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“Excellent food”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #275 of 1,256 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Glasgow
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The only reason I did not give this restaurant a 5 was because our entree arrived before we had finished our starter. I have been told that this is the American way but it was the only restaurant where it happened. In all the rest on our journey we had a short gap between courses.
The parking is good and the restaurant was well air-conned as well as being airy due to the high ceiling.
All entrees (main courses) here come with soup or salad as a starter - a fact which is hidden in the small print of the menu. I was surprised at the choice of soups (chose chicken and gnocchi) and was asked if I wanted a second helping. The first one was not too large so yes please was the answer. One of the party chose salad and it was a good helping in a salad bowl with tongs, the salad ready dressed with Caesars. Along with the soup/salad came bread sticks which were more like dinner rolls - liked that size! The entree portions were also very good and the lasagne was delicious. One of the group had spaghetti and meatballs (about the size of golf balls) and he enjoyed this too.
At first glance the prices seem a bit pricey but when the starter is included this makes it a very reasonable meal. Drinks are a bit on the pricey side.
Would I go back? Yes, probably but I would ask that my entree is delayed until I'm ready for it.

  • Visited May 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not as good as they should be”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

i use to love the olive garden but i don't know what they did or changed chefs and when i was there the last time the people were not real nice won't go agian

Visited June 2011
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Thank Danelle R
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Dewey, Arizona
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Great "comfort food", hit the spot. The salad and breadsticks are as great as the service! Wonderful coffee.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Martha B
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Corona, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“spring training”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

great selection on menu, little or no waitng, nice friendly people & atmosphere to dine in !

Visited March 2012
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Thank Robert C
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Easton, Maryland
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214 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“You know what you will get.”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Normally I don't do chain restaurants on vacation. However, during spring training the places are packed. Our last night we just wanted something easy. Stopped in here. We sat at the bar and split our entree. Service was GREAT. Food was very good! They didn't charge us for the split. Didn't rush us. All was very nice. A really nice surprise.

  • Visited March 2012
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