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“Service and food was ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Garden

Olive Garden
12980 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033
703-631-4840
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Ranked #123 of 360 Restaurants in Fairfax
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Rockford, Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
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“Service and food was ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The service was a bit hit/miss at times. My friends and I had a late dinner and the restaurant wasn't packed, but the appetizers & salad took a while to come to the table. Then a short time later, our entrees arrived. It was ok but parking lot and sign needs more lighting.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Centreville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Advertised TV Specials are the highlights!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We go here about 6 times a year. The TV specials are the best value and are really prepared well. Lasagna is some of the best I've had. The Chicken Parm was a little on the thin/flattened side for me but had a good flavor. Try the special 'stuffed' Chicken dishes, they are the best. The 'All you can eat' specials are a good value.

Visited December 2012
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“Over It”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I wasn't necessarily this location that was disappointing, the service was fine the restaurant was nice and clean. But the food just tastes processed and lacking. A much better option for Italian in Fairfax is Ozzies or even Dogfishhead has great pasta and pizza.

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“service ruined the very good food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

After being seated promptly we were greeted by our server. He took our drink order and we did not see him for 10 minutes. Once he returned with drinks we ordered an appetizer and our entree. He returned after 5 minutes to explain that the appetizer we ordered was out of stock and was not available. We ordered another appetizer and let the wait begin. No salad, no breadsticks, no refill of drinks, no waiter. Our entree did show up and we told the person delivering the food we had not received our appetizer nor had we seen our waiter with the salad. The appetizer finally did show up and it was the wrong appetizer. :-(
We complained to the manager and asked for the check. To make matters worse, the check arrived and had both appetizers on the bill. I will never go here again. The worst service ever.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Centreville, Virginia
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“What you expect from the Olive Garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Typical Olive Garden, not bad, not great, just filling. Service has never been an issue and this location seems to never have a long wait.

Visited April 2012
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