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“Olive Garden? Really?” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
2 Times Square, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
212 333-3254
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Ranked #608 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Brooklyn, NY
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Olive Garden? Really?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

NYC has some of the most amazing Italian restaurants anywhere in the world, outside of Italy. If this is where you choose to go, then you deserve the mediocre food.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good food, nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Good choice of food on the menu with some good deals on 3 course meals. Service was fast and effective. Went here twice and would go again. Only issue was the first meal we had was cold when i got mine so had to go back, but that was the only issue and didnt happen again. Some of the tables dont have times square views, which is where it is located. If you ask for a table with a view they do their best to accommodate you.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Stacy's toasted marshmallow martini was to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We were on a trip from Uk and just wandered into The Olive Garden whilst in Times Square. What luck!! The location is fantastic being right on Times Square, the food delicious, great service, and not expensive. After the meal we moved to the small bar area where Stacy, the barista, prepared a Toasted Marshmallow Martini, (which apparently is an Olive Garden Creation, the recipe is on the Internet.) for me. OMG, there aren't words to do it justice!!! Thank you Stacy!

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Windsor, Canada
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“watch your bill, they can trick you into paying additional tip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Nice restaurant in a great location - we had the view of the Times Square at night - good food, but we paid way too much for this. That is because we did not checked our bill carefully - we trusted them to be honest. They already added the tip (18% gratuity) to the total and then they have another line for "Add'l tip" and than again "Final total" line . We ended up paying 40% tip. This is a trick and we did not appreciated it at all. The waiter should have told us that the gratuity is included. We have been to other Olive Garden restaurants before, the bill was correct, no "Add'l tip" line. Too bad about this experience...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Forget about fancy and crowded restaurants. This one is simply the best. We were wonderfully served, with very tasty dishes and a huge free salad as starter. The menu is difficult to choose from. If you are into Italian food, you will go nuts here. The price is fair, the space is decorated as a typical Italian canteen. If you are at Times Square, do have a go at this one. You won't regret it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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