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

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food especially the calamari

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Peachy1G
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Newport News, Virginia
via mobile
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Newport News, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

In the Olive Garden tradition, this restaurant was the expected "oh pretty good". We started with soup for me and salad for the others. I had a choice of soups and chose the gnocchi. For my main course, I had the chicken parmigiana which was OK. My brother had the steak Gorgonzola that he really enjoyed. It too was served... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

As always food was excellent and the staff was friendly. bread sticks are not in your table as before you need to ask for them and it took a while to get more

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I'm not usually an Olive Garden fan but this particular location was our first visit. Absolutely wonderful service and the food was fresh and excellent unlike other locations we have visited outside of Virginia. We will definitely be returning again to this location.

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Windsor
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Food is always excellent. I recommend the all-u-can-eat soup, salad n breadsticks. Most excellent soup is the white potato n sausage soup known as the biscato(?) soup. Yummy! However, we came in during lunchtime, when the soup salad n breadsticks are $7.99; but we finished our meal after their advertised special pricing was over, and they tried to charge me... More 

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Irving, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The staff was very courteous, from the hostess to the manager. Our food came out hot and timely. The pasta was initially a little dry. The sauce was not plentiful in the Penne. A manager came by and asked how we were doing. We told them the pasta could use more sauce and she smiled and said no problem ladies.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After waiting for a family member, on a late plane, coming into Newport News Airport, we decided to grab dinner at a restaurant close to the airport. It was almost closing time. I am not a big fan of the Olive Garden chain but I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant personnel were very nice even though it was close to... More 

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Manteo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The $11.99 menu was excellent! We enjoyed a nice dinner and we were able to walk from the hotel. Great food - good price - great service!

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Williamsburg, VA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?