I love Olive Garden. It's definitely more of a "fast food-y" sort of restaurant, but it's a high quality one. Once you find a few menu items you like, it's an easy restaurant to eat at regularly, as it is quite affordable.
The minestrone soup is amazing. I have yet to find another kind of minestrone soup I actually like. And it's unlimited, unless you pick the salad then that would be unlimited! And so are the breadsticks! =D
A few years ago, I decided to try one of the specials: Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo. I had never tried Gorgonzola before but I like steak and fettuccine alfredo so I decided to try it. And I am so glad I did. Needless to say, when they added this dish to their menu permanently I was ecstatic. I meow get it every time I dine here, which is quite often considering the closest one is more than a 40 minute drive away for me. Yes, I often drive 40 minutes just to eat here. But it is worth it when I'm craving Olive Garden! I wish there were one in Santa Barbara.