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“Good as Usual!”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #56 of 362 Restaurants in Topeka
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Went to Olive Garden for Easter. Expected a crowd and long wait. Found neither.

Service and food was good, as expected. Had Eggplant for the first time in several years at Olive Garden and it was very good.

Overall a nice dining experience for commercial grade italian food. Would recommend.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I will seldom review chain restaurants, because they are just that; but this is one of those cases where the place deserves a review because of the great service we received.
We were taken care of by a waiter that was incredible welcoming, and that made sure that everything was just right.
Everything else was just Olive Garden. We had their usual soups and garden salad, which were fine.
Again, it is a chain version of italian food, Olive Garden style. It is practical, and will take care of dining, but don't expect to be wooed.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Awesome food in the evening, made fresh to order. lunch buffet to try out different dishes. definitely worth the drive if you don't mind the bar atmosphere

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I eat at a lot of Olive Gardens. Our family has used this local venue quite regularly for the past decade for family celebrations. Of late, the service has varied from its usual excellence... to 'only fair', and sadly, on the last visit I rate our overall service and experince as 'poor'. Bread was cold (hunh?) soup took forever and was barely luke warm. On a December 2012 visit (I wasn't personally present) my 87 year old mother-in-law really didn't appreciate sitting in the bar are (she doesn't drink) precariously perched on a tall barstool, when there were booths and tables available... She asked to move but her softly voiced concern was dismissed with a shrug. Indifference and a lack of training and concern for details is starting to become more and more prevalent at this store! That said - the front of house part of the facility also varies in cleanliness from 'pretty good' to 'needing some work'. Staff appearance and attitude runs the same gamut. Since all the food is basically canned and standardized within an inch of its life, management should be reminded that it is service and smiles that keep customers returning, especially over the long haul. A firmer hand is needed.

Thank Lee Ann P
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

They recently started call-ahead seating which will help a lot on cutting down on your wait. The food is almost always hot and tasty, although the wait is sometimes lengthy. We eat here at least 1 or 2 times a month with our entire family of 11 kids and grandkids.

Thank ginnyfromkansas
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