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Garre Cafe, Livermore, CA

Garre Cafe

4.5
4.5
1596 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Experience old Italy as the scent of freshly baked focaccia bread sets the mood for a truly moving dining experience. With a beautiful Italian garden, wine barrels and surrounding vineyards the stress and worry of the day disappear. Enjoy our eclectic menu featuring California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence paired with our handcrafted wines. With both indoor and outdoor seating the café is perfect for a business lunch, an intimate date or family gatherings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 371-8200 ext. 110
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Abe Ahmari
  • Neighborhood
    Livermore
  • Cross street
    7986 Tesla Road
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,596 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,596 Reviews
  1. NilsH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were here for my wife’s birthday, I made the reservation stating that clearly, even called ahead and made sure they knew. However no efforts or acknowledge were taken. On top of that the food, appetizers and main courses came at the same time not giving any opportunity to enjoy the food hot.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good soup and sandwiches. reasonably priced for the area. Was a little noisy but not that you couldn’t talk. they have a big patio but wasn’t open but it still was pretty windy out.

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  3. TomE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great staff. Excellent place to take customers, friends or family.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Cafe at Garre Winery! The food and service never disappoints!

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  5. bizlunchqueen

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice place to stop when visiting Livermore. We arrived at the ending of the lunch rush. The restaurant went from packed to us being the last ones to leave at the end of lunch. The service never wavered, nor were we rushed. The appetizer of baked Brie was filling and rich with a nice glass of wine. I enjoyed the portobello sandwich, so filling I took half home. The rest of our guests raved about their pasta entrees. Normally I go into detail on the food but the overall pleasant atmosphere of Garre made it the focal point today.

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  6. RobinC

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and very patient. (We took a long time to order because it had been quite some time since we had gotten together and we had to catch up a little before ordering!)

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  7. Loyalfan51

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great both in variety of options and taste. Service was not very attentive or friendly.

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  8. LindaM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was very nice sorry I don’t remember his name

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  9. AntoinetteG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the salad and it had apples in it I could tell the apples were old and they were mushy

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  10. LesB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We weren't very hungry, just wanted a place to visit and catch up, so we only got soup and appetizers. The tomato bisque was fabulous! appetizers also good and very filling! Bubbles made the lunch perfect!

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  11. MikeS

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Garre is always a treat. Food is very good and the ambience is very welcoming. I’ve tried most items on the menu and have never been disappointed. Nonna’s gravy really hit the spot on a cold, damp night!

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  12. JarHead

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, little overpriced but what isn't these days. Venue was nice and staff helpful. Food was good. My wife loved the Canoli's.

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  13. Nuke

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a day of wine tasting at Livermore Wineries (including Garre), always a great eatery to sit and relax and enjoy my favorite item a beet salad! Nice weather, sit out side and enjoy…. Plenty other terrific dishes too….. Have a glass of wine also!😊

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  14. NeetuK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter forgot we had a birthday. After we reminded him, he asked "Oh so you do want the birthday cannolis?". Waiter seemed out of it. Not a good experience at all!!

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  15. PaOlWe

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Ina beautiful setting. Very nice Cafe with reasonable priced items. Great for any occasion

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  16. CupertinoFamily

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambience and prompt service. We will go there again.

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  17. Jolivedining

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and beverages. Ambience was great. Late celebration of Valentine's Day.

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  18. StarrTrek

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! I have come here many, many times, and I will be back many many times

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  19. JJSLO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had lunch here many times. The service is always really good. The food is o.k. to good, depending on what you order. The ambience is great outside, and nice inside, again depending on where you sit. The spicey margarita is a group favorite, but we had a really nice red last week. All in all, we enjoy and keep coming back!

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  20. DebbieN

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We came for my mother-in-law's birthday. The place was very crowded and loud on a Saturday afternoon. Our server was very friendly and took good care of us. Unfotunately the food was just okay. Our baked brie appetizer was not very flavorful. My portabello mushroom sandwich kind of mushy and disappointing as well. Fries were good though-and we love their sparking wine.

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  21. RobertS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our group loved their lunch, and all of the staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful.

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  22. DennisM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The BBQ beef short ribs were ruined with terrible sauce and way too much of it. Otherwise the food was good. My rating is simply because of the BBQ beef and the cost.

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  23. JimC

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter (Trevor) was horrible and it put a damper on the entire experience. We waited 15 mins to get our drink order, he got our order wrong, never checked on our meal. He had an arrogance about him and seemed not to care. Food and wine was great, but beware.

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  24. StarrTrek

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Garre is an outstanding restaurant! We always make reservations, requesting a certain table, and requesting Trevor to be our waiter. Always outstanding!

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  25. Lovestodine

    San Francisco

    111 reviews

    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is always wonderful. The services was great. We had multiple appetizers and meals and everything was delicious! Wine was really good, too

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  26. Suzanne

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good - Cobb salads had lots of grilled chicken and fellow diner said his seafood pasta was excellent. Service was fine but waiter didn't check back and we had to flag someone for more dressings. Also empty plates sat on table for quite some time, although it wasn't busy. These are small items and I would return, nice ambiance with the vineyards. It would also be nice to have more white wines available by the glass.

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  27. CaroleP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Except, I was told the tasting room was open, but when I got there it was closed. Not the Cafe's fault, but shows some lack of communication between the two entities.

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  28. TraciC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Than you for a great work lunch spot. Food was great!

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  29. Laura4

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch menu. Delicious food and wine selection.

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  30. NamitaN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place, lovely seating, great food, best service. We love this place. And the best part - the wines are so lovely!

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  31. MSSS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great prices, large selection...always a nice experience

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good except the pasta was over cooked. The service was great.

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  33. Jibrille

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my 50th birthday!

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  34. TomB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch, great food, great service and a wonderful time. Always love lunch at Garre!

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  35. AlanT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly enjoyed our last visit. Great food and ambience for the holiday season.

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  36. pamalav

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I went to c celebrate my retirement on Saturday. The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. We don't eat out very often, but this is where we will go when we want to. It is a bit pricey, but you really do get what you pay for.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated at the back room and it felt like we were forgotten about. No bread even though we asked twice, long time to get a bottle of champagne and the fried olives had a hair fried into it. Worst experience we had there since we’ve been going for the last few years. Unfortunate ☹️

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  38. sepp

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine country location with great views, good selection of foods from salads to flat breads and pasta dishes. We each had salads with chicken added, looked lovely and were very tasty.

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  39. MSSS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, it was a lovely experience other than the restaurant was very cold inside...everyone wore jackets while dining. The server could have been more attentive and knowledgeable.

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  40. bigfamhappy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice lunch. Great service and great food. A bit noisy with holiday parties, but most enjoyable

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FAQs

Garre Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Garre Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 371-8200 ext. 110.

Garre Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1596 OpenTable diners.

Garre Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Garre Cafe

7986 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7986 Tesla Road
  • Neighborhood
    Livermore
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Abe Ahmari
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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