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“Great Experience!”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #48 of 214 Restaurants in Port Charlotte
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wine tasting at the front door with a wonderful gentleman was a great marketing idea... we purchased the wine with our dinner!

The dinner was lovely, our hostess was excellent... even gave us extra bread on request. A very friendly atmosphere. I ate there with two other friends and we all enjoyed our meals. We did have one shared desert which was awesome.

I would definitely eat there again! Actually, I can hardly wait!

Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Spent new years eve dinner with 5 other people at Olive Garden, The service was awesome and so the food The Italian Margarites
are excellent.

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Thank joe o
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Good portions but it took a long time to be seated. You can't get in during the winter season. I guess that goes to show how good the food is. Service is great once you get in.

Thank Milliard431
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went here for an early supper as we had a gift certificate. Server was good except we had to ask for bread stix after the meal was served-I guess that keeps down the unlimited bread stix. Salad is basic iceberg bagged lettuce with 2 tomatoes and 2 pepperoncinis and onions-nothing special here. Eggplant parm was just ok---separate pieces of eggplant, deep fried with cheese and sauce on it. My husband had ravioli with meat sauce and the meat sauce was very good, tasted fennel so it must have had sausage in it-he enjoyed it. He also had Gnocci soup-very little chicken and only pieces of gnocci--very salty. I just don't get the allure of Olive Garden.

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1  Thank BeverlyMA
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Okay so they are not " real" Italian eateries but the choice on the menu was wide and varied. Excellent service boosted the experience and the value could not be contested.
Certainly recommend the place and would visit again.
Downside was that as the place emptied the a/c cooled the place a bit to well.

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1  Thank spatan
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