Friday, July 13, 2012

Restaurant Review of Olive Garden(for vegetarians)

Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant having many branches in the US. My love story with Italian food started with this restaurant. It was like love at first bite! And the love story has ever since continued.....

This Italian haven has quite a good  number of vegetarian dishes. The decor is so simple and pleasing. The service has been good most of the time we have visited excepting a couple of times.  The complimentary bread sticks are so always fresh out out of the oven served warm many a times.
I will be mentioning only the vegetarian dishes in this review.

Starters include bruschetta, caprese flatbread, artichoke spinach dip, lasagna fritta, smoked mozarella fonduta. We have tasted the first four and without a doubt all taste good excepting the lasagna fritta being too cheesy and heavy for my tastebuds.

The best part of this restaurant is their signature salad with their own dressing. I could just visit this place and order just a salad and still could be 100% satisfied. They also have a minestrone soup which I personally did not like much. But still it isn't bad to try once a while!

You can find a good variety of main courses among pastas. My personal favorite being ravioli de portbella. Never have got bored of it until now.

The below is a picture of Eggplant Parmagiani. It is a wonderful dish, which could also be substituted with penne pasta upon request.

They also have a good variety of wines and desserts. My favorite dessert is tiramisu, and the best part is that you can also get small portion of any dessert called dolcini. You wont even feel the guilt of eating all that decadent yumminess! 

You can also order an italian pizza which we have tasted and is good. Something different than the ones we usually order from dominoz or pizza hut.

This picture is a seafood dish which my friend had ordered the other day! It just goes without saying that non-vegetarians have lot of good options to choose from.

So my overall experience is always good visiting this place, the price is not bad for the amount of portion size and of course the good taste. Even the complimentary mint chocolate at the end tastes good!
Would I visit this place again?
I have already visited this place many a times and I would surely do so in future.

So if you are a vegetarian and you have an Olive Garden nearby, I would boldly suggest you to visit it and you wouldn't be disappointed.

Hope this review helped all fellow vegetarians.

Have fun you all!

1 comment:

dr.nisha said...

oh i love olive garden... the love is same gal...