We love our restaurants and there is always a buzz when a new one opens or is announced as coming to the Quad Cities.

It was last spring when Olive Garden announced it would be one of three restaurant groups opening new locations in Moline (the other two were Panda Express and Popeye's Chicken).

After a summer of construction, Moline's Olive Garden will open adjacent to SouthPark Mall on 16th Street on December 11th.

The building looks amazing - like an Italian villa, and reports say the inside will be just as gorgeous.

Here's to breadsticks and salad at the new Moline Olive Garden beginning in a couple of weeks.