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Olive Garden

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39145 Farwell Dr, Fremont, CA 94538-1014
+1 510-796-7500
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, Ca
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Not very authentic Italian food. There are scads of real Italian restaurants in the SF Bay area so I have no idea why people go to this one.

Thank kbwsanfrancisco
Fremont, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

usually there is a line, but quick to be seated. It can be more warmly decorated to fit into the warmth of an Italian eatery.

Thank Charles C
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The food is decent; however, it was brought to me by some of the worst service I've ever received! The workers couldn't care less about their customer service...they even made fun of my name....super lame!

Thank Donna S
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I love Olive Garden and know that wherever I travel, I can be assured of consistent food and friendly service. This particular Olive Garden meets those standards. I dined in once and had take-out twice during my monthlong visit. It is easy to call in an order or to order online. Either way, your food is ready when you arrive!

Thank Judy H
Fremont, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I like Olive Garden. I like going when they have their "buy one, take one deal". They also let you taste the wine before you order it, which is great.

Thank Shannan22
Fremont, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

A very formula dining experience. Food is always the same, always good, not outstanding but good at an acceptable price. My only complaint is that the ontrey is always brought before the salad course is finished. By the time the salad is finished the food is getting cold.

Thank bcallboyzoo
Newark, California
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife needs gluten-free options which can be challenging to find with Italian pasta. Olive Garden has a tasty gluten-free pasta so it has become our Italian restaurant of choice. Although it is a chain restaurant, I feel they do a great job with the food and the service. I usually try something new every time I go and the... More 

Thank GKayY56
Fremont, CA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

from the time you walk in, it just all feels right, wonderful atmosphere, great food, good wine, great people, great service. excellent place to go with the family for a special occasion or for a date night, super nice, highly recommend!

Thank Faial67
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Family friendly. Seating is comfortable. Average service & food, but I like that I could easily pay with a credit card using the tablet on the table (no need to wait for the server to bring back the change or credit card slip).

Thank 818Norvik
McKinleyville, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the Chicken Parm which was excellent, my husband had the spaghetti and meatballs ( which were enormous and tasty meatballs). My son-in-law had the tour of Italy and brought home half because of the large portions, as did my daughter. The service was excellent, the salad was fresh and the breadsticks were to die for!!

Thank kwiens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39145 Farwell Dr, Fremont, CA 94538-1014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fremont
  • Phone Number: +1 510-796-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?