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1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
+1 480-964-5166
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service for dinner was excellent and the server was great. We have always found Olive Garden to provide consistently good food, this was true at this location. Plenty of salad and bread sticks, Like usual a good place to get a fairly priced Italian meal. I would return.

Thank Ward409
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best changes this location has made is "Wine while you wait." Instead of just sitting around waiting for a table to open up, you can get a glass of wine for half price! It was such a pleasant surprise. It is almost always busy here, but we usually get a table in the bar so that we... More 

Thank Laura P
Mesa, Arizona
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my wife and friends I visited the Olive Garden today, hadn't been there for a while. Their Luncheon Menue was about the same as their Dinner menue. Salad was endless with their Homemade Breadsticks, hard to beat this deal. Many options on the Menue, all looked great. No one was disappointed, more than we could eat for sure, no... More 

Thank palomah1
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ordered our favorite: The unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks. The salad was Lettece core/brown pieces,3 tomatoes,2 peperoncini,a few black olives and some red cabbage. Where's the pride? The waitress was good when we asked for another (she made it herself.) My chicken gnocchi had not 1 single gnocchi in it. Again the waitress went back... More 

Thank AnnetteZ123
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417 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Something is wrong with this location. First of all, there is an odor that permeates through the entire building. We've determined that the only thing we can compare it to is either a locker room or bad cheese. Who would want to eat at a restaurant that smells like that? It is such a sickening odor that it affects the... More 

Thank Bkbak
Gore Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Food excellent, service great. Usually there is a 20-30 minute wait, but this time we only had a very short wait. Wait staff were excellent.

Thank islandtraveller535
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Olive Garden to me is always a safe bet for a good reasonably priced meal. The Olive Garden at Mesa did not disappoint.

Thank endtoenderLancashire
Page, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went online and put my family (2 adults , 1 child) on an online wait list and it said we would have a 30 min wait. arrive 10 min early and checked in. waited 5 min and they had a table for us. We had an amazing server. ( I don't remember her name ) She checked up on us... More 

Thank rojasverlina
Lawrence, Kansas
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242 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I visited this Olive Garden with family and it was excellent! Service was exceptional! We arrived and the wait time was only about 10-15 minutes so that was not too bad at all. I ordered Ministrone Soup and it "was to die for"! My entree was one of my favorites which is their Ravioli. Mmmmmm. I savored each bite and... More 

Thank TheBoysGrandma
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Olive Garden has created a whole genre of American Italian restaurants. They serve good food, reasonably priced. Maybe not authentic Italian. This particular restaurant seems always busy. Probably has something to do with being across the street from Leisure World. That creates a line sometimes, especially around lunch time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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: 1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-964-5166

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