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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Terrible Service & A Bizarre Overall Experience

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Randy W
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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403 reviews 403 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
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32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went with my family to the Italian restaurant in Fairfax and ordered 2 chicken entries and the food was good. The soup and salad are always good in Olive Garden and kept consistent, but one of the entries had too much cheese and the chicken did not seem well cooked. But overall service was good with nice atmosphere. I... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I usually go here once or twice a month for lunch or dinner and have always had good service and good food. Not really very authentic Italian but, it is always very tasty and we keep coming back for more. They prices are really good for the amount of food they serve.

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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been going to Olive Gardens all over the place for a very long time. Until recently, it was my number 1 restaurant of choice for decent Italian at a decent price. I mean, there aren't many places that serve free salad and breadsticks before you place your order, that's a nice touch. Over the years, I've even been... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This will always be our favorite Olive Garden location. We had a server the evening of July 31, 2014 named Dave or David....OUTSTANDING service. That young man was the best waiter I think we've ever had. That gentleman deserves a good raise!!! Always had a smile, so accommodating, never had to wait for anything and went above and beyond any... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hmmmm I am a big fan of Italian food , the pasta is incredible , the soup and salad is wonderful . Specially with the choice of refilling . Different choices of pastas , and you deal with a full menu with colorful options. Will try again and again in future

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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: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood
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?