the calamari was excellent. I had the Chicken Abruzzi for my entree and I loved it!

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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, Greek
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?