I have some fond memories of Olive Garden from Houston because when I moved out of my parent’s house there was an Olive Garden almost exactly between us. So the restruant always reminds me of my family and going there ever since I was really young and devouring the breadsticks. Also some of my earliest digital photos are from when my Mom took me to OG on the last day of school. Earlier today someone mentioned the restruant on #wordpress and I got a crazy craving for those breadsticks again.
I went to their not horrible website and found the closest one is about 8 miles away in the Stonestown Galleria. The service was friendly, though sometimes not as prompt as I would have liked. They sat us at a giant table with 8 seats. First off, the breadsticks were terrible. After eating two (I was hungry) we sent them back and the second batch was just as bad. The salad was decent, though not as crispy or fresh as I would have liked. I ordered the Tuscan Garlic Chicken which is a limited time special. It came with curly fettecine and some bell peppers and garlic cloves. The drink was (of course) Dr Pepper. The chicken was tasty but a little dry, the fettecine was really good and well-spiced. I had filled up on breadsticks so ended up taking a bit home.
Overall, the food was decent but I’m inclined to give it a lower rating because the breadsticks were so bad. 2 out of 5.
3251 20TH AVENUE SPACE 187
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 661-6770
Fax: (415) 661-5434
Sun – Thurs: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri – Sat: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
As a waiter at an olive garden i wish people would stop bitching about the breadsticks. If you want bread, go to a fucking bakery. I dont really know why I learned the names of all those wines and all the ingredients to all those sauces when the most important part to most people is the condition of the bread. The shit is sitting in the back stacked floor to cealing and its not coming out faster than you can eat it, no matter what you wish. I’m sick of these rude asshats who just want to scarf a bunch of it down and bag up everything else. It’s not even that good. Plus it seems to make or break the tip on almost every check, and I didn’t even cook them. Fuck you and stay the fuck out of my restaurant.
Olive Garden garden rules!…. There bread stixs are fabulous! Olive Garden is number 1