I like Italian food, but I like for it to taste real and not like it came out of a box. The one restaurant I love to get Italian food from is Olive Garden http://www.olivegarden.com/default_f.asp. I think what impresses me most is to find out they really have a test kitchen in Italy.
We go there a lot, and I don't think I have ever gotten anything I didn't like. My husband and I love to go there for lunch and get their never ending soup and salad with unlimited refills for $5.95.
My favorite soup is the Zuppa Toscana. It is a creamy broth with spicy sausage, cavola greens and potatoes. That with their salad and bread sticks is divine. I think only once have I been able to eat 2 bowls of soup and that was because I didn't pig out on the salad and bread sticks. But even if you only have one bowl of soup with salad and bread sticks $5.95 isn't a bad deal.