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“Hagerstown Olive Garden , very good overall.”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #9 of 296 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Overall, the food and the service was very good for a recent Sunday early evening visit at this particular Olive Garden. Even though we were told that it would be a 10-15 minute wait, our party of four was seated in less time than that.

For those who have eaten at Olive Garden over the years, there are not really any surprises with the basic menu selection. It is nice that they have an ample vegetarian selection of dishes as well as gluten free options. This was our first visit to this particular Olive Garden and we were quite satisfied with the dining experience.

We found the portion sizes to be on the large side, so getting a bowl of their top notch minestrone soup as a starter, along with a breadstick or two had us taking half of the main courses - Chicken Piccata and Ravioli di Portobello - home in a takeaway carton. Those dishes were as equally tasty the next evening after being reheated in the microwave.

At the time of our visit, the restaurant was also offering a choice of one of three main entrees as a takeaway only option for five dollars, so we availed ourselves of the Five Cheeses Ziti option. That proved to be rather tasty over the next few days as well.

One caveat worth mentioning is that the triple cannoli does not hold up well as a takeaway. While the strawberry, vanilla and chocolate creme fillings are extremely delicious, the shell tends to get rather soggy, which diminishes the overall pleasure in eating the confection.

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Pasteurized, homogenized, and bland at best. The service is good and the food is exactly what it appears to be (anything but Italian). It's a safe bet for a quick bite.

Thank John B
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The food is ok. The staff are nice but trained to push you out the door as soon as you get done eating. As a family get together who dont get to see much of each other like to go out to eat at a nice restaurant and to talk and catch up this is not the place to go as they rush you out the door to replace you as fast as they can to get someone else in to take your seat.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Soup, salad and breadsticks the go to. Entrees expensive at regular price, not worth it. Look for week night and specials.

Thank DeavBBQ
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Reviewed June 23, 2018


We haven't been to an Olive Garden in a couple of years. We were seated right away. Our waiter was good, but not overly attentive. We had a beef and noodle seasonal special. It was very good. While we were eating the manager stopped by to chat. He told us exactly how that dish was made.
We had a very good meal for a reasonable price.

Thank lindyl0u84
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