Arcadia >Food & Dining > Olive Garden
430 E Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA | Directions 9100634.139710 -118.021898
Sun - Thurs: 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., Fri - Sat: 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Get a taste of togetherness, one bite at a time, with Olive Garden's New! Tastes & Toasts of Italy Menu. A festive selection of small plate appetizers, just $4 each, weekdays until 6pm. Pair them with wine, beverages and friends.Meet up for New! Grilled Chicken Spiedini. Catch up over New! Crispy Risotto Bites. Pass around the New! Parmesan Roasted Asparagus. Share an order of New! Pizza Fritta Napoli. Invite your friends for Olive Garden's New! Tastes & Toasts of Italy Menu. Limited time offer. Prices may vary in NYC and Alaska.At Olive Garden, you’ll enjoy a warm and welcoming dining experience every time you visit. Explore our full menu of appetizers, entrées, desserts, wines and specialty beverages. Plus, our children’s menu, gluten-free and new lighter fare options mean there’s something for everyone at Olive Garden.
The food was okay. An Hour and a Half Wait, which I do not mind, if the service was efficient. When we did get seated, the waitress was not on top of our orders and the requests we made. We had to beg for the check to leave. It took forever to get seated and took forever for us to leave, and that did not leave us for much else to do that evening.
Worst Service ever – Server had the worst attitude and was so disrespectful.
- By setting the tone in the beginning she emphasized twice we cannot shared soup and salad (which we were not planning on) but she felt the need to remind us
- She brought the wrong entree which took the whole meal to bring the correct one
- When asking her to bring an extra serving of salad she brought more breadsticks so naturally you would remind her again - she got offended and snapped she heard us the first time and didn't need to ask her again (while touching my back <not in a good way> which is almost like sexual harassment)
- It's like as though she's the owner of the restaurant and is protecting you from eating too much salad or something
- Weird vibe the whole time, and putting cheese on your entree is like her doing you a favor
- Once the to-go box came she managed to squeeze the whole entree meal into a small 3 inch by 3 inch container with noodle and sauce hanging out of the box while other people got NORMAL size boxes
- Charged us for tea when we ordered hot water
- OVERALL bad experience with a server with bad attitude problems
Food was terrible, Restaurant looked old, Service was averag – I wanted to go to Macaroni Grill, but the one in the area closed down. We saw an Olive Garden and thought it would be somewhat the same. The appearance of this place looks extremely old. I felt like I was at a buffet/diner. When the food came I wished I was at a buffet/diner and then when the check came for what Olive Garden considered good food then I really wished I never came. Their is just no value at all. I guess I need to blame Macaroni Grill for closing their restaurant because I would have avoided this whole experience.
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.
Just average - try elsewhere – Since Olive Garden is a national chain, you can pretty much find one in every city. (At least in the LA area.) What you also expect...is to have the food be consistent of quality and quantity. We usually frequent the Glendale location (when we decide on Olive Garden), but recently we visited this location in Arcadia. I have to say the service was mediocre (slow to non-existent). The soup was sloshed all over the plate on which the bowl sat, and the beverages were never refilled. I'd rather drive to Glendale or even Burbank to avoid this location.
The Italian Denny's – Over-cheesed, over-sauced, over-sized. If you enjoy the freshness, simplicity, and top-quality ingredients of authentic Italian food, then the Olive Garden is not for you. The feeling is extremely cookie-cuttter corporate chain. If given a choice between Denny's and the Olive Garden, sure, go with the Olive Garden. But if you must visit a chain Italian restaurant, I recommend the Macaroni Grill. Above all, I recommend visiting your neighborhood independent Italian restaurant that's run by actual Italians, and not by a megacorporation where guys in suits concoct a marketing strategy meant to maximize profits and drain the life and character out of one of the world's great cuisines.
Something wrong here – I've been to other Olive Gardens and has a great experience. The food at this location does not live up to the the Olive Garden name.
My party and I were seated promptly but it took more than 30 minutes to bring the salads and soups. The entres came a minute later. We had only a minute to eat the salad before the entre came.
the entre that I ordered was missing ingredients and was just not the same as what I expected. I love the Olive Garden but next time I go I will drive to another location.
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