Is Olive Garden American or Italian?

Is Olive Garden American or Italian?

Olive Garden is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is headquartered in Orange County, Florida.

What is the difference between how real Italians serve and Olive Garden?

Authentic Italian meatballs are typically small and served on their own — instead of on a bed of pasta. The monstrous meatballs at Olive Garden have, well, too much meat. It may not sound like a huge faux pas, but chicken served within a pasta dish is practically unheard of in Italy.

Why is Olive Garden so popular?

Olive Garden is one of those chain restaurants that will always have a special place in most people’s hearts — in large part, because of the breadsticks. The Italian-American chain is known for their unlimited salads, endless pasta offerings and those famously warm, soft breadsticks that make customer feel like family.

What kind of chicken does Olive Garden use?

It’s said Olive Garden’s chicken isn’t real. “It’s not 100 percent chicken, and the chicken that comes on the never-ending pasta bowl is actually canned chicken. Or, canned mystery chicken.”

Can an Olive Garden gift card be used at Red Lobster?

According to the corporate website Darden gift cards may be redeemed at any Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House, Red Lobster or any other Darden restaurant in the U.S.

What kind of cheese does Olive Garden use?

Parmesan cheese
For a real Olive Garden restaurant-style experience, pick up one of these handheld rotary cheese graters and a big chunk of real, fresh Parmesan cheese. Though fresh Parmesan is a little more pricey than its shelf-stable counterpart, a little of this cheese will go a long way.

Is Red Lobster part of Darden?

Darden is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Through subsidiaries, the company owns or operates over 1,700 restaurants including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grill, and Seasons 52.