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“For the price, can't beat the food!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
2515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1704
(650) 326-5673
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Ranked #83 of 313 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“For the price, can't beat the food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Italian food is tasty, but not remarkable. The portions are very generous. The service is friendly. The prices are very reasonable for the quality. Perfect for a night out on a budget.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Was reluctant at first due to past olive garden expierences! Was wanting a variety at last minute, they were close. The parking lot appeared full, went inside, was greeted immediately, was seated quickly and ended up having the BEST dinner & SERVICE! This Olive Garden knows how to deliver and does it very well!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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377 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
“More than serviceable.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

More than serviceable. Good wines, and always love the bottomless salads and breadsticks. Not a ton of vegetarian options, and it's surprisingly expensive for a chain of its calibre. Still, my fiance loved his fettucine alfredo with shrimp. I was a bit less enthralled with my spicy shrimp vesuvio... It seemed like the spiciness came from a healthy shake of cayenne, rather than from fresh chilies or peppers or something, and the dish was really heavy on the tomatoes. It was enough for one and a half meals, though, so I can't really complain too much!

Almost every entree is close to $20, and that's before drinks, so if you're looking for some cheap eats this isn't the place. Buca di Beppo is definitely a better deal! (Olive Garden is running a 2 dinners for $25 special right now, but the menu items they've chosen for this deal are certainly not the choice listings on the menu)

One last good thing about this Olive Garden: they are really flexible with leaving off ingredients you don't want or potentially substituting them-- they left off the bacon on my dish, which means they're making it fresh. Good to know!

Visited January 2013
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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
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“Best Bread Sticks in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I know that the Olive Garden is a chain but every time I have eaten at one throughout the USA is has been consistently good. The bread is just to die for and what I call their "sausage soup" is some of the best soup I have had period. The portions are good and a nice place to take your family. Service is quick. Just a great place to eat whenever you see one.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good Food, bad service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Olive Garden has good food, unfortunately everytime I go the service is not good and something always is not right. This time the children's menu is not priced right. It states a price and says the kids meal comes with a drink and a side. What it doesn't say is that you will be charged extra for the drink, even though is says it comes with a drink and side. I let the manager know and she acknowledged I was right that this was an error on Corporate's part, not hers. This was in San Antonio, TX off 281/Bitters Rd.

Visited February 2013
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