I was craving pasta for dinner last Saturday night, but my spouse didn't want to mess up the kitchen. Olive Garden was less than 2 miles away and seemed like an appropriate compromise.
I left feeling a bit disappointed. The food -- spaghetti with marinara sauce and fettuccini alfredo with broccoli and mushrooms -- was up to expectations on taste and preparation, but the portions were much smaller than we've become accustomed to on previous visits to this location. We also got whacked for almost $3 to add a few broccoli florets and a half-dozen small mushroom pieces to the fettuccini. We complained and the manager did bring out an additional portion for us.
Total for two pasta dinners, two coffees and a shared piece of cheesecake for dessert came to $43 before tip, a bit steep for what we would have received had we not complained about the portion size.
I'll probably come back here for pasta again, but only when they have the never ending pasta bowl special. The food is good, but the portions on the regular menu left me feeling hungry.