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English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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
88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 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
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
545 reviews 545 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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
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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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Olive Garden is a compromise restaurant you go to when you are not able to get consensus from a diverse crowd and you wind up settling for mediocre entrees, average service and average to higher than average pricing.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We waited 35 minutes for a simple order. We had to ask our waitress if it was almost ready. Her response: "I am sure it is", then she disappeared for another 10 minutes. This chain is steadily going downhill. It is overpriced, the food is bland, and the wait isn't worth it. We won't go back

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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: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood

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