We had lunch at the Olive Garden(thumbs down)

@amadeo (42243)
United States
March 9, 2016 12:03pm CST
Good afternoon.Here in NH we have set a record of temp hitting the seventies. We are going to get spoiled by this. Finally after a year or so.We used the Olive Garden gift card that my daughter gave us for Christmas.Ms.Ruby was enjoying herself at the day care. This is a rarity for us going out to lunch.Mike not too fond of this. This will be my last time going there.I am not a big fan of Olive Garden. The lunch that I had was horrible.It was Pot Pie Italiano In the pot pie was sausage along with ziti etc. The pasta were over cooked and the crust just typical Italiano they call it.I do not think so. This is for limited time only.Wow! the reason for me as they had it and wanted to try it.Should have not.Mike was please with his.Frittata with spinach and cheese. No more there.Going back to a real Italian resturant. Any fans here for olive garden?
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@amnabas (9702)
• Karachi, Pakistan
9 Mar 16
Sometimes famous food chains serves low quality and untasty food.
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@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@amnabas yes,you got this right.That is why the Red Lobster was a failure.It is gone.Which Olive will go and join Popeye
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@paigea (19897)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I like Olive Garden. I guess I am not knowledgeable about Real Italian food.
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@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@paigea Well if you have not experience this.I can see.Do they have one in your area
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@paigea (19897)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
@amadeo Not really in my area but in the city an hour and a half away. We don't go often.
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@antonbunot (8655)
• Calgary, Alberta
10 Mar 16
@amadeo . . . There is no olive garden here in Calgary. Wish there's one so that I could find out how horrible the foods they serve.
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@amadeo (42243)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@antonbunot well then you have to come here to see us.Will take you
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Mar 16
O, wait . . my wife says she saw one in Marlborough Mall!
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@1hopefulman (17572)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I'll skip it.
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@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@1hopefulman.If you are ever in my neck of the wood.You come here and dine with us.Anytime
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@1hopefulman (17572)
• Canada
10 Mar 16
@amadeo Oh, that is very hospitable of you! Thanks!
@Raelove (14027)
• Saco, Maine
9 Mar 16
I've never been a huge fan of Olive Garden. I think it depends on which one you go to, as I believe they are individually-owned franchises. I went to one with a friend many years ago near the Maine Mall, and was very impressed with the portion size and service. Since then, I've gone to the one Biddeford a couple of time and wondered what had happened. Portions were small, prices ridiculous, and the service not great. So I am not surprised by your review.
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@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@Raelove and beside we are seafood fans here.
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@Raelove (14027)
• Saco, Maine
9 Mar 16
@amadeo I am with some seafoods, but I am also a big pasta lover. And OG's just doesn't cut it anymore.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Mar 16
Absolutely not. It is not Italian food period. Course a Sicilian blood knows this lolz But at least you got to use that gift cert. You dont have to go back there. It is like Red Lobster here..seafood? I think NOT
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView.If people love pasta.They should go to an Italian restaurant.Most of the food there are nuke.They do not make this from scratch.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
10 Mar 16
@amadeo Never! It is lousy I agree.
@sharon6345 (98820)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I love the pasta and salads they have. if the lines were not so long we would eat there often.
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@sharon6345 line what line .No line here.
@sharon6345 (98820)
• United States
11 Mar 16
@amadeo The line is always out the door here for seating.
@much2say (33036)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I hear it has been the hottest winter all around. Sorry lunch was not so good. We do like Olive Garden, but we don't go too often. I find that the pasta is often overcooked as well. I do love that salad dressing though! Definitely nothing beats a "real" Italian restaurant!
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@much2say the only reason for the pot pie was the curiosity of this.this is not Italian.
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@much2say (33036)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@amadeo My parents say the same of pseudo-Japanese restaurants. They say much of it is not authentic.
• United States
9 Mar 16
Went there with my mom once. Not impressed and we haven't been back. This beautiful weather impresses me a lot though. *be well*
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@fibrogoddess the weather was more impressive than the Olive Garden
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@marlina (57196)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
Not a big fan of Olive Garden.
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@marlina then you will have to come here at Michael and Alfredo.Love to have ya
@Tampa_girl7 (21030)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I like their stuffed mushrooms and salads.
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@tampa_girl7 never had them there.Then again I do not go there unless a gift card.I do love stuff mushroom
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@yukimori (8558)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Nope, I've never really been impressed with the Olive Garden here. The food is mediocre, although there was a ravioli dish (pear and Gorgonzola, perhaps?) that I really enjoyed there several years ago. For me, though, the problem with our location is that the service is abysmal. The last time my husband and I ate there, our waitress basically ignored us. She was in such a hurry to get our table cleared that she took my entree plate before I was done. I still had my fork in my hand, for crying out loud...
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@yukimaria if it was me.I would have made a scene.After all you are the customer there.
@GardenGerty (87762)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Mar 16
We have been to one one time. Hubby does not eat pasta, with the exception of my homemade lasagna. I know there are other things, and what we had was good, but not worth the bother of going.
@amadeo (42243)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@gardengerty.Yes,and the salad there.Iceberg lettuce.What happen to romaine?
• Rochester, New York
10 Mar 16
We are fans of Olive Garden. My sister works there as a silverware roller. She is mentally disabled and they created the job for her. We go there once a year or so if we have money to spare after paying bills.
@zebra2222 (4888)
• United States
10 Mar 16
I'm not a fan of the Olive Garden.
@GreatMartin (4317)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
10 Mar 16
OMG!!!! An Italian going to Olive Garden?!?!? You deserved a bad meal!! LOL
@jstory07 (57665)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Mar 16
I do not like olive garden that much. Did you have the all you can eat bread stick those are really good.