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“Good food and good value” 4 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
3650 Tyler St., Riverside, CA 92503
951-351-9798
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Ranked #77 of 620 Restaurants in Riverside
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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261 reviews 261 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 127 cities Reviews in 127 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good food and good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

5 of us went for a Sunday afternoon dinner. Had to wait about half hour as it was busy. We all had the $12.99 specials where you get a second order to take home when you leave. Hard to beat that deal! Of course it is all American Italian cuisine. Good food and great service. Server Hannah was very attentive. Kitchen was very prompt considering the number of customers.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Norco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I Wouldn't Let My Dog Eat Here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went with 12 people for my Grand daughters birthday. The food was absolutely TERRIBLE. We all had the endless pasta special. Alfredo sauce was blan with no taste and you only got about 4 little Tbs.on your pasta. Spaghetti and Marinara sauce was just a can of tomatoes with no Italian spices at all and the worst part was the rubber meatballs. They were so BAD we all had to laugh at them. It was like a bad joke. They also over charged for the gratuity tip. Our service was slow and the birthday girl never got her Birthday ice cream or song. We will never go there again! Even if it was FREE!!!!!! I've had TV Dinners that were better! Don't WASTE your money here!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Encinitas
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“If you love Italian Food, Don't eat here.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Olive Garden, by design is the worst Italian chain restaurant I have ever had the displeasure of encountering. As a Sicilian, I'm offended that they call this food Italian. Meals are bland and improperly cooked. When the specialty of the house is "bread sticks", its time to change direction.

Visited October 2012
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Riverside, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good ol' Olive Garden!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Sometimes I go just to get the Bellini Ice Tea. Everything else is dependably Olive Garden, which is very good.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Fast service, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was in a hurry so I ate at the bar. I ordered the special where you get to take one home for tomorrow. I had a salad with ranch on the side. It was nice. I had the breadsticks and the fetuccini alfredo. It was good. I had the peach tea and it was great. I really liked sitting at the bar. I hate to wait in general, but I had somewhere to be. I had the bartender all to myself. She was great. To go I had the lasagna and a piece of cheesecake chocolate cake. It was good but decadent. Very happy I went and would go back. Thanks.

Visited October 2012
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