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“Better than what I expected, and better than the local Carrabbas.” 4 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
2590 S Pleasent Valley Road, Winchester, VA 22601
540-662-6160
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Ranked #33 of 236 Restaurants in Winchester
Cuisines: Italian
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Cross Junction, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Better than what I expected, and better than the local Carrabbas.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Lunch here for to was very good, with a fresh salad with a variety of veggies and pasta dishes with distinct flavors. My general attitude about chains is to avoid them, but having tried both the Olive Garden and the Carrabbas in Winchester, the Olive Garden came out well ahead in quality of food and efficiency of service. With both, you have to look at the calories and fat content, as it is often butter and fat that adds to the flavor of the food - but you can do that online ahead of time if motivated.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Annapolis, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Got in quick and it was a Saturday night, although it was just two of us. Food was great, waitress was great. No complaints here!

Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pretty much like any Olive Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is your standard Olive Garden as far as the food goes. The service is very good, however and it seems like the manager is very attentive to the customer's needs.

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VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“daughter dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Always like Olive Garden for their excellent choices of food, great salad and breadsticks. Get lots of food for your money!

Visited January 2012
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Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Typical Olive Garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

For a chain it's pretty good. The service was decent, and the salad is always great. Pasta is one of my favorties and they serve it nicely.

Visited August 2012
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