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1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
(253) 475-1772
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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, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice fast meal

We were looking for a bite to eat and didn't have too much time. We stopped at The Olive Garden and were very satisfied with our service and had a nice quick meal. Will definately try some of their other locations

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Brian F
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Skokie, Illinois
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  • Large groups
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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Service is lacking at this location. I always seem to need to chase down a waiter to even take my drink order. I only come here once a year as my sister loves the unlimited salad and breadsticks and I bring her here on her birthday other than that I never would come here

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Stanwood, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a meal here on a recent trip to Tacoma. We ate in the bar area as it was quite crowded in the restaurant and we didn't want to wait for a table. We were served quickly and our server was awesome. Had a great meal to celebrate the 5k we were running the next day.

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Skokie, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were looking for a bite to eat and didn't have too much time. We stopped at The Olive Garden and were very satisfied with our service and had a nice quick meal. Will definately try some of their other locations

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Olive Garden is an excellent restaurant.. Not sure when they stopped automatically bringing salad and bread sticks..but they need to start it again..Food was very delicious, service was great, drinks were made perfectly

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great food and great staff. They were awesome in welcoming us and based on their hospitality I would say they know a thing or two about customer service. Not that we have not eaten a good Italian food before and this is the tops. We liked it one day so much we went back the next day. We always try... More 

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Vernon, B.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I haven't been to an Olive Garden in 20 years. It was solid. The unlimited salad was tasty and my tilapia with shrimp main was good. The price was reasonable. Overall, it was a good dining experience. Nothing fancy though.

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Graham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This Olive Garden is no different than their other facilities with the exception of the quality of their servers. Dined in the bar area but you'd thought we were celebrities by the way we were waited upon. Server took it upon himself to upgrade my order so it qualified for a second "to go" order at no charge. Bartender, although... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The serving staff, Michael Y. Was superb. His attention to detail was excellent. The food was good but, was not worth the price for lunch. The seating was comfortable. $44.00 for lunch for two before tip was high for a family restaurant.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a typical Olive Garden. The staff is very friendly. The food is your average Olive Garden food. The prices in Tacoma seemed a bit higher than in other parts of the west.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Disappointed with the food at this Olive Garden. As mentioned by other reviewers, this is certainly not an authentic Italian restaurant despite its authentic décor. My husband ordered the "new" Tour of Italy entrée. He was disappointed with the bland flavor and did not finish the plate. I liked the Ravioli but the generous serving could not be finished. Despite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 475-1772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?