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“Soup and Salad Is A Good Lunch Deal... Service Was Slow and Bad”
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
Ranked #39 of 257 Restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
Reviewed 11 February 2020

We were in Sunday afternoon and had The Soup and Salad Deal. We enjoyed the soup but the service was slow and the bartender was rude. We sat at the bar and it took a good ten minutes before the bartender Frank approached us. When he arrived he took our drink order but took another five minutes to pour a draft beer and a water. We still don't have menus. After several minutes and contemplating leaving we got menus. Frank was stacking dirty plates on a tray behind the bar and seemed to make an effort to be as loud as possible as though we were in a noisy diner. When he came to take our order we asked the price of the Soup and Salad Deal but he said he didn't know. A person behind the bar helping Frank appeared to be a manager but he did not know the price either. The couple next to us said they paid $8.99 and Frank said "That must be right... I have no idea". When the bill came it was $11.49 and Frank said he didn't have time to enter it in before the price changed...?? Throughout the meal the bartender acted somewhat silly rushing around and spinning while carrying trays of food. Soup was spilling out of the bowls onto the tray and floor. It seemed to be a bit of a show to let everyone know he was busy. We enjoyed our soup. The Pasta Fagioli, Chicken Gnocchi and Zuppa Toscana were excellent. The salad was OK too. It was clean including the bathrooms. The prices are fair. They have plenty of off street parking.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Thank 3ljp
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

I enjoy the chicken & shrimp carbonara, but that lemon cream cake is what keeps calling my name. MMM Delicious.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Dave-Tried-It-Here
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Great dinner tonight , fast service, waitress was excellent no complaints food was perfect!! Clean restaurant

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Smitty124
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

We were passing by Wilkes Barre on our journey to Balcksburg, VA and decided s to stop for lunch at this Olive Garden . A very familiar name and over the years, the brand had lost its name and trust, but this particular location was truly reminiscent of the old glory days of Olive Garden. Excellent food, fast service and very courteous service. Our family being strict vegetarians they ensured there was no food contamination and even customized some our dishes that they did not have eggs or meat contamination. With such customer excellent customer service , no wonder this place is popular. A hidden gem in the mountainous area of Pennsylvania.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. We were seated immediately and our server greeted us promptly. The food was excellent and the service was top-notch.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Marie B
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