I have been to Olive Garden numerous times, with friends and with large groups. They have never failed in quality and service.
Olive Garden is a chain restaurant but they do strive to be innvoative and different. I can usually find something new on the menu when I go.
For lunch I usually like soup and salad which is an excellent value.
I have been there with very large groups which include children. They know how to handle large crowds and readily split checks and make small plates for children.
I have been to Olive Gardens in several different cities and know I can have a good meal at any of their franchises.