Phoenix >Food & Dining > Olive Garden
10223 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8505133.579712 -112.119603
Neighborhoods: North Mountain
great food! – I don't care if they aren't authentic Italian dishes (like you are ever gonna find that in Arizona) the food is still good with reasonable prices. If you are looking for a real Italian meal, go to Italy duh!
Olive Garden "Italian" Restaurant : What A JOKE ! – No.1:This is one pf those chain restaurants. Italian? Not really! No 2. The Wait Staff needs a lot more training.
No one need that the patron has is anticipated . Want water? Ask for it. Want butter for your soft breadsticks? Ask for it. Ask about the different kinds of wine: you better know the answer ;they don't No 3.Cuisine: Italian style. You can do just as well in your local Supermarket. Heavy on creamed soups: no variety.
Entrees so-so. Choice of salads :two. Nothing distinctive about either one. The dressings are probably out of a bottle; if not, you could have fooled me. To summarize, if you have a taste for good, real Italian food, go to a good Italian Restaurant. Don't waste your money here. The food is much too pricey for what it is! They never heard of real Italian Bread.
Traditional dishes and all -you-can-eat salad, soup and bread sticks are the draw at this upscale-casual Italian restaurant. – In Short
Established in 1982, this chain gained a following for its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. Patrons settle into comfortable booths and tables in dining rooms with plants, artwork and décor reminiscient of the villas in the Tuscan countryside. Starters include scampi, sausage or pepperoni pizza, and several soup choices, as well as a signature seafood dip (crab, shrimp, cheese and marinara). Entrees include classics like lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. There are also "Garden Fare" options, which promise 30 percent fewer calories.
Not Real Italian but Food is not Bad – I've heard many times that Olive Garden doesn't serve authentic Italian food. Who cares! The dishes are still yummy. I was dining with my friend once and she recommended ordering the chicken alfredo. I thought 'geez, that sounds so simple' and ordered another dish that sounds more exotic. Her chicken alredo came out and I was given a bite. Wow! These stuff are made from scratch, they don't taste like the ones you get from fazoli's or other american restaurants that serve some italian dishes. Also, the soup with sausage is so good there, I recommend trying it out in replace of the salad they serve.
the food is good but sorta pricey for the portions but they make up for it with the breadsticks and salad. – the breadksticks and salad are a good start of they give u a good apetite for your food. they have allot of nice enthusatic waiters that check up on you to make sure your food is to perfection.
great service – I always have a great time at this restaurant. The food is great and the staff is amazing. They always strike up great conversations.
Why do people eat here? – Food is average at best, italian only in that they have pasta and wine. Dumbed down and sanitized for our safety, I guess. The waitress hovered to the point of being a nuisance--maybe I should have gone when they were busier. The wheels on the chairs scream "Sun City". Really, there are many better choices out there for the same money.
Please, no more gift cards for this place – Received a gift card for this place for the second year in a row. Again, very underwhelmed. Strangely, they pack the people in every night. The wheels on the bottoms of the chairs scream "Sun City". Wine was actually decent, food was below par. Safe, pseudo-italian food for the undiscerning masses. Waitress was an annoyance: "Have you eaten with us before?", as if I was in for some delightful adventure, then intruded way too many times to check in. My advice: head for the Roman Table on 7th Ave for similar prices and a wonderful, genuine italian dining experience.
Wonderful – Being Italian this is the best to my own cooking. The service is always excellent. The cost is very affordable.
If this is Italian, then i'm the Pope. – Went there to eat with an aunt and uncle. First time and last time. Food had no taste, we had 3 different platters. It was like they forgot to put in the seasonings. I'd choose Carraba's over Olive Garden if you want a chain restaurant. If you want a nice family owned place, I also enjoy Giordano's in Mesa, southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe.
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