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Olive Garden

) #37 of 731 Restaurants in Mesa $$ - $$$, Italian, Gluten Free Options
1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
+1 480-964-5166
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“breadsticks” (37 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Service for dinner was excellent and the server was great. We have always found Olive Garden to provide consistently good food, this was true at this location. Plenty of salad and bread sticks, Like usual a good place to get a fairly priced Italian meal....More

Thank Ward409
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best changes this location has made is "Wine while you wait." Instead of just sitting around waiting for a table to open up, you can get a glass of wine for half price! It was such a pleasant surprise. It is almost...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With my wife and friends I visited the Olive Garden today, hadn't been there for a while. Their Luncheon Menue was about the same as their Dinner menue. Salad was endless with their Homemade Breadsticks, hard to beat this deal. Many options on the Menue,...More

Thank palomah1
Reviewed April 14, 2017

My husband and I ordered our favorite: The unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks. The salad was Lettece core/brown pieces,3 tomatoes,2 peperoncini,a few black olives and some red cabbage. Where's the pride? The waitress was good when we asked for another (she made it herself.)...More

Thank AnnetteZ123
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Something is wrong with this location. First of all, there is an odor that permeates through the entire building. We've determined that the only thing we can compare it to is either a locker room or bad cheese. Who would want to eat at a...More

Thank Bkbak
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Food excellent, service great. Usually there is a 20-30 minute wait, but this time we only had a very short wait. Wait staff were excellent.

Thank islandtraveller535
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The Olive Garden to me is always a safe bet for a good reasonably priced meal. The Olive Garden at Mesa did not disappoint.

Thank endtoenderLancashire
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Went online and put my family (2 adults , 1 child) on an online wait list and it said we would have a 30 min wait. arrive 10 min early and checked in. waited 5 min and they had a table for us. We had...More

Thank rojasverlina
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I visited this Olive Garden with family and it was excellent! Service was exceptional! We arrived and the wait time was only about 10-15 minutes so that was not too bad at all. I ordered Ministrone Soup and it "was to die for"! My entree...More

Thank TheBoysGrandma
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Olive Garden has created a whole genre of American Italian restaurants. They serve good food, reasonably priced. Maybe not authentic Italian. This particular restaurant seems always busy. Probably has something to do with being across the street from Leisure World. That creates a line sometimes,...More

Thank R5383RTwilliamm
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I took my family to the OG at southern and power in Mesa, AZ tonight and as we were being seated, a woman walked by with one lap dog in her arms and another on a leash. At what damn time has this been an acceptable thing ??? I was so disgusted, we got up and walked out. These clearly were not service dogs. I will never go back to that restaurant again and would like to hear from a staff member of authority when this became a common practice. The manager needs to be fired!!!
October 23, 2016|
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Response from Mitty2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am surprised that no one stopped these folks with dogs. It does seem of late that people cannot leave home without their pets as we see them often in Wal Mart, shopping centers and they are not service dogs. While we love... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-964-5166
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