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Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #193 of 543 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2013

My server was FANTASTIC, his name was Andy. Food was ok, I'd go back because of him. The staff at the front door I found to be less than welcoming. The dining room needed detail cleaned, but overall a good experience.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Melissa R
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Lunch at Olive Garden”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unlimited soup, salad and bread stick were great. The waitress was nice and she tended to all of our needs. I will be back soon.

Visited October 2013
Thank Rell0914
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What Happened ??????”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

we have been eating at this particular Olive Garden for the past several years, but not again. We were greeted by three hostesses when we arrived- none of the three seemed interested in people waiting to be seated. We had to wait to be seated for at least half an hour, no patrons seen leaving dinig area.Possible reason, I observed the restaurant to be very short staffed, even our waiter complained about all the tables not being cleared. The napkins smelled like old grease and silverware dirty. The waiter shared with us her family members complain when she returns from work because of a lingering greasy odor on her clothing! We were seated in the alcove by the kitchen, as we had many times before but never an experience like this one. I attempted to reach manager by email, however never got a reply. We now drive to Lancaster PA about 25 miles for a meal at Olive Garden, what a difference, worth the drive- no complaints

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Donna L
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Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What Happened to this Restaurant?”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have been visiting this restaurant for at least 20 years. Always good, always fast service and good staff. What happened to this restaurant recently? We were seated and noticed tables around us not cleaned off, tips left on tables, other diners impatiently waiting to be waited on and some for ordered meals. We were asked for our drink preference and did not see the waiter for 15 minutes. Then he brought us a salad we did not order, before even asking what we wanted. When confronted with this he said never mined take it home with you anyway? It went from bad to worse, more people around us not getting their food, then we didn't get ours! More than one table left with the manager having to come over to resolve issues. We were just glad to leave, what is going on with the service and quality. We will frequent other Olive Garden's but I would wait quite awhile before we returned to this one.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kabulkathy
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Harrisburg, Pa
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good quality food, as usual”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We went to Olive Garden to have the never-ending pasta bowl feature. It was, as usual, good quality and plentiful portions, so much so that I could eat only two servings. The classic Olive Garden salad is always a highlight. While we were there a patron came in with four mentally challenged individuals, and the staff was gracious in greeting and seating them.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dan C
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