Menifee Welcomes Olive Garden to Town Center

Olive Garden is one of the latest sit-down restaurant with plans to open up a new restaurant in Menifee. Olive Garden’s decision to locate in Menifee underscores Menifee’s regional pull, central location, and strong demand for shopping and dining amenities. “We are very excited about Olive Garden choosing Menifee for its next location, as it speaks volumes to the City Council’s commitment to bringing in new exciting sit-down restaurants through the City’s efforts of a new economic development brand and marketing, continuous outreach, and experienced community growth here in the City,” said Gina Gonzalez, Economic Development Director for the City of Menifee.

The new restaurant will feature the company’s latest restaurant design and logo, with new artwork, fabrics and materials, seating, countertops and flooring, as well as a display of the new “Olive Garden Italian Kitchen” logo sign.  The 7,750 sq ft restaurant will accommodate more than 250 seats. Olive Garden, a Darden restaurant, is joining Center Pointe, a new shopping plaza at Town Center development by Rich Development, off Newport Road and Calle De Tomas. “We are proud of development partners like Rich Development, that understand Menifee, and are willing to work with the City to bring the desired amenities here,” said Armando Villa, City Manager. “And we are very excited about this great addition to the City for our residents, and visitors.”

Olive Garden, the Italian-American Cuisine chain, was founded in Florida in the 1980’s and has more than 800 locations around the globe.  The menu at Olive Garden continues to feature Italian favorites, such as the Lasagna Classico and unlimited Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks, as well as new dishes and limited-time offers year-round. The Tastes of the Mediterranean menu celebrates the flavors and cooking styles inspired by Italy’s Mediterranean coast with dishes like Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Margherita – with all entrées coming in under 600 calories. Guests can also create their own lunch combinations with Lunch Duos, or enjoy catering delivery and ToGo options. For more information about Olive Garden, visit