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“Typical Olive garden”
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Olive Garden
Ranked #137 of 928 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Peterborough, Canada
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267 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Typical Olive garden”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We enjoy the Olive Garden and go whenever we vist the U.S.
We were surprised that there was no wait / line-up - which we found unusual.
We had the ravioli (good) and veal parmigana (a little over cooked). With a glass of wine it was about $40.00.
Food was good (nothing outstandingly or great - but good) like it usually is at an Olive Garden.
Waitress was adequate - nothing more and nothing less. We did find the bread sticks to be saltier than usual.

Friends we were with found their entire meal to be salty, Their comment was that "somebody should tell the chef that other spices besides salt have been discovered".

  • Visited August 2013
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Edgewood, New Mexico
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211 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Very nice.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was a "typical" Olive Garden, with good food and good service. I enjoyed it very much. The chain usually gets it right, and this restaurant was no exception!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank AnotherNiteOnTheRoad
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Jupiter, Florida
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Two Visits Two Five Stars”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great food, value, service. The Italian soup (Endless Soup) is just awesome. We visited twice- once for dinner and once for lunch and both visits FIVE STARS! Thank you folks!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Big D
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GRAND RAPIDS
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Super salads”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

I love their unlimited salad and that it is included in the price.
Good service and great food. The soup is very tasty as well.

Visited April 2013
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Thank NELLIE M MRS L
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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333 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“McDonalds of Sit Down Dining”
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

I had dinner here because my 13 year old daughter loves bread sticks. The whole experience felt stale. Everything from the staff uniforms to the tasteless ravioli. Our server was nice, but you almost felt like she wasnt all that excited about who she worked for. Too many other more creative and tasty menus in town to return to fake Italy.

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Thank Michael W
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