Monday, July 9, 2012

Olive Garden

My niece had a joint birthday party the other day with her younger sisters and instead of trying of getting her a gift I asked if she wanted out for lunch and do a little shopping. Her restaurant of choice was the Olive Garden.

We arrived right at 11 when it opened and we were the first customers. Addison ordered off the kid's menu $6.95 which includes a choice of noodles + sauce (she chose fettuccine Alfredo), a drink (sprite) and a side (grapes). She LOVED her meal. I love it when kids are at the age when they are easy to please. 
I ordered Lasagna Fritta $8.75 (parmesan-breaded lasagna pieces, fried and served over alfredo sauce, topped with parmesan cheese and marina sauce). Apparently this is an appetizer, but it was filling enough for my main dish. I have never had fried lasagna but I quite enjoyed it- my only recommendation was that it was sort of dry, it needed more sauce. 
And since it was a special occasion we ordered dessert, Addison chose Berries Zabaione (fresh berries and berry sorbet topped with a zabaione-Italian Custard) $5.95. This was delicious-all the berries were perfectly ripe and the sorbet and custard were excellent. 
The meal came with salad and breadsticks. Salad was good, your typical olive garden salad but the bread sticks were horrible this time around, dry/stale. 
We had a lovely time, tried to take a photo but the server couldn't figure out how to focus, regardless it is still cute.
Your typical standard chain food, good but not amazing. The service was crappy. They must have forgotten about us, because they rarely came around. You win some you lose some. 

2 comments:

  1. Foodie Stuntman July 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    This would be great for Food Unchained!

  2. April July 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    I know! I have narrowed it down, it's hard to decide!