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Olive Garden

45970 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
571-434-0713
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Ranked #32 of 203 restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Italian
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was with a family of 6 (four children) at Olive Garden. The staff accommodated us well, bringing extra crackers and straws, and the restaurant is noisy enough that the voices of small children are not bothersome. The food was served quickly and the dishes were attractive. One of the children wanted his own plate of grated cheese (meant for... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a popular restaurant but you can't book in advance so you have to be prepared to wait. Visited with family including a small child and a baby. We were told it would be thirty minutes wait, which is bad enough, but after forty-five minutes we still hadn't been seated, our two year old was desperate for food, and... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you call ahead to see the wait time....tack on about an extra 30 mins to what they tell you....we were told 30 mins, got there as fast as we could and were then told 55 min wait. Heard others being told the same. We were lucky 2 seats opened at the bar and we ate there. Food was great!... More

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Loudoun County
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've tried many main dishes from Olive Garden, but this last visit was the worst. It was served right after we got our appetizers so one of the folks dining with me asked the waitress to hold off on serving for a few minutes and just keep our plates warm. Our plates were not kept warm. The food was cold... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went there with a party of 9 for dinner on a Saturday night. The service was great and food was good. The portions were way tooooo large but I am from Australia so this happens quite alot in the US. Catered really well for our group and seems to do well with couples to. I would recommend and would go... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We quite liked the food, it was standard Italian fare. The service was very good, the wait was not but then that's to be expected on a Friday evening.

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Herndon, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I went to this restaurant the other day and was not impressed. The salad was good, but then I ordered a chicken alfredo calzone sandwich, and it tasted like it was frozen food and was heated in a microwave. I would have had better lunch if I had a lean cousine.

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Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

There were seven of us and we dropped in late at night just before closing. Were treated to excellent service despite the late hour and the kitchen was in top form. Plenty of attention at our table, glasses were never allowed to go empty, salad and bread were replenished frequently. Very well done.

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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

upon arrival (not a busy time) we were directed to sit in the bar tables. Being a family, we wanted the more traditional Olive Garden table and asked for a different table. The hostess seating us seemed upset that we requested a regular table. The restaurant was not extremely busy, so there was lots of available tables.. We were greeted... More

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Thing that stands out the most about this place is the Service. Quick, friendly and just better than in any other Restaurant i've ever been to. The Food is what you would expect from an Olive garden. you can get amazingly tasty salads and the rest of their menu is also pretty good.

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