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12980 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033
703-631-4840
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nowhere near as good as we hoped

Me and my partner had came over from UK for a holiday to fairfax and because we had loved Olive Garden so much on a previous trip to the states (Florida) we decided to go back. It fell on our anniversary, so we wanted it to be special. We knew what we wanted the stuffed chicken marsala, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner had came over from UK for a holiday to fairfax and because we had loved Olive Garden so much on a previous trip to the states (Florida) we decided to go back. It fell on our anniversary, so we wanted it to be special. We knew what we wanted the stuffed chicken marsala, but unfortunately it... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It all depends on what you order. The service is ok. Our waitress collected the bread before we were done and she tried to take my drink too. And she took the knife. Guess she was just energetic. This is an example of a chain that sevens crowds of people. There are much better places to go.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate here for dinner. My wife ordered Chicken Lombardy & Parmigiana. Both of them were horribly over salted in the kitchen - basically inedible. I had the spaghetti with Italian sausage. The most terribly spiced sausage ever - also inedible. When the waiter came by and asked if we wanted to take it home, we let him know how... More 

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West Paris, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You can never go wrong with the salad at Olive Garden, but beyond that the prices were high for the portion size and the food was average. The wait staff seemed bored and borderine rude.

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the nice layout of the restaurant, and the good service. The staff if friendly, food was good, and service was fast. We were happy with the meal. I have been in many different Olive Garden restaurants. Many of them I would not go back to. I would return to this one.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our waitress was very sweet. She did not, however, offer even once to refill our peach teas. (In the menu, it refers to them as "unlimited") Also, contrary to as advertised, the salad and breadsticks were not endless. She brought out a bowl of salad and a basket of breadsticks, after our appetizer had arrived. The food was pretty good,... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Love the salad bowl and bread sticks but this location needs help, several tables empty even with a wait. Think they were short on waitstaff. Manager was working hard delivering food. Waitress was sweet but SLOW. Took drink order..took awhile. Husbands won't took long time. Ordered food. Salad took a long time. Then she offered grated cheese..came back with cheese... More 

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi kes1639 - Yikes! We want to impress upon you that this is not the sort of experience you should expect from Olive Garden regardless of location. Please accept our apologies for letting you down. Would you mind sending us your contact information to ogsocial@olivegarden.com as we were hoping to address your concerns fully? Please include your Tripadvisor name and... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife and I took our son and his fiancee, who live in Fairfax, to dine on a Sunday night. My son used to work at an Olive Garden so I know that almost all the meals are prepared, frozen, delivered to the restaurant and then cooked there so that the food should be uniform no matter what Olive Garden... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were here on a busy Friday night with our 2 year old. I honestly didn't expect this level of service- it was excellent! They are very much kid friendly and our son loved the attention! All staff members were very polite and professional and really made our dining experience fantastic! I am a huge fan of Olive Garden and... More 

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glasgow
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great meal reasonable price great service. Short stroll from my hotel at Residence Inn. Large choice of starters and mains but remember free breadsticks soup and salad so don't go overboard if you have a starter or want a dessert. Recommended

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 12980 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone Number: 703-631-4840
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Greek, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12980 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-631-4840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Greek, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?