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“For all the advertising..you would think it might be better”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #22 of 313 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“For all the advertising..you would think it might be better”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We, as a family, had never been to an Olive Garden. My husband always has said he loved the endless salad and yet I never wished to visit. But, recently, we did. I can honestly say that I need never to return. Absolutely nothing special. No one liked their food. I asked our server questions (is the lasagna anything special? Is the pizza popular) and he did not give any real assistance. The salad is lame with iceberg and boxed croutons, 2 olives and 1 jalapeño. Fast wannabe Italian. Nothing seemed made in-house. It is a chain..but, sometimes you can be impressed. Not there.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Moncton, New Brunswick
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

You can always expect to be seated quickly at Olive garden and served by friendly staff. The food is also consistently delicious. Love this place.

Visited September 2012
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not like the other Olive Gardens :(”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Not like the other Olive Gardens :(
Dont go here expecting the same yummy Olive Garden food you have gotten at other locations, very disappointed, very cheap cuts of steak, make sure the knife they give you is sharp ! The lasagna starter was really good, really wished I left after eating that! O and the salad was limp, barely any dressing on it :(

  • Visited December 2012
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Forest, Virginia
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Soup and salad, yum!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Always crowded - food never disapoints, but the wait time is tiresome. Usually end up choosing to go elsewhere based on how long the line is.

Visited February 2012
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Thank crickert62
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Soup and Salad”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Unlimited soup and salad along with bread sticks . There is a variety of soups which you can change to try a new one. The Salad is topped with param cheese they grate over soup and salad until you say "WHEN".

Visited March 2012
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Thank susan b
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