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Olive Garden

#159 of 2,927 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lake Buena Vista
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12361 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836-6737
+1 407-239-6708
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Southern Finland, Finland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

First I got complimentary simple salad. I was impressed that so simple salad could be so tasty and fresh. My main dish was also better than average, but it was missing one key item that made me choose the dish. So I think staff should check that all is on the plate before served. No dessert this time. Good and... More 

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Toronto
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

went for lunch with a large group of family. Understandably they didn't want to seat us until the majority of the party was physically present. We were visiting from Canada where there is no Olive Garden. We enjoy coming here every time we go to the USA. The menu has changed since our last visit and was able to find... More 

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Thank Monk657
Dublin, Ireland
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I would have to be honest and say that my wife and I were not expecting anything special at Olive Garden,just a basic evening meal,but we were very pleasantly surprised,as we had a really good and plentiful meal,with good and friendly service.The portions were big,and the Shrimp Alfredo was very good indeed.All of our food.starters,mains and dessert (Lemon Cream Cake)... More 

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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We wanted a break after a busy day at Disney but this was a mistake. Our waiter seemed stressed and the proceeded to argue with one of my family members about her coffee being hot enough it was barely warm. Then salad came with no plates ever being brought. Then our appetizer came it was wrong. Then the manager brought... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

My wife and I used to like going to Olive Gardens when we visit the U.S, however a bad meal at Reno,NV last year and now this one in Orlando we'll probably avoid them for a while. We ordered a starter each and a main meal. Within a minute of ordering our drinks , salad bowl, and appetizers arrived. Then... More 

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi staurtwoodhouse - Oh no! We're sorry this visit caused concerns for you and understand why you'd be frustrated. It's even more upsetting to know that we've let you down on more than one occasion. Please email us at ogsocial@olivegarden.com. We'll get a few details and reach out to you personally to make this right. More 

Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Pluses 1) Good food portions 2) Our waiter was friendly 3) Food was ok Minuses 1) Place had a foul odour 2) Front staff were miserable

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Markham, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were visiting some relatives... 18 of us had a blast at Olive Gardens. Food was great, reasonable price...Did not have to wait long for our food... We were able to to stay for a bit after lunch... Lots of parking

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Apopka, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We came in at a quiet time 3:50 pm. Picked tables near bar so I wouldn't have to wait for hostess to seat us. Then hostess said tables are reserved but since it was slow we could sit there. That was a first for me since I always thought tables in bar area were a first come first served basis... More 

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Gifford, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Returned my steak 2 times and my daughters 3 times then finally gave up. They did give us the meal for free but we went there to eat and pay. Not to get a free meal that we hated. Obviously the cook had no idea how to cook a steak.

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London, United Kingdom
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866 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited every year for last 6 years. However it is now just another chain. Prepared sauces with meats added. Serving staff with little command of english. Poor local beer selection. Actually despite being on menu I was offered bus as local beer. Overpriced for what I got. Probably go elsewhere in future. They seemed to want our money and rush... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12361 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836-6737
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Lake Buena Vista
  • Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 407-239-6708
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World

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