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Olive Garden

) #39 of 269 Restaurants in Salinas $$ - $$$ Italian
1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5101
+1 831-449-6158
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
1 week ago
“Great food and solicitous service”
23 Apr 2017
“Very Good food, excellent service”
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$$ - $$$
1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed nicely, got immediate seating and really good service. The food was good, the waitress was delightful. We enjoyed our experience.

Thank sfsande
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were here for dinner. The calamari and stuffed mushroom appetizers were excellent, and we had a very good soup and salad entree. The bread sticks here are wonderful. Service was very attentive and friendly.

Thank RickThePick
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It's been awhile since I've tried Olive Garden but the family wanted to go. The restaurant was clean and service was good. The food - average to below average. The Italian trio (1500+ calories by the way) is touted, but really tasteless. The lasagna was...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I Love this place, i drop by 3 times a month. Food is great! & excellent service. I always request Raynita Romero.

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Overall good wine, app's and main dishes to your liking and the new supper desserts The serving staff excellent they provided alternative selections and if we wanted to change something on the plate they provided that change for customer satisfaction Great job !!!

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 July 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...More

Thank RickThePick
Reviewed 22 May 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...More

Thank Brushog
Reviewed 14 March 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
Reviewed 7 March 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...More

Thank ankplasma
Reviewed 31 January 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....More

Thank Modestotrekkerl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1580 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-449-6158
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