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Olive Garden

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12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
+1 757-833-7503
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch menu is great! Bottomless soup and salad with a sandwich was a very reasonable price! Don't know what makes the salad so good but it was soooo good! Great soup too. Good service, very attentive. Can't wait to go back when we next visit

Thank Geogie10
Newport News, Virginia
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to this location to celebrate. The waitress was not the friendliest person in the world. Not just to us but another family as well. She was bordering on rude. Did not want to even talk to her tables. Before you could ask her she would turn and leave while you were in mid sentence .... More 

Thank Eliz J
Gloucester, Virginia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My whole family loves Olive Garden, and Italian in general, so we came here for my Mom's birthday. My grandparents and everyone got together. The atmosphere was energetic. Music playing. It requires a call-ahead, but you can reserve a little room like we did, just for family. Great food, as well! Enjoyed!

Thank JGHS-Ghost Hunt... A
Newport News, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

food was average. i think the bartender Melony was horrible. long time to wait for drinks. drinks tasted bad. had to send back just to wait another 15 mins for another. get someone in there that knows how to make a good simple drink.

Thank michaeljmiller1959
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had an early dinner just after 5 pm. There was already a good crowd. Service was a bit slow but the server Larry was pleasant. He did not offer a taste of wine as we saw in the survey before we left. The house salad is always a good choice. My spouse had the eggplant parmesan which was very good.... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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190 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My youngest son refers to Olive Garden as the McDonalds of Italian food. I really thought better of them. This particular Olive Garden is the absolute worst. Unfortunately, this was not the first time we have eaten there. Each time the service has been incredibly slow. The food comes out very slow. Breadsticks are cold when they come to the... More 

Thank Chuck F
Newport News, Virginia
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494 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had lunch yesterday at Olive Garden. Great deals! Soup, Salad and breadsticks (unlimited) for $7.50. You can add a pasta for around a buck or two more. I had lasagna, salad and bread sticks. My hubby had two different kinds of soup, two bowls of salad and bread sticks. We also had a mozz cheese app that was fantastic (light,... More 

Thank virginian9
Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Wife had soup and salad, I had Shrimp Alfredo daughter had create your own pasta. Service and food were awesome.

Thank Kevin W
Newport News, Virginia
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Come here fairly often good for myself and my seven-year-old. Wide variety the chicken gnocchi soup is always acts one and the lasagna is always wonderful They always have specials going on prices are very reasonable I just happen to like this one better than most of the other Olive Garden is I've been in Always a good deal and... More 

Thank MichaelOP2014
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Leah was a great server. Our food was Fantastic! Grilled chicken fettuccine, chicken carbonera was really good.

Thank Jane G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 12560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-833-7503

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