2 Times Square, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.759704 -73.984655
Why Go To Fake Chain Italian in NYC? – I don't know why I even agreed to go to this fake/chain imitation Italian food joint when there are so many amazing, authentic Italian restaurants in the city.
A friend from out of town insisted on meeting me here, so I gave in. I don't think they can even spell Pasta at the Olive. I took my buddy for some Ray's pizza later and he got my point.
Love their bread! – I wanted to try it since forever, and when I did, it was AWESOME. They're so nice and I just love their bread. When I went they had the pasta bowl, where you could get as many pastas for, if I remember, 10~20? It was great, unfortunately, so fulling!
The place was busy and full. It's definitely a place someone should try!
WORST OLIVE GARDEN EVER! – During my 1st visit to NYC I dined at Olive Garden because it was late and I needed something to eat. There was a 45 minute wait which was expected given the area.
This Olive Garden looked worn and dark.
I was seated at a 2 both table where the seats were so worn that my bottom sunk into the middle - yuck!
Again, I was starving so I stayed. My meal was just ok - nothing special.
The waitress, Brittany G was not friendly or warm - she was cold and didn't crack a smile.
The 18% gratuity was included in the bill. Make sure you review your bill BEFORE leaving a tip unless you will leave a double tip.
This was the worst Olive Garden I have ever dined at - Never again!
Never never never
The whole family went to eat at the restaurant on Wednesday night. 28/07/2010
We passed there a very difficult experience
Our waitress was a girl named Lindzy, extremely impatient, rude and blunt.
She caused us great distress and even insulted us very much.
What was the reason? One of us dared to taste the other's "refilled" salad.
She verbally attacked us and treated us as thieves. I cannot believe administration scolded her for this.
We definitely have complained about it immediately.
For emphasis, we all ordered appetizers and main dishes at full price.
Have to teach them a lesson that the customer is first of all a human being.
I really suggest staying out of this place.
Do not go there under any circumstances!
Good experience! – Olive garden in times square is a great place to go for a good meal. The chicken parm. is my dish of choice with a few glasses of wine.the service is good for a fast food restaurant.
Olive Garden @ Times Square – I didn't have high hopes for this. I mean, their commercials looked amazing but it's a chain Italian restaurant--awesome if it's good, if it's not, what the hey. I've always been curious about Olive Garden, though, so I decided to give it a try.
My family and I ordered the appetizer platter, choosing calamari, fried mozzarella, and stuffed mushrooms--those were good. I could've eaten just those, dunking happily away in the sour cream sauce or the marinara sauce and with an occasional bite from the soft and warm breadsticks. The salad was nothing special, something you can easily whip in your kitchen.
Then my eggplant parmigiana came and first let me just say that I have a thing for eggplant--anything eggplant i love. So, since the appetizers were good, I began to think that the entree would be even better.
Plating was horirble--it's as if they slapped the fried eggplant on the plate, then dumped the spaghetti and the marinara on the side.
The spaghetti was mushy and the sauce was too sweet for my taste. The fried eggplant tasted like it was one of those ready-to-fry, breaded frozen eggplants and was so bland I felt like dousing it with hot sauce. I settled for several spoonfuls of grated parmesan cheese (good it was fresh and not the can kind).
Maybe it's just me, since I'm used to dining at non-chain Italian restaurants and I've had amazing Italian dishes since I was a kid. Suffice to say, I probably won't be coming back to Olive Garden anytime soon. If I do come back, I'll stick with the appetizer platter.
Excellent – Ths place actually makes me starving. Funny how I'm eating pasta now from Olive Gardens leftovers that I wrapped up. Great Italian style food. A taste of Italy with italian style music and instruments. Service is slow. Long wait and long lines are a strong possability. Remember it may take you forever to get the check. It get sbusy for the wators/waitresses. Though the employees are very nice and so is this manager in this particular chain.
Letterman action – Since your rest. has cancelled ads. for the Letterman's show I will find an Olive Garden and eat there frequently. Good going! I like your company values.
great – this place is the best it is clean and nicely decorated. and most importantly they have the best food in town you must try if you are in lakeside A+ for customer service as well
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