Olive Garden

6 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
40% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
178 Wolf Rd
Colonie, NY 12205

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Celiac

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I took a chance despite some of the terrible reviews. I ordered the pasta with marinara as I figured that has the lowest potential to get screwed up. The waitress seemed knowledgeable. She knew which soups were gf, though I declined to get any. The pasta came out and clearly looked like corn pasta. It was ok tasting. Would not recommend going out of your way to go here, but if you end up here with a group, you can survive, or at least I did.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super helpful when we explained being celiac...the gluten free rotini one of the best ones out we have had plus portion was the same as a “regular” order & price same as well

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the shish-keb-bobs since I know the pasta is usually not very good. Half way through my dinner I noticed what looked to be pieces of "breading" in my potatoes. I asked the waitress about it-she got the manager and they apologized for giving me deep friend potatoes - thee breading was from calamari. This staff needs more training about what's exactly "gluten free" before I will eat there again!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 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

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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They do have a separate gf menu which is great but I definitely had a reaction from my meal. Ordered their salad without croutons and their grilled salmon meal with steamed veggies. My guess is the grill was not clean from other breaded items. Tasted great but my stomach sure was in knots later on.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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It's hit or miss here. One time had a very knowledgeable waiter and a nice gf meal. The next time, we had to send the salad back twice for croutons, they almost served hubby regular pasta, and when the gf pasta came out, it wasn't thoroughly cooked. It is nice that they try to offer gf, but I'm not sure they have the hang of it yet.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The pasta is terrible. Dry and hard. Plus they charge you 11.00 for a quarter of the normal portion size.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Sensitive

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The GF menu is limited and expensive. They have GF rotini pasta. When ordering to-go, I order from the kids’ menu. The kids’ menu has GF rotini with red sauce. Salad without croutons is GF.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Not educated about celiac, found regular pasta in my gf pasta.

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?

— 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?

— Average

Not celiac

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Only one pasta on the menu that was gluten free. Asked for salad without croutons. Server didn’t seem to knowledgeable about GF

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Average

Celiac

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The pasta and sauce is more like pasta and water, there's nothing to the sauce, it is very boring. The salad is okay...

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

Wheat Allergy

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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

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