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Evaluation Essay: The Olive Garden

My favorite restaurant to dine at is the Olive Garden. The Olive Garden restaurant is a well known corporate chain of restaurants that offers a wide variety of Italian dishes. The Olive Garden is a mid-priced, causal restaurant specializing in Italian food. I love the experience of dining at the Olive Garden because the atmosphere is welcoming, the food is great and the service is excellent. A particular visit last month proved to me that Olive Garden lives up to the expectations of its guests. Olive gardens creed is “Treating you like you’re family”, is true for me. The casual attire allowed me to feel relaxed like I was at home. It was loud at times but gave me the feeling of being with a large Italian family eating great food and having a good time. The walls had very decorative décor and made me feel like I was in an Italian marketplace. Pulling into the oversized parking lot, the first thing I noticed was all the landscaping and how well it was maintained. I found the restaurant overall very well maintained and clean although the floors were a little on the messy side. Olive Garden offers a wide variety menu of Italian specialties. First I started off with an appetizer. I ordered the “create a sampler” where you can set up two or three different appetizers on one plate. Next were the soup or salad, and breadsticks while I was taking a look at the menu. It contained a wide range of lasagna, chicken parmesan, seafood, and pastas. The meal I ordered was the tour of Italy entree which gave me three of my favorite foods all on the same plate. It came with lasagna, chicken parmesan, and fettuccine alfredo. I was very satisfied with my appetizer, the all you can eat salad and breadsticks, and of course the tour of Italy. And finally the service at the Olive Garden caught my attention. As soon as we walked through the door we heard, “how are you and welcome to the olive garden”. We were taken to our...
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