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Multi-Million Dollar Olive Garden Is Headed to the Strip

Breadsticks and never-ending pasta plan to open opposite the Park MGM

The unlimited, soup, salads and breadsticks on the Olive Garden menu.
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Further proof the casual- and quick-service dining scenes will be the first to recover in Las Vegas, the eighth local expansion for Olive Garden has filed paperwork to take over a prime position on the Las Vegas Strip.

A local punchline, following years of Las Vegas Review-Journal readers voting the ubiquitous chain the “Best Italian Restaurant” in the region, Olive Garden is headed into space 300 at the Showcase Mall, sitting above the recently launched Target store at 3767 Las Vegas Boulevard S. The site stands on the original home of the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse.

Yet to be announced by mall owners Gindi Capital, or the restaurant brand, an estimated construction budget of $3,750,000 has already been allocated to build out the vacant, third-floor space.

Created in 1982 and expanded to almost 900 global outposts, Olive Garden current owner Darden Restaurants also operates fellow Strip restaurants The Capital Grille at Fashion Show mall and Yard House on the Linq Promenade, plus Bahama Breeze at the Hughes Center.

Further details have not been revealed, but a debut is not expected this year.

All seven Olive Garden restaurants in the valley continue to offer takeout and delivery, or full service in their limited capacity dining rooms, serving a very popular menu of unlimited soup, salads, and breadsticks, parmigiana and alfredo dishes, “Tour of Italy” plates and seasonal specials including the “Never Ending Pasta Bowl” meal deal.

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Bahama Breeze

12395 Southwest 88th Street, , FL 33186 (305) 598-4040 Visit Website

Fashion Show Mall

3200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 784-7000 Visit Website

The Linq Promenade

3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 322-0550 Visit Website

The Capital Grille

3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 932-6631 Visit Website

Yard House

800 West Olympic Boulevard, , CA 90015 (213) 745-9273 Visit Website

Smith & Wollensky

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

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