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“Not what I expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #54 of 466 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jackson
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599 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Not what I expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Friday night and expected it to be busy and was correct on that point. Service was good but food was over cooked and bland. Rather disappointed to say the least.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Salem, Virginia
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hadn't been there in a while.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to Olive Garden in Jan and had not been there in a while and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was great and the food was wonderful. Need to go back again soon.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OK at best”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

first the positive... The serving of the garden salad was huge! Good for 2 people. But it was 90% iceberg lettuce, 9% croutons and 1% of everything else. Try throwing some Arugula, spinach, rasins, tomatoes or cucumbers. If this increases your cost then reduce the portion a little bit. The salmon was bland and wasn't seasoned properly and it was a little too flaky. The thing was breaking into little crumbs... Server was attentive.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Manu S
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Roanoke, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great place as a chain. You know what you are going to get. Never had a bad experience. Perfect for lunch

Visited October 2012
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Thank Kelley M
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Why is this place always busy?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I must be missing something. I can make better Italian food than this place. There are so many local Italian restaurants that offer far superior food for a lot less money. Sorry, I don't get it.

Visited November 2012
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