Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
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- General Info:
- Since its founding in Orlando in 1982, Olive Garden has been dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming dining experience and Italian hospitality to everyone who walks in the door. Today, our 800+ restaurants have evolved with our customers’ favorites in mind. Inspired by Italian generosity and love of amazing food, our menu is always expanding to ensure that there is something new to try and something everyone will enjoy. That means you can indulge in classic Italian favorites like Chicken Parmigiana and Fettuccine Alfredo served with the salad and breadsticks you love. And take your pick from our scrumptious appetizers, entrées, desserts, wines and specialty drinks. Plus, explore special menus with children’s, gluten-sensitive and lighter fare options. Or order it all ToGo and have your favorite food ready for pickup. At Olive Garden, we believe that life is better together and everyone is happiest with family, however you define it. Which is why we encourage togetherness in everything we do. Bill Darden was just 19-years-old when he opened his first restaurant in 1938. It was a 25-seat luncheonette in Waycross, Ga., called The Green Frog and promised “Service with a Hop.” He went on to open the first Olive Garden in Orlando, Florida, in 1982. Olive Garden continues to be the number one full-service Italian restaurant company in the country with more than 800 restaurants bringing Italian hospitality to hungry people around the world.
- Enjoy all your favorite comfort foods, all on one plate. Create Your Own Tour of Italy is back at Olive Garden, starting at $12.99. Choose 3 of 9 of our most classic dishes to Create Your Own Tour of Italy. With delicious choices like Chicken Parmigiana, Tortellini al Forno and creamy Fettuccini Alfredo, you can have everything you love, all on one plate. And as always, start with unlimited soup or salad and freshly baked breadsticks, on us. The best Tour of Italy is the one you create. Create yours tonight at Olive Garden. We’re all family here.
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- all major credit cards, amex, debit, diners club, discover, master card, visa
- Main Street Arbor Lakes
- Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove
- Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Posted: 8/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I don't usually write reviews unless something is exceptionally good or horribly bad. The Olive Garden in Maple Grove is horribly bad.
We went there last night to have a farewell dinner for my 83 year old mother-in-law before she returns home to Washington, D.C. We were told there would be an hour wait, which we understood and agreed to. We had been waiting approximately 25-30 minutes when our buzzer started going off. The hostess told my husband that the ONLY way they could seat us was at two adjoining booths. (We were a party of 7) We were lead past several large and empty tables and seated at booths that were back to back with an obstruction in between us. This was NOT acceptable. We were in no way shape or form seated together. I questioned the hostess as to why we weren't being seated together when there were so many empty tables that could accomodate us and she said they were reserved so this was all they could do. When I asked why we weren't told initially that they couldn't accomodate us she said they could accomodate us but that it would be an hour wait. I told her we had understood this and had agreed to wait. She said well if we wanted to leave they would put our name back on the list and we could wait for a larger table again. I asked why they didn't do that to begin with since that was what they told us and she just shrugged and said she didn't know. Well by this time my elderly mother-in-law wasn't up to being moved or reseated so that is how we ate -- In two entirely seperate booths. It was a LOUSY farewell dinner for my mother-in-law who in all honesty, we may never see again.
Going out to dinner together and being seated at completely different tables defeats the entire purpose. Now we understand why two groups before us left after having already waited for some time. They obviously tried to pull the same stunt with them.
You got your money from us last night but you will never get another dime from us. There are too many other nicer dining options in Maple Grove.