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Olive Garden

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770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
+1 515-964-0511
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Des Moines, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here often and it is always good. We are always offered a wine sample. Usually cannot finish our meals. Appetizers are awesome - entrees are awesome!

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Thank Diba V
Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never leave here without saying over and over again - another great meal! The service is above average; the ambiance is so nice; needless to say, the food is great. One of our top five choices for a sit-down supper in Ankeny!

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Thank MaryAnn G
ankeny
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered spaghetti & meatballs to go got home lid was off spilled everywhere in bag called asked for manager Courtney hung up on me twice manager was jerk will never go back

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Thank iowagiirl
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Had a gift card and decided to use it after a busy work day. We were sat quickly. Waitress was not very friendly. Didn't offer us wine samples like in the past. However, the other server at another table offered his patron a sample. Our server never asked if we wanted more salad or breadsticks. One of the dishes were... More 

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Thank Marsha O
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Ankeny is growing exponentially and could really use more restaurants like Olive Garden. It's a nice mainstream chain restaurant thats good to come with friends or a celebration. The service is usually quick if you plan you visit accordingly or you might end up waiting quite a bit. I don't come too often but when I do they usually have... More 

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1 Thank Amy C
Ankeny, Iowa
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250 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

I have been here many times late in afternoon for the big bowl salad and pasta. I think the food is great. Anytime I have a group of women wanting to meet together, someone in the group always recommends Olive Garden. Women seem to love the salads and soups and pasta. The prices are competitive. There is a wait staff... More 

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Thank david_hance_iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling in our motor home and stopped for a late dinner and was telling the manager we were looking for a place to park for the night and he offered us to stay in their lot. The servers name was Geoff and was probably one of the best servers we have ever had. He offered wine tastings (since... More 

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Thank Gregg D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Wait time was over what was quoted but for a Friday night acceptable. Food was good as expected at Olive Garden.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wisconsin
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had three different kinds of pasta. Alfredo was very dry and flavor less. We had to ask for some garlic powder to add some flavor. All three meals were like this.

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Thank Ocheri H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

What IS pasta anyway? Flour, water maybe an egg or two? Toss some in melted cheese and charge and arm and a leg for it? Olive Garden didn't INVENT pasta...but I'll bet they're making the most of it! :) I had Fetuccini Alfredo (pasta)...my son had shrimp scampi...(at least he had SOME protein) and my wife had 5-cheese "ziti?" (pasta).... More 

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Thank Robert R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-964-0511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?