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Olive Garden

2590 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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40 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While the staff is very friendly, the food leaves something to be desired. The salad had so much dressing on it, I could barely taste the veggies. The pasta was overcooked and the shrimp lacked flavor. Not sure I will try this Olive Garden again.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food was great. Service was wonderful. I was there on Mother's Day before work and was treated like family.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I lunch @ this Olive Garden often and have always been pleased but my husband and I we re in the area over the weekend and decided to try it for dinner. He really doesn't care for chains and was a bit skeptical. We received a personable warm greeting, we're seated quickly and had a friendly, smiling... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Food quality and service was better than the average Olive Garden. On this visit we were seated next to a group of about twenty students....which gave me concern...but was impressed at how reserved and quiet these young people were.

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Dublin VA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great food without a ridiculous price. The Christiansburg store is frequently crowded but they move things along pretty well, and a long wait is rare except during holiday periods. Until there's a Carabba's in Christiansburg, this will be our go-to place when we want Italian food.

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Baltimore, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We ate there on a busy Friday night so there was a bit of a wait to be seated, but the service was very good, the food was excellent, the waiter was friendly and engaging. He was apologetic about the wait for our food, but honestly, the wait time did not seem out of the ordinary. The atmosphere in the... More

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Fairlawn, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Has to be one of my very favorite restaurants. I've been several times and it never gets old....I love the food.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The food was great and the service was wonderful. It was clean and the soups, salad, and breadsticks were all fresh. The best part of the meal was the sweet tea

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

For a franchise, you expect the same food and service wherever you go. Server was very nice. Too much dressing on the salad. Otherwise, good experience. Pasta is over priced but that is true at every Olive Garden. You pay for consistency and when you are on travel, you dont want any gastro surprises.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We go occasionally for the soup and salad at lunch and it is pretty good. Service is a little slow bringing refills on soup bowls and lunch is at least an hour. Dinner has always been good and the restaurant has always been clean and the wait staff is professional and friendly.

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