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1921 S 72ND St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1240
(253) 475-1772
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: Reservations
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Just OK

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
dutchgirl54
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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Vancouver
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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Gig Harbor, Washington
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263 reviews 263 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Waited quite awhile at our table for a server. Someone finally figured out we had been missed and the manager came by and apologized profusely. He comped one of our selections and gave us a lunch price on my wife's soup, salad and breadsticks. The server he assigned to us (Jessica S.) went overboard to give us great service. One... More 

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Yelm, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great service and food beyond expectations. Don't miss the opportunity if you are in the area. Right off the freeway in the southend of Tacoma. Caters to the military and its families. Wonderful food, great variety and served warm and scrumptious! Service was excellent, no waiting for anything. When you take home part of your meal you need to ask... More 

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Crawfordsville, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

we always eat here our first night out. We know we can count on the food being good and the little desert shooters are perfect

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Wakefield, Michigan
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143 reviews 143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have not eaten here in several years...so I really could taste and see the changes...portions smaller...which is fine with me...ingredients cheaper, and food taste adequate but not over the top...as the prices really went up.

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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?