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Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #406 of 14,216 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Never go to chain restaurants in NYC. That is the unwritten rule of New Yorker's and Olive Garden is no exception. You'll see New Yorkers in there for lunch or New Yorkers from other boroughs in there but we usually don't go. The service is slow, the food is usually not cooked. Many times I've gone (for lunch and/or business meetings with people from out of town), I've seen evidence that my food was previously flash frozen. It is not fresh. I do love their Zuppa Toscana and Break Sticks but that's as far as I go.

Thank Krista C
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Right in the middle of Times square an excellent italian restaurant. Tasty dishes, various choices of starters (I had the fried lasagna which was excellent) and entrees, excellent drinks (I strongly recommend the Italian Margherita), friendly and attentive service add up to a pleasant evening. A very spacious dinner hall, calmilly illuminated on the second floor (escalators available) serves as an oasis in the middle of the agitation in Times square. Arrived there with no reservation with wife and a friend and had NO waiting time. A little bit overpriced, but nothing over the top. Good place to go

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

The one located in Times Square is good. It seems crowded, but it is bigger than it looks, dont stress, the wait isnt that long. The food is the same as any other Olive Garden.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The service here is great. Our server was very friendly. There was a bit of a wait to get a table, but you have to expect that in Times Square. The food is amazing. I had the ravioli, and it was probably the best I've ever had.

Thank StarfallDarling
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Great family spots with good salads and solid pasta--not the exceptional home style cooking. But great location for quick and fulfilling meals with children and family.

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