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Olive Garden

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24256 El Toro Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3488
+1 949-583-1020
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, California
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on El Toro Road just east of Moulton Parkway, the Olive Garden is a mixed bag of satisfaction and disappointment. Because of its location near Leisure World with all the old timers, the so-called “ITALIAN ”restaurant can be almost empty or absolutely full at unusual times. When the restaurant is full the service goes to hell. So if there... More 

1 Thank Robert D
Laguna Hills, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have been coming here for about 5 years and have always been happy. There is better food at some Italian places, but if you are looking for hearty and consistent, this is a good place for you. Service is always good, prices are reasonable, and again the food is consistent. We alway order the soup and load up on... More 

Thank FGU
San Diego, California
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Good size restaurant with old decor. The wait for a table for 2 is almost 30 minutes. The server is excellent. Food and drink came out quickly. Plenty of food choice besides the bottomless salads (and /or soup) and bread sticks. Suggest to keep the salad dressing to the side for your own mixing. Portion is generous. Good experience.

Thank TirelessDragon
San Clemente
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is pleasant with Golden Oldies playing softly in the background consisting of many of the Big Band singers like Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, and of course, Frank Sinatra. Olive Garden offers good quality food at reasonable prices. Started with the delicious stuffed mushroom appetizers and chose the endless salad to accompany my entree of spaghetti and meat sauce, which... More 

Thank Matt H
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It was great! Bougt their dreasing, used it on my salad. Bought alfredo sauce and shrimp at grocery store and pasta and made a great olive garden dinner!

Thank Star H
Mission Viejo, California
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Always outstanding, I had the taste of Italy, three different sampler dished with minestrone soup. just great. Lay off be 2 nd helping of garlic bread

Thank Walter H
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227 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We go here because we love the breadsticks with a side of Alfredo for dipping and the all you can eat salad. And the other reason is that my daughter loves pasta. Service and food is usually good. We always end up taking some food home. This is an overall favorite for most of my family.

Thank Cheyenne P
Laguna Woods, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is usually a nice place to eat, especially for lunch. I grew us in a Sicilian-Italian American family and non of this food tastes like anything I ate regularly, but you can't beat the bottomless salads and breadsticks and everything else is pleasant if not authentic.

Thank Gordon R
Mission Viejo, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We made revisitations for eight around six P.M., which should of been very busy with Happy Hour. Our table was ready within two minutes of our arrival, we had a very efficient waitress. The new menu was very good, tasty, and enough food to fill a person up unless you're an NFL lineman. The breadsticks kept coming, the unlimited salad... More 

Thank John C
Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food is good, as always the best combination of bread sticks, soup or salad, ample parking, easy to find. It can be pretty loud when the restaurant is full, but over all it's a nice place to take a family for a wholesome meal.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 24256 El Toro Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3488
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 949-583-1020

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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?