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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Speedy Service with a Smile

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Patricia B
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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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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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Additional Information about Olive Garden

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?