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“Typical Olive Garden...Very Good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #14 of 238 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ashburn, Virginia
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235 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Typical Olive Garden...Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Olive Gardens are consistently very good on food quality, value and price...this one is no different except that the service was better than expected. We were seated promptly at a good table near the fireplace. The waiter described the relative values of the wine offerings and gave us just what we needed. The entrees are always large and tasty and often too much given the endless salad bowl. This chain is a great value on any day and the waiter made it just a bit better.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
280 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Last Chance Choice Turned out Well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We were actually going to Sweetwater Tavern but when we were told it was an hour and fifteen minute wait we settled on the Olive Garden which is adjacent to the Tavern. And although our wait was nearly an hour (after being told 25 minutes) they offered free wine tasting while we waited and once we were seated service was very gracious and the food very good. Great home style salad. Everyone in our party of nine had very good things to say about their selections. They were having an extremely busy night and it makes me wonder why there aren't more dining choices in the Sterling area to accommodate the overflow.

Visited December 2012
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Israel
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

It was our first visit in this restaurant and we didn’t know what to expect, but what we got was excellent food, a super good service and all came with reasonable price. I would definitely eat there again, and recommend it to my friends.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ithaca, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Reliable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Efficient and friendly service. Good food at reasonable price.

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Skimpy Portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

Ordered the lasagna for lunch and had to do a double-take when it was delivered after 20 minutes of waiting....I get more lasagna in a Weight Watcher's TV dinner than I got at this place. Service was lousy and the tiny portion of so-so lasagna was overpriced. Much better places to eat in this area.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank bleifuss
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