We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Olive Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
(757) 833-7503
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 67: English reviews
El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for lunch today and the service was absolutely terrible. 5 minutes had passed before we were greeted and asked for our beverages. We ordered right then and it took another 5 minutes for our drinks to comes on top of 20 minutes for our salad and soup. The entrees were ok nothing spectacular but slightly... More 

Thank Letha W
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Eat all the salad you want. It has a good Waite staff and very clean inside and out. There's no way you should go home hungry, they even have free wine samples if your not sure what you want. They have a variety of Italian desserts that are out of this world

Thank Michael K
Level Contributor
75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I love Olive Garden! I went on a really nice day with some friends, and as we sat to eat it began raining outside! It was a perfect rainy Saturday, and we enjoyed eating tons of food!! I swear the 3 of us each had our own appetizer, soup, and entree. We did make it a point to share. We... More 

Thank Tanay R
Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
340 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

While eating at Olive Garden is not like "homemade" Italian food, it is a good, inexpensive alternative. We had dinner at Olive Garden last week. Started with a combo app of calamari and fried cheese (now coated in Panko crumbs and thinner, not like regular mozz sticks). I prefer the original version. Bottomless salad followed (always good) and delicious garlic... More 

Thank virginian9
Yorktown, Virginia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Olive Garden is the best pasta, I only eat here on occasions because of sodium content, I would love more choices with less sodium

San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

For a chain restaurant, it's not bad. At least you know what you're getting. They tend to really push the wine, so we tell the waiter right away what we want to drink, otherwise they are very aggressive with that. The food is okay, and most people seem to be having a great time. It's very good for large groups.... More 

Thank Karen G
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

The portions are generous, and you can find some decent entrees on the menu. Sometimes the food is hit or miss, but they seemed to do fairly well this time. The service was good and attentive. This isn't my favor your place for Italian, but overall it isn't bad at all. This time, it delivered according to expectations.

Thank Hudsonmccraw
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
215 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

You got that right! I just popped off a five star for a chain restaurant that I have had a history of issues with in Virginia Beach. I have a great history with this particular location over the past couple of years, but never wrote up a review. On a recent swim meet weekend where we stayed up in Newport... More 

Thank J David H
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
243 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I wanted to take a friend for lunch so we ended up at Olive Garden. We wanted the soup and fettuccine special. But then we didn't get a salad. We had the option of ordering endless soup. But I'd rather have salad who wants to go to Olive garden and not get the salad. It was good. But we ordered... More 

Thank threekittyinn
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious meal and excellent service. Very busy night so on the noisy side. Like the new way of checking out w/ credit card - doesn't have to leave the table.

Thank 16DeeB4

Travelers who viewed Olive Garden also viewed


Been to Olive Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: 12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: (757) 833-7503

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Olive Garden and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Olive Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?