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Olive Garden

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12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
+1 757-833-7503
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Wife had soup and salad, I had Shrimp Alfredo daughter had create your own pasta. Service and food were awesome.

Thank Kevin W
Newport News, Virginia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Come here fairly often good for myself and my seven-year-old. Wide variety the chicken gnocchi soup is always acts one and the lasagna is always wonderful They always have specials going on prices are very reasonable I just happen to like this one better than most of the other Olive Garden is I've been in Always a good deal and... More 

Thank MichaelOP2014
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Leah was a great server. Our food was Fantastic! Grilled chicken fettuccine, chicken carbonera was really good.

Thank Jane G
El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 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
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408 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 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
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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
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148 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-833-7503

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