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“Typical Olive Garden fare” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
3440 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608-2409
(352) 335-5354
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Ranked #164 of 468 Restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Cooper City, FL
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“Typical Olive Garden fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Excellent service, Chicken with pasta, was mostly pasta at $15.95. The salad was primarily lettuce with only one pepper but the chili soup was excellent.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Florida
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“Nice - As Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

OG never fails to deliver and the Gainesville restaurant was no exception. In fact, with a group of 10 our waiter and waitress were exceptional. We all enjoyed our time here. Thanks again OG!

Visited June 2013
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Hawkesbury, Canada
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“Light fare was well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Hadn't been to an olive garden in a while, we both had a lighter lunch and it was very good, I had the lasagna and it was very tasty, will have to go again and try the other meals, the service was with a smile so that is very much appreciated also.

Visited June 2013
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Conway, SC
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“Always a good meal and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

On a recent stop over in Gainesville, we decided to grab dinner at this Olive Garden. Admittedly we really try to avoid any of the chain restaurants, but on a fairly busy Saturday night we just wanted to have a good and quick meal.
Surprisingly enough the wait was only 15-20 minutes, and this was on a High School prom night and the U. of Fl. Law School Graduation niight, which added quite a few people to the restaurant, but they were prepared.
Once in, we were promptly waited on and as usual at an Olive Garden, everything was flawless. Yes, overall the server could have been slightly more attentive, but all in all he did a good job. Hey, he's just a kid afterall.
Soup and salads were very good, as you would come to expect from Olive Garden and all of our entrees were hot out of the kitchen, one of my biggest pet peeves.
We would highly recommend this Olive Garden, despite the fact that it is a chain restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good bread sticks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The bread sticks were kinda good the food good atmosphere goodish but time there was pretty good but embers is my favorite

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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