I have gluten sensitivity and shellfish allergy. I love how they had a gluten free menu. They were very helpful. Then accidentally brought me regular pasta but I knew right away because it was spaghetti and not the gluten free rotini on the menu. They were great with fixing this quickly and told me they would not charge me for my meal. The meal was delicious!!
The experience here was horrible! We ordered the gluten-free chicken Parmesan, they brought us fried chicken with gluten-free noodles first big mistake. We re-ordered the food only to receive gluten-free noodles that were mixed with regular noodles so obviously they use the same pot and utensils and boiling water. We then called the manager to the table I told her how dangerous their practices were and they shouldn’t have a gluten-free menu if they’re not gonna take it seriously. She gave me my meal for free which wasn’t when I was trying to accomplish. I was with a group of 25 people and all of them saw the waiter roll her eyes at me when I brought this to her attention. This is my third terrible experience with Olive Garden and I won’t be returning ever again.
As in the previous review, I ordered the steak off the gf menu. My server assured me he would tell the kitchen I have Celiac. Another server brought my meal, with gluten containing items that did not match the meal description from the menu. I asked if everything was gf, she said that it was but she could check with the kitchen again if I wanted. What they had sent me was a regular meal, not the gf meal I ordered. This place is not safe. I eat in other Olive Gardens, but this location is careless and staff are poorly trained. Stay away.
I’ve eaten here quite a few times and never gotten sick which is saying something considering I’m pretty sensitive. The waiters are always very accommodating when I mention I have celiac and how important it is to reduce the risk of contamination. They always take my request very seriously and even let the manager know. That being said, their GF options are very limited. I just always get plain GF pasta tossed in olive oil with a side of chicken. I find the simpler, the safer. I have definitely had better GF pasta, this one is quite mushy. But hey, I can’t complain because at least I have something to eat when I go there with my family, and I always prioritize my safety over taste. I’ve been glutened by restaurants that claimed they could accommodate me and it is NOT fun. So that makes me appreciate Olive Garden all the more.
They do have a separate (although limited) GF menu. I had grilled chicken parmesan with GF pasta and red sauce. Salad without croutons as well. Let my server know it was due to allergy and she put in computer for special handling of our food. Delicious and would eat here again.
There is a dedicated GF menu however it has 3 things on it ; salmon, gf rotini and salad minus croutons. I got the rotini with meat sauce and the salad. It was not a horrible dinner. I was glad they had the rotini because it's nice to be able to eat pasta when at an Italian restaurant!
I tried eating some of their gluten sensitive food, not gluten free as they don't have a dedicated part of the kitchen, and I became very ill. I'm not sure if it's because not all the elements involved, sauce, meats, etc., aren't gluten free or if there's too much cross contamination but I do not recommend eating here.
Gluten makes me sick. They have a gluten free menu. They have the steak Alfredo on the gluten free menu but I asked if I could do the steak Gorgonzola Alfredo but gluten free. The waiter said the Alfredo sauce is NOT gluten free. He went back to check when I said it's on the gluten free menu. He checked and it most definitely is thickened with a wheat product. If gluten makes you sick, DO NOT EAT AT OLIVE GARDEN. I will never go back. Rocco's up the street has some gluten free options and seemed very allergy aware during my first visit there (after leaving Olive Garden).
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.
DO NOT EAT HERE!!! I ordered the gf pasta hoping for a good gf restaurant and boy was I wrong the pasta was mushy,slimy and nasty worst gf pasta I ever had. And after that I went straight home and had a reaction! So if ur planning on going here pls don’t!
I went there in May after seeing the website boast about gluten free accommodations. The waiter assured me what I ordered was gluten free and would be safe. My chicken tasted shrimpy. Not only did I get glutened, I got food poisoning as well. Trust me, I know the difference. When I called to complain, guess what they told me? That the chicken they fed me was BREADED but because it was pan seared you couldn’t tell. PLEASE do not eat here if you are sensitive to gluten in any way, especially if you have celiac. The only thing I would say you could confidently eat there is the house salad without croutons but even then it’s risky. Stay safe out there!!!
I loved Olive Garden before I had to change my diet to gluten free. I went here two times after to try the gf options and I was sick both times for 1-2 days. I talked to a waitress who informed me they use the same water for multiple noodles. She said she’s seen them use the same water for gf noodles.
Ordered their salad with no cheese (also allergic to milk fat) was told after a few bites that the dressing has parmigiana in it. Ok miscommunication. Tried them a second time for a late lunch, stressed the celiac and dairy allergy and still got sick this time obviously a gluten issue.not sure if it was a shared pan or strainer but either way I’ll never go back to another one.
The gf options were VERY limited (only 4 choices). Ordered the gf pasta and it tasted as though it was pulled out of the freezer, thrown in the microwave, and had a pesto sauce tossed in top. The pesto sat in pools of oil and the pasta was hard on top and chewy underneath. Do yourself a favor and don’t go. (The waitress we had was phenomenal....she needs to get a new job...she was way too sweet for this place!).
Staff were friendly and nice, however the food wasn’t great and I had a reaction later. I’m gluten-sensitive, not celiac, so me having a reaction must mean that the pasta directly had gluten, not just cross-contamination. If I had a reaction I would not advice anyone with Celiac to eat there.
Meat, pasta and marinara sauce. I could do better at home. Was fine.
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