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Olive Garden

400 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704
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Ranked #19 of 54 Restaurants in Arden
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is average, and the staff can be hit or miss. Sometimes you'll have a server who's super nice and mostly tentative, but other times you'll get either an apathetic server or a rather nasty/snippy server. Not my favorite place to go, but it can be a good place to go with a large group of people.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant has gotten very poor. The food is not what it use to be. Chicken Parm was over-cooked... the meatballs and sausage ordered on the side were over-cooked as well and simply not tasty. The meat from them tasted as if it were defrosted from the freezer--looked and smell seriously like dog-food from a can. A staple Italian chain... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped in for dinner and were well taken care of by the staff. I ordered my usual soup and salad and it was as always good and filling for me. Nice location and friendly staff.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Thank goodness for the salad and bread sticks because the portion sizes have gone to nothing at Olive Garden!! I use to love this chain but will not be going back after this experience, especially for the price they ask you to pay and the portion is soo small!! We even got an appetizer of calamari and it was smaller... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had the new Italian burger. Messy but good. The service was great. Our server(Chris) was dealing with a "difficult" table behind us but kept his good nature and our service didn't suffer.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

we visited here last Saturday and it as not at all what I expected, ! the server started out not so well but once he was out of the weeds he did a lot better ! and might I add his tip reflected on him redeeming himself! my issues was the food ! tasted old and the steak was tough... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Olive Garden is my favorite place to eat...TOUR OF ITALY hands down, best meal of all time. My boyfriend and I went to eat here a couple of nights ago. He was skeptic to go there because he is a sous chef and "doesn't go to chain restaurants". When we walked in, he was blown away at how beautiful the... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This brand new OG is lovely. Spacious and friendly. Our server was Danette and she was so sweet and friendly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We enjoyed meeting our friends here for supper. The service and food were good Two of us had a fish dish from the "light" menu. Both dishes were very tasty! The guys had lasagna and a chicken dish which they both said was good! We ordered an appetizer but she forgot to bring it until our meal was served...a bit... More

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Walla Walla, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My sister-in-law brought me here for lunch. We took advantage of their unlimited soup/salad/breadsticks. They have a new yummy potato/mushroom soup. Steve noticed when we were running out of something and quickly brought more. The food was great. I can't wait to go back.

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