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“Typical Olive Garden”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #39 of 236 Restaurants in Pasadena
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

I like Olive Garden, so I start with a bit of bias. However, with a blindfold on, you probably wouldn't be able to tell one Olive Garden from all of the others. The all you can eat salad served family style in a large bowl is the same, the bread sticks are the same, as well as the pasta, chicken and sauces.

OG does not take reservations, so we try to eat during "off hour" times to avoid the crowds that can cause 30 minute to one hour waits that are typical at most locations.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Thank Bradley R
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Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We arrived around 2pm on a very busy Friday before Christmas. There was a wait but it was open seating in the bar area. We were promptly greeted by Ruben, who wasn't our waiter and he got our drinks and appetizer order in and brought out bread. He didn't have to do all this but I told him we were starving. Our waiter, Nick, took our order and everything came out quickly. We were very happy with our visit.

Date of visit: December 2014
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Thank Txgal09
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

ok me and my sister came here to eat and we had this horrible waitress. she takes forever to bring out drinks. she didn't come around often. she would go into the kitchen and she wouldn't come out for like 10 minutes. I had a flat sprite, we asked for all of this stuff for To-go and she took forever to bring it out. she took forever to bring the togo boxes & the togo bag. we asked for togo drinks & she didn't even give them to us. she took so long just to bring the check back. & everytime we would need something we had to wait 10 minutes because she wasent doing her job. lemme just say she should have gotten no tip at all.

Date of visit: June 2014
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Thank Deannaisqueend
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This Olive Garden has the best food and friendliest waiters. The hostess is gracious and accommodating. It is such a pleasant experience meeting friends here and enjoying a delicious Italian meal. The tirimisu is fabulous.

Date of visit: March 2014
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Thank ScottF488
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Not the BEST Italian, and some would even argue it's not "Italian" by Carrabba's standards, but it is a good value and consistently good food. Love the soup and salad all you can eat -- I can't eat much, so it's nice to take it home. Margaritas are wonderful with a twist! made with OJ!

The down side to the "value" is that there are a LOT of families with little ones - it must be a challenge to have a well behaved child these days! :(

Ask to sit in the bar for a quieter (no screaming kids) dining experience!

Date of visit: August 2013
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Thank TxAggieAndHisWife
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