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Olive Garden

1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
+1 480-964-5166
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“breadsticks” (22 reviews)
“bread sticks” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1261 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than having to navigate through two menus and an endless list of specials, lunch here is a good alternative to another burger joint. Hard to beat the soup-salad-entrée options for under ten bucks.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in around 3pm The bus boy brought us drinks but it was at least 15 min before seeing waiter That set the rule for the rest of our visit. Waiter MIA when we wanted to order,needed refills etc. Also, the two children's pizza were...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed April 12, 2018

The meal was very good, and not over-filling. The service was very good. The restaurant very clean and inviting.

Thank carirowland
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We tried again to love free flowing pasta at Olive Garden....the salad is delicious and the bread sticks divine The food is just awful......pasta is sticky..the sauce watery..the chicken park fried to a crisp and the lasagna has no taste at all. No pictures because...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Portions to large after eating salad and bread. No option to order half portion or smaller size at night. Gluten free dinner not very tasty. Really disappointed in meal. Carpets very dirty with food at beginning of dinner hour.

Thank Vivian W
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant atmosphere. Friendly service. Good quality food and drinks. Seating comfortable. Noise level low. Great for large groups.

Thank Madison8582
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

They do not list infgredients that contain soy bean oil because they believe it isn’t an allergen! Yikes, soy bean is one dangerous allergen. Careful do not go to Olive Garden

Thank Nicray
Reviewed December 21, 2017

My wife and I loved the LASAGNA FRITTA and we highly recommend it. We also had the Chicken Tortellini Al Forno which we like. We have only been to Olive Garden maybe a half dozen times or so in the past 10 years. We definitely...More

Thank clevel60
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Very efficient restaurant that is very busy. Love the salad. We usually split the Tour of Italy and order an extra salad. Food is fresh and wait staff are always friendly and helpful. Place is clean and bright.

Thank islandtraveller535
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

It’s Friday after lunch, we are going to the mall for the sales, and we stop off at the OGarden. Our server was not very friendly and when we did not want a wine taste, left abruptly. We did not understand the Friday is a...More

Thank Bcooking
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Response from Mitty2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am surprised that no one stopped these folks with dogs. It does seem of late that people cannot leave home without their pets as we see them often in Wal Mart, shopping centers and they are not service dogs. While we love... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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