I lost interest in Olive Gardens about 20 years ago, but recently heard good things about new menu, so gave it a try. Was very pleasantly surprised in every respect.
We started the meal with a good portion of delicious stuffed mushrooms, then tried the new cucina mia (where you choose a pasta and a sauce from a list of options) for $ 10 which included a very nice large salad. I discovered that all dinners come with the nice salad. We also shared the trout dinner, two fillets of trout and veggies, so we left with a doggie box. I rarely eat dessert, but we decided to try the Tiramisu, which was light and flavorful, better than most I've had.
I like wine with a good meal, and doubted I could get a decent glass, particularly after passing a weak arrangement of large bottles of nondescript wine... but was very pleased to sample 5 different wines they had by the glass, and enjoyed 4 of them. All in all a very good evening, and all the staff were friendly.