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“These folks went the extra mile” 5 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
1107 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 737-9285
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Ranked #104 of 298 Restaurants in Escondido
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Remington, Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“These folks went the extra mile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We enjoy Olive Garden back home in Indiana, but in all honesty, these folks really treated us like we were royal guests. We were seated at once, and Ryan, our server attended to every need. What really impressed us were the new menu items and their excellent taste as well as value. However, even more, the top manager came and talked to us, and shortly an assistant also came. They made feel as though we were really appreciated, and we think that was true. We come to Escondido in February which is their low season, just opposite from Florida, and although a bit cooler, no bugs or humidity. For Hoosiers the high sixties in February are not bad and no slickness underfoot. Special thanks once more to Ryan for his excellent performance!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Escondido, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Big Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had bad, boring, bland, food, we were very disappointed with our meals, Would not recommend this particular restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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miami,Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food terrible services”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The food is exelent, The service is not , over all is a desent place to grab a bite, in my experience they should train the staff a lillte and they will get more busisnes

Visited January 2013
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Superior, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Like all the other Olive Gardens everywhere else you've been”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were in need of a quick dinner after leaving the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park.

The Olive Garden is only about a 10 minute drive away and it fit the bill...Decent quality food and service for the adults, and a pretty good kids menu.

As with all chains, the food was predictable and the service was decent. They were short-staffed, so the wait to get a table was excessive. But once we were seated, everything was fine.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Escondido, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not real Italian food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I don't know who came up with the Olive Garden concept but I'll bet is wasn't someone who ever had good Italian food before. This chain is consistently below average. They are often the spoof of comedians and TV shows for a good reason. There is so much to make fun of from the bored waitstaff to the ridiculously bad food.

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