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Best "Olive Garden"

2chez mike Jan 13, 2002 03:48 PM

Where's the best "Olive Garden" in LA county?

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    Frank C. RE: 2chez mike Jan 13, 2002 03:53 PM

    i was going to shoot off some sarcastic remarks, but the best i can offer is the following link. enjoy(?).

    Link: http://www.zagat.com/search/Details.a...

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      PRSMDave RE: Frank C. Jan 13, 2002 04:16 PM

      The best Olive Garden type restaurant in terms of food is probably Barone's in Sherman Oaks or Fritto Misto (for pasta anyway) in Santa Monica.

      I can only assume you don't REALLY want the Olive Garden...

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        Rochelle McCune RE: Frank C. Jan 15, 2002 02:51 PM

        From your zagat link... "N.B. in a curious move, they've opened an Olive Garden Riserva di Fizzano Ristorante in Tuscany."

        AAAAAAAAAArgh! Have they no shame?? My god, I'm going to practice a Canadian accent before going to Tuscany.

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          Erik M. RE: Rochelle McCune Jan 15, 2002 04:00 PM

          In the December Issue of Cucina Italiana, amongst ads for Averna, Fernet Branca, Delverde Pasta, Salvatore Mirisola Olive Oil, Grana Padano, and Verenna Poliform.... is an Olive Garden advert. LOL!

          Erik M.

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            Chris G. RE: Erik M. Jan 15, 2002 08:13 PM

            We can only hope that O.G. will be so humiliated that they'll actually learn how to cook real Italian food. A few years ago I read an article about O.G. that mentioned how they tailor the menus in different locations to conform with what people in the area perceive Italian food to be. That must mean that the West Jefferson, Ohio O.G. serves Chef Boyardee ravioli from a can.

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        jed RE: 2chez mike Jan 14, 2002 12:45 AM

        why ???

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          Michael Robertson Moore RE: 2chez mike Jan 14, 2002 11:20 AM

          The one that just burned down.

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            KirkK RE: Michael Robertson Moore Jan 15, 2002 06:13 PM

            Ha! Love this reply......

            My wife calls it Olive Garbage.....

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            Chino Wayne RE: 2chez mike Jan 15, 2002 10:27 AM

            See the McDonald's discussion above.

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