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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Robert O
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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 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
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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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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?