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Olive Garden

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8386 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-3208
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It is always a long waitbut we got in pretty quickly. Their new deals buy one take one home is very disappointing. Instead of taking one entree home, why not just make one of the second meal free?

Thank jlantano
Fullerton, California
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

After not eating at an Olive Garden Restaurant for quite some time we decided to give it a try. The food was surprisingly good, the service was a bit slow and non existent at times though. The foods value for taste was good. This won't be the best Italian food you ever eat, but you should go away full and... More 

Thank Jim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was the best. Didn't have to tell the staff it was my birthday and we still got treated like V. I. P. over all I had the best experience at Olive Garden today, thank you.

Thank Hunnii K
Coronado, California
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Our host and server were very friendly and talkative! My daughter was not a fan of OG, but I talked her into giving it a try and she really liked it. I told the server this and he gave her a free dessert, which she loved, who doesn't like free dessert? We shared the tour of Italy and it was... More 

Thank rosemaryANDsean
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

As always with Olive Garden it did not disappoint. Have to give a BIG thank you to whomever found my phone as I lost it while sitting outside on the bench while waiting to be seated. It was found by a great individual that turned it into the manager. When I called it from my wife's phone he answered, identified... More 

Thank Frank G
Camarillo, California
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My Olive Garden meals have been hit and miss. This particular location was kind of loud and crowded, tables packed in the room. Ravioli was not the usual, traditional; Marinara Sauce and breaksticks not great. Chicken entree very good. No major complaints but not sure I'd try again.

Thank newdiet
Santa Ana, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent, the restaurant was clean. Everyone very friendly. I had recently fractured my right foot and everyone was very helpful getting in and out of the restaurant. The staff ran to open the doors for me, I didn't need to ask ahead of time. They were very cheerful. The food was great. There were 4 of us and... More 

Thank Maxiethecat
Thunder Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

My friend and I were shocked with how little time we spent here! It was maybe an hour for an entire stay, from ordering our drinks to paying the bill. Our server Paige was fabulous! Very friendly, quick, and awesome about my food allergies. The portions are fairly large. I ordered angel hair pasta, took half of it back to... More 

Thank Vanessa R
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

The staff there are very unprofessional they make you feel like you don't know what you're talking about. They don't seem to understand or care to cater to seniors with disabilities or diabetes as my dad was not feeling too well and the wait to be seated was extraordinary and I asked the waitress for some food or something because... More 

Thank Craig N
La Palma, CA
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388 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

I decided to order a dinner instead of having the Toscana Soup and Salad that my wife loves. I ordered rigatoni pasta with meat sauce and Italian sausages for $13.48. The pasta and meat sauce was all right, but the sausages were on the tough rubbery side. My grandkids liked their kid's meals. One had the meatball sandwich with mashed... More 

Thank David from La Palma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 8386 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
  • Phone Number: 7142203943

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