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.
Good food, great price, many choices.
I have always been a fan of Olive Garden and have tried many of the menu items that they offer. I am very found of the new smoked mozzerella fondu, the pasta fassiol (sp?) soup, and a number of the pasta based dishes. This location can get very packed so I suggest arriving early or trying to make a reservation (if they take them). Otherwise, they have a bar that you can wait at and get a couple of drinks. In mentioning drinks, they offer a great variety of frozen or chilled beverages. I highly recommend trying an italian soda.
Downside is that they sometimes have new people waiting tables and they put them out on their own too soon so you have to check for mistakes and sometimes remind them to refresh your drink.