We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Olive Garden

3951 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 837-5211
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #16 of 124 restaurants in Amherst
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Brampton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We all enjoyed the meal. It was the one place we for sure wanted to hit while in New York. Very clean. Friendly people. Good service. Priced accordingly. Loved it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ajax, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Consistently great. Sometimes there is a line up but expected with this restaurant. Service is always prompt and accurate. Portions are a great size. Delicious food and usually have good deals. 2 meals $12.99 One to eat there and one to take home. We always eat here on our over night trips or, drive down from Ajax for the day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I really don't understand why the lines are so long to eat here. Their food is ok...nothing stellar. I prefer to go to a local eatery for good Italian food. Their breadsticks are bland and underbaked. Service is slow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I have eaten at other locations and was very disappointed. We decided to try this location and was pleased with the service. We were seated promptly, the wait staff wasted not time in taking our order. The food was delightfully tasteful and plentiful. This location definitely will see us back for another visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
445 reviews 445 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

we don't much care for the concept of chain restaurants and particularly what they have done to the financially-challenged mom-and-pops... but we gotta' say this... olive garden puts on a fine meal at a fair price, and perhaps we don't want even to know what goes on in the kitchen... we hit this on a chilly sunday afternoon with traffic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amherst, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What I like about the Olive Garden is not only their menu choices, but your choice of unlimited soup or salad. If you choose the soup, you can switch your choice if you want a second or third bowl of soup. Also you have the option of unlimited soup and salad for your menu order, and do not have to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice Family Italian restaurant....Appetizer where real good and plenty of food. Will definitive go back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caledonia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

If you go late you wait. FOOD IS EXCELLENT. The service is top notch. The spicy calamari is to die for. Always eat here when in the area. Happy Eating

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitby, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

It had been years since we had been at the Olive Garden and were excited about returning, although wish we hadn't. I was thrilled that when we arrived our table was ready for us...compliments to the REsidence Inn Amherst Staff that reserved a spot on the wait list. From then on it went downhill. We ordered calamari as an appetizer... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brampton, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Love coming here with our kids. We don't have the Olive Garden in Canada anymore so we try to visit whenever we go to the States. Prices are reasonable and the unlimited bread and salad seals the deal. The drinks we had at the bar were mixed perfectly and the attention to the kids really made the night.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Olive Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Olive Garden, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing