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Olive Garden

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1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815-5006
+1 916-649-8305
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Top 5 on our local restaurant list for casual dining. Not that convenient for us to get to, so we don't go as often as we would if it was close. Love the ambiance and of course, the famous bread sticks. medium price range..more than fast food, but this is a 'sit-down' relax and enjoy your meal place. Friendly staff... More 

Thank Robert W
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Parking near front door. Greeted right away; friendly and seated quickly. Service was fast and food was very good.

Thank sonnybear47
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Was craving Olive Garden today. Went to the one in Arden. There appears to be renovations going on...also some customer leaving decided to light up that funny smelling stuff (not cigarettes nor vapors)... I was greeted by the staff and taken to my table. I sat there in a near empty room and no server came to take my order... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was a return visit for poor service that we received the last time. What a complete turn around when you get a veteran. Everything went perfect with being greeted at the door and the server. Food was great and thanks for coming.

Thank hurricanefan2
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231 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Service was great, the salad was great, the soup was great and the breadsticks sucked. If I could give it a three and a half star rating I would. The breadsticks are such an intricate part of soup salad and...! Unfortunately they were overcooked, hard and did not have the trademark garlic seasoning topping along with the butter.

Thank Ahems
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I been here before, but things have change. The prices have risen, and they are very expensive for average food. There is always a wait, most often 30 minutes or more. My question; why? I always leave here thinking I've been taken, which is why I only end up here because other people want to go. So many other choices... More 

Thank Ashlin9
Rio Linda, California, United States
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try The Olive Garden for the first time in several years. It's the one near Cal Expo, The first thing we noticed was that the carpet in the front of the building was filthy and littered (and by the way carpets are a no no in food service). We waited outside for 30 minutes for a table... More 

1 Thank Candace T
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192 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The food was good (4 star). Consistent with other Olive Gardens. The whole party enjoyed dinner and dessert. The service however...was terrible (2 star). We were asked every 3 minutes if we were ready to order when we were all still looking at the menus. The waiter even repeated that marinara costs extra. Usually when you order things in a... More 

Thank makjms
Northern California
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417 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Even the first impression was a let down; understaffed and inexperienced personnel up front couldn't even handle the seating assignments. Our server was excellent, friendly and helpful. Beyond that, all downhill. The lunch combos are not inexpensively priced but rather are small kids menu portions. The lunch pasta bowl was inedible with the pasta rubbery and the sauce poor tasting.... More 

Thank Gl0bal_guru
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

On my visit to Olive Garden, I was actually surprised by how it's organized inside. Not bad just seems like you have no room but food on the other hand was outstanding and customer service was great, they were quick and polite

Thank Pablo L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, 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: 1780 Challenge Way, Sacramento, CA 95815-5006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-649-8305

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