One-Maudie – run away
This specifically refers to the Augusta, Georgia, location on Washington Rd, but the other couple of Olive Gardens I’ve been too were just as bad.
Olive Garden is a franchise operation and I’ve said before, you never get great food at any franchise restaurant. You can get good food. Unfortunately, Olive Garden does not rate even good food. I gave it one star on Yelp.com, the worst possible. Here is my review:
Does not deserve to call their food Italian. This place is barely above fast food. If you have to go to a franchise chain (which I never recommend) go to Carrabba’s. For good Italian in Augusta, go to Luigi’s or Augustino’s. Nuff said.
In response to a friend’s comment:
Never attempt to eat Italian food where there are no Italians. It’s like getting good BBQ in North Dakota.
Good comparison. I love the Olive Garden ads – “When you are at Olive Garden, you are family.” Yeah, if your mama can’t cook!
In Augusta, if you want Italian, go to Luigi’s.