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“Food and Service Sucks” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
4038 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
434-237-4395
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Ranked #51 of 272 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Cuisines: Italian
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Burke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Food and Service Sucks”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Got ill from chicken looks like it was not fresh took forever to get meal, poor quality for the money spent

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Service, Not Bad for a Chain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Came here mid-week for business evening meal. They were moderately busy. Restaurant was much larger than I expected, looking from the outside.
Friendly staff, excellent service from front to back.
We were seated way in the back, which was ok. I would agree with some that seat proximity might seem snug during busy hours.
Food...well, it was ok, average to average plus. Once you have a taste of well-made Italian, it's difficult to rate an Olive Garden above average. We split a bottle of the Chateau St. Michelle chardonnay; our server coudn't tell me the difference in taste between this and another vintage that had by-glass offerings. Salad was heavy on the onion, but the greens were crisp and dressing decent. Breadsticks were salty, almost tasted like a soft pretzel as opposed to italian bread. I was really expecting a small dish of oil and pesto for dipping but that did not occur (Carraba's does this, though I can't say their bread is very tasty).
I ordered the lobster canneloni, which was ok, again a bit salty. Sauce was also on the heavy side.
I would return, probably try a different dish. The service really made the meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Thank you for prompt service, good food and a clean restaurant with friendly staff. Our waitress, Sarah Lynn, made us feel at home and will feature in our blog of our travels as a result!! Food arrived promptly and the whole experience was good value for money.

One point I would make is the proximity of a couple of seats to the fire.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent Food, Ambience and 5 Star Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Over the years I have started to love Olive Garden for its one of its kind ambience and excellent food choices it offers. The service is extremely polite and a class above the rest. I love their salads, and of course their deserts. Treat yourself with nice starters and a glass of Roscata wine.

Visited October 2013
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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Dined here on a recent visit to the erea to visit our son and his family. As usual food and service were of a high stardard: always look forward to dining there. Their breadsticks are particularly delicious and a perfect way to start a meall

  • Visited June 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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