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“Great place to dine”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #10 of 211 Restaurants in Palmdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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5 reviews
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“Great place to dine”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This Olive Garden has great service and great food. Not quite what your italian mama would make but close enough. Theye ven have take out!

Visited September 2013
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“An Antelope Valley Mall mainstay”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Olive Garden has been here in Palmdale ever since the Antelope Valley Mall opened in 1990, and has worn well with not only me, but with many other folks over the years. Can't go wrong here - it continues to provide value and good service with its typically younger aged staff (who, thankfully, know how to act around the dining public).

We had reservations (a first) with our friends, who had a long day during a recent weekend. Instead of waiting in the lobby area for up to a half hour or so during busy weekend periods, our friends wisely called in a reservation hours beforehand. Saved us time and got us to where we could converse and catch up with ourselves in some semblance of reasonable quiet at our table. You out of town softball and soccer league folks would do great to take the hint: call in your reservation ahead, and it makes your time here go better. Unless you *really* want to talk and sit in the lobby. . . (sigh)

The staff is friendly, yet sticks to the business at hand. No surprises, and your order gets taken in quick enough dispatch. We had the two for $25 special currently running: breadsticks, soup/salad, main course, shared dessert. A definite hit! We all enjoyed. My Sweet Polly Purebred's fettucini alfredo was as expected, and my sausage and peppers rustica (macaroni with tomato sauce and sausage) hit the spot. Could have had a doggie bag out of half of it, as it covered the whole plate. Our friends ordered the fried mozzarella/friend zucchini to share with us, and we likewise shared our white chocolate raspberry cheesecake - one slice was enough to feed the four of us (who normally pass on dessert).

Good friends, good food, good conversation. At Olive Garden, as they say, you're family! That attitude helps keep folks return again and again to this restaurant. A family place that has its act together. . . even during the busy times (like lunch during the week) as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Underdog_SPP
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Quartz Hill, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
“One of my favorites!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good ole Olive Garden...one of my favorites!
You can always depend on them for excellent service and great food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank fromthesandtothesea
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Lancaster, California
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19 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

My friend and I met at Olive Garden to celebrate our birthdays that had just past. We were in and seated very quickly. Before we could finish our soup and salad our main entree had arrived. It was very good, and I love their bread sticks, Desert was just as good, and delicious wine. The staff was friendly, and quick. Over all good food, good service for a good price.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ida r
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