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Olive Garden

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12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
+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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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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482 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 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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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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168 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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234 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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
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252 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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
Heathsville, Virginia
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Our food was perfect temperature and delicious. Our server Steve was very pleasant and attentive. The restaurant was not full however we have always found the noise level a bit loud in this restaurant. Delicious food is enough to keep us returning.

Thank Carol C
Newport News, Virginia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

SInce Olive Garden is a chain the food is predictable. Sometimes that is a good thing. The food is just average, nothing special (except the sale and breadsticks - love them!). Went to dinner with an old friend right after work. The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. Our server Steve did an excellent job. Very attentive, he made sure... More 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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: 12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-833-7503

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