Amherst >Food & Dining > Olive Garden
3951 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY | Directions 1422642.990423 -78.816125
Sun - Thurs: 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., Fri - Sat: 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Get a taste of togetherness, one bite at a time, with Olive Garden's New! Tastes & Toasts of Italy Menu. A festive selection of small plate appetizers, just $4 each, weekdays until 6pm. Pair them with wine, beverages and friends.Meet up for New! Grilled Chicken Spiedini. Catch up over New! Crispy Risotto Bites. Pass around the New! Parmesan Roasted Asparagus. Share an order of New! Pizza Fritta Napoli. Invite your friends for Olive Garden's New! Tastes & Toasts of Italy Menu. Limited time offer. Prices may vary in NYC and Alaska.At Olive Garden, you’ll enjoy a warm and welcoming dining experience every time you visit. Explore our full menu of appetizers, entrées, desserts, wines and specialty beverages. Plus, our children’s menu, gluten-free and new lighter fare options mean there’s something for everyone at Olive Garden.
Average – Waitstaff is not friendly, Food ok nothing great
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.
Why go Chain? – With so many great family Italian restaurants in the area, why go here? Went there during Christmas shopping last year and they had our entree out before I had a bite of my salad. Bill on the table less than five minutes later. Nothing like a relaxing twenty minute dinner.
VALUE ?? – With MANY good/great Italian Restaurants in the Buffalo/Niagara Area, Olive Garden is a safe bet but nothing special. I don't eat there because their wine prices are a rip off and the last time I was at the Walden Avenue location they were OUT of BEER!! A glass of just OK wine shouldn't cost the same as an entire bottle of OK wine from a wine store. Maybe I'm cheap, but often a small thing CAN make the difference. g
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