I have been to plenty of Olive Gardens throughout the United States. While there doesn't seem to be any mentionable difference in the degree of food quality, in my opinion, there was, this time, a definite degree in quality of service. This particular location in downtown Salt Lake City has staff that seem to actually care about the customers. When asked, our server gave us her favorite sauces [for the "unending bowl of pasta" meal] and also stopped by the table a few times to make sure that we had everything we needed and that the food was meeting our expectations. I always love the zuppa toscana and the breadsticks. If you are concerned, however, about calories, this might not be the choice of restaurant for you. Overall, a very good eating experience.
Pros: Great service, good food, great portions
Cons: lots of calories