Olive Garden – Burbank

I do, and always have, liked the olive garden. However, this does not include their generally horrendous wait times. Tom and I stopped by the Burbank location on our way from a day in Universal Studios and doing the Hollywood tourist thing.

We arrived around 8 PM so it was nice to be seated immediately instead of waiting with a buzzer for our turn. We quickly ordered the Ravioli di Portabello (my fav, but at $13.75 the prices have definitely increased since last visit) and the Asiago Ravioli with Chicken ($10.95).

I’m not sure if they’ve changed their policies over the years, but I am fairly certain Olive Garden still goes by their slogan “when you’re here, you’re family”. Perhaps it’s because Olive Garden is always so busy, but I just don’t feel like family anymore. Ever.

Regardless, our meals were good; in that starbucks always-the-same no matter which location you visit way. Reliably good. Service was reliably average. My meal did seem to lack a bit of sauce, but our waitress quickly remedied the situation by bringing a side of sauce over.

If you’re wondering, here are some snapshots. Reliably, our meals appeared quite similar to their menu. Consistency.

Another thing we’ve had in the past, but just weren’t hungry enough this time was the Lasagna Fritta. Very tasty, crispy and good. Honestly, you can probably skip on the appys, but if you’re ever in the mood.. have the Lasagna Fritta.

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