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850 Hartford Tpke, Waterford, CT 06385
+1 860-442-0424
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hebron, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we went to this restaurant with a party of 6 for lunch. We were seated immediately and a waitress came right over with wine for us to taste. Drinks came 5 minutes later, about 15 minutes later appetizers came. My son has peanut, all tree-nut, egg & sesame allergies and I told the waitress before ordering his meal &... More 

Thank deborahwalls
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this olive garden all the time ... so unhappy this visit. service was horrendously poor, food was cold and flavorless, salad was wilted... but the worst part was the server!! I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Thank bluejewlz
Colchester, Connecticut
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Can't beat Olive Garden's unlimited soup, salad & breadsticks lunch special. Had seconds on the salad, but that was all I could handle. Went on a weekday afternoon with a friend for lunch. We had a very friendly waiter. Great service!

Thank Heather M
Waterford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It's olive garden. The food is average, but way over priced. The salad and bread sticks are always good, but the entrees just seem to get more and more expensive and portions remain the same. They do have a convenient online ordering system that most chains are doing.

Thank Familyman818
Norwich, Connecticut
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here for a birthday celebration for friends there were 13 of us and the waitstaff was outstanding. Very pleasant and fun. Did a great job attending to any of our needs. Salad and breadsticks are always top notch. Pasta okay. Would've given them a higher rating if the food was better.

Thank lingiglondon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I do not recommend going here I was very disappointed with the food an customer service. My food was under cooked an the staff wasn't trying to fix it until.we asked for management.

Thank Shemere L
North Springfield, Vermont
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Okay, I know people say that Olive Garden isn't authentic Italian food.....I can't help it...I love Olive Garden. I had Spaghetti Carbonara (my treat once a year) with chicken - it's offered with chicken and shrimp but I'm not a shrimp fan. It was probably one of the best I've ever had. It was creamy and flavorful, the chicken was... More 

Thank 1972MichelleS
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I love Olive Garden for the price and menu. The service is great and the waitstaff very pleasant. Salad is ways good and not too oily with the dressing. Soups are flavorful and hot. Our entrees are always plentiful enough to take home left overs and very palate satisfying. The samples of wine is a nice offering before you decide... More 

Thank Mich M
New Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I've been to other chain Italian restaurants, but they can taste like Chef Boyardee. This is more like dinner at your Italin friend's house. And the service in this Waterford location was very pleasant. Love the bread and salad. The main courses were quite fulfilling. Can't go wrong comin here.

Thank Colin K
Blenheim, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This Olive Garden was very busy on a Sunday afternoon, but we got right in. Our waiter was frankly fantastic. Sadly we don't remember his name, but the young fellow apparently is a NCAA hockey ref by night and Olive Garden waiter by day. Rarely have I seen someone go so over and beyond the call of duty to help... More 

Thank kjvman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
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: 850 Hartford Tpke, Waterford, CT 06385
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-442-0424

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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?