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Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #450 of 837 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We walked in to restaurant early at 4:30PM because we had a function to attend that evening and we figured we could get seated and and served quickly. Wrong! We did get seated as soon as we walked in which was great and handed menu's but no one ever came to take our orders. It wasnt like we were in a back room where there was no service but we had tables around us all getting service. After 15 minutes and several attempts to get servicers attention only to be ignored we had to go up to the front and ask the manage what is going on. He came back to our table only to tell us it was a break down in communication and our table was not assigned to anyone but he would get that straightened out and take our order which they did but got it wrong and it took for ever to get our meals but they did comp us some desserts but we were late for our function and the rudeness of servers seeing us waving at them only to be ignored was a rather upsetting start to a great night.

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Thank Mrvacation13
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

good food and service. we love it, and we will go back it was my wife first visit for her birth day.


Thank Ihab A
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Guys know certain things are expected of them. We've done OG in a lot of states and cities. Not so crazy about this one. Inconvenient parking. Strange layout for the restaurant itself and a bit dark. Food was as expected. Ok for me. And as always my better half was knocked out by the Chicken Alfredo. As for me, when in Bakersfield, there are better options for Italian.

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Thank ChinaLake1
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We love the breadsticks, not so much the restaurant it self. When we would go there we would just order the salad and breadsticks, which with tip and paying full price for my girls if got to be way to expensive. So, we came up with a great way to get our breadstick fix. We make our own Olive Garden salad at home and get the breadsticks to go. We buy the Olive Garden salad dressing and croutons at Sam's club. We save a lot of money doing it this way.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The restaurant is in desperate need of a renovation. The chairs are shabby and the decorations are dusty. The food is pricey for what you get. The house wine was $7 and not very good. I wanted clam linguini but is was not on the menu. We had to wait a long time to get our food. The waiter did his best with the lag time in the kitchen by keeping us plied with salad and bread sticks. By the time we got our entrees, we were full from the bread sticks we ate during the very long wait for our food.

With the other great Italian restaurants in Bakersfield, I won't be back.

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Thank CriticalPam1971
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