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Olive Garden

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5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-460-7221
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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san Diego
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For my fiances birthday we chose to go to Olive Garden La mesa.The manager went out of his way to make special reservations (party of 7) and gave us the best table in the house for our celebration.The food was top notch and we went during the early bird dinner special so the cost was very reasonable.Our waitress was perfect... More 

Thank sanDiegoTrippy
Boulevard, California
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu's don't include sodium content of meals, so very hard to order for a salt restricted diet. Hostess said that the waiter would have that info, and so we just humored her, knowing he wouldn't know. Really need to know sodium content to make best choice for meal. We were able to get a chicken breast, no sauce, bread... More 

Thank Mustangangi
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I LOVE Olive Garden, and I always know what i want when I go. My girlfriend and I have gone twice in the past two months and both times, the service was abysmal. The second time we went, we received our salad before our appetizer, then our main dish just after we finally received out appetizer. We had to ask... More 

Thank A B
1 review
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

service was great but there were 5 of us and I had soup salad for 12 bucks and another guest had an app for dinner. It was like $150 for dinner. 3 meals 1 app meal and my soup and salad and 1 guest had 2 glasses of wine. Crazy expensive

Thank Butch F
El Cajon, California
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We ordered the "never ending classics" which includes lasagna, chicken Parmesana, chicken alfredo, spaghetti and meat sauce and fettuccine alfredo. It's all you can eat so if you finish the first entree they will bring you another one and so on. It also comes with their unlimited soup or salad. Breadsticks included. The chicken parmesana was pretty delicious. Service was... More 

Thank mynahbird1
Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

I have been to many Olive Gardens across the country and usually the food is impeccable, but, on this night the food was just mediocre. The prices at Olive Garden are high enough the way it is and than to have pasta like what you can make at home, makes for a disappointing evening! Oh and the server that yelled... More 

Thank tonetta40
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a very delicious lunch at the Olive Garden in Grossmont Center. My husband tried a new entree, braised beef and gnocchi. I had delicious Chicken Marsala. Both entrees were well prepared, generous and delicious. We started with salad and breadsticks, always delicious and plentiful. Our Server was very pleasant and attentive. We finished our meal... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Enjoyable atmosphere, friendly service and good food. We like the Olive garden. It might not be the most authentic place, but it does have good food.I think they have shrunk the portions a bit and raised the prices, but you still can get a lot of salad and bread sticks, and it is always consistent. Makes my elderly father happy... More 

Thank Mootheart
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Our experience was pretty standard for Olive Garden. Our server, Jenn, was helpful and attentive. She did a fantastic job. I don't expect 5 star food from OG, but generally it is better than it was this time. My entree was over cooked. Not to the point of being inedible, just disappointing.

Thank Bronco70
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Good fast food service, service was polite and good with our order. Order was accurate and food was hot.

Thank Rick Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Delicatessen
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: 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-460-7221

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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?