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“Slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
367 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3118
(319) 378-6401
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Ranked #49 of 329 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Italian food is o.k. but the wait time for the food was poor. In addition to the service being poor, the salad was average. They do make a good coffee and have some good dishes. I'd rather eat at Biaggi's for Italian. The bread is average to poor at Olive Garden.

Visited January 2013
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Midwest
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“lunch spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

nice place for lunch. good salad and bread sticks. food is okay. not somewhere where I'd go for a special occassion.

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Marion, Iowa
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Love Olive Garden!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I love Olive Garden, especially the bread sticks! The pasta is super good too! I love this restaurant! It's one of my favorites!

Visited July 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 restaurant reviews
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“Typical Olive Garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This Olive Garden is typical. I rated it average because Olive Garden is an average Italian restaurant. The food was typical for Olive Garden, the service was good. This was for a going away luncheon. There is a better Italian restaurant across the road. I would go back for another going away luncheon, but go across the street for Italian food.

Visited March 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Same old same old at Olive Garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The food tastes ok - but they serve enough to satisfy a small country. It's not special. It's ok for families, I think. And non-special occasions. Just blah. Service is always good at Olive Gardens....

Visited October 2012
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