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Olive Garden

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12711 Gulf Fwy, Almeda Mall, Houston, TX 77034-4513
+1 281-922-1523
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Flying in one night from Daytona left me needing some good food. The Olive Garden restaurants have always been a favorite and this was a great example of how they do things right. A full house but we were seated in less than 5 minutes.

Thank Jerry P
Pasadena, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary with another couple, and the staff went out of their way to make it a great evening! The food was terrific, and the service was excellent! Thanks so much!!!

Thank cdanna9
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Soooo...from the moment we hit the front door, Dawn...the manager I assume didn't even make eye contact with us, when she finally did, she asked if we wanted a booth and I said no we would like a table...she fumbled through some papers...not sure what she was looking for, then another hostess comes up and she tells her that we... More 

Thank xavmar2
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

It's cold out today so I stopped in for the all you can eat Soup, salad, and bread sticks along with their peach tea. I especially like the Pasta Fagioli soup. Only $11.24 before tip.

Thank StephenBrown1
South Carolina
Level Contributor
63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Most people are snobbish about not going to a chain restaurant like Olive Garden but I think it is fine! You can't beat their chicken parmesan, and I also enjoy the chicken piccata, which has fewer calories. We get the salad with dressing on the side and usually request a second bowl. For lunch, it is quick and not expensive.... More 

Thank Savannah6
Webster, Texas
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This location has terrible service every time we have visited. There are better options like Napolis.

Thank Nicci P
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
151 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The salad and bread sticks were good as usual, but the food was not great. My wife ordered the chicken and shrimp carbonara and we were not impressed. The carbonara was good, but the breading on the chicken actually detracted from the flavor and the shrimp tasted like they were boiled and then thrown in, so they had no flavor.... More 

Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi Ron D - Hearing that we let you down concerns and we're truly sorry your wife didn't enjoy her meal. We appreciate the feedback and will be working with our team to reinforce our preparation standards. Our goal is to make your next visit better and provide you with the meal you deserve. So that we can connect with... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I called in to place an order for some takeout, they have a 12.99 a plate special with all you can eat breadsticks. The female in the front (receptionist) was on something; she seemed to have misjudged her action when I was told they only have a special that involves buy one get one deal. The deal involves being served... More 

1 Thank Douglas R
Legue City, Texas
Level Contributor
112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Aside from the salad/bread stick lunch that everybody likes, they do have some decent things on the menu. The basic spaghetti and meat balls are pretty good, as are most things. This isn't exactly a high end Italian restaurant, but it's good enough for families or anybody who wants a moderately priced Italian meal. Right now this locations is terrible... More 

Thank starickman
Level Contributor
202 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Of course all O G's have a great atmosphere. The salads are out of this world, as usual, and the breadsticks, you cant just eat one. Both of our entres were excellent. And great pasta.

1 Thank William H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, 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: 12711 Gulf Fwy, Almeda Mall, Houston, TX 77034-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-922-1523

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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?