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“It's right next door!”
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Olive Garden
Ranked #161 of 760 Restaurants in Dayton
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Piqua
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's right next door!”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

I love how close it is. I don't even have to get in my car so I can enjoy a few glasses of wine!

Visited February 2012
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English first
Toronto
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Wouldn't come here again”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

I came here on a business trip and Olive Garden was close to the hotel. It was a Sunday night and we had to wait 20 minutes which was fine because we just had drinks at the bar.

The food was bad. My pasta was too cooked and the scallops in the seafood linguine were very small, about the size of my baby fingernail. The free ceasar salad very over dressed and too soggy. The spinach dip was too salty. The waitress was patronizing and treated us like children. We had spend some time looking at the menu and just chatting. She came over to see if we were ready to order. We said we hadn't decided yet. Then she specifically instructed us "When you are ready to order, close your menus and place them on the table". Duh... it's not the first time we have eaten at restaurants.

Visited February 2012
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Thank bipy
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Morgantown, wv
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good food, good service”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

close to mall, hotels, great service, had a great waiter, food served fast

Visited February 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“Good Food”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

The food is great as well as the customer service. It's always clean there.

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Thank Carolyn W
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Centerville, Ohio
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2,746 reviews
1,746 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4,021 helpful votes
“Averaage family Italian cuisine”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

First, this is a successful chain Italian restaurant.
While full bar service is available, this is a very family friendly restaurant.
Seems like management is oblivious of seating clientele in a timely manner.
Restaurant may be nearly empty and a calculation must be made in order to seat patrons; we get this when the restaurant is busy, and it often is. However, there should be no problem in seating at 2:00PM. Be careful of the changing or lunch to dinner menu. Some folks like a late lunch in order to save a few dollars from the dinner menu.
The pasta, meatball, sausage, and sauce are generally good. Service is fine, and the franchise seems consistent in its many locations. The Dayton Mall location is fine, but there is better Italian for about the same price nearby.

  • Visited August 2011
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