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1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5101
(831) 449-6158
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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Pacific Grove, California
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had a nice lunch here today. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the price can't be beat. My wife had minestrone soup, house salad, and bread sticks, all very good. I had Tuscana soup and a meatball sandwich, very good. Service with a smile, we'll be back here.

Thank RickThePick
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Well we went here on graduation night. So it was a little busy. We waited about 20 minutes. Go seated and ordered. Our salad came to the table and the waiter forgot the Parmesan cheese. Said he would be right back and never happened. Waited 5 minutes and had to ask another server. Asked for refills on iced tea when... More 

Thank Brushog
Porto Alegre, RS
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I really enjoy Olive Garden and for me one of their best plate is the Shrimp Alfredo. I´ve tried some local Italian restaurants in different locations and none of them beat Olive Garden. Suggestions: - Shrimp Alfredo - Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara

Thank Igor_Perdomo
Orinda, California
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Today I had the Tour of Italy, which included three entrees! Plus unlimited soup or salad. The latter are always so delicious that I chose to have both. Much more than I could finish, so the remainder was boxed for the future. Every item was outstanding, even the icewater. My server was accommodating and pleasant. A most enjoyable experience!

Thank ankplasma
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504 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Sam is a lady. She did an excellent job of taking care of our party of nine. She could not have done a better job. We were seated promptly without a reservation, with menus provided. The drink orders were taken immediately after we sat down. Her order taking was perfect; service was timely and attentive. The food arrived hot. Splitting... More 

Thank Modestotrekkerl
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food, great service. I went here with my wife for our 22nd anniversary. The chicken dish I had was fantastic as was the mashed potatoes it came with. I would eat here again.

Thank John B
Salinas, California
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198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Judy and I lunched at the Olive Garden in Salinas today. It was more than a little bit disappointing. The minestrone was okay but too salty, my chicken cacciatore with manicotti cost $17.99 (about $7 more than Judy's entree) and had less than half of an average-sized chicken breast and skinny, half-filled pasta tubes. It was tasty, though. I ordered... More 

Thank palshaw
Salinas, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I decided to have a soup, salad lunch mid week! The restaurant was not crowded at all! The second thing I noticed was a lingering musky smell, next my favorite rolling chairs were missing!! Very pleasant senior server greeted us and took our order. Salad served first; it had some lettuce that was beginning to decay! Next the... More 

Thank Lljoyceb
Saskatoon,SK Canada
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385 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,049 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

OG is my favorite and I eat at them all over the place as we dont have them in my part of Canada. We ate here for supper Mid August. I have eaten at many and the quality of the food at this one was just a bit off. The steak medellions were a bit dry. The Minestrone soup was... More 

Thank Saskheat
Salinas, California
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

At the end of a long day there is no better way to spend it, than with a good friend or loved one at a great restaurant. We find the Olive Garden a great place to go. It is easy accessible from N. Main in Salinas, Ca. We chose the 2/ $25.00 dinner special, it even comes with a decadent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 449-6158

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