Signature dishes are found hereA La Carte
January 23, 2022
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
After years of waiting patiently,West Oahu diners can finally get their “O.G.” fix as Olive Garden’s signature Italian cuisine — complete with popular entrees, desserts, salads, soups and appetizers — has made it to The Village at Ka Makana Alii.
Olive Garden Kapolei general manager Jasmine Doropan explains that she and the restaurant team are excited to hear from the West Oahu community, as diners collectively exclaim that they “finally see what the hype is about.”
“From our legendary Endless Soup, Salad and (of course!) Breadsticks, to our generous portions of hearty pasta, we’ve been delighted to hear that our customer service is the icing on top of a great first-time experience,” Doropan says.
Calamari ($12.99) is one of Olive Garden’s popular appetizers as the starter is lightly breaded and fried, and served with marinara and spicy ranch.
Pasta fanatics are in luck as Olive Garden serves up hearty entrées, including Five Cheese Ziti al Forno (18.99) that is baked to blend Italian cheeses, pasta and the restaurant’s signature five cheese marinara.
Chicken Scampi ($22.49) brings together bell peppers and red onions that are sautéed with chicken in a creamy scampi sauce, and served over a bed of angel hair pasta.
For dessert, be sure to try Sicilian Cheesecake ($9.99) as the ricotta cheesecake is crafted with a shortbread cookie crust and topped with seasonal strawberry sauce.
“Above all, we want our West Oahu community to feel at home and pampered when dining at our location,” Doropan says. “Olive Garden’s core mantra is ‘family’ and the sense of togetherness felt when you are sharing a warm, hearty meal with your loved ones. Nothing beats that feeling.”