I always get sucked back into eating at the Olive Garden whenever an older family memeber wants to dine somewhere "everyone will like" and each time I ask myself why I bother to order anything but the only thing on the menu that is actually good, the Tuscan potato soup. The first time I ever ate at an Olive Garden was in the early 90s and they haven't gotten any better. Many of the dishes seem to share the same sauces and they taste like they have been sitting under a heat lamp all day. No, they actually look it because the sauces started to develop a film over our dishes when served. That means they sat around. The wines are just terrible and the atmosphere is so mediocre. Why eat there when there is a perfectly good real Italian restaurant right down the street? I guess chains are just comforting to some people.
Pros: good tuscan potato soup
Cons: nothing else to say that wouldn't be edited out