We went here after church on Sunday, so we expected it to be crowded. We did "Call Ahead Seating" which is wonderful. When we arrived we got our pager, but waited no more than 5 minutes!
My kids love this place! I don't usually love how things add up, though. When we went it was "The Never Ending Pasta Bowl" special, which was great! All four of us ordered it, and at $9.95 per person, it is the best deal on the menu. They don't run it all the time, but we did take advantage of it. The salad is always yummy. It comes in a big, family style bowl. This time, we ordered one big bowl of house Italian dressing, and one big bowl of Ranch dressing. Both were tasty! My kids love to order the alfredo dipping bowl, to dip breadsticks in. I honestly can't believe that they charge $3.00 for it, but they do. You get about 3 tablespoons of sauce, but we let the kids eat it all. The drinks (Soda, tea, etc..) are a rediculous $2.50 per drink, so the hubbie and I ordered waters. Kids got soda. $10 for 4 sodas is just crazy and my latest pet peeve of all restaurants!
Our server was very friendly and efficient. (They ought to be because I happen to know that they only let each server have 3 tables at a time!) The food always comes out quickly, and hot food is hot...cold food is cold! What a concept...but some restaurants don't get this. This place, at least, does! Thank you!
One personal dislike is that sometimes in this chain, they like to sit all the little kids, babies, etc... in one zone of the restaurant. I understand this, but will now ask to NOT be in/near that area, if there is one. I love kids, but don't need to listen to screaming if I don't have to. The hostess was very kind and understood my request.