Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
22503 N, U.S. Hwy 281 S Bldg 1, San Antonio, TX 78258, United States

Review №1

I usually order take out. The curbside pickup is a nice convenience. I like the egg plant and chicken parmesan. It would be nice to have at least one side of sauce included with the bread sticks.

Review №2

Had an early lunch here on a Saturday - the Gnocchi and Chicken Soup was absolutely perfect! Best I've ever had in years actually. Most of the credit goes toward our dishes considering service was not great. Nonetheless, left a great tip. Covid-19 precautions were up to par.

Review №3

Went to Olive Garden today to celebrate my boyfriend getting a job. We were seated quickly and welcomed by our server. At first it seemed things were going okay. When she brought out our soup it was just that, no cheese and no breadsticks. I asked her about the breadsticks and she told me they were still being made. Well that would've been nice to know when you dropped of the soup. I had to ask for a straw since she didn't give us enough for our drinks. Then she brings out my refill soup with cheese already on it and my food and doesn't ask if I want cheese on my food. I had to ask her for cheese on my food. Then I asked for a sprite which was never brought out. After our food was brought out she never checked on us again. I was highly disappointed since this was our first time visiting this location and we were celebrating my boyfriend. Will definitely never be coming back to this location. Also the food was not up to par with other Olive Gardens in the area.

Review №4

Not sure if it's a Darden lead or Olive Garden lead here, but this is as close to normal as you're gonna find. Waitstaff confident and ready. Food delicious as usual. Other than the masks they are making the right decisions. My only criticism is bring back the menu. If you're cleaning them as you should there shouldn't be a worry. Thanks to Elana! (Sorry if I got your name wrong) She is top tier!

Review №5

Speechless (in a good way) there food is so amazing on my birthday i would always choose Olive garden.the salad , bread, and chicken alfredo is so good

Review №6

Our waitress was wonderful! She was very friendly, accommodating and happy to answer all our questions. The restaurant was very clean and all staff were wearing their face mask.

Review №7

My server Genna excellent service and would highly recommend everyone to ask for her because I know you will get great service from her.

Review №8

I've had several bad experiences with curb side pick up. But enjoy Olive Garden so much I gave them another chance. My mistake! I asked for extra grated cheese, none, not even the little packets. I even asked if they packed extra cheese, I was told yes! I asked for extra shrimp, I don't believe they were even cooked. No plastic ware, no mints. I hope when things open again service will be better. Two stars because the shrimp scampi was good.

Review №9

This place is awesome!! We've ordered to-go here multiple times, our order is always done early and is hot for almost an hour after pick-up! My shrimp is always cooked perfectly, and our service is always top notch. This location has awesome servers!!!

Review №10

Good food. I would only caution people that if you use the game hardware set on the table you will be charge $1.99That to me was a low blow.Other than that, good comfort food.

Review №11

Great food and great service. Jennavee was a remarkable waitress i will be going back

Review №12

The restaurant is practically empty and I now know why. We were seated andthen just dat there. No one even bothered to offer us drinks. Drive to the one on Bitters. It's worth the drive. The staff takes care of you.

Review №13

Excellent service and food. Highly recommended

Review №14

They have a sign up that says “half off drinks while you wait”. The manager and staff refused to honor this!!! That would be considered false advertisement in my book. We used to come here often, despite the occasional moldy beer. As of late with all of this COVID “stuff” the service was not so great. Young dude host was up to par! The older lady hostess not so much! Decided to take our business elsewhere!

Review №15

There was already a 20 minute wait at 5pm. Food came out quickly and we were checked on often by our server. I've never been a big fan of Olive garden but my girls and dad enjoy it so I find myself here often.

Review №16

As always, the good was great, the service was great and they are very COVID19 prepared and doing a great job with social distancing.

Review №17

Friendly service. Limited menu. Plenty of social Distancing.

Review №18


Review №19

Great service, food taste average.The staffs are good too.

Review №20

It was great service separation and the limit of people was in everyone's best interest food was wonderful didn't have the marsala anymore but the spaghetti was spot on

Review №21

When we go out to eat, we choose different places to go. Olive Garden is high on our list. We'll be back again soon.

Review №22

I ordered the Tour of Italy.... thought portion sizes were getting smaller but I was once I finished eating! Good food, staff is friendly!

Review №23

I usually don't go to chain restaurants, Olive Garden is an exception. This Shrimp pasta dish I ordered was good, not the best I've had for sure.

Review №24

Great location, prompt service and good food with large serving size!

Review №25

This is a STORY!I noticed a waitress next to my booth helping a family using Sign language. After having a Delicious Salad and Dinner with my Family. I went over to the Manager to ask her name. JESSICA (the waitress)was standing near by, so I told her I was impressed by her Sign Language ability. She didn't hesitate and said, Oh, I don't know it..... I just went to the back and learned as much as I could to communicate with them. The Manager didn't seem IMPRESSED but I WAS!! I then offered JESSICA a Tip because of obvious reasons. She automatically refused, so I had to INSIST she take the tip.Lets all follow her Lead and go the Extra Mile for someone.This World is a Better Place Because of People like Her.OLIVE GARDEN 281/Stone Oak...I wonder what action y'all will take to recognize this individual.I know I will ask the next time I visit.

Review №26

Great Food and wide range of choices. Pricey but a good dinner for celebration! Unlimited Soup or Salad! And they have a deal where you order any entree and get a take home entree out of three choices for $5

Review №27

Stopped in for my sister's birthday. Had a great meal.

Review №28

They have had THREE employees test positive for COVID the past 2 weeks & are refusing to let people know. When we asked them if they could bring in professionals to sanitize properly instead of having their employees clean AGAIN.. their response was “corporate said no.”

Review №29

I eat here often. They had my order wronf only once, but they brought out the missing item in a timely manner.,

Review №30

Genevieve, did an excellent job, will certainly ask for her again

Review №31

Did curbside today and the girl that came out looked super annoyed that she was working then goes to my passenger side of the window after I roll down my drive side window not sure why? Noone was in my passenger seat?When I asked her a question about the order she rolled her eyes annoyed, then walked away when she saw another car pull up. Horrible customer service she was a African American female with curly hair didn't catch her name since she walked away.

Review №32

Excellent service. Food was fantastic!

Review №33

Food was great so was the service. I don't remember our server's name, but it was about 4:00 on the 30th. He has amethyst colored eyes.

Review №34

Ordering to go online was so easy. I appreciated that my drink wasn't made until I arrived. 4 stars only because one day I wish Olive Garden would stop serving iceberg lettuce in massive heaps. I want a healthy salad.

Review №35

Cannot complain about this location olive garden.They alway give good service, friendly staff, plenty of seating, and parking. Reasonable pricing. (Well, I think all Olive Gardens are pretty much priced the same?)

Review №36

Sometimes when restaurants are slow the service and food take a hit from sitting out. This was not the case, they took the opportunity to make things fresh and took care of our needs.

Review №37

Soup, salad and bread sticks are great!!! Social distancing is enforced.

Review №38

We always love Olive Garden! We got take out during Covid and it was still just as good when we got home.

Review №39

Went here today for lunch with my daughter. She wanted to go to this Olive Garden since we were Visiting San Antonio. The service was fast and the waiter was very friendly. The desert option that we purchased was very very nice. These breadsticks were a little different than the ones I am used to. They were more season and it seems as if they now use kosher salt on them. I was craving salt so it was okay but for the average person they may be a little bit too salty. Other than that the dessert was exceptional and it tasted like a gourmet donut. I chose to use the raspberry dipping sauce. They have a lot of new things like cannolis. They serve three different ones with whipped cream. Did not try them and have never tried one but I have heard that they are great. As always, my daughter said that the soup and salad was wonderful.

Review №40

Tiffany was our server and she is excellent. We enjoyed the food. Service was fast and efficient. It's hard to go out to eat with small children and we appreciate their effort to accommodate us. Great experience

Review №41

This Olive Garden has to be the best one in San Antonio. Excellent everything!

Review №42

I had an awesome experience while there for lunch. The server was very attractive, courteous and polite to us, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend visiting with them if you need to eat out with family or even by yourself!!

Review №43

Disappointed with my wait for curbside pick up. I was told my food would be ready at a certain time but I sat in the parking lot over 45 minutes. Now I understand there maybe be hiccups in the process with everything going on but give me a later time. I am willing to accommodate.

Review №44

Employers won't bother you! About their contractions of COVID. Thanks to management.

Review №45

Very good service! I love their chicken gnocchi soup with is delicious & of course their Strawberry & Mango Margarita best one in SATX️

Review №46

We've enjoyed the food, each time we've eaten here, but the service has always been a little slow. There has been an issue with a hostess seeming annoyed (not this past visit, with a request for different seating. At the same time, the servers have been very kind, which makes up for it. I usually eat here, after hospital visits and tests, because it's near our hotel. The waitress brought breadsticks and water, faster than normal (again, that usually takes awhile here), after hearing that I needed medication. I will definitely eat here again, and recommend it. As with most restaurants, avoid a long wait, by arriving early.

Review №47

Loved it, our service and food were wonderful

Review №48

My daughter and I love Olive Garden. It's been one of my favorite family restaurants since the 1980s. The service tonight was excellent and food was delicious.

Review №49

Clean establishment. Fast efficient service. Food quality outstanding. Employees are patient, friendly, and courteous. Employees went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. We have never been disappointed with Service or Quality.

Review №50

Good.. went on a Friday so it was super busy waited 30 min to be seated.. our server was great got our apps pretty fast and our dinner also.. great service

Review №51

I've been here about 3 or 4 times this month and every time we have had a fantastic experience. Great people and dining atmosphere. My girlfriend and I will be back for the 5th time most likely.

Review №52

Great food friendly staff the waiter did a good job on waiting on us

Review №53

My grandparents took me to this Olive Garden for my birthday and our service was great! Emily was our waitress and she was so attentive, kind, and funny it made this one of my best dining experiences in a while. Thank you, again, for making me feel special, Emily

Review №54

Fabulous food and service from waitstaff David. I always enjoy my dining experience at OG. Now I get to take it home with a lunch take out for $5. 5☆ all around.

Review №55

Gabe was a very sweet, prompt & attentive waiter! Great atmosphere w/background music This was my 32nd wedding anniversary lunch! Very tasty!

Review №56

Good food , great prices got. You can never beat their soup salad and breadsticks but we took advantage of the dine in and take one home for 12.99. Their portions are generous so we actually brought a plate and half home. You get the ambience of a higher end chain although the prices are affordable. This location is perfect hidden away from the 281 construction worth the traffic.

Review №57

Take out promised at 6:30. I arrived at 6:20. Was apparently "checked-in" by the employee outside. Called the restaurant at 6:45 to make sure I was checked in. Was told she will check on it and I finally got my order at 6:50. Not sure if I was ever checked in or the restaurant was over promising wait times. Worst take out experience of any restaurant during Covid-19

Review №58

As far as the chain restaurant goes it was okay. The food was good, but the service was a little slow and refilling drinks. Sometimes going here is a matter of convenience rather than getting Italian from other nearby places.

Review №59

It's always good here even for take out

Review №60

Great service. Fast to be seated. Great food. Had a wonderful time with family for a birthday. Will definitely be back again

Review №61

Ordered the Shrimp Scampi and it wasn't to my liking. The noodles were too fishy for me. I told my waitress, she spoke to the manager and I was allowed to order a different item on the menu. I had the Chicken Alfredo with the Chicken Gnocchi soup and it was delicious! The soup was endless but I could eat only one bowl. The service was excellent and I ordered the $5 take home spaghetti with meat sauce for lunch. One of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining at!

Review №62

Awesome service! Food was delicious!!!

Review №63

Great friendly service from beginning to end. We were there for a good while and we weren't bothered. Great food in a timely manner.

Review №64

Great food as always but today Justin speaks Spanish to us and this makes our experience even better. Thanks for having a Spanish speaking person like Justin.

Review №65

Fast friendly service. Great food.

Review №66

It's Olive Garden. Never had a bad experience. This one is great as well.

Review №67

Typically this restaurant is perfectly fine. Tonight was the exception. The server was apparently too busy. My wine was wrong, she offered to bring the bottle over and never did. I never got my water. She brought my dinner and never showed up again. The kitchen saved this visit. I will go back because of the kitchen.

Review №68

Love how easy it is to order online, and there pick up system is fast and efficient.

Review №69

Great food great drinks! I recommend this one for sure.

Review №70

Grandson and I had an early dinner. He had a kid's shell pasta with a meat ball and grapes. I had a shrimp and chicken and spaghetti in a delicious creamy sauce. The shrimps were peeled, nice size. The Toscano soup was fresh and savory as usual. The hostess and server were attentive. The restaurant was clean and parking was easy. This was grandson 's choice!

Review №71

Great service! I've always loved their alfredo sauce. I had the seafood alfredo and it did not disappoint.

Review №72

The worst $75 dining experience I have had this year. The new wine menu no longer included the wine we normally order. The lettuce in the salad bowl was wilted and the tomatoes were gritty and rancid tasting. The salad dressing tasted like apple sauce. The lasagna classico had no flavor at all. I'm sure it had been in the freezer for a month. And to top the off our evening, we were surrounded by screening kids. We will never return to this terrible restaurant again.

Review №73

Fast service and the food is delicious

Review №74

My Family and I eat at here fairly regularly, the food is always great and the speed of service is quick I do have to say that our last visit was especially memorable , we had Connor as our server and he was attentive and funny, and always had a smile even while accommodating my changes to my meal. We will continue to eat here at this location.

Review №75

I love unlimited soup & salad. However I went for the chicken Calabria sandwich and they changed the lunch menu! Oh well...

Review №76

Was seated quickly and the food came out quickly and hot. The drinks were on point and the waiter was pleasant and attentive. Will definitely be coming back!!

Review №77

All of their soups are excellent!

Review №78

Great service and food!

Review №79

Really great food and our server was extremely attentive and warm.

Review №80

Had to wait for iced tea after I ordered dinner my dinner came before my salad glad to eat my salad after I eat my dinner had to ask to get iced tea glass refill constantly the host of our party is awesome. The busboy was excellent we had broke a dish and he was right on the spot when I ask him to clean it up thank you Olive Garden.

Review №81

Delicious food & Justin was an excellent server.

Review №82

Mediocre dishes with steep prices. The bread sticks with Alfredo sauce is great though.

Review №83

Food was a bit below expectations but still decent. Service struggled.

Review №84

End less soup an salad. With a glass of wine can't b beat

Review №85

Usually a great experience. This last time we called right at 11am to submit an order to go and they said it would be ready at 11:25am. I arrived at 11:20 and sat there for 30 minutes to get my food. Calling ahead did not save me time. However, I will continue to call in orders. We are happy with the amount and quality of food we receive.

Review №86

I love the lasagna & breadsticks. Great place to relax eat and have a drink or 2.

Review №87

Great food. We go here regularly.

Review №88

Decent enough Italian food in a pinch. The pasta is way too oily and greasy however. I gotta make sure I head home right after!

Review №89

My family and i celebrate. Y wife's birthday and the food and the waiter were excellent. We will come again !!!

Review №90

The food and service is always wonderful at Olive Garden. I often meet a friend there for dinner. We are usually there for at least 2 hours or more and our waiters/waitresses never rush us. In fact they keep checking back to refill our teas! They are the best!!!

Review №91

The food at this Olive Garden is usually pretty good and pretty consistent. The service, on the other hand, is not. I will say that more often than not the service great, but when it's not great it can actually be pretty bad. At least when the service is bad you don't have to wait for a check since they've got the pay machines at the table.

Review №92

I am sure Olive Garden's pasta will not dissapoint you. No doubt you receive value for the price you pay. However, I hate they like to make you wait like 5 minutes before assigning your table, even if the restaurant is almost empty.

Review №93

I've eaten here 3 times. 2 Togo orders and one dine in. All times we had wonderful and fast service. The last time was a Togo ordered that Sean packed and the service was amazing. My order was waiting for me and Sean has my Togo drinks nice and organized. Thanks Sean and Olive Garden.

Review №94

Soup, salad, and bread sticks are the absolute best!!! Fast and friendly service. Nice ambiance too.

Review №95

The amount of menus, and stuff (pos equipment) they give you at the table is a little overwhelming. Not necessary. food was okay. Service was border line amateur

Review №96

The atmosphere is very clean n relaxing. Our waiter was pleasant n very serviceable. The food was very good.

Review №97

Free wine samples, quick service and food was good and reasonable prices

Review №98

Great service.

Review №99

I love this place. one of my favorite resturants

Review №100

Definitely a great place to enjoy with family and friends!

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4.3 Rating
  • Address:22503 N, U.S. Hwy 281 S Bldg 1, San Antonio, TX 78258, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 210-481-9964
  • Caterer
  • Italian restaurant
  • Family restaurant
  • Gluten-free restaurant
  • Takeout Restaurant
  • Seafood restaurant
  • Soup restaurant
  • Wine bar
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–10PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–10PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–10PM
  • Thursday:11AM–11PM
  • Friday:11AM–11PM
  • Saturday:11AM–10PM
  • Sunday:11AM–10PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Romantic:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Transgender safespace:Yes
  • LGBTQ friendly:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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