1525 County Road C, Roseville, MN | Directions 5511345.020998 -93.164795
Sun - Thurs: 11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., Fri - Sat: 11:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Neighborhoods: Arden Hills - Shoreview
Get a taste of togetherness, one bite at a time, with Olive Garden's New! Tastes & Toasts of Italy Menu. A festive selection of small plate appetizers, just $4 each, weekdays until 6pm. Pair them with wine, beverages and friends.Meet up for New! Grilled Chicken Spiedini. Catch up over New! Crispy Risotto Bites. Pass around the New! Parmesan Roasted Asparagus. Share an order of New! Pizza Fritta Napoli. Invite your friends for Olive Garden's New! Tastes & Toasts of Italy Menu. Limited time offer. Prices may vary in NYC and Alaska.At Olive Garden, you’ll enjoy a warm and welcoming dining experience every time you visit. Explore our full menu of appetizers, entrées, desserts, wines and specialty beverages. Plus, our children’s menu, gluten-free and new lighter fare options mean there’s something for everyone at Olive Garden.
Not so great. – My husband won't eat at olive garden anymore because the last cream sauce dish that we ordered at this Roseville location tasted like dirty dish water. The sauce wasn't creamy--it was runny like someone spilled water in it and stired it around. The drinks were great, but that one bad dish is unforgettable.
Traditional dishes and all -you-can-eat salad, soup and bread sticks are the draw at this upscale-casual Italian restaurant. – In Short
Established in 1982, this chain gained a following for its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. Patrons settle into comfortable booths and tables in dining rooms with plants, artwork and décor reminiscient of the villas in the Tuscan countryside. Starters include scampi, sausage or pepperoni pizza, and several soup choices, as well as a signature seafood dip (crab, shrimp, cheese and marinara). Entrees include classics like lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. There are also "Garden Fare" options, which promise 30 percent fewer calories.
Ah!!! That's (not) Italian – Olive Garden's "cuisine" has about as much to do with Italy as fortune cookies do with China.
At best, the menu consists of highly Americanized Italian dishes and an assortment of wholly American Dishes.
What they do to pasta here would make a vistor from "the mother country" laugh, then cry.
Ha Ha Ha – This is not an Italian restaurant people, get real. Most of their food comes in pre-packed frozen doggie bags. This place is a lesson is pre-packaged grub for cattle.
Italian yum – Olive garden has a comfortable, yet fancy atmosphere. Their food tastes very professional, very good.
Better service near the kitchen? – Sunday lunch with a group of regulars - we hit Olive Garden Roseville about once every month or two. Our waiter Steve was practically perfect. He anticipated our needs before we event had to make requests - on drink refills, salad seconds, boxes and the bill. We had a seat near the door to the kitchen plus they weren't 100% full, which may explain the swiftness of the service. Other servers in the past haven't always been as available throughout the meal. But we keep going back because of the food is good and the service is decent.
The LAST place to go – This is the last place I would recommend for Italian. While I can't speak for the Roseville location, I have been to other Olive Gardens around the Twin Cities and personally don't understand what the fuss is all about. I have had meals come to the table at room temperature, small portions, and poor wait service at more than one location. Nothing has ever tasted bad but if you want REALLY good Italian food I recommend Trattoria da Vinci in downtown St. Paul. Be prepared to spend some money there but its worth it.
my tastes – MY family and I always look forward to going to the Twin Cities so we can eat at the Olive Garden.
The wait is sometimes a little longer than we like but it has always been worth the wait. The food is excellent, with very generous serving sizes. We love having enough to take home to enjoy the next day.
Buon giorno – This is good for lunch when you can get soup, salad and breadsticks at a very reasonable price. Dinner is another story, and the cost is jacked up quite a bit for pasta. Their spaghetti is missing it, but there are a lot of other entries if you want to pay for them.
Magnifico – Olive Garden has wonderful food. The unlimited salad is too die for, great bread sticks, and the greatest italian food around. You never leave hungry but go late if it is on the weekend or you could wait for awhile but it is worth the wait. We go about 9:00 pm to avoid the crowds. They do not take reservations which is the only bad point I can think of.
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