We've always enjoyed Olive Garden, from TX to OH and in between. Today we decided to improve a difficult morning with a good lunch, Half-Pannini and Salad. My wife's salad bowl arrived with a bit of salad in it already, dried on. It was quickly replaced. My Half-Pannini came with what looked like a bite out of one corner. Of course, they replaced the sandwich and comped the meal, but denied that it had been bitten. Maybe it wasn't, but aren't the servers supposed to check the dishes and food before plopping them down? Neither the bowl or sandwich should have seen our table! Of course, the actual food was O.K., but the steak & portabella wasn't great, just acceptable.