Soup Salad and Bread-sticks is where it's at..
My girlfriend and I dine here about once a month. The food is average Italian, but the soup, salad, and bread-sticks is where it's at. The main thing that brings us back here is the service. It's always above and beyond. Friendly, talkative, attentive, and just overall nice people. I feel that they're service and the cheap price of the lunch bargain brings us back, not the Italian food itself. Overall, nice location, good food, great service.
Wonderful food, but better for take out.
My husband and I love Olive Gardens food, but have had HORRID situations come up while trying to eat in the restaurant. We got sat next to a family with several young children, one screaming at the top of their lungs "caaa caa poo poo peeee peeee" and stomping their feet while running around the restaurant. We requested a different table and got sat next to, or practically in the kitchen. Had waiters and waitresses running past us the entire time and the sound of dishes clattering and the chefs talking was soo loud we had to yell to try and talk to eat other. Another time tried to eat in the bar, thinking it would be a slightly more adult atmosphere, and people sat their kids in the bar area as well. Good food and will continue to use pick up service, but will search for a more private quiet restaurant, if it exhists for a night out.
Traditional dishes and all -you-can-eat salad, soup and bread sticks are the draw at this upscale-casual Italian restaurant.. In Short Established in 1982, this chain gained a following for its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. Patrons settle into comfortable booths and tables in dining rooms with plants, artwork and décor reminiscient of the villas in the Tuscan countryside. Starters include scampi, sausage or pepperoni pizza, and several soup choices, as well as a signature seafood dip (crab, shrimp, cheese and marinara). Entrees include classics like lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. There are also "Garden Fare" options, which promise 30 percent fewer calories.
Olive Garden? Italian?.
I appreciate the Olive Garden offering a great variety of food, but to call it Italian is like calling Taco Bell authentic Mexican. Olive Garden is an Americanized commercialized version of Italian food, and isn't even really Italian at that. For a real Italian meal, try another restaurant, or better yet, take a vacation to the motherland. Buon Appetito!
Olive Garden is a place to relax and enjoy your favorite foods and wines. It is a must for everyone to try what is offered. The price range is okay. What you order comes in abundance.
A RESTAURANT CHAIN THAT'S ACTAULLY GOOD.
Whenever my husband and I go to Olive Garden we always get a quality meal. The food is always hot and fresh and the salad is always crisp and never limp or brown. They bring you enough food so that you can take half home with you and the prices are reasonable.