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Olive Garden

#332 of 3,845 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3215 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-4529
+1 619-226-2124
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have really got to like this restaurant chain over the last few years. Different menu selection from the usual. Restaurant was very busy but service was very efficient and friendly. First visit for my family and the enjoyed their meals. Had a blip when we were presented with a bill, larger than ours, for another table. They had paid ours... More 

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Thank Peter L
Nashport, Ohio
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159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were looking for a relaxing meal in a nice sit down restaurant with full service. Although it was busy, we were seated within 5 minutes and our server was prompt and courteous.

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Thank Joseph W
San Diego, California
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone knows OG is my most favorite restaurant! I drag my husband here all the time lol and he actually really likes it too! I've been to so many Olive Gardens before of course from all over and this one is Fantastic! The food is always on point and the staff are wonderful! Not to mention the location, you can't... More 

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Thank afwife817
Steinbach, Canada
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203 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

WOW we went here 3 times on our holidays in SAN DIEGO. The food tasted very good, the service was exceptional, and the location was very good for us. the only thing that bothered us was the push to use the kiosh on the table. watch out the kiosh is going to take away your waiter jobs if you use... More 

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Thank HOGG00007
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good service, good price, friendly stuff, tasty food. I will recommend this place. Desert was also good

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Thank traveller8688
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153 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Never gets old, always good portion sizes for the price. Unlimited delicious soups, salad, and breadsticks. Waiting stuff is friendly and we were promptly serve at our last visit. Lots of kids around but never really bothersome.

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Thank livend
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lovely little Italian chain, very reasonably priced, big menu, huge portions and the best bit, unlimited hot bread sticks, plus unlimited salad and soup! The restaurant also has an electronic POS system for customers to use for ordering and paying and viewing the menu. Very cool and efficient!

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Thank Joe C
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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311 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

While I really enjoy Olive Garden's House Salad and Breadsticks, this San Diego location felt tired and in need of refurbishment. Had the Rosemary chicken and it tasted a bit undercooked and rubbery. Wouldn't rush back. Especially when a good Red Lobster is nearly across the street on Sports Arena Blvd. My experiences with Olive Garden in The Villages Fl... More 

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Thank ozeeboy
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I personally is not a great fan of Olive Garden and after this visit, I have the same feeling. Not great variety of food.

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Thank Shahab S
Solihull, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant offering some fantastic Italian food with great value and excellent deals. If you visit this place, try and ensure you are sitting in Cat's section. To date I have yet to find a more attentive and enthusiastic server in any restaurant! Great evening, highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-4529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-226-2124

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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?