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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:
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tesla & Greenville
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
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.
Our group of 6 diners enjoyed ourselves. We had a vegetarian and 5 carnivores. The roasted tomato soup was tasty. The roasted cauliflower, excellent. My tuna tartare, delicious. Two people split the portobello mushroom sandwich and found it satisfying. Even though the restaurant was nearly empty inside (lots of outside diners), the waiter removed plates so hurriedly that I was left without a knife to finish my bread and butter.
Delicious every time! I got the Kir Royale cocktail and it was so yummy and refreshing! Sitting outside is always a treat, the location is gorgeous and there's always enough shade to protect you from the sun. Hubs got the salmon sandwich, his favorite and I got the pulled pork sandwich. Love this place!
Such a lovely experience! We sat outside and even though there was a wedding it was very peaceful and quiet. Our waitress was a very nice young lady, who catered to us! The food was really delicious too! I'm glad we found this gem, we definitely will be visiting it again!
Garré is a beautiful venue in general. The cafe was wonderful. Our server was Serena and she was always attentive to our needs. The chef makes the most amazing crab dip and the baked cauliflower was the most unique and delicious item on the appetizer menu. We ordered the steak and it came out perfect. It melted in our mouths.
There was a wedding happening when we arrived and although we thought it would be loud in the cafe, it wasn't at all. We had drinks and dessert on the patio and the beautiful vineyards at sunset just topped off the night.
Food and setting was great. Our service was good ad laid back which was fine. But, when we order a bottle of wine first thing after being seated, it should not take 15 miutes to get the bottle and glasses when the bar is just steps away.
We will defineitley be back, though.
I really wish this little gem were open more frequently than just lunch and Dinner on weekends and lunch only during the week. It's a great venue, the food is very good and reasonably priced with an extensive menu. It is a bit out of the way and you really have to know it's there to find it, but what a great find!
We were greeted and seated promptly. Bread and water were served quickly and then we waited and waited for our menus. The restaurant was full and yet being acknowledged by a member of the wait staff was not there. We were not asked if we wanted anything more to drink (this restaurant is in a winery!). The food was good and after we ate, plates were cleared promptly (nice!). Then we waited, waited, waited some more and decided to head to the hostess. She thanked us for coming! We could have kept going without paying our check and we did not.
I brought my parents who were visiting from San Antonio. We decided to get something to eat before winetasting. The ambience was very nice, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. We had the half sandwich and a cup of soup combo for lunch that was just the right size.
The service was slow but I attribute that to the wedding in the next room I think they were just short staffed. The staff was friendly which helped the wait. I found the wedding annoying as people were cheering and that was not the ambience I was looking for. They did quiet down once they started eating. The food was good.
Loved the view and patio. We sat outside with our 2 year old and we liked that she could run round. We were fortunate there weren't too many people. The food was pretty tasty with the exception of our short ribs, which was dry for our liking. However, It was nice of the chef to come out and discount a portion of our meal. The crab dip, pizza, and carbonara was delicious. Our server was very nice and attentive. We will definitely return to try more.
The view of the vineyards from our table was great. Service was a little spotty since most diners were inside and only a few tables seated outside. The pasta of the day with Nonna's gravy was very good and hot/fresh. The pizza was OK but needed some additional flavors.
Four of us dined together. We ordered 3 appetizers and a total of 3 different main courses. Everything was excellent. Service was spot on as well. Our only complaint was there generic beer list. The restaurant is in close proximity to 5 craft breweries and didn't feature any of their beers. We all agreed we'd come back here again and again.
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