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380 17th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-0378
+1 507-288-8722
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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265 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dined at this Olive Garden for dinner because our hotel was located next door. Service was good and atmosphere was typical Olive Garden. I ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and couldn't help but notice the marinara sauce tasted like it came from a jar at a grocery store. Didn't finish my entree. The bread sticks were fresh and good, but... More 

Thank starbunker2016
hamilton, United States
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped on Sunday night for a quiet supper before a busy day at Mayo clinic ahead, the Food was excellent, the atmosphere was pleasant with Italian Charm, and our waiter was awesome !

Thank Julie W
Louisville, Kentucky
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some things to do in Rochester on Sunday and had been wanting to stop here for a bit. Seated immediately. Ordered Blue Moons and looked at the menu. I got garlic rosemary chicken with garlic mashed. Wonderful flavor. The chicken was a little over cooked but edible. My wife got the portebello ravioli. Also good. Had the usual... More 

Thank Clarence D
Moberly, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was courteous and pleasant. The meal was awesome. It was th only good thing about my trip was eating there

Thank bbuie42
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate in the bar, and was not impressed. There was a rotation of employees that came to the end of the bar to complain about each other. Food was not good, service was mediocre, and I don't think I'll be back. I had to ask for everything: a menu, a drink, silverware, water, salad, bread sticks. I was never asked... More 

Thank Tesssa U
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were excited to get out and spend some time eating together. The food was delicious but the service felt rushed. The server and kitchen staff were more interested in leaving than the quality of our experience! We will go back, but definitely ask fora different waiter!

Thank Joseph P
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Busy day for them, very brief wait, staff super attenetive, very helpful. Food was fantastic, service out of this world wonderful.

Thank Jeff B
Rochester, Minnesota
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Hi, This is not my first visit because the restaurant is the best for almost every family member. The food variety would satisfy all. Thanks

Thank Haider R
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Really good food and excellent service. We had a relaxing meal and our waiter was there to refill beverages and bread sticks frequently.

Thank Jim P
Deadwood, South Dakota
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The soup and salad with breadsticks is the favorite. This restaurant is located close to the interstate. Staff was friendly and service was quick, which is important when you are in between appointments at Mayo.

Thank fedupwithhighrates

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, 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: 380 17th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-0378
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-288-8722

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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?