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“What Central Wisconsin needed”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #23 of 163 Restaurants in Wausau
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Olive Garden is one of the best chain restaurants. This branch won't disappoint you. Can get busy but wait is not bad.

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Stopped in on Saturday to celebrate my wife's work anniversary and had a fantastic lunch. Soup, Salad and Bread Sticks. Excellllllllent!!!!!! Service was great, the aromas greet you at the outside door. We had a very short wait of about 10min which just enhanced our appetite and expectations. We suggest this to any Italian Quesine lover.

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Reviewed July 22, 2011

Normally I would never give such a high rating to a chain restaurant. But this Olive Garden feels very different. This was our 2nd time there...first time was great...2nd time was amazing. My wife and I walked in and were told there wasa 5-10 minute wait...we were in rush so we asked to sit at bar. We sat down and the manager met us and told us we could have a booth to ourselves. We sat and ordered out food and drinks. Our waitress Kathy was very knowledgable on both our food and drink orders. She offered us several samples of different wines as well. The breadsticks were good as always and then I had the spicy sausage and potato soup...very good! Then chicken alfredo...stuffed! Our waitress checked on us several times even though she was very busy. We mentioned that we never get date night anymore...with two small kids at home. We had a $4 coupon that expired over a month ago (our daughter tore up our newest one) but they still accepted it. Of course they asked if we wanted dessert and I said no because we were stuffed. The manager came over and said that she wanted to give us each free desserts since we were having a rare date night. We said we were kind of in a rush so she she ran and boxed it up for us. Amazing dinner and we will absolutely visit again thanks to their great service! We were in and out in about 50 minutes

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Reviewed June 8, 2011

We have eaten at many Olive Gardens and were thrilled when one would open in Wausau WI.However, the first time we went was on a Sunday, the first weekend they were open and everything was disappointing. This was in Dec., people were rude, wait staff didn't have clue to what was going on, meal was served so bizarre one of us were done eating prior to the others starting, and didn't even get the right meal for one of us;this was for a family of 3. We hadn't gone again until 2 weeks ago,and it was SOOOOO much improved. Granted it was 4pm on a weekday but also had a waiter who knew his stuff,and told us to never go to a new restaurant until they have been open for a month. Sounds resonable to us after our Dec. experience. Everything was excellent this time around and we will go back without waiting another 5 months!

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Reviewed December 11, 2015
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