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Work lunch at Olive Garden - HELP!!

My closest friend's last day at work is this week and of course she choose the Olive Garden for her going away lunch. I haven't eaten at their in over 3 years. For you that have to endure this place what's your fall back dish? I'm not a fan of their salad so the soup, salad, breadstick choice is out.

I've already bugged her that I'm going to b*tch and moan about her choice the rest of the week. haha j/k....well sort of...heehee

I NEED help here, people!!

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    1. Spaghetti & Meatballs. It's not as bad as it could be. Don't let the shinyness bother you.

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      1. re: BillyZoom

        "shinyness'?? Okay now you're scaring me :(

        1. re: livetocook

          I know!!! It doesn't really even look like food. But it actually tastes okay. Unlike the white sauce, which looks okay but takes like extra-salty wallpaper paste.

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        1. Got stuck at OG for a funeral lunch a couple of years ago and had eggplant parm. It was tasty enough, although overly salty IMO.

          I think AYCE salad can be an option but depends on location...I've seen them with nasty brown iceberg, but also reasonably fresh mixed greens. People rave about the breadsticks but I think they're just doughy.

          1. Salad's out but what about just the soup or breadsticks? You can make a statement by going el cheapo and just getting something like a side of marinara to dip the breadsticks in.