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“Not what is used to be”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #20 of 805 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I have been to many Olive Garden restaurants over the years and usually quite reliable however this time the food was disappointing. It was at best ok and far too much of it so recommend that you really think about how much you want. If you go with starters and mains you will be taking a lot of it home with you. Staff were very nice and place was packed so make a reservation if you can or expect to be waiting.

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Thank Jim C
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We ate here a couple of times on our recent trip. Although we had to wait between 20 and 40 minutes for a table for our party of five, it was at a very busy time of year and we were able to sit and enjoy a drink at the bar while waiting. Both the food and the wine (strongly recommend the Handcraft Malbec!) were excellent - the nicest we experienced during our trip. The service is friendly, unobtrusive and fairly quick once you are seated. All main meals come with a choice of soup (there are several to choose from- the Chicken Gnocchi was popular) or salad before the entree is served, so unless you are feeling particularly hungry there is no real need for an appetiser/starter. The food arrives at the table cooked to perfection, hot, and well presented - you really cannot ask for more and the freshly grated parmesan is a great final touch.Desserts were nice, though we were not often able to eat them after the soup/salad and mains - portion sizes are more than adequate!

All in all, this is an excellent restaurant to which we will return again and again.

Thank Ray P
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were a party of 12 and had called ahead for seating. When we got there the table wasn't ready because the party before us wasn't leaving. The management did everything they could to come up with an alternative and in the end found something acceptable. As we ordered, we found out they ran out of asparagus and Caesar salad (really, running out of Caesar salad?). We mentioned it to the manager and she apologized several times and then several minutes later came back and comped the meal that didn't have asparagus and comped the salad we had ordered for one of the kids. As they say, it's not having problems that is a problem, but how they are resolved, and this manager resolved it beyond our expectations. well done.

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Thank Yvonne H
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Excellent Olive Garden. Great atmosphere and service was great. Good food and portions. Highly recommend this resturant!

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Ate here a number of times after ‘calling ahead’ and being seated on arrival. Service excellent and menu explained. Wine appetiser offered on arrival. We have eaten in other Olive Garden's in Kissimmee and Orlando on a previous trip so we knew what to expect. This restaurant was close to our accommodation. Full up at 8pm with families and large parties gave it a nice atmosphere without it seeming too chaotic. Being 15 minutes from Disney I guess it will year round be busy in the early evening.
Everything we ate and drank here was good. We variously had steak gorgonzola, stuffed chicken Marsala, minestrone, huge house salads, Sicilian scampi and lasagne.
All the dishes were to table hot, promptly and as ordered. Probably doesn’t get better than that. Well we also had cocktails, Alco and non Alco, prosecco and house wines.
Probably the nicest things we discovered here were the Dolcini, a choice of six small sweet dishes that were both tasty and just enough after a large meal. Our favourite was Limoncello mousse served in a small glass.
All in all, the Olive Garden is still up there when it comes to good food with atmosphere and good value.
Highly recommended.

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Thank skdcitraveller
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