I am not someone who complains normally, but this was the worst dish ever. The pasta was complete mush. I actually had to ask what it was, I honestly didn't think it was pasta. The manager nicely came out and said everyone sends it back. It is obviously way overcooked.
I had the Herb Grill Salmon with steamed broccoli and a plain salad off of the gluten sensitive menu. I told the server that it was a severe gluten "allergy" and he assured us that precautions were taken in the kitchen. The food arrived hot and tasted fine. A few hours later I was in the emergency room, badly glutened and very ill. If you have Celiac disease this location (Huntsville, TX) is probably not a good choice. I have eaten the same meal at another Olive Garden and did not become sick. So beware.
The staff was great, but my daughter’s gluten-free rotini was cross contaminated by at least one shell pasta. I suspect there was more than one or it was not cooked separately, because she was quite affected. I’m not sure she will feel safe there again.
Our server brings us individual packets of salad dressing since the dressing may be contaminated with crouton crumbs. Several gf options. They ‘should’ use dedicated gluten free pots for pasta, but one can only hope. Always a risk to eat out with celiac.
Asked questions about what meals were gluten free. No one could tell me what I could order and what had gluten in it. Asked to speak with manager. I asked if he knew what ingredients contain gluten. He did not know! Sad, won't be back!
I got sick after eating at this location of Olive Garden. The chain has a gluten-free menu and our server was reassuring about how careful the kitchen is with food allergies, but I got glutened here and would not recommend for celiacs.
Found a piece of gluten pasta among my gluten free pasta. NOT SAFE! Would never go here again. When talking to someone there about what had happened there seemed to be little concern and lack of understanding regarding the severity of being celiac and eating gluten.
I had a gf pasta order that had gluten pasta mixed in. It probably spilled over into the dish they served out of in the kitchen, maybe? I’ve gotten sick eating here. I definitely don’t like eating here. I have so few options and I feel unsafe after my last couple of attempts to dine here.
Unfortunately the waitress confused my gluten free order with a regular order even tho I was ordering from a gluten free menu. Thankfully, I figured it out before I ate too much of it, and they fixed my order. The waitress was extremely apologetic and sought to do all she could to make it right since it was her mistake. She even said she was taking a GF menu home to study better that night.
I ordered GF pasta and I knew when I saw it that it wasn’t going to taste good. My instincts were right and it was the worst GF pasta I have ever had. The waitress was nice and asked to get something else so I just ordered a grilled chicken breast. In my opinion, their selection of GF choices is limited and not appealing. I would skip going here unless there is nowhere else’s to go. The salad has always been good (order without croutons). For such a big chain and the amount of resources, I would expect better.
Man, they made everything as complicated as humanly possible. Two of us out of 10 with Celiac. The two of us both ordered soup (the zuppa is gluten-free) and salad without croutons. So they want to bring out bowls of lettuce and plates of toppings an bowls of dressing. Just bring the two of us a crouton-free bowl and put regular bowls out for the rest to share! It is not complicated people. And the waitstaff had to keep calling attention to the two of us. I hate that. I have done well at some other Olive Gardens... not this one.
They do have a gluten-sensitive menu, but it's very limited. Also on the website/menu it states, menu items are prepared fresh in our kitchen which is not free of gluten and cross contact with other food items that contain gluten is possible. While we aim to accommodate the dietary needs of guests, we cannot ensure that these items meet the definition of "gluten-free". Please let your server know you are avoiding gluten. With that being said, I went here last night and knowing this is not a celiac friendly restaurant, I stuck with the soup and salad. I told Malina my server, I'm avoiding gluten, and she was knowledgeable about gluten sensitivities. She brought out the salad, and to avoid cross-contamination, croutons and cheese were on a plate for my friend and the salad dressing was in a small cup also for my friend. The only gluten free soup on the menu is Zuppa Toscana. My server let me know their was a fresh pot of this soup that had just been made. The soup was soooo delicious. For drinks, I just stuck to water. My server did ask me a couple of times if I wanted gluten free pasta dishes and I told her "No". At the end of our meal, my server Malina asked how I was feeling, if I felt sick, I told her, I felt perfectly fine. My rating is for the service at this location, and me not getting or feeling sick last night or this morning.
Would give it zero stars if I could. Ordered chicken parm last year (before I knew of this app) and one regular chicken parm They mixed the two. One gluten free pasta with regular chicken and vice versa. My son and I were sick for a few days.
They are only good for people with sensitivity to Gluten. People with Celiac disease are not safe to eat here. My daughter had a reaction because they are not careful with regard to cross contamination.
The only has no I can find on the gluten free menu is noodle and tomato sauce. They don’t take any $ off for noodles and tomato sauce. That is just robbery and it tastes like the worst 5ing ever next time, If I’m forced to go here, I’m bringing my own food.
I was a bit worried about cross contamination. I spoke to the manager Kylie who took care of everything herself! She made sure that everything was handled carefully, opened new containers of sauce and salad. Great service and I felt confident they were knowledgeable and cautious.
Their gluten free options consist of salad or pasta with marinara/meat sauce. Some gluten free pals & I ordered this for lunch one day, and luckily I had my Nima sensor; it tested positive for gluten. While originally the pasta/sauce may ingredient-wise be gluten free, it is not made in an environment where people are knowledgeable enough about cross-contamination for it to be considered a safe option.
I was very afraid that I would get sick from this place, but surprisingly I did not! I had the rotini with meat sauce. I talked with the waitress and she assured me that the food would be cooked separately. She also told me the chefs would use a new pair of gloves.
As a chain their menu has gluten-free items but make sure you tell the waiter 10 times. My daughter ordered correctly, she ate it. When she got the bill she found out he didn’t put the order in for gluten-free. She ate a plate of regular pasta by their mistake. I know their pasta is gluten-free, but I would actually get a manager to verify when I was placing the order if I were to eat there again. The staff is not well-versed in gluten-free. The food is from the franchise, so you can get gluten-free pasta there, I just would bring management and when I’m ordering to avoid this error from happening again. I’ve eaten at other locations successfully, It’s not a kitchen or a food issue, just don’t trust the waiters unless you bring in management
Went there for Fathers Day, they have separate gluten free menu, waiters are great ! They had buy one and take one home special for 12.00. I had a coupon for feee appetizer they let me use that too. We forgot to scan it on their self pay thing and they gave us a gift card to come back and get it next time. So nice ! If you go online and get in line before you go when you get there and there are people waiting they take you to your seat right away ! Great experience !
I have Celiac and ordered a gluten-free pasta option at Olive Garden and I had an adverse reaction, which I believe was due to cross-contamination. I am giving the restaurant one star because zero stars is not allowed.
I went in not knowing is there was anything gluten free they only have a gluten free soup and gluten free rotini. Which is small but I didn’t care. The menu tells you that not everything on the menu can be truly gluten free. So because of feeling unsafe in a big chain I ordered rotini with butter. It came out over cooked with too much butter. But my boyfriend said the gf soup was good.
Ordered the gluten free pasta and made sure staff knew of gluten free request. server indicated they had a relative with Celiac so they understood. Received dish and after eating about 1/3 of the dish, found multiple pieces of Gluten pasta in the dish. Stopped eating of course, just asked for a refund. Manager did not come to talk to us, server just brought the check.
Not celiac friendly at all. I don’t even understand why they have a “gluten sensitive” menu when none of the staff has a clue about it. Both times I’ve ordered gluten free pasta, there have been regular noodles in it. Unsafe & the menu options are limited and not very good anyway, other than the salad no croutons.
Celiac friendly but very few options. Most involve red sauce and greasy foods. I have a sensitive stomach in general so I felt that though items were gluten free they would make me sick with dairy, reflux, etc. I don’t eat there often.
I originally gave them a good review, but my last experience a few months back changed that. When my GF rotini was brought out, there were other few pieces of regular pasta mixed in. When the manager came out, I questioned how it could happen with what their info says about cooking it in separate kettle. He admitted that it just comes in a bag and they microwave it. If that's what I'm going to eat, and still get cross-contaminated, I will just buy and Udi's frozen meal from the grocery and eliminate the risk. It was pretty disappointing.