I've never understood the appeal of Olive Garden. Long wait times, mediocre service, boring menu - no thanks. If you want authentic Italian food from a non-chain restaurant, Salutos is the place to go. The restaurant has a very nice, cozy ambiance for dining, but I personally like to grab takeout - just make sure to call ahead. The menu is extensive and creative, all your staple pasta and pizza dishes are on there. The real appeal is in their homemade pasta sauces. Don't neglect their soups and salads as they are excellent. Also, save room for the cannoli - yummy!