The new Olive Garden Italian Kitchen in West Kendall by Ray Raposo


Five of us recently enjoyed this new Olive Garden Kitchen in West Kendall.

Our party of five… Shelbie, Ryan, Brad, Ray and Peg.

The new building is warm, clean and inviting. The whole staff, from the front area to the waiters are all very cheerful and accommodating. The establishment is located in the new area of several new restaurants just north of the Baptist Hospital-West Kendall. All are nice addition to this ever growing neighborhood.

Part of the extensive Menu

The Olive Garden Menu is quite extensive and you can surely find something for any taste, obviously with an Italian flare. You can start with an Appetizer, some Salad or Soup made from scratch before the main dish. They offer all kinds of Pasta dishes; Chicken, Beef of Fish dishes as well.

The Salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, croutons and cheese to share
Their well known Bread Sticks

We tried several dishes and shared the Salad and Bread Sticks.

The Lasagna dish

I had the Lasagna which had very tender pasta and a tasty sauce.

The Salmon with Broccoli

The Salmon with broccoli was as good as any Italian seafood restaurant.

The Alfredo Chicken Fettuccini

The Chicken Alfredo had plenty of chicken strips over fettuccini noodles.

The Veal Parmigiana

The large Veal Parmigiana was served with Spaghetti and sauce.

The restaurant was quite full on a weekday which is always a good sign. We had call ahead reservations but waited a short bit for a booth.

Part of the seating area while you wait for your table

Our servers were all friendly and made the experience a delight. The restaurant offers pay at your table machines for an easy check out experience with a credit card. It gives you a choice of tipping percentages.

The large bar area by the front of the establishment

We were all pleased with our choices and some were too large to finish and were taken home for another meal. Thus we were all too full to try any of the desserts on this visit. They do serve a large variety of wines and other drinks from the bar.

Writer Ray and Peg

We will be back soon to try some other dishes in their large Menu. The prices are quite reasonable most in the teens, and with their stuffed pasta starting at $12.99.

They are open 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day and until 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Olive Garden Italian Kitchen Restaurant in West Kendall

8925 SW 162nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33196 Tel: 305-408-6810