Olive Garden

4 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
0% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1415 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546

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Not celiac

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My mom and I ate there last night. I asked the server about an item so she went to confirm with the head chef. She personally came out to speak with me regarding my allergy and the staff was great to make sure I did not have any issues. I had the build your own pasta with gf rotini, traditional marinara, and Italian sausage. The menu was clearly marked (G) for gf and had a disclaimer that the kitchen could have cross contamination. I’m not celiac, just sensitive but did not have any issues. I’m giving Olive Garden a 4 because I would love to see more GF options on the menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiacs beware! Have tried many times & always leave with a reaction. People with an intolerance may have better luck.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Not many options and still had a reaction off of the "gluten free" pasta. Sadly crossing this place off my list.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Unlimited Salad - Steak and Veggies. Who needs bread sticks.....

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Used to eat here a lot but last time the server let me knkw (after finding a gluten noodle mixed in my gf pasta) that the gf pasta is cooked in the same water and gluten containing pasta. Never again.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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I got the steak and broccoli and had some salad sans croutons. I don’t blame the establishment necessary because I had read so much about the cross contamination and still went for it.

Every dish came back as if ordered on the typical fashion with gluten. Mistakes happen, but it was clear the kitchen and even the server had no awareness of gluten. It’s what I expected and went because a friend wanted to go so I was fine with it. I don’t get extremely ill but could tell there was cross contamination the next day.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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Never had a cross contamination. The pasta is great. More gluten free options would be nice.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Horrible!!! I have celiac disease and explained that to the waiter. She explained they were great with allergies… then proceeded to bring the salad with croutons when I asked for them without. I got my pasta and while eating it I found a normal noodle in it. I was so sick last night and feel horrible today.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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They cook all the noodles in the same water. Even the "gluten free" ones. The manager has no idea about gluten free allergies either. I've talked with one of the two higher managers. I would not trust it. The most recent review by “Angela” or the blond lady that give this place five stars is not celiac. Possibly gluten-intolerant, but if she had pasta, then she had noodles that are gluten free, but made in the same boiling water as every other kind of noodles that do contain gluten. If you are celiac, please do not eat here. Their menu only says “gluten-friendly” and if you don’t believe me about the noodles, then click the part on this app that shows the menu and read one of the first few numbers up at the top of the nutritional/allergen menu and see for yourself.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

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