Called our local Olive Garden to make reservations. They don't allow them. i had a party of 12 coming in to celebrate my mom and bros bday. Some family coming from Stockton. i also have a 2 year old so waiting is a little bit hard. Spoke with the manager and he/she wouldn't help me out. i know that they are not concerned about loosing business, but a little help would have been nice. He/She came up with a lame excuse saying they were already experiencing a 45 min. wait (called at 11:20am) to make reservations for 5pm. I know the place is busy, but come on. I was told by the manager that the best they could advise was for me to come in an hour before the rest so that they don't have to wait with me. Will not be try to celebrate here again.