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“Great Italian food with Caliornian influences” 5 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
24256 El Toro Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3488
949-583-1020
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Ranked #30 of 80 Restaurants in Laguna Hills
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Italian food with Caliornian influences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Good food, good atmosphere.
Portions very big, so share with your friends.
Will definately come back whenin US next time

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
usa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“old olive garden”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The restaurant is old and dingy - needs renovation ASAP!
Food - hmm... We always go and get the same thing. Zuppa Toscano (potato soup), steak gorgonzola, shrimp primavera. And you can tell how every time you go the dishes are worse and worse. Steak Gogonzola used to have creamy rich sauce, now it doesn't have a hint of gorgonzola, just creamy greasy sauce. Soup is watery, less and less flavor. For the same money I can go to a privately owned restaurant and get MUCH better quality food.
It's sad, Olive Garden used to be my favorite restaurant, I would go there to celebrate my birthday. Not any more.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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238 reviews 238 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Old people eat dinner early, be prepared to wait at 5”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Yes, and I am one of them! Food is fine for the price but I seldom get seated immediately and the bar is a joke for spillover space. Acceptable as a chain and the servers are pleasant. Some of the special, rotating menu items are pretty good.

Visited March 2012
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Santa Maria, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is one of my family's favorite restaurants, for any occasion. This was our first time at this particular location, and we were not disappointed. It was very nice of them to let us stay as long as we did, as we were a large party eating on a busy Saturday afternoon.

Visited May 2012
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Can't recommend”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Overpriced, waited 10 minutes on a Tuesday evening even though plenty of seating (understaffed). Food quality was marginal. Ordering inaccurate.

Visited May 2012
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