Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
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- 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, entrees, 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. OWNER INFORMATION 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.
- All your favorite things come together at Olive Garden. And now, there’s even more to love with All-New FlavorFilled Pairings. Freshly-filled pastas bursting with indulgent flavors and perfectly paired with irresistible steak, chicken, or shrimp. Enjoy your choice of delicious Lobster Ravioli & Tuscan Sirloin, Spinach and Ricotta Mezzaluna Ravioli & Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp, and Asiago Tortelloni & Parmesan Crusted Chicken. And, as always, start with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks, on us. Inspired by Italian generosity and love of amazing food, our menu has something for everyone and features a variety of Italian specialties, including classic and filled pastas, chicken, seafood and beef. From indulgent appetizers to entrées, desserts, wines and specialty drinks, there’s always something everyone will enjoy. Life is better together. So come in today and satisfy your craving for comfort and connection. We’re all family here.
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- Central Valley Plz
- Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Is there a reason why there are 2 reviews for Winco under the heading of Olive Garden? Food for thought. Anyway I tried Olive Garden for the first time, my dish was chicken parmisian. It was too salty for my tastes. The pasta was overcooked, not al dente like I make at home. The bread tasted like garlic sticks from Little Caesers with 5 times the salt. Olive Garden is wha most people think of when they think Italian food, but its really just a chain like Denny's that serves overcooked spaghetti instead of pancakes. Being a cook who has spent many years studying Italian cuisine I'm biased, but really, Olive Garden is mediocre at best.
07/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
It's affordably priced, Americanized Italian food. However, I *love* it. I really recommend their salad. The dressing is one of my favorite Italian dressings ever. Of their soups, all are good, but I especially like the zuppa toscana (potato/sausage) and the pasta e fagioli (pasta/beans/tomato base). I particularly enjoy their create a sampler as an appetizer that can appeal to anyone. Often, I get it as my meal. Of their appetizers, I recommend all the tried and true favorites - the chicken parmigiana, chicken or seafood alfredo, chicken alfredo pizza, etc. Obviously, I recommend their alfredo sauce. If you do get the chicken parmigiana, either order the lunch portion or split it with a friend. It comes with two chicken breasts and plenty of pasta (you can substitute fettucine alfredo for the spaghetti).
This particular Olive Garden has friendly, cheerful service. I would avoid it on a Friday or Saturday night or Sunday midday (they're always swamped!), but otherwise, the wait is usually minimal. The food is plentiful, the atmosphere relaxed. It's a great place to take your family.