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About Garre Cafe
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.
Livermore, CA 94550
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Tesla & Greenville
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(925) 371-8100 ext. 1
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We currently have two venues available for Weddings, Social and Corporate Events. Bella Rosa can host up to 370 seated dinners and the Martinelli Center can host up to 200 seated dinners.
Garre Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Everything about this place is great . Great food. Great menu. Great service. Great wine. Never crowded and I'm not sure why. Kitchen closes at 830pm so get in early . It's a hidden Gem of livermore. I almost don't want to leave this review because I would like it to stay hidden.
The dinner menu was too expensive. Salads were almost $9 more and an extra $7 or $8 for a potato was insane. I have been coming to Garre for many years for lunch and have always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. This was a big overpriced disappointment.
We have always enjoyed Garre. It is especially nice since the new venue opened. The staff is great and the food is never disappointing. If you haven’t tried Garre in Livermore, you are missing out. Once you try it, you will make it a must stop with friends and Family. Great place for a business lunch also. 😊😊😊
We found the food just ok, nothing over the top great. And their wines were just ok as well. We wanted to love it as we were looking for a new place to go. Also, There is little ambiance and the place could use some pictures and/or mirrors. It's kind of stark. Probably will not visit again.
Unfortunately we arrived a few hours before our
Scheduled lunch. This was a problem for the person who greeted us. We were seated right away but the service was incredibly slow. The wine we ordered was great (profound secret) but the food was not consistent. The pasta dishes were good but the kids food was not good or hot.
Overall, I would not recommend this cafe. Probably a good place for a wine tasting though.
Came to Garre to enjoy a nice lunch after wine tasting in Livermore, it was. lovely day and we enjoyed sitting outside. We ordered the rose, crab dip and shrimp cocktail along with some clam chowder and raviolli. Overall the food was great, however our server seemed to disappear not paying us any attention as plates stacked. We would have loved to have dessert but she never came back, to the point we went inside to pay.
Maybe we will give it a second chance.
The food was delicious as always - it's our go too place to meet our friends and then after lunch visit a Winery or two. The service was terrible this time. It took 20 minutes for the server to see if we wanted drinks - took forever to get the drinks - after she brought us our lunch she never came back to see how our meal was or to see if we wanted another glass of wine. Which we definitely wanted. We asked the girl filling our water glass to please send over our server - when she finally came we were ready to leave - no 2nd glass of wine - maybe they are short staffed -
We will still go back! Love it there
Extremely glad we found this vineyard/winery and restaurant. Had planned to have a Sunday lunch at another local vineyard but found they now serve only a brunch and their prices have gone thru the roof since our last visit ($45 for eggs!!!! Really?), so consulted the vineyard association to see which other members have restaurants. Garre was recommended.
The ambience of the Garre vineyard is less picturesque than the more famous in the valley, but it's still very nice. However, the ambience in the restaurant and on their patio is excellent, the prices are much less than "famous", and the food is fantastic (choice of breakfast/brunch and lunch items). Very creative and tasty menu. Try the glazed shrimp appetizer!
I hate to leave a bad reveiw, I’ve eaten lunch there many times and never had a bad experience. That being said, I had out of town guests visiting and after finding there was a table available for dinner I jumped at the chance. I live in Livermore, my husband didn’t believe I got a table for dinner, saying they aren’t open for dinner. I said I got a table. Well, as we approached the gate it was locked. We circled a few times, and I called only to get a recorded answering machine. Needless to say I was disappointed, and we ended up going to the Fist Street Ale House.
I do hope that everything is ok.
The restaurant has charming outdoor and inside dining. The tables are far enough apart that you aren't feeling like you're in the middle of another conversation. We had a delightful lunch - splitting a chicken sandwich and each ordering a delightful smoky tomato bisque soup. It all went well with a bottle of Garre sparkling wine.
Wonderful experience with good service attention, unique food menu, nice cocktail and wine list, and above that, very reasonably priced. Not on the beaten path and makes it even more worth the trip. Good patio for outdoor dining and quiet and open indoor seating. A nice treat for special occasions or to just get out of downtown for a glass of wine and unique tasting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch outside in the vineyard. It is a beautiful spot on a beautiful sunny day. Food was very good, although a little hit or miss as one of our guest sent their food back. The blackened salmon sandwich was great! Service was a little slow to get our check-they definitely do not rush you out the door! I would highly recommend.
This is our new favorite restaurant in Livermore. The food is fantastic--the salmon was perfectly cooked and the Nonna's gravy with meatballs is the best red sauce and meatballs I've ever had in a restaurant. It's pretty quiet unless there is a wedding going on, but even then the music wasn't too loud in the dining room.
My two girlfriends and I did wine tasting first in the wine room across the way which I highly recommend. We bought a couple of bottles and then headed over to Garre Cafe for our lunch reservation and we had the pleasure of being sat outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather and scenery. We ordered the calamari which was cooked perfectly, the jambalaya which was delicious and the special flatbread of the day, which was the 'Meat Lovers' and that was so good! I recommend this place to anyone doing wine tasting in Livermore or if you want a nice place to have lunch or dinner on the weekend.
I booked at last minute on Open Table to celebrate my birthday with my husband (I did note BIRTHDAY in the comments when I booked my reservation). Service was so slow for a 2pm reservation. I'm not sure if someone didn't show up to work or if they are normally like that. We noted that if there is a group, it takes away from the small tables.
We had intended to order lunch, but started off with drinks/appetizers and see how things would progress and order more. We got our drinks and water, but it took a while before we got our appetizers. By then, we weren't hungry anymore and more hangry at that point. What was really frustrating, was a couple behind us got seated and served bread right away to apologize for the delay. We didn't get any bread or an apology for the slow service. I was upset by then and we decided not to order lunch (because it's my birthday and almost in tears). My husband suggested we try to make up for my birthday somewhere else (and did - thank you Wente).
One more thing, the umbrella at the table next to us had a dead bird hanging from the umbrella. I can't believe no one noticed the poor thing flattened and hanging from the umbrella. My husband did not like looking at that! He went inside and told the management as we were leaving the restaurant.
My husband's impression was once the waitress knew we were going with apps/drinks first, we wouldn't be big tippers, so we were low priority. SO wrong, my husband worked as a waiter in college, he tips everyone. He even tipped our waitress almost 20% even though she didn't deserve it.
Overall, from the way service was, they made it clear we are not welcomed.
Don’t know what happened with our service. Our waitress never came to our table although she served the table next to us while we were looking at our menus. After waiting forever to order we flagged down the only waiter we saw. He told us we weren’t in his section but would take our order anyway. Then we waited forever for our bread and had to Flag him down again for that.
Fortunately we didn’t have to wait too long for our food, and it was all delicious.
This was our first time at Garre`and we had our out of town family with us. We were very, very happy with the service and the food. There was 5 of us and we all had something different. We all raved about our food! And, the price was very reasonable. We will definitely return!
Went on a long weekend Sunday, was concerned they would be very busy when we first arrived as there wasn't anyone at the host stand and we waited about 5 minutes prior to anyone greeting us.
We did have a reservation, and luckily while there were quite a few parties inside ( it was upwards of 100 degrees outside) the service was still great.
Food is fun California fare, with great wines, our server was friendly and provided prompt knowledgeable answers to our questions.
Would recommend Garre Cafe to all, this was my second visit with friends. The first I was seated outside on the patio and was there with family who also enjoyed lunch.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience. However our reservations were at 12:30 and the temperature outside was 100°. There was no option on open table for inside or outside dining. And when we arrived there was no option for inside dining and air-conditioning.
The food was good. We went for a birthday lunch on a Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm, it was not crowded.
If you have a group of 10 they add a 20% Service charge.
If you are celebrating a birthday and bring a cake they charge $2.00 per person cutting fee. We were disappointed that they knew it was a birthday and they did not give the guest of honor a chance to blow out a candle on her cake. They only bring out the cake 🎂 Whenserving after they have cut it up.
Food presentation is great however the Portabella mushroom sandwich was drenched with olive oil- my paper napkin was wet from trying to soak up all the grease off the portabella mushroom. The waiter was friendly however didn't come to check on us and had to flag down the water people to request a refill on my soda plus ask again for utensils. The bussing people were more helpful than the waiter.
The venue or layout was very nice but the lack of attentiveness would not make me recommend this place for a large crowd or to bring guest here. I was embarrassed to have my out of town guest be exposed to this lack of service.
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