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Olive Garden

12980 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033
703-631-4840
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Ranked #85 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood
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- Jun 2, 2014
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Arrived at the Olive Garden just as the heavens opened got a soaking but once inside soon cheered up with a few drinks some spicy calamari ,seafood alfredo and a seafood brodeto all good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After a long, exhausting day in DC, we had a very enjoyable dinner at Olive Garden. We totally enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent as was the service. Evidently many others agree with us since the restaurant was full. We loved every bite. Will definitely go back. Loved it!!!!!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place was packed out with people when I arrived for lunch. I was worried about having a long wait to be seated but I was surprised when I was seated instantly. My waitress, Marissa, was at my table within a couple minutes and the service was very fast. The chicken scampi was very tasty and the coffee was fresh.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Honestly if it wasn't for the drinks and desserts we would not be coming here. Our favorite desserts are the lemon cake and the latest addition-salted caramel tiramisu. Had a marshmallow martini that was delicious and very sweet and the non-alcoholic fruit drinks are delicious too. Service is hit and miss.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I tried two of the small plates. The grilled chicken spiedine and the pizza fritta nappoli. Both were very good. The chicken came out on the skewers and were a nice size. Probably equal to a whole breast on the two skewers. I opted for the red wine sauce at the recommendation of our waitress, it had a very nice... More

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Manassas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very nice lunch, had the spicy Calamarie, salad and breadsticks. I have sampled the calamarie at another Olive Garden and it was good, so decided to have my own order today- this was even better - it was spicy. Highly recommend this to other people, it is sometimes hard to find good calamarie. There was a lot so got to... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

food was great! Soup was tasty! Waitress was friendly fast and knew the food! Will go back again! Restaurant was exceedingly clean, management has staff we'll organized. No wait, even though they are busy.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I've been to many OG's and they are very consistent in the quality of the food and service no matter what state you dine in. Love the house wines, salad and warm bread sticks. There's always good choices, healthy and otherwise, for the entrees and they change them up which is why we continue to go back. Just wish they'd... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
546 reviews 546 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went to Olive Garden as a work group and had terrible service. One of our party complained and got coupons to come back and give them another try. We gave them another try...and got terrible service. The food was ok, once we got it, but slow service and ambivilant servers really didn't do much for me.

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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

The food was very good; service was impeccable and perfect - may be beyond what is expected. The location is easily accessible and the atmosphere is good, ofcourse not very cozy.

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