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Olive Garden

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850 Hartford Tpke, Waterford, CT 06385
+1 860-442-0424
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New London, Connecticut
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there twice and each was nothing like the television ads. If I had not seen the TV ads I probably would not be so harsh. The food was cold, bread sticks and salad not that important. Food was lacking the one thing that I love about Italian dishes...garlic. Not a trace. No flavor at all. No basil. Boring and... More 

Thank c0llegehill
Hart's Location, New Hampshire
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evening meal I sat at the bar. Bartender/waiter was average and I ordered a chicken and shrimp combo plate over spaghetti. A special shown on the menu flyer. Taste was good but with a whopping 4 shrimp and two small pieces of chicken it sure was not worth the $18.99 price.

Thank 1177Mike
Hebron, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Today we went to this restaurant with a party of 6 for lunch. We were seated immediately and a waitress came right over with wine for us to taste. Drinks came 5 minutes later, about 15 minutes later appetizers came. My son has peanut, all tree-nut, egg & sesame allergies and I told the waitress before ordering his meal &... More 

Thank deborahwalls
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I go to this olive garden all the time ... so unhappy this visit. service was horrendously poor, food was cold and flavorless, salad was wilted... but the worst part was the server!! I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Thank bluejewlz
Colchester, Connecticut
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Can't beat Olive Garden's unlimited soup, salad & breadsticks lunch special. Had seconds on the salad, but that was all I could handle. Went on a weekday afternoon with a friend for lunch. We had a very friendly waiter. Great service!

Thank Heather M
Waterford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It's olive garden. The food is average, but way over priced. The salad and bread sticks are always good, but the entrees just seem to get more and more expensive and portions remain the same. They do have a convenient online ordering system that most chains are doing.

Thank Familyman818
Norwich, Connecticut
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here for a birthday celebration for friends there were 13 of us and the waitstaff was outstanding. Very pleasant and fun. Did a great job attending to any of our needs. Salad and breadsticks are always top notch. Pasta okay. Would've given them a higher rating if the food was better.

Thank lingiglondon
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I do not recommend going here I was very disappointed with the food an customer service. My food was under cooked an the staff wasn't trying to fix it until.we asked for management.

Thank Shemere L
North Springfield, Vermont
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Okay, I know people say that Olive Garden isn't authentic Italian food.....I can't help it...I love Olive Garden. I had Spaghetti Carbonara (my treat once a year) with chicken - it's offered with chicken and shrimp but I'm not a shrimp fan. It was probably one of the best I've ever had. It was creamy and flavorful, the chicken was... More 

Thank 1972MichelleS
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I love Olive Garden for the price and menu. The service is great and the waitstaff very pleasant. Salad is ways good and not too oily with the dressing. Soups are flavorful and hot. Our entrees are always plentiful enough to take home left overs and very palate satisfying. The samples of wine is a nice offering before you decide... More 

Thank Mich M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
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: 850 Hartford Tpke, Waterford, CT 06385
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-442-0424

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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?