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“A good mainstay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
6700 US Hwy 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781-6242
(727) 525-4339
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Ranked #24 of 137 Restaurants in Pinellas Park
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A good mainstay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

A good meal, what I would describe as standard. This can be good if you are traveling on the road and not sure where to go in a hurry. Our waiter at this restaurant was trying to take our food order without writing it down. Big mistake. Pen an paper can still be a good thing. Overall enjoyable with no surprises.

  • Visited August 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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florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice menu, good service & food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Had lunch with a friend and we ordered the 2 for $25 off the menu. Salad and bread sticks were very good. I ordered the pasta and my friend had the chicken. We didn't have room to order our dessert as we were too full. I thought it was a little too expensive for what we ordered (maybe if we had room for dessert which we would have had to share, it would have been worth $25).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Excellent Pasta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Not only is the service excellent at this restaurant but the food is really good. Past a dishes are superb and should you want to "tweak" anything, the kitchen obliges. They also serve whole wheat linguine which is hard to find at a lot of Italian restaurants. Their specials are great. All you can eat soup and salad is a bargain and the soups are all really hearty, tasty and filling. Our server, Dillon, went out of his way to please. Very professional, friendly and personable. We took our 92 year old Aunt who loves the cheese ravioli! We will all be back soon.

  • Visited August 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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Saint Petersburg, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Deceptive Advertising”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I noticed the recent splurge of advertising featuring "two three course meals for $25.00" and out of curiosity visited Olive Garden to see if they would live up to the advertising. At the outset we approached the reception desk where three employees were engaged in animated conversation with each other. Eventually, one turned to my party to provide the buzzer that notifies when the table is available. We were led to a table close to the screen used by the servers and after waiting about ten minutes, a young man approached to inquire if we had been "taken care of." He left briefly and returned to announce that he would be our server. After poring over the three menus, I learned that the $25.00 special was limited to a small number of entrees that are significantly different than those on the normal menu. We chose the special and requested the fried mozzarella and zucchini as the appetizer and chose the entrees. The salad was served promptly and turned out to be the best part of the meal. The zucchini was overdone to the extent that the breading was a rather greasy dark curst. The entrees we ordered were barely edible and appeared to be warmed over and from a can. On the positive side, the salad was excellent and we enjoyed second servings of salad and did not finish the pasta entrées of chicken vesuvio and Tuscan chicken. Compared to their local competitors, Olive Garden comes in as a distant third as is not at all representative of authentic Italian cooking. It would appear that the items on the normal menu might be considerably superior to the so-called "special" but the one advertised does not resemble the seductive advertising.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Dinner Great Service Great Food Very close location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great Dinner Great Service Great Food We had the 2 for 25 dollar dinners They were both great. Our server Alicia S was Great She took good care of us We have had her before and the service was great too We will be back We have been going to this location for the last 10 years

  • Visited July 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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