A return to Olive Garden

Sher and I have talking about when we could get back to an Olive Garden restaurant. Today was that day. Our closest Olive Garden is across from the Greenwood Park Mall, about a half an hour from our place.

Delicious salad with fresh grated cheese.

Strawberry margarita and hot fresh breadsticks.

Minestrone (vegetarian) soup vegetables and seashell pasta

Chicken & Gnocchi soup with roasted chicken, traditional Italian dumplings and spinach














We timed our trip to arrive at the restaurant at 2:30 PM, which made us eligible for the all you can eat soup, salad and breadstick lunch deal. (offered M-F 11 to 3 for just $7.99 per person). Sher enjoyed a frozen strawberry margarita while I chose the peach iced tea. Delicious! We certainly took advantage of this deal: I had 2 1/2 bowls of soup with salad and breadsticks. We brought home some salad and breadsticks.

We felt very safe dining at this Olive Garden. Table spacing was in evidence, all staff and most patrons wore masks, and there were hand sanitizer stations in several locations within the facility.  All in all, we had a great lunch date!

22 thoughts on “A return to Olive Garden

  1. We have always enjoyed the lunches at Olive Garden. I can’t wait to go again. It may be closer now that more people are paying attention to the guidelines. Of course, Arizona is the Wild Wild West and you can never tell what they are up to!


  2. Roadtirement, I have always enjoyed Olive Garden, although some give it a bad rap for being a chain restaurant. When I traveled on business, I would stop in for a soup and salad lunch or dinner (and of course the bread) and be on my way in 45 minutes feeling better than if I got fast food. Keith


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