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Olive Garden

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5743 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-5302
+1 337-988-1596
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We usually just get the soup and salad. We love their soups. The restaurant is usually clean. However, last time we went I had to ask someone to clean the floor under our table before I could sit down. There was noodles on the floors. Other than that I love this place. Always go there when we are in town.

Thank Mary F
Central, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Food was wonderful. Nice atmosphere and a pleasant overall experience. The only negative was the waitress had to be reminded twice to bring our salad and bread and they forgot one of our appetizers. The main course made up for it and I would go back.

Thank Eric Q
Navarre, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I was hesitant to return with friends for lunch since the food and service was subpar at our previous visits. The wine was good and the restaurant was clean, but the slow service and bland appetizers and entree left something to be desired.

Thank Min S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I need to say first, we used to love the Olive Garden. But the last several times that we've visited, the food has just gone downhill. As it has been, the dishes were lacking with sauces. Our appitizer was burned on one end and hardly had any sauces, which is what makes the appitizer so good. My daughter's fettuccine had... More 

Thank ggtraveler04
Lafayette, Louisiana
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went on Sunday with my family for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. The salad and French bread is really good & you can tell them to leave out ingredients that you don't want in your salad. you can also order different salad dressings if you don't care for Italian. The food is great but the service is slow. All... More 

Thank Trina S
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food was pretty good. Everyone enjoyed their soup, salad and breadsticks. The restaurant really needs to be cleaned up. Particular attention needs to be paid to keeping the floors clean during rush hours and keeping the tables cleared and cleaned. The service was adequate and our server was very nice and friendly.

Thank LafayetteFoodie
Green Valley, Arizona
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366 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

For a national chain, you expect the food to be pretty much the same everywhere. What is specific to particular restaurant is related to customer service. The place was not busy when we arrived, but it took 15 minutes to be seated! The hostess excuse was we had to wait for a table to be cleared. After being seated, service... More 

Thank Phil S
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great food! Awesome service! Romantic atmosphere! Good prices! I love their soup, especially the chicken and gnocchi; it's my favorite !

Thank Brandi N
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

it is so sad. Your experience a great receptionist, nice waitress, a decent variety of plates and beverages, all of that foe resonable prices. but: restaurant interior is smelly, not a nove smell, and we had cheese ravioly, well, tasteless. good if your hungry in this area at 9:00pm, otherwise i would recommend another restaurant

1 Thank American_bullit
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I've eaten at this restaurant about 6 times and there is always a strange smell... It's like old mop water or cheap cleaning supplies mixed with moldy carpet. The food is what you'd expect from the franchise, and the service is good. BUT THE SMELL. What is it?!? One of life's mysteries, I suppose...

1 Thank Nichole M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 5743 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-988-1596

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