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Olive Garden

1346 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
(215) 546-7950
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Ranked #522 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center East
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51 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hyderabad, India
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

A nice place which makes you feel great. Had great food and the taste of soup still fresh.. Couple of friends were having Italian for first time and now they are to hooked.. A couple of varieties for vegetarian will be an added bonus

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Tampa, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

They will try to fill you up on Bread sticks and tea! Either way, it was a great experience and the family enjoyed our meals!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This restaurant was supposed to have Italian cuisine, however this is worse then every little restaurant I am used to in my home country (Germany). Big surprise to me that they are still in business. Very few selections possible on pizza or pasta and finally it all looks the same to me. The only good news: I do not need... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was there with my wife for a quick meal. The service was very good and the meal was good as most of the olive garden's are the same. If you are in center City and looking for a quick stop this is it. They did not hurry us but soup to nuts took about 45 mins.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I am normally very positive in my reviews, just look at my past reviews; however, as a former waiter, I know when service is bad, and I would never return here to give even a second chance. First of all, our waitress laughed and corrected us when we asked for limes for our water, instead of lemons. When she brought... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food was good as always but the service was not. My family and I went here on New Years Day and Nelson was our server. He was very pleasant, however, never brought us any refills on our breadsticks or drinks. We would have asked but he practically ran from the table before we had a chance.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Nice place, plenty of space. Good food for an affordable price. I liked the cheesecake desert particularly. Excellent service.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Would not eat here again. Food was average for an Olive Garden. Bathroom was not very clean. We waited 50 minutes for our entree. The manager did come over and give us a coupon for next visit. Our waiter was nice.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I had a great dinner at the Olive Garden in downtown Philadelphia the other night and were so impressed with the service. I needed a gluten free dinner and they had many great choices. I am sensitive to spice and my sauce was a little spicy and the manager and waiter (Graham) went out of their way... More

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Cardiff, Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We popped into the Olive Garden as we were rather hungry from a day's walking. The waitress was attentive and professional advising us on what we thought we would like…spot on. The soup and garlic sticks were sublime, in fact she brought out a second serving for us…wonderful! By the time we received our main course, which was pizza, both... More

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