Olive Garden

6 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

178 Wolf Rd
Colonie, NY 12205

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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 5 years ago read full review

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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 5 years ago read full review

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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 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I love the choices here but I wish I could have bread

Celiac

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Ask for a gluten-free menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Celiac

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Olive garden is just bad with allergies in general. Warnings to my fellow GF and tree nuts alergy friends

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

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They did have a small gluten free menu. Our server’s attitude was :’ Don’t know, don’t care’ when asked about ingredients.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Celiac

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I had a great experience here! I called earlier in the day and inquired about their GF/celiac protocols. I talked to Jeremy and he let me know to let my server know I had celiac (state as a severe “allergy”) when I order from the GF menu, and to ask for the manager after ordering. When I arrived, I did as instructed. Not too long after that the manager came by. She assured me that they have strict safety protocols in place, including separate cooking area, changing gloves etc. She said that she would also supervise them preparing my dish, in order to make sure all protocols were followed. They brought my dish out first and checked on me multiple times! I am an extremely sensitive celiac and did not have any issues or reactions from eating there. Will definitely go again!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good with other allergies

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