Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
3940 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Price Range : Average
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09/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is an insult to anyone who knows what Italian food should taste like. Italian food is about freshness which is far far far away from this chains mentality. The name ""garden"" should imply fresh ingredients, but nothing here is fresh. Canned and frozen are the way of this place with the small exception of the salad. The pasta isnt even made fresh! Real Italian made pasta is all about the pasta, and not the gallon of canned, over-salted sauce that gets dumped over it! You can find a better and cheaper meal in the freezer section of your local HEB and that isnt saying much!
07/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The nurse and I dropped in at the S. Lamar OG around 9pm last Saturday night (after being turned away at Johnny Carino's on Brodie), and it was the best thing Carino's could have done for us. Our server, Jay, was the epitome of how waitstaff everywhere should conduct themselves. The atmosphere was delightful, the food fantastic, and the service was superb. 180 degrees from our experience at Southpark Waterloo's.