My Mom likes Olive Garden also. They give her free wine samples (I don’t drink wine, so she gets my sample too!). We have gone a couple of times, and the waitress gave us extra bowls of soup, and extra breadsticks to go with our doggie bag!
The food is food, it’s edible, slightly salty, but all right. I have had so much better, but then again, I have had so much worse.
But hey my Mom likes it, and I like my Mom (besides loving her.) so I can spend a worse time with worse food somewhere else, or hang with my Mom. I was going to say Mom wins, but actually I DO!!!