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Olive Garden

5550 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-3209
(954) 776-3341
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Ranked #102 of 1,111 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Canton, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I recently ate at this Olive Garden with a very large group, 45 I believe. Our kids were a bit rowdy, all 20 of them. The staff handled it in stride and did a great job accommodating our group.

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were welcomed warmly and got seated right away. Staff was friendly and professional. Food was great. Ac was a little chilly

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went here as we had been on previous visits, . While the food got worst , the service was careless - the wrong plate was served and the bill at the end did not include the voucher we had - corrected only after we challenged. Still expensive for the poor food served .The servers let you know that they are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went here as we had been on previous visits, but it wasn't quite what it was. While the food had the same quality, the service was careless - the wrong soup was served and the bill at the end did not include the voucher we had - corrected only after we challenged. Still good value, but has lost its edge.

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Halifax, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

What really impressed me about this place was that the manager went around table to table to check in our their guests. We all have had that problem at a restaurant where you tell your server that something isn’t right, and they give you that blank look “oh really” and never contact a manager or tell anyone. Just nice to... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My family ate here mid April while on vacation. The food tasted great, service was very good however I ended up with food poisoning. My family members ate something different and were fine.

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Ajax
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Sadly Olive Garden has left our area in Canada so we made a point of visiting (twice) on our recent trip to FL. The Federal Hwy is a very busy road and in this area a GPS is a must. If you miss the turn then a U turn is required to come back. The parking is limited and restaurant... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I tried this restaurant for a nice hot dinner on a very rainy night..so having a little complimentary soup and breadsticks was nice..tried two types of pastas..not disappointed ..just as all adds says..staff was courteous ..a little wait for a table..but food was yummy..lots to choose..good prices..

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Moncton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wait was short, server very friendly and efficient. Food was cooked quickly and portions were average. I found the prices a bit high for the type of restaurant that it is.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It tastes worse than many frozen Italian foods. Service ranges from excellent to horrible, depending on the server. Avoid Kesly as a server. He doesn't clear the table, doesn't box up food, doesn't bring refills in a new glass as they are trained to do.

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