My wife and I are Italian, but we're not embarrassed to say that we absolutely love Olive Garden's food. The soup, the salad, the spinach artichoke dip, the Never Ending Bowl of Pasta, the chicken marsala, you name it, it's usually a delectable delight at the "OG."
But as good as the food is, the service is everything but good. Especially at the Olive Garden in Secaucus. We've been going to Olive Garden since we moved to New Jersey 5 years ago. I can't remember the last time our waitress greeted us at our table in a timely fashion. We often wait 10, 15, even 20 minutes before they even take our drink order! Completely unacceptable. When we order, my wife gets the same thing every time - penne pasta with butter. Not the butter sauce, just melted butter with penne. She's been ordering this for years at the same Olive Garden location, and for years they still can't figure it out. Either the waitress/waiter messes it up, or they have to ask a manager, or they argue with you that it should be butter sauce and not butter. Get it together people.
Also, make sure you ask for your check early, because often times they take forever to give it to you.
If the food wasn't good, we wouldn't return. But if you're looking for a quick Italian food fix on a lazy Sunday, it's worth the trip. Just make sure you allot extra time for slow service. It really is terrible.
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