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“Farthest from authentic!”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #11 of 183 Restaurants in Bangor
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Winslow, Maine
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Farthest from authentic!”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I do not recommend eating at this Olive Garden or any Olive Garden Restaurant for that matter. Most of the entrees are brought in on a freezer truck, and simply heated in the kitchen. No self-respecting Italian would eat in one of these franchise restaurants. Save your money and prepare your own Italian food at home. I recommend Henry Hill's recipes & Marguerite Dimino Buonopane's recipes.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ellsworth, Maine
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not a long wait at all!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The wait was surprisingly short and we were there at noontime.Perhaps it was because it was a Monday? Service was very good, the manager came to introduce himself and asked us to let him now if we had any questions or issues.The food was very good as always, although I did not care as much for the sauce on the sausage and pasta featured. Probably my personal taste.You may love it. A coupon in the weekend paper offers $2 off lunch through Feb. 2013 so we will likely go back before it expires. I may stick with tried and true this time and not try a new dish.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JaneK473
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Saint John, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great meal for Great value”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Very good restauran ,But usually will have to wait so if you have time food is awesome and prices are good

Visited January 2013
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Thank plcSaintJohn_Canada
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Birch Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Olive Garden”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Always get a good meal ! If you like chains and love to get the same meal every time you can't go wrong with Olive Garden.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Kristin D
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Amherst
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103 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Consistantly Good”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We always have to stop at the Olive Garden. The service and food is consistently very good. My family all love the soups and like to try their new items.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Elizabeth J
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