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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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Palm Desert, California
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years I have eaten at Olive Garden restaurants all over. My most recent visit was the OG in Palm Desert. This place is oddly situated in a center with other restaurants and not easy to find. We arrived at 8 PM... the place with pretty crowded with families and people celebrating birthdays. I ordered a Mango Martini ($8.50)... More 

Thank revolor
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I use to visit the Olive Garden frequently over the past few years but for the past 3 years I have stayed away as the employees were always in bad moods and had little to no servicing skills. Just the other night I returned for another chance. I noticed the new linen, tables, and chairs and staff. I want to... More 

Thank A_MichaelScottReview
Castro Valley, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Two years ago our experience was not too great: slow service, long wait for food. Went back last week to the same Olive Garden. Service was much improved, food was served more quickly and one of the two pasta dishes was very good,a garlic Alfredo, the other, a five cheese marinara, was mediocre at best. This month they have a... More 

Thank Nonno2000
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Two years we were here in Palm Desert and went to the Olive Garden for supper . The experience was not that good - the service was not too bad , but the food was not too good . Today we thought we would see if they could redeem them selves ! They did exceptional - the food was great... More 

Thank T9709NOkenw
San Diego
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

So, we were tired of Mexican food, bar food and snacks... and we felt we need salad and something lite, maybe fish... First thing that came to mind was Olive Garden has the bottomless salad and bread sticks (which no one can say just one). We found an Olive Garden in our maps and headed out... The place was clean... More 

Thank 315vidam
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The one thing we've learned about Olive Garden is consistency........consistently good in our opinion! We've never had bad service and the range of food always has something for everyone. Palm Desert was no exception and everyone came away happy and full at a reasonable cost.

Thank Graham H
Rancho Mirage California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The food is very mediocre but some family members love it. Lots of creamy food. Drinks are okay. Quite noisy but almost always busy.

Thank desertj1
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I went to a different Olive Garden a couple of years ago and it was a terrible experience. So, I reluctantly went to this Olive Garden to give it a chance. I couldn't be happier. The service was Awesome!! The server came to our table several times to give us refills and to make sure everything was OK. As for... More 

Thank Alan C
Colorado Springs, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

When we travel we try to find somewhere where we can eat on a budget yet get 'real' food instead of everything being fast food. The Olive Garden in the Palm Desert has great service and a casual atmosphere. The lunch duo's give us a variety of items to choose from and gives us all you can eat bread sticks... More 

Thank Mark-Helen C
Palm Desert, California
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is always busy so expect a 40-50 minute wait, worth it food is well priced and tasty, love the spaghetti and meatballs, the garlic bread all washed down with prosecco! Recommended

Thank Newlifenotinoz

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?