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“geat experience”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #115 of 455 Restaurants in York
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We do not often eat out. Our four year old grandson usually eats with us and my daughter and my wife insist he eats home cooking. This evening we got a night out. We had a twenty five dollar gift card for Olive Garden so we decided to there. It was the perfect evening. We got a parking spot at the front door (rare). It was about 7:30 PM, We only waited about five minutes and we were seated, again rare. Our waiter Ken approached us. Immediately was impressed with him. He explained about a special on the menu. He provided a sample for a red zinfindel whcih we both declined. We gave him our order. He brought our the salad and bread sticks. He also brought second bowl of salad. Sometime later Ken approached us and explained that we had been waiting one half hour. He would speak to the manager about this. Shortly thereafter the jay the Manager came to our table and apologized and handed us a $10 gift card. The special was two meals for twenty-five dollars. There are several selections on the menu. Both persons have the choice of endless salad or soup both with breadsticks. several entrees to choose from. and a desert. We both selected salad, I had spagetti and meat balls and my wife had Ziti. We each had a small desert which we both enjoyed. I have eaten at Olive Garden several times and have never been disappointed but this time It seemed better. This time I took special notice to the wait staff. It just seemed that everyone I observed was professional and attentive. Our waiter, Ron could work in any exclusive restrauant and receive compliments. It just seemed he anticipated what we were thinking and addressed it. Their was "no joking around no "what will ya have hun" . If there were any poor attitudes I did not see them. In the many the restrauants we have eaten in our 43 years. This is one of the better experiences.

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Thank drs1231
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

I have always enjoyed the food at the Olive Garden. They have something for everyone, and they add new items to their menu frequently, while holding on to everyone's favorites. The restaurant has a nice family atmosphere. Service is normally good service, so be prepared to pay a good tip. The food is good, and the prices were fairly easy to swallow. Be Prepared for at least a 30-40 minute wait.

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This Olive Garden in York has always provided us with good service and great food. The servings are large but not as large as they used to be. The house salad comes with the house dressing, which is the only downside to this place (and all Olive Gardens). If they had a choice of dressings, it would enhance my dining pleasure. Other than that, it's always busy and you should probably call ahead. We just take our chances and sometimes we wait awhile and sometimes we are seated right away. In the summer, they keep the ac pretty cold, so ladies, bring a sweater along.

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Thank jammy-10
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

We waited a long time for our food and the waiter stopped by to assure us we'd have it soon. We waited awhile longer and noticed that the folks around us who were seated after us had their food. Finally, the waiter came out with three of the four entrees, closely followed by the manager. The manager made it clear that it wasn’t the waiter’s fault, there was an error in the kitchen and one of the entrees was missed and that it would be out soon. He was very apologetic and made things right by canceling the bill (about $777 with drinks). The food was great and service was good and the manager handled the situation properly. We’ll go back!

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Thank Mike F
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

They just opened up at the end of last year and we have been a few times since then. It is one of our favorite restaurants and is always great! Same menu, etc. as other Olive Gardens but it's especially nice because of the staff and the newness.

Thank IFJean
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