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1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
(253) 475-1772
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good dinner in Tacoma

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Vernon, B.C.
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  • Large groups
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Vernon, B.C.
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293 reviews 293 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Gig Harbor, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

They had some new choices on the menu which is always good in my opinion. My partner had 2 appetizers for her meal. Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta and Tortellini al Forno. The Fondula was just OK, sort of bland except for the edge of the cheese which was good because it was a little crispy. Can you say fried cheese. Yum.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I eat here 1-2 times a month and the service is always top notch. They have a very diverse menu and every item I have ordered has been great. I like being seated and having their bread sticks and salad within minutes. It may not be absolutely authentic Italian but it's still very good.

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Bellevue, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is consistent at virtually all Olive Gardens but these guys in Tacoma, WA did a GREAT job of providing a lunch for 50+ people. Everything was ready on time and complete. I've used them before but never for this many people. I highly recommend them for a large takeout order. The customer loved it as well.

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Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

First, let's say that this is American Italian, but with perks. Absolutely love the unlimited breadsticks, salad or soup. Second, always had good service, at least my experience. Finally, what a menu! I can never make my mind up on what I want to eat. I recommend the Citrus infused chicken. Buono appetito!

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Cathedral City, California, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The service was great. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and very cheerful.. Great food, great variety and served warm and in a timely manner. There is a lot of parking surrounding the restaurant.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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?