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.
Are you crazy.
There a too many great restaurants for romance in Detroit to have Olive Garden in the top ten. Their food just isn't that great. Add the fact that this is a "family chain" restaurant and your romance factor is going to go into negative numbers with all the screaming children sitting around you. Go somewhere else!
Romance for bottom dwellers maybe!.
I can't believe that the Olive Garden would place in ANY 'best' list. It is to Italian food, what Chi Chi's is to Mexican.......If my husband ever brought me there for romance, I'd have to have his head examined. He knows that the best romantic spot for me is Cariera's Cucina in Dearborn Heights........
Too many calories, too little flavor.
I am not a real fan of the Olive Garden, but I don't like big chain restaraunts, the food is OK but not great, and the atmosphere definitly smacks of corporate design. hardly romantic