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“Birthday dinner from/with my daughters. ”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #20 of 155 Restaurants in Ankeny
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. Especially the all you can eat salad. The 3 of us
All got different dinners. The agreement was we would all share and get a taste of each other's.
But, we all loved our individual dinners we ordered and just ate our
own dinners, there was NO sharing.
You will love the food & experience!!!

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

With most chain restaurants, you know what you're going to get. The food at this Olive Garden was somewhat par with that. It wasn't exceptional - but it was pretty much what I'd expect at a run-of-the-mill Olive Garden. The service was a little slow. The server had MANY tables and seemed stretched thin. We went about 8 p.m. on a Saturday night, and the restaurant still had a 15 minute wait. I'm not sure if they expected that. There was a lot going on in the area that weekend - perhaps they hadn't planned? Tables were empty, so it just seemed that there weren't enough servers. Even though it is a familiar name, it's not a place I'd go back when I'm back in the area.

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Used to be one of my go to's for eating out in the area and lately the service, food, and just about everything has gone down hill! Last visit did carry out and had to wait over 25 mins for an order that was submitted with an hour out. Food was then cold and not good at all... Gals at the front desk were very unfriendly and were gladly talking among themselves and could have cared less that their were customers standing around and lined up. And this was not a one time problem. VERY disapointed OG a - we have decided we will not be back.... to many times with the same bad service, LONG wait times, unfriendly staff, and bad food.

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Thank Janel F
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We came at five to avoid the rush and we were seated within five minutes.
Our waitress Jenna H offered us a sample of wine. It was a Resling that I enjoy St Michael from Washington State. Had my grandson with us so we ordered his food first. Kids pasta with French fries was $5.99 and it did include a drink. We ordered the Tour of Italy and it had three entries so we could split it and still have plenty of food.
We got the salad and bread sticks which were very good. Food came out and it was hot and they split it up for us even without asking which is nice. Even split it was more then we could eat.
We took so much food home it made two more meals. Not bad for $17.49
All the entries were good. Chicken, Alfrato pasta and lasagna was all good.
Jenna took exceptionally good care of us.
Enjoyed the good food and service.

Thank Terry A
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Our family had lunch at Ive Garden today and Eryn was our server. The food was great, the mgr, Tony, came around to every table to see how everything was going. My husband ordered his meal without tomatoes and it came with them. The mgr was very gracious about it. If you haven't tried it yet pls order the braised beef with tortellini! It was a huge serving and so good

Thank mhelmick2016
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