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Olive Garden

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4320 E Towne Blvd, Madison, WI 53704-3706
(608) 249-0340
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

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fine chain Olive Garden

Very fine Olive Garden chain restaurant. Never been disappointed here. Love their endless soup, salad and breadstick lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
John R
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Bloomington, MN
Good for:
  • Large groups
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Huntsville, Al.
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Usually I like Olive Garden, but this one left a bad taste in my mouth, and it is all because of the bad attitude of my waitress mostly, and to a lesser extent, the manager's. I came in after a long day of traveling. The young lady at the reception desk was nice, but that all changed once I got... More 

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

GingerGin - It certainly sounds as though we have some coaching and training to do with our team at this location, and are very sorry for the attitude you received. Please send us an email at ogsocial@olivegarden.com as we would like the opportunity to make improvements and invite you back for another try. More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Waiter spilled full glass of water on a friends iphone, wrong food brought out and also not how requested. Were not asked if we liked refills. Dirty aproned kitchen members standing around talking in the dining area, restroom was filthy, took about 3 hours to complete dinner service in a empty restaurant, hostess that seated us was rude, dining floor... More 

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Bloomington, MN
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very fine Olive Garden chain restaurant. Never been disappointed here. Love their endless soup, salad and breadstick lunch.

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What I have come to expect from an Olive Garden. Good food, good service, reasonable pricing. I'll visit again.

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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While attending classes in Madison, a co-worker and myself ate at Olive Garden. It seemed from the start that someone we had done made our waitress upset. By the end of the meal, we were a little upset ourselves. So much so that we didn't tip as we normally would've. On the way out, we did speak to the staff... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stay away. This place is terrible. Rude waiter that never came back (he was too busy talking with his friends using foul language). This wasn't the first time either we've had bad service, but the final straw. We ended up taking our food to go. When we complained we were told that a manager would be contacting us later- yeah... More 

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Fall River, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've lived in Madison area for 14 years. We went to Olive Garden last night. The food is always mediocre. And, they were out of meatballs and Black Tie Cake (?). How can that be. An Italian joint without meatballs?#$% Anyway, the seating (chair backs) were so dirty I didn't want to touch them. Do they know what steam cleaning... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was there for lunch today. The server was busy but made time for me and my daughter. We had a great meal and visit.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I know some folks whose tastes are so refined, that they wouldn't go to any chain if you paid them to. There are chains....and there are chains. Every OG that I"ve been to has been well run...I like the ambiance...the service has been good and the food has been very good. The one on the East side of Madison is... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

On 3/11/2014 had dinner at Olive Garden have never had a bad experience before but this night everything seemed to be off. The pasta was not fresh not enough sauce and when we told the manager sage just brought back another cold sauce. Gave my review at the site and received a call however she couldn't finish our conversation and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4320 E Towne Blvd, Madison, WI 53704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 249-0340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 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?