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“Fresh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
8984 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
407 264-0420
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Ranked #14 of 3,103 restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: European, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Surrey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Really great restaurant if you want a break from the all American foods.
This place is always busy and always has queues to be seated, DON'T be put off they seat you really quickly and you can always enjoy a relaxing drink around the bar.
Food is great. Their soups and salads come with the main meal and are just so tasty.
Can't pick out what pasta dish to recommend as it's all lovely.
The atmosphere is very relaxed all in all a great family friendly or romantic couples or friends get together place to go.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“awesome tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Ahh. I love everything about it. The restaurant and everything. I would want to go there again. I really wish I could get the recipes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clermont, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Olive Garden at it's Best (more or less)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We know what to expect at Olive Garden. We've dined at enough of them. Each one is slightly different. But, they all excel at service and friendliness and a sincere desire to make your stay delightful. This is a lesson that other establishments might learn. After all the Olive Garden franchise is successful all over the country. The food is just what we expect from an Italian restaurant. They aim to please and will adjust your meal to basically whatever you want. It's the reason we return to Olive Garden over and over again. I do have one suggestion... I know it won't be easy but small children should be in a section apart from the general public. They can be very annoying. The manager acknowledged our complaint but would not do anything about it ergo the `more or less` comment in the title.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Germantown, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Professional staff/Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Loved our dining experience here, with a very professional staff, and food prepared properly and delicious. Prices are reasonable for a tourist area.

Visited November 2013
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ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Think we will look for another location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We are from Canada and really miss the Olive Garden. We have gone to this location many times when visiting Orlando as we stay just up the road. It is usally very good.This time it was NOT the place wasn't overly busy yet they placed our large party of 11 in what felt like the hall way next to the wine bar. Our granddaughter was so happy there was wine glasses on the table (here at the keg they treat kids like people and allow them to use them as well) The waiteress quickly took them off the table when we were not all having wine. We asked if she could have her drink in it and they said NO . I understand the glass danger she might break it but this is a family style restaurant , she could just as easily knock over Her mothers sitting next to Her (maybe invest in some plastic ones for children) as they like to be treated the same as anyone else dinning there .Or suck up the 30 cents if it gets broken ...there was a bunch of men loud and drinking alot, that broke one while we were there. The food took forever to come after they finally took our order And wasn't great as has been in past visits and although we were seated near the wine bar where every staff member came to get get wine we hardly seen either of our 2 waiteress. The bread was brought once as was the salad ..We usually go here at least once during our stay, We will go back to an Olive Garden again we just will find another location Where they will treat us with respect.And like they apperciate our business :)

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