Olive Garden: (A)20080 Langley Bypass (N) 6045143499
Because of Monkey boy cousin “turning-a-year-older-day”, I ate at Olive Garden. Along with his 3000 something cousins, could also be 20, I don’t know, my numbers are somewhat always off, well according to my calculus tutor. My first Olive Garden experience was in the summer with Monkey boy, he took me there and what I thought was an old-people-only go-to restaurant, ironically turned out to be one of my fave pasta place now!
Bread Sticks: All reviews I read on Olive Garden mentioned their breadsticks, and so will I. I can eat this and not eat anything else. No seriously, everyone at the table had to bite their fingers just because they don’t want to fill up on this.
3 Samplers ($12.75): Our picks: stuffed mushroom (I always order this, made with calms!! So delicious), calamari (yum) and we usually pick the deep fried mozzarella sticks those are soooooo good, but unfortunately, “sold out” so we replaced em with toasted beef and pork ravioli (I didn’t like them, waayy too dry). The others ordered the same thing, I sneakily tried a bit of everything, have to say the fried zucchinis are awesome. My tip here is you save the sauces, they’re are tres bons paired with the breadsticks.
Lasagna Fritta ($10.5) Don’t know why we decided to order ANOTHER appy on the side. Parmesan-breaded lasagna pieces, fried and served over alfredo sauce, topped with parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. It was pretty delicious but I’m going to be quite honest here, don’t remember much about the dish.
Soup&Salad: These are unlimited!! The Zuppa Toscana is the BEST! Tried some of the others, Chicken & Gnocchi came in second, although the creaminess is really overwhelming. We paid extra for caesar salad but it was huge!
Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo ($20.50): OMGOSH THIS IS AMAZING! BEST pasta I had ever tried, EVER. Grilled beef medallions drizzled with balsamic glaze, served over fettuccine tossed with spinach and gorgonzola-alfredo sauce. The picture makes me sad because it does not do justice on how amazing and delicious and wonderful this dish is. I’m mad at myself for forgetting my camera at home and have to rely on Dota boy (Monkey boy’s lil brother) iPhone 4. But it’s amazing! The whole dish is just perfectly balanced. Must be the gorgonzola alfredo sauce! At least 10 people tried Monkey boy’s dish and everyone agreed it was the best!
Stuffed Chicken Marsala ($21.25): This was right on the front cover, along with the words “Oven-roasted chicken breast stuffed with Italian cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes, topped with mushrooms and a creamy marsala sauce. Served with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes.” Like damn, how can I pass on that one? I thought it was pretty delicious until.. I tried Iron Chef boy’s chicken pasta. Wrong choice Panda, wrong choice.
Chianti Braised Short Ribs ($20.75): Everyone else pretty much ordered the same thing, Dota boy ordered this dish and I remember Monkey boy had this once and it wasn’t all that great. And… nothing changed since.
Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara ($20.95): What I really been dying to talk about is this. Sadly no picture, but I will definitely order this the next time I’m there, SO DELICIOUS I HAVE NO WORDS. Have you ever had chicken that is so soft, it LITERALLY melts in your mouth? This is it.
Zeppoli ($7.50) One of the greatest masterpiece of desserts I had ever laid eyes on in my long 21 years old breathing. Holy smokes, every time I come here I’d be dying plus crying at the same time from over eating, my stomach feels like it’s about to give birth, I look and feel like an elephant and somehow I still manage to shove these suckers in. It’s not pretty to witness but yes, these are amazing. Traditional Italian doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar, served with chocolate, raspberry & caramel sauce for dipping.
Pretty good and fast service. I like how they come around with a pull out table when serving you!
Amazing wine selection from Italy, I really like the Mascato.
It’s ALWAYS busy and I mean ALWAYS. You should make reservations.
There is ALWAYS a huge line, we went on a weekday and it was crazy packed. The wait time was an hour, thankfully…. it happens to be in a plaza where you can do shopping. Squeeze in some last minute shopping in there? Yes, I did.
Order: Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo + Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara. I promise.