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“Try the Soup, Salad, Breadstick Lunch!” 5 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
532 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3228
(585) 292-0590
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Ranked #535 of 1,095 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
Pittsford (town), New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Try the Soup, Salad, Breadstick Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

My favorite meal here is the all you can eat salad/soup and breadstick lunch. The salad with Italian dressing is cold, fresh & delicious. The pasta fagole is my favorite soup here, with ministrone as my second choice. The price is right. One can usually avoid the crowds by going later in the afternoon.

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“chain with ridiculous wait”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

why is it so popualr? medicore food (too much) long wait too

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Rochester, New York
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“Not bad, not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Short wait for table on a Friday night, not unexpected. Had a glass of wine while waiting. Wine selection OK, had a decent glass at a decent price.
Appetizer, and entrees good but not exciting. Liked the salad dressing and my boyfriend liked his soup. Our waitress was nice, but felt in was ok to tell us about all the strange things going on in her personal life!
It had been years since I'd been to an Olive Garden and the menu had more variation than I had remembered which was a nice surprise. Will probably go back when I'm in the mood for un-fancy comfort food. Strangely, I don't think of Olive Garden food as Italian... more like fancy mac-n-cheese. But occasionally that's just what I want.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fairport, N.Y.
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271 reviews 271 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“So-so Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Ersatz Italian Villa decor speaks volumes to the comfort food served here. Nothing to object to, nothing to rave about.

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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“corporate italian.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

If I am in a strange city with a craving for Italian food i wil eat there because I know it is consistant. But if i want real italian, NOT

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