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“Lunch fill-up”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #9 of 275 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Known for their fresh and delicious breadsticks their all you can eat soup and salad is the perfect mid-day meal. Served with chilled (real cold) salad plates the salad is crisp and fresh with iceberg lettuce, grated carrots, red onion, black olives, fresh tomatoes, sweet mild yellow peppers, cucumbers and lightly garlic croutons. The choice between four soups is hard as each brings all your taste buds to new heights. The Gnocchi is a creamy soup made w/ roasted chicken, traditional Italian dumplings & spinach--rich and very filling. The Pasta e Fagioli has white and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes & pasta in a savory broth that makes you ask for another bowl because it's so good! The Minestrone soup is the iconic staple of any Italian eatery and Olive Garden nails it. Made with fresh vegetables, beans & pasta in a light tomato broth its a Italian classic.
The Zuppa Toscana which has a mild spiced sausage, russet potatoes & cavolo greens in a creamy broth will also make you have another serving as it's a great comfort food/soup!
The dipping sauces for the breadsticks (up charge) is not worth the price in my opinion as the breadsticks can stand on their own as they are always served fresh from the oven!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Olive Garden is a great place to enjoy an excellent Italian meal in the Sterling, Great Falls, Potomac Falls area. The staff is friendly & helpful. We have eaten there on many occasions and will continue to do so. The menu is varied and always well prepared. Highly recommend it when n the area.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Our kids really wanted to try the Olive Garden badly so we took them for a dinner. They enjoyed their food and the staff and my wife and I liked our meals as well. Anyone who has visited the Olive Garden can tell you it's a middle of the road experience, but the food is pretty good for the price. It's not one of our favorite restaurants, but it's a place we would visit when we want a fast, good, inexpensive meal!

Thank Frank K
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

The staff was friendly and attentive. We had to wait for our table for 10 minutes, so we got 1/2 off a glass of wine while we waited. The salad was fresh and delicious. I love their salad dressing. The eggplant parmigiana was perfect. They have inside and outside seating. We sat inside, but it was not noisy. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I must preface this by saying that the food was really good and our server was attentive. The strange part was watching and listening to three workers, I assume servers and busboys, rolling dice and gambling at one of the tables. One was eating his lunch and the other two were obviously supposed to be working. Money exchanging across the table, etc. Very strange ....

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