Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
940 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: American, Family Style, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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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.
The wait to actually get a seat took forty minutes, and from there everything went awful. The waiter seemed very rude and acted like he didn't want to be there. The food was actually cold when we recieved it. When we sent it back, the waiter glared at us like it was our fault. From there it took about a half an hour to get our food back. The atmosphere in this place was awful; very loud and kids screaming.
02/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I can't believe I waited an hour just to get some mediocre food at Olive Garden. That was a 2 hours waste of my time.
I was not impressed with the food at all. A friend of mine once said, ""Anything with a lot of cheese and butter always taste good."" I think I could prove him wrong. My 1200 calorie meal was not tasty. The Stuffed Chicken Marsala was dried and the marsala sauce had a strange sweet taste that didn't come from the wine.
The reason why there is always a long line at this place is simply beyond me.
It is not as good as it used to be when it first came to California. The bread sticks used to be incredible. very soft and saturated with butter and very garlicky. this is no longer the case. I was disappointed with the chicken marsala. The soup and salad are good, but a bit more dressing is needed. The italian margarita is very good. Prices are reasonable.