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“Just another Chain...Same Old Thing”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just another Chain...Same Old Thing”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice greeting; Clean and maintained. Do not like how they pack diners into the same section of the restaurant when other sections are completely empty...very noisy. A little privacy and quiet would be nice if they would spread the diners out. Food is so-so, the same as any other Olive Garden. I believe many of their dishes are mass produced and thawed per serving. Service can be very slow at times, then at other times, very prompt. Waiters and waitresses like to assemble and chat, providing the diners with minimal service.

  • Visited August 2013
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colonial heights
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had dinner here and tried the low calorie dinners. The tilapia with shrimp was delicious. We also added the meats now offered to be added to our salad..excellent. Service was very good and we all received a free dessert because a wine we ordered was not available. The menu changes are an improvement and an update. Will definitely return. Love their soups also.....

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank 27virginia27
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Summerton, SC
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“good, as always”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This Olive Garden was as consistently good as we are used to. Excellent food & wine, it was Friday night, packed, service was still excellent.

Visited January 2014
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La Crosse Va
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“cold food”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Had our Christmas gathering here, there were eight of us, after waiting an hour for our food, the spaghetti was cold and our grandson's pizza was burned, the waitress never apologized or offered to take food back. Really disappointing and sorry our grandchildren picked this location.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank saylors
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Silver Spring
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Okay for travelers”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We ate here for lunch southbound and dinner northbound. Both times were crowded, but the soup and salad lunch was the better of the 2 meals. We like the salads at both meals which is why we stopped. The dinners were very much chain type food lacking the care or preparation of chef cooked similar dishes at a good Italian restaurant. They were though a bit less expensive. Service both times was good.

Visited December 2013
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Thank James R
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