I really like this place because I love Pasta but also I really like the Peach Ice Tea from here, I tried to found it in another place but not, no like the Olive made.
I rarely review a chain dining experience, since most of them are quite consistent over time. But today's lunch at the Olive Garden in Salinas, CA was unusual. The food and service were fine, but the Arnold Palmer drinks (iced tea and lemonade) were weak, tasteless and obviously watered down...a strong negative element in an otherwise positive experience. "Why" is... More
I like the food but very limited with non-dairy items for me to eat. I get the spaghetti a lot an their salmon is very good as well. Do miss the triple chocolate strata cake - why they took that off, I can't imagine - it's always been popular. Don't go here as often anymore but the food is still... More
We arrived on a packed Sunday afternoon driving through California. The wait was long so we decided to eat at the bar. Good choice as our meal arrived quickly and we had good service. Its a little far from the highway for the average traveler but a nice break from fast food. We were in and out under 40 minutes.... More
We were over in Salinas, pushed for time, and decided to wing it with this chain restaurant. Got just what we deserved for not looking around more-decent service, so-so food, reasonable pricing and so very unexciting. Good for counting calories though as they were displayed prominently on the menu, so if you had an adding machine in your head, you... More
So surprised to see the restaurant so crowded! We were seated within a reasonable time, and as our waitress was busy, the gal doing tables around us took our order to get it in before dinner prices started...nice! I do believe it confused our own waitress though, so we did have to ask for things like breadsticks and water. Overall... More
We were seated right away on a Friday evening at 5:15pm to be exact the served came to our table 20min after we were seated we order our drinks and 5min after they brought the salad and bread to our table we finished the bread and the salad and the ssrver finally brought the drinks after 20min passed so we... More
Service was poor, also how can you be out of coke/pepsi? there's a bar there for goodness sakes. Someone was to lazy to change out the tank....
ZERO STARS! October 12, 2012 6:00- ish = a 45 minute wait for a table. As we sat outside and waited we noted dozens of customers streaming out of the building. Once we were seated we saw many available tables. We waited another twenty minutes before we were asked for our drink order and we are ready to place our... More
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