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“Soup and Salad Forever”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #58 of 304 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Avila Beach, Ca.
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Soup and Salad Forever”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stopped here for lunch and it seems most people around our table were have the unlimited soup and salad. We did too and it is very good. When you leave you aren't stuffed and on a chilly, rainy day the soup tastes great.

Visited December 2012
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Ojai, California
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Terrible food”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to San Francisco... We were hungry. I ordered the pasta carbonara. Tasteless, oily, canned shrimp, overcooked. The waitress Nikki didn't ask when she saw my full plate if everything was okay. Will never go to an Olive Garden again. Oh...and it was way overpriced!

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Grover Beach, CA
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Olive Garden”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

basic Olive Garden fare ... San Luis Obispo location is fairly new. Been there about 5 times since it opened and the service is pretty slow and sporadic ... had to wave our server down for drink refills and waited over 1/2 hour for our main dish. Many dishes very salty. BUT ... the best Italian dressing ANYWHERE !

Visited September 2012
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Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Quiet surprised”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

I hadn't eaten at an Olive Garden in years and this was a very nice experience. The prices are extremely reasonable and the food was great. I had the never ending pasta and a salad. The server was also on top of our needs.

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Pismo Beach, CA
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Yes, 5 stars for a chain location”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I've eaten at the San Luis Obispo Olive Garden 3 times since they opened and the food has been excellent, service excellent and friendly, and they execute very well. The wine list is very good and reasonably priced and they will offer you a tasting.

I give it 5 stars because it hits ITS mark. Really good Italian, nice atmosphere, excellent service, and priced right.

Visited September 2012
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