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“Great Experience...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
1246 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 683-3377
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Ranked #46 of 98 Restaurants in Westbury
Cuisines: Italian
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Bay Shore, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Experience...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

My family and I were looking for a place to eat and celebrate after our baby christening. We left church and chose Olive Garden in Westbury because the service is always phenomenal. We had to wait awhile due to the size of our party (13ppl) however we were able to enjoy drinks from the bar while we waited. Our waiter Michael made our dining experience one to remember. He was down to earth and joked with us while still remaining very professional. He was swift with our drinks,breadsticks and salads. He remembered to refill all of our glasses simultaneously. Our appetizers were finger licking good, and to be quite honest after plenty salad,breadsticks and appetizer platters we were quite stuffed to say the least. The 3-course dinner deal for $19.95 was very economical as well as the 2-meals and a choice of either a appetizer or a dessert for $25 was great. We ordered a combination from both deals for our large party. Everything was delicious and filling. Even when my cousin's steak came back well done versus med-well as she had requested originally,Michael our waiter quickly changed it for her and brought an extra free dessert for the mix up. The bill was surprisingly low and our waiter was sure to take off some things due to the mix up. We would return if we had another family gathering because it was economical,pleasant and enjoyable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lynbrook, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“FAKE ITALIAN FOOD! SLOP ON A PLATE! WOULDN'T FEED MY DOG THIS CRAP!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The color of the sauce is NEON red - if there can be that color on the color wheel! The food is AWFUL - makes McDonald's look like a 5 star restaurant. About the only good thing in there is the bread and the salad! Don't know HOW this chain stays afloat - really gross. We had to walk out and leave all our meals it was so bad - unedible. We did not even have to pay. Never again!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Never ending pasta bowl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

My brother, husband and I went to the never ending pasta bowl that they have every year, and it was very delicious and filling. The atmosphere is very nice and romantic. They try very hard to have the italian style and they come very close. Food, service, quality, etc... is excellent and I highly recommend. Down side: price increased to 9.95 was 8.95, but not bad considering everything is going up. Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves much. It's become an annual tradition for my family and I.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Babylon, New York, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“wait for a table for that?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I do not understand how this restaurant is in business, yet there are long waits for a table. bread and salad are ok. nothing else was even edible. cheap and still a bad value. just don't get it

Visited October 2012
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Glenwood Landing, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I love italian food, and this is terrific.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Good italian food, prepared by a solid, caring kitchen, presented in a generous and good looking presentation. The youngish staff seem friendly, and like to serve people, even after a hard day at the office. The salad is crisp and the dressing doesn't overpower the freshness. The menu choices are enough to satisfy all ages. Save room for dessert, because the choices are melt-in-your-mouth good. There is a parking problem sometimes, due to the shopping mall, but come in and just enjoy the whole experience. The table spacing and comfortable chair arrangements relax and add to the meal.

Visited October 2012
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