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Olive Garden

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72225 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2744
+1 760-773-2776
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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vernon, bc., canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice experience. The food was very good and the service was timely. We have been to an Olive Garden before and this was what I expected.

Thank redsox
London, Canada
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423 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit that although this is not the best Italian food, it is plentiful and pretty good. We usually order the soups as they are tasty and creamy and filling. We usually have 2 bowls and then order a pasta like Fetticini Alfredo or Spaghetti and end up taking most of it home as the soups are so filling... More 

Thank Maureen S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Last night we went to the Olive Garden as our experience at other such locations had been excellent. Being one of the few restaurants in that area that hadn't closed down, there was a bit of a line-up and wait. After being seated our very unfriendly waitress came to take our drink orders, which were promptly delivered wrong. She grudgingly... More 

Thank Els B
Bakersfield, California
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249 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Even after many years of marriage, here are many things I do not understand about my wife. Her willingness to eat in chain restaurants is one of those. I guess there's something to be said for familiarity: An Olive Garden in Palm Desert is pretty much like and Olive Garden in Palmdale. We both had the unlimited soup and salad,... More 

Thank Bruce H
Cumming, Georgia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Brought the grandsons for dinner. This is just ok. Ordered a Pinot and received awful jug wine. Waitress said, "oh my mistake" ok. Don't have high expectations while dining here.

Thank windermere43
Costa Mesa, California
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315 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Olive Garden Restaurants are consistent, which is a good thing with chain restaurants. You know exactly what you're going to get, food-wise. No surprises (typically). This particular location is no different and, if you close your eyes, you could be at the one in Irvine CA or Fullerton CA. We were just in from a long day driving and sight-seeing... More 

Thank Paul S
Cairns, Australia
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318 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

If it wasn't for the breadsticks my kids enjoy then I would not rush back. I had spaghetti and meatballs. I should have just had the spaghetti. The soup was good. It's not that OG's are bad, they are not that inspiring. They are a safe bet for fussy kids. Pasta and breadsticks, who can be fussy with that?

Thank AJG35
Oxnard, California
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Stopped for a quick dinner. It's been years since I have eaten at an Olive Garden and probably will be again. While the decor was nice and the staff friendly the food remains uninspired and certainly not very Italian. The breadsticks and salad are one of their main advertising items and couldn't be less authentic. The salad is mostly iceberg... More 

Thank Anna B
Bartlett, Illinois
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189 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Always love their bottomless soup and salad. Good choices of soup. Always crowded so we get there early.

Thank tweety874
London, Canada
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423 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We always try the Olive Garden when we come down to Palm Desert for our holidays. This year we were pleasantly surprised with the caliber of the food and service. Our server Melissa H. was pleasant and eager to please. We started with soups and salad. My husband had a bowl of Pasta E. Fagioli and then a second one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: 72225 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-2776

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