Olive Garden is a chain restaurant boasting Italian style cuisine. It's far from traditional Italian fare, however this is to be expected from a chain restaurant. For one, the portions are quite small, not what you would expect to find at Nonna's house or an Italian-American pizza restaurant. Many of the dishes taste as if they are prepared without care and are created from frozen pasta and prepared sauces. As many people know, the bread sticks are not to be missed. They are soft and positively tasty as well as the family style salad. Stick with these two items and you will have an enjoyable meal. If you must venture into an entree, try one of the classic recipes such as the Lasagna or Eggplant Parmigiana. For dessert, the Zeppoli doughnuts are recommended.
The restaurant offers a full bar, pleasant atmosphere and waitstaff are extremely attentive and friendly. Expect a long wait at mealtimes. No reservations are accepted.
Olive Garden in West Hartford is located at 1441 New Britain Avenue.