Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
715 Grape St, Whitehall, PA 18052
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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04/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
In April, 2011, I took my family to Olive Garden (Whitehall, PA) on a Sunday night to spend some gift cards we received.
It had been a number of years since my last visit to the Olive Garden, primarily because independent Italian restaurants, in my opinion, offer better product.
The TV commercials we had seen showing Olive Garden chefs going to cooking school in Italy gave us much excitement - especially for an extremely rare Sunday family night out. We were looking forward to this visit.
As we approached the restaurant, I was pleasantly surprised to see a considerable crowd waiting outside on a Sunday night. I have always believed good food is worth the wait and had no problem with the time it took us to get seated.
It was after we were seated the trouble began. Our table wasn't cleaned properly. Our salad plates were served wet with water. The breadsticks were dry - likely from being slightly overbaked.
I ordered the Chicken Parm, primarily b/c it is a safe dish that is hard to screw up. It was overcooked like it was left in the fryer too long.
The food was edible, but bland and uninspiring. If you are the kind of person that likes cafeteria-like institutional cooking, this might very well be the place for you.
Otherwise, there are too many good Italian restaurants in the area to waste your time here. I would definitely look elsewhere.
I have to say out of all the restraunts i go to. This is one of my favorite!! The food is delicious and all the waitress's and waiter's are very pleasent..They are always smiling and checking up on ya when you need something. And the service is pretty quick too. Just all those things mix great together and make a outstanding place to go to, to get a meal..