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1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
(253) 475-1772
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Awesome, A bit of Italy in Tacoma!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Sasha R
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  • Large groups
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 118 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 81 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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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
Phone Number: (253) 475-1772
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?