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Olive Garden

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121 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1817
+1 828-255-9887
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Standard Olive Garden Fare. Prompt service. Had the Chicken Scampi. It was fairly bland. Needs more garlic and spice.

Thank Larry A
West Virginia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We ate dinner here on our first night in Asheville. The food was good..except the Chicken Alfredo needed more sauce. The restaurant was extremely cold so bring a coat.

Thank TLC4EP
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Service was outstanding, server recommend 3 different white wines for me to try. Good good, and relaxing environment.

Thank Chad L
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The one sound that would describe Olive Garden is "Eh". It's nothing special, but it isn't poor or terrible either. Server was very attentive. It'd be three if the review stopped here. After this visit I do however automagically despise any location with a "Ziosk" - they're OK as long as you only use them for paying your bill or... More 

Thank MatsLindh
Boonville, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

So. It was standard Olive Garden fare but our waiter made it worth the trip. Lucas is a people person and it shows. Great hire for the venue.

Thank Tracy W
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went there for the Lunch Menu. The server was really nice and because the store wasn't that occupied at 3pm, she was often at our table to bring some more Salad and breadsticks. The food was delicious

Thank Eisbären F
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Its a typical Olive Garden, with some good things and some bad. We were in a group of 25+ in a private room, so I can't judge the typical service - out was erratic but ultimately fine. We ordered from the seasonal menu. I had the "Northern Tour of Italy" - a real letdown. Three mini "frozen dinner" items on... More 

Thank Joecompute
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat when in Asheville. We always have a pleasant experience here and the staff always are friendly. This is one of the better OG I have eaten at. My son really likes it too.

Thank Tim F
Fairview, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We come here a lot for the unlimited soup and salad. Can't beat the price and the food is really good as well.

Thank Bruce V
Townsend, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very inviting atmosphere and pleasant staff. The food very appetizing and well proportioned. Love the chocolate mints!

Thank nitajwebb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, 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: 121 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-9887

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