Since all of the Olive Garden restaurants closed in Canada years ago, we were delighted when a new franchise opened on Military Road in Niagara Falls, NY. It's not far once you cross the Rainbow Bridge, and the Outlet Mall, Wegman's, Target and TJ Maxx are close by if a little shopping fits with your plans.
The restaurant is typically very busy, and we were seated in the front bar area instead of waiting for a table in the back. Our server was wonderful - he was very chatty and made very good menu suggestions. The food is excellent value given the unlimited soup or salad, wonderful breadsticks, and huge choice of entrees. We were both very pleased with everything about the meal and plan to return soon. Yes it's a chain and not a family run Italian restaurant, but with reasonable expectations you won't be disappointed. Be warned though, lunch and dinner times often require waiting for a table due to the popularity of the restaurant.