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1809 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27518-9201
+1 919-233-9714
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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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

This restaurant is ALWAYS packed on the weekends. The best time to go is during the week. Forget holidays the wait times are outrageous. With that being said, the food has always been good and so has the service. Its a reliable chain restaurant.

Thank Ksb2012
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Typical Olive Garden. The environment and music does a lot of here. Greeted immediately at the door, sat immediately. Service was good, not fantastic but maybe our server was new. He could've gotten a bigger tip if he had kept asking to refill my wine! I had the Lasagna Classico, My favorite dish and it did not disappoint. Overall Good... More 

Thank Sarah B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

The food tasted like it was sitting in the window and was reheated . The waiter was rude and asked me for a tip #excuseme?

Thank Keosha1908
Cary, North Carolina
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Excellent location and bit crowded during weekends .The mushroom ravioli tasted awesome. Tasted cheese and mushroom ravioli, salad , five cheese fondue . Will def visit again .

Thank vajra2402
Vale, North Carolina
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We visit this resturant quite frequently. They are very good with special requests. The only issue is that the grilled chicken in the Fettuccine Alfredo is sometimes overcooked and charred. Otherwise, the food is very good and satisfying. If you don't care for something they will re-cook or replace the item, whether it's their fault or a bad selection on... More 

Thank Sue D
Cary, North Carolina
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243 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is always our backup restaurant because it is consistently good. Love the big salad. What we don't like is that it stays soooo crowded for dinner - we will not wait 45 minutes or more and they should get a reservation system. But the food is generally good - not great. They ought to vary the menu more.

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

Hi Bocain - We appreciate your desire to dine with us with out a lot of waiting. Your comments about reservations are appreciated and will be taken into consideration. We are testing call ahead seating in select areas and hope to make this option available to all of our guests in the future. In addition, we'll be following up with... More 

Morrisville, North Carolina
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Olive Garden used to have a very good chicken marsala entree. I'm referring to the regular chicken marsala, not the stuffed version. They now serve the dish with red onions in the sauce with the mushrooms but the worst part is the potatoes they serve with the chicken. This side dish is basically cubed pieces of potatoes with absolutely no... More 

Thank SirNigel58
Lewes, Delaware
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

I know we were a big group but why do I have to ask you not to bring my dinner and salad out at the same time? I will say the food was good! But, the table are not big enough to have all of those plate on it at the same time. Who wants to let their hot dinner... More 

Thank tracys213
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food tasted like it was sitting in the window and and then put in the microwave and sent out. As well as the staff couldnt figure out who had the table we where sitting at. And when they did come up they were rude.

Thank Thomas K
Apex, North Carolina
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here with a $4.00 coupon which usually helps pay the tip. The endless salad was a little skimpy at first but the waitress soon made that up. The meal was fine except that my gluten free pasta was a tad overcooked. I admit that it is hard to judge especially when the plate is served hot, which is... More 

Thank Clair C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: 1809 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27518-9201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-233-9714

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