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Olive Garden

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4320 E Towne Blvd, Madison, WI 53704-3706
+1 608-249-0340
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bloomington, MN
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214 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Very fine Olive Garden chain restaurant. Never been disappointed here. Love their endless soup, salad and breadstick lunch.

Thank John R
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

What I have come to expect from an Olive Garden. Good food, good service, reasonable pricing. I'll visit again.

Thank Linda K
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

While attending classes in Madison, a co-worker and myself ate at Olive Garden. It seemed from the start that someone we had done made our waitress upset. By the end of the meal, we were a little upset ourselves. So much so that we didn't tip as we normally would've. On the way out, we did speak to the staff... More 

Thank Brenda J
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Stay away. This place is terrible. Rude waiter that never came back (he was too busy talking with his friends using foul language). This wasn't the first time either we've had bad service, but the final straw. We ended up taking our food to go. When we complained we were told that a manager would be contacting us later- yeah... More 

1 Thank Dade S
Fall River, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I've lived in Madison area for 14 years. We went to Olive Garden last night. The food is always mediocre. And, they were out of meatballs and Black Tie Cake (?). How can that be. An Italian joint without meatballs?#$% Anyway, the seating (chair backs) were so dirty I didn't want to touch them. Do they know what steam cleaning... More 

1 Thank Sparkdog1
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

I was there for lunch today. The server was busy but made time for me and my daughter. We had a great meal and visit.

Thank Mystikal4096
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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425 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

I know some folks whose tastes are so refined, that they wouldn't go to any chain if you paid them to. There are chains....and there are chains. Every OG that I"ve been to has been well run...I like the ambiance...the service has been good and the food has been very good. The one on the East side of Madison is... More 

Thank TLV007
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

On 3/11/2014 had dinner at Olive Garden have never had a bad experience before but this night everything seemed to be off. The pasta was not fresh not enough sauce and when we told the manager sage just brought back another cold sauce. Gave my review at the site and received a call however she couldn't finish our conversation and... More 

1 Thank TamiD68
St. Paul
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

It is exactly like it is everywhere else. i hit the all you can eat soup salad and breadsticks for lunch two days in a row.

Thank BriN188
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

never had a bad experience at an olive garden. always wait for tables, but hey theres a reason! :) Good food, good dessert. Friendly enough staff. Can we say fullll???

Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 4320 E Towne Blvd, Madison, WI 53704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-0340

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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?