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2865 Centre DriveFairborn, OH 45324
From Business: 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 walk…
The atmosphere is very quaint and close to some of the restaurants we visited in Italy (and "little Italy" in NYC) The service was great too. We didn't really have to wait to have our drinks refilled, yet the waitress wasn't hovering. We went around 8PM, so it wasn't crowded, but you could tell everyone was having a great time. The food....DELICIOUS!!!!!! The bread was warm and fresh. We had the fried ravioli for our appetizer. It was extremely tasteful and the sauce was as if it was just made! The salad was wonderfully flavored; although my hubby doesn't care for the oil/vinegar type, but I enjoyed it very much. It was not the normal iceburg lettuce either. Oh and they had shavings of cheese in it...yummy! I had the Eggplant Rollitini Al Forno. All I can say is OH MY GOSH! EXCELLENT! The size portion was enough to feed two (ooooh lunch tomorrow). I also had a side order of penne pasta. I am VERY fussy about the tenderness of my pasta and have had to send my dinner back at many restaurants...NOT THIS ONE! I explained how I wanted it to the waitress (like I normally do) and it was EXACTLY like I wanted it! BRAVO! My hubby had the Homemade Gnocchi with sausage & pesto sauce. It was VERY good! He really enjoyed his meal too. It was a decent size portion and he also took some home. We had NO room for dessert!! We will definitely will be returning for another meal. You can NOT go wrong...go...enjoy....MANGIA…MANGIA!!
When choosing a place to dine, you need to take several things into account. From popularity and prestige to Price and taste, all these things need to be considered. Taste was quite exceptional, popularity was definetely up there. Lots of prestige, once you walk in, you think you are in a palace. The portions are very generous and will find yourself taking a doggy bag with you. The downsides unfortunately, are the prices are exceptionally high and the wait to be seated has so far been very timely. I go time and time again and would recommend anyone going for a special occasion or just to try something different, to definetely check out cheesecake Factory.
The first time I visited Carver's was with my boyfriend on the Valentine's Day weekend 2009. I called eariler and made reservations because I expected it to be busy. It was! When we first entered I was very impressed. They set a very romantic scene for the occasion. Food, fantastic! Service, wonderful! The live band, exceptional! I was so impressed with the whole experience and VERY grateful that my friend referred me. It is an upscale restaurant but it is worth the price. Even after we finished eating we received a coupon from the manager for our next visit. We love eating at Carver's. I cannot express how great this restaurant is.