Garre Cafe

4.6
971 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.

Support Garre Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 971 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FionaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice, clean cafe. Reasonably priced and food is good.

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rumors4
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Garre a few times, always good along with great food.

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ponymom69
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garre never disappoints. Another great lunch. Plates are attractive and everything I have ever ordered has been excellent and done to perfection. The Tiramisu was to die for. My friend & I split an order for her birthday and it was perfect. It was light and rich, yet not thoroughly soaked with liquor. I'm not a tiramisu lover, but would definitely have it again at Garre!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! The food came fast & fresh. Wine Wednesday was a delightful surprise, all wine 1/2 off! Woohoo! Excellent service was appreciated. Don’t hesitate to try it!

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blowens
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. It is too bad that the shrubbery blocks the view.

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Anutza
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place overall!
We highly recommend it for lunch and dinner!

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vipDutch
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice location. Near many wineries. Food was good but service was lacking. We sat outside and the table was gritty. Hadn’t been wiped off. Our waiter had only one table outside so we did not see him very oftenI. If you are going to drink a bottle of Garre Wine it is cheaper to buy at the winery and you will have no corking fee. If you have not tried deep fried olives you should give them a try for an appetizer. A little salty, but delicious.

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Foodie14
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. We sat outside on the patio. Lots of umbrellas to provide shade. We had a long leisurely lunch with lots of refills on drinks and never pressured to get out. Wine country salad with added salmon is amazing. Have the baked Brie for your starter. Enjoy!

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Anonymous
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Menu has changed with fewer choices. That is too bad. Also, we ordered pizza and the cook forgot the sauce. Needless to say, it didn’t taste good. We also weren’t overly impressed with our seafood dinners, which have been so good in the past. I am not sure we will revisit.

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PWDs
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside. Pleasant atmosphere. Lunch was very good. Service was okay

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Beth
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic! We will certainly be back.

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SharonI
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting with a view of the vineyards and hills. Attentive service but not intrusive

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melindau
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a day on the lake, we came to this Vineyard to experience the ambience and overall atmosphere, as well as the food. It was a delight for all! We love the food, love the environment, and the service was wonderful.

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Xazmari
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and the manager was very nice. He came out and had a conversation with us welcoming us to the winery. The food was great and so was the wine.

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AnnR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. We had two small children and everything was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! All the staff was great and very attentive. The food and wine were both fantastic as well!

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JimM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ate on the patio, very nice atmosphere. Food was very good but not excellent. Ordered starter and main dish and the wait for the starter was a bit long and it was delivered to the table all at the same time. Waitress acknowledged the error and her response was "I told the kitchen but they didn't listen to me". Some organizational weakness. We'd still give it another try.

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DennisM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garre Cafe is a great place to eat in Livermore. The service is attentive, food is delicious and the ambiance is very nice. Although we didn't specifically wine taste, we had lunch with wine out on the covered patio.

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vipDebbieN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice evening at Garre Cafe. We had a slightly long wait to meet our server, but from that point on it was very friendly service. We had some wine and shared some starters and a pizza: the charcuterie board, fried olives, and a salmon and olive pizza. The Charcuterie board is one of the better I've had in the valley-they were not stingy at all. The fried olives grew on us-they had a terrific dipping sauce. By the time the pizza arrived we were pretty full already, but the salmon pizza was very tasty. There's no cheese on it-it was really more of a flat bread-but other than the toppings having nothing to stick to (they kept falling off), it was very enjoyable. The surrounding views are beautiful on the patio. We'll be back!

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PaulaO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Garre Cafe. Food was delicious and the waitress was super accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed our night out!

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LauraT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall, food and service was good. Outdoor patio is super nice on a summer day. We ordered the beet salad, and the menu has changed as it was not served on arugula or lettuce. It was simply beets, a tiny, tiny bit of feta...it felt "off" and we missed the arugula. Hope they bring the old beet salad back!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices and a nice variety of menu choices. A good place to take out of town company.

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SaminaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had to bus our own tables bc the staff did not remove soiled dishes or glasses. Glasses and bottles were perched precariously on edges next to our elbows. For a winery, the wait staff knew nothing about the wines.

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RTH3
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LJNG
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service excellent, food well prepared, very tasty and served hot where appropriate. Good value and ambience.

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vipMichael64
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like many places these days, there is a general staffing shortage. Be prepared and patient. A good selection of options for all palates. Generally, a good place to spend the afternoon

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MargaretR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was great. Lots of seating choices indoors and out. Sparkling wine was excellent. Appreciated that staff wore masks.

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vipCPinEastbay
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If you're looking for a nice patio to have a nice, relaxed lunch, this is the place. It was supposed to be 90 but the covering and a slight breeze kept it very comfortable. The salads here are all very good, our only issue is the upcharge for protein is steep, higher than most other places. $50 for 2 small salads. Anyway, it's a nice change and a nice patio.

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Foodie14
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Very nice relaxed atmosphere. If not to hot, the patio is a wonderful option especially if you have a four legged member of your party. We had a selection of appetizers and sparkling wine. Took our time and had a very nice afternoon.

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vipLovestodine
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is about the 20th time I have been at this restaurant. Never disappoints. Great food, excellent service, great location. I absolutely love this restaurant!

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PennyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal and wine 🍷 st Garre! It never disappoints us!

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CelesteB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, delicious food, attentive staff. All around one of my favorite places to eat.

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JasR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weather was terrific and we ate outside. Food was very good

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robbieboy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and had a spinach artichoke appetizer, I had a burger, and my wife had the salmon. Everything was really tasty and superbly plated. The wine recommendations were great from the server. They were a little bit slammed during lunch and maybe like others are understaffed right now so I forgive them a bit of minor delays. But otherwise great meal and not bad for the money.

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Ivonne
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I wanted to eat lunch and spend some time together. We ate outdoors and ordered appetizers, lunch and mimosas. We had a wonderful time. I enjoyed hanging out and walking in the little vineyard. We plan to go again.

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Clare
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I really wanted to like this place, but the food was terrible, the drinks weren’t made correctly, and all the servers seemed to be serving one party of 8 and neglecting the only 2 other tables in the restaurant. No one asked how our food was when it came out and we had to go inside to get our own check to pay. Overall awful experience. The space is beautiful and could be great, but it just wasn’t last night.

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NickN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Return to a long time favorite. Great experience last night. Thanks.

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FrankA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good , service, and wine! It’s great to have a place to grab food as we do out Livermore tastings!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location on the patio. Delicious food and great service!

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Mehungry
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a lunch anytime but especially when all the tasting rooms are closed Mondays!!

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 4.6 stars by 971 OpenTable diners.

Garre Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://garrewinery.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.