Traditional dishes and all -you-can-eat salad, soup and bread sticks are the draw at this upscale-casual Italian restaurant.. In Short Established in 1982, this chain gained a following for its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. Patrons settle into comfortable booths and tables in dining rooms with plants, artwork and décor reminiscient of the villas in the Tuscan countryside. Starters include scampi, sausage or pepperoni pizza, and several soup choices, as well as a signature seafood dip (crab, shrimp, cheese and marinara). Entrees include classics like lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. There are also "Garden Fare" options, which promise 30 percent fewer calories.
I HAVE VISITED THIS OLIVE GARDEN RESTAURANT AT LEAST 10 TIMES AND HAVE ORDERED TAKE-OUT ORDERS AT LEAST 5 TIMES. THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT AT ALL TIMES. I HAVE BROUGHT FRIENDS HERE, AND I HAVE EVEN BOUGHT GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR PRESENTS. PORTIONS ARE VERY GENEROUS--PRICES ARE MODERATE. THE EMPLOYEES ARE EXTREMELY FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS. THE MENU HAS AN EXCELLENT SELECTION THAT SHOULD PLEASE JUST ABOUT EVERYONE.