this place is simply okay... i would always pick somewhere else (out of the 12 choices you have in san marcos). i guess it's convenient if you are on campus and don't want to eat another subway sandwich (and of course have the time to wait around for the 1 waiter to take care of you). strangely, some of the girls i have dated in this town, love going there. the lasagna is prolly the best thing they got. it's hot ass eff, so watch out. oh, and if you go in their high, it feels like everyone can hear what your saying because the place is soo small and the tables are very close together. not a good place to go if you plan on laughing hysterically. oh, another crappy thing is the bathroom. it's outside. i think this place used to be a gas station or somthing, because you literally have to walk out the door and around the corner to do your business. on a scale of 1-10 i would give italian garden a 4. they try- i think.