Found a piece of regular spaghetti in my GF pasta dish. This was after the manager had told me that she would make sure it was prepared correctly. I got so sick!! A month later, my daughter, who does not have celiac, ordered the same thing and she also had a piece of regular spaghetti in her GF pasta dish. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE, IF YOU HAVE CELIAC OR A SEVERE ALLERGY!
they cook their pasta in the same water as regular pasta!!!!!
Love the gluten free options! The pasta is delicious! (order the gluten free penne pomodoro!)
Great food and, great about gluten free!
The second I mentioned my gluten sensitivity the waitress was all over making my meal as satisfactory as possible. She went out of her way to explain the gluten-free menu and made the highlight of my evening with great food. I would definitely recommend going!
I've been there twice now and enjoyed both times. They have clearly marked gf options. The staff is knowledgeable of cross contamination and will let you know what can be done. They have a system in place for letting the kitchen staff know - always a good sign in my book. The pasta was cooked well (not a mushy mess). The 2nd time the waitress wasn't as familiar with gf, so she asked questions and found out answers. Again, another good sign in my book. I have a wheat intolerance, not celiac, so minute cross contamination is not a problem for me. It's now on my go to list of restaurants for ease of ordering and filling options.
Went here for dinner tonight & ordered off the gluten free menu. I even brought a copy of it with me. I emphasized to the waiter that I had celiac disease and reinforced how bad my reaction was to gluten. He and the manager assured me my food was gluten free but I got an absolutely horrible reaction to it. Called the restaurant & talked to the manager who was putting in an insurance claim and was offered a gift certificate!! I will not go there again & highly recommend that anyone with this disease avoid this place for your health!!! If I could have rated it a 0 I would have!
I had an awful experience here three years ago. I've always loved Olive Garden until then. When I got my pasta, it tasted like regular pasta so I made the waitress go back to check and she said it was gluten free. I couldn't even eat 1/3 of my food I was so full. About twenty minutes after we left i got sick. I was sick all night long and into the next day. I have not been back since.
I ordered gf rotini pasta with grilled chicken and pesto sauce. I waited 30 min for my meal( curb side pickup). I received my food and paid the bill. I opened the container and tasted the pasta. OMG!!!!! 😡😡😡 the pasta was undercooked and dry with no sauce in sight. This cost me $16. with tax. I called the server back to look at my food. She called the mngr and told her twice that I didn't like my food. I was angry. I called the mngr myself and she refunded my money. I can't understand why it's so hard. to boil pasta until it's done. The whole dish was a disaster!!!.
I have eaten here several times. The GF selection is very limited. So far I have never been ill after eating here. what I have eaten was usually good, but very basic, GF pasta with marinara. One time the pasta was tough and cold.
Perfect for my sister that has celiac
I appreciate that Olive Garden offers anything. for the longest time, they had two pasta options: primavera and marinara, plus steak or salmon entrees. the house salad is gluten free without the croutons, which is great. however, it's a bit acidic without any bread to go with it... but recently they've ben expanding the menu. the new pesto pasta was pretty good, though a whole dish of it is too much. next time I might ask to get half pesto, have bolognese (which is also a new offering). also, they just added the toscana soup to the GF list, which is very exciting!
Okay food(nothing amazing but yet again it's a chain restaurant) but awesome service. Waitress was understood celiac and food allergies. At that time they only have 2 pasta options so I went with the gluten free pasta with meat sauce. But they recently added more options. Will be going back.
Service was great but halfway through my meal, I found tons of regular macaroni shells mixed in with my gluten free rotini! I was told that the order wasn't rung as "allergy" but I have a feeling it wouldn't have mattered. Cross contamination is one thing, but actually having gluten shells in my pasta is unacceptable. The manager was nice and gave me a refund for the meal. I will not be coming back.
Miserable experience for me. Hardly any selections. My GF pasta obviously had some form of gluten. I had to rush home since I was sick after 4 bites. I tell our server we are GF and she sticks a basket of bread in front of me. Apparently, she didn't care when I said our table is GF due to celiacs. Never again!!!!!
I have eaten at Olive Garden successfully, just not this location. My daughter and I ordered dishes with gluten free rotini. Her kids meal showed up and she was eating it before I realized that it was actually the cavatappi pasta which is definitely glutinous. I was eating my shrimp scampi with gf rotini when I found angel hair pasta mixed throughout!! I'm not sure what they are doing in the kitchen but it is definitely not a safe place to eat. That said, the manager was extremely apologetic and comped our meals and then personally fixed a fresh plate for my daughter which is why they got a second star. Hopefully, they will take more care in the future but I don't think we'll be back.
While there are gluten free options, they are very limited; salad, gf rotini with either marinara or meat sauce, a steak dish and a salmon dish. There is are also kid options, but not many more than three. The national website boasts more gf options than what is actually available at this location. There is a disclaimer that they cannot guarantee against cross contamination.
Every single time I've eaten here I've been glutened. The staff is uneducated about Celiac-friendliness and there's cross contamination in the kitchen. I was served salad with croutons even though requested it without and staff seemed annoyed that I asked for a new salad. Would not recommend if you have Celiacs Disease, too much stress and you end up glutened anyway.
I ordered off the gluten free menu. When my food came it was clearly regular noodles & bread crumbs on my chicken. The server took it back but then came back to question me as if they didn't offer that dish as gluten free. A few minutes later the manager came over to apologize and said they had just updated the GF menu and it was a new dish (that nobody seemed to be trained on). They brought me out the GF noodles right away but I had to wait a really long time for the chicken while my family was already finished with their dinners. Pretty soon after I had a reaction. Not full on - but definitely some sort of cross contamination. This particular location does not seem to take good allergies seriously. I would not recommend.
Really tasty gluten free rotini. 4 gluten-free sauces and a couple of toppings. Pasta is cooked in kettle separate from other pastas and then added directly to saute pan, per company website. Aside from the pasta, there is also a separate "gluten sensitive" menu that is not appropriate if you have celiac disease. Server was very sensitive to my questions since this was my first meal out since being diagnosed and still healing.
Ordered gluten free pasta, sauce, and shrimp. Ate some of my "safe" pasta and found a gnocchi pasta in my bowl. Manager said I'd be fine because they were cooked in separate water. He obviously doesn't understand celiac. It was rolling around in my bowl contaminating my entire plate. I also had to pay full price for being glutened. The manager just simply said to call him if I got sick. IF I got sick. ugh...
I went here for a family member birthday celebration. I ordered the grilled chicken parmigiana. I requested no pasta, because I couldn't trust that it would truly be gluten free. They brought the dish with the pasta anyway. The waitress assured me it was gluten free and cooked entirely separate. I chose to try it. Still hesitated, until the manager came to tell me it was cooked correctly, they were serious about cooking safe, and he understood because he had a good friend who was celiac. They went the extra mile. A pleasant experience, food good.
I agree that the menu is pitiful. I ordered the only thing I could as a Celiac the pasta with chicken. A month later I am still sick. I will not eat here ever again. Outback Steakhouse down the road is great and I have eaten there numerous times and NEVER got sick. If you are a Celiac avoid Olive Garden! Go to Outback (they have better service as well)
Something so wrong in the kitchen. Three times now I've gone and ordered gf pasta and find remnants of whole wheat (not gf) pasta in the mix. The manager went and checked and said she watched them boil when recooking a batch. I think they reuse pots or colander and don't wash them. I understand it is not guaranteed against cross-contamination, but actually finding noodles mixed is completely and easily avoidable. Don't eat here.
After speaking with the server and explaining very very clearly what happens if I get sick and asked what precautions they take if a person has celiac disease. Seriously it was such an in depth convo about it I order and get my food. After a few bites I just knew it was NOT gluten free. When she came back and I asked her if it was gluten free she points to my dish and says oh that? No it's not. I was so angry. Angry because of how sick I get for about a month after. DO NOT go her if you have celiac disease.
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