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“lowest common denominator” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden Restaurant

Olive Garden Restaurant
2610 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-2724
(310) 545-0423
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Ranked #82 of 179 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“lowest common denominator”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Food is bland but plentiful. Atmosphere is loud and service is fair. However, it's usually very busy and big families seem to like it.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Redondo Beach, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best Bread Sticks in Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I know that the Olive Garden is a chain but every time I have eaten at one throughout the USA is has been consistently good. The bread is just to die for and what I call their "sausage soup" is some of the best soup I have had period. The portions are good and a nice place to take your family. Service is quick. Just a great place to eat whenever you see one.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“awful excuse for pasta”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The most over cooked pasta I have ever tasted.Similar to mush.I don't understand their appeal.Oddly they have very acceptable soup & salad.Their combo pata deal will certainly increase your weight while eating the most disgusting pasta imaginable.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Salvador, BA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“Cheap and tasty!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

For those who want to eat cheap and tasty. Do not wait for a legitimate Italian, it much more like a fast food Italian that worthwhile. The place is always full and they have draft beer.

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California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great Food - But Be Prepare to Wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you like Italian food - you came to the right place.
Excellent meals, well prepared and elegantly served.

But be prepared to wait, some times over 30 minutes, especially in the evening hours and over the weekends. So, if you are not in a hurry, and not too hungry - then the Olive Garden in Manhattan Village is a good choice.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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