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“Typical Fast food!” 3 of 5 stars
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Olive Garden
39145 Farwell Dr, Fremont, CA 94538
510-796-7500
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Ranked #64 of 416 Restaurants in Fremont
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
Fremont, California
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Typical Fast food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

If your not into REAL Italian cooking this is a fine enough place to go! Friendly, family oriented people and menu..average food.

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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Not Italian. Faux Italian.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

It never ceases to anaze me that Olive Garden claims to have authentic Italian food. Please! I am Italian, have been to northern and southern Italy numerous times, and have never encountered OG style "cuisine". There are two restaurants in Fremont with real Italian food, the best of which is Il Porcino. Excellent food, excellent prices, enjoyable atmosphere...... Try them and you will see a huge difference and have a very good meal.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fremont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere and yummy affordable food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I am a big fan of olive garden. i always order pasta dishes and you get bread sticks and soup or salad for free. so i am always full. i like the place

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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“Building Improvements on a Chain Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Olive Garden has been around for a long time with restaurants coast to coast. I have eaten in many and liked some of the improvements seen on this recent visit.

The Fremont location is an older building with little Italian charm. Large noisy rooms with high ceilings make conversation more difficult. There is plenty of outside light and large windows.

Our server Mike was very outgoing and provided a number of recommendations. He brought a bottle of wine to the table to sample at first -- they do encourage you to buy the vino, as that helps their margins. We tried a couple of wines that were good compliments to the food and not too expensive.

We ordered some of the newer entrees and were pleased with the food / preparation. This included the Seafood Brodetto (lower in fat), the Mixed Grill and the Pork Milanese.

We were allowed enough time between courses and Mike stopped by often enough to refill water, etc. With wine, appetizers and entrees, we averaged $30 each.

It was a good experience and encourages me to return.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

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