Olive Garden

1.5 stars 1.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Pasta, Kid Friendly + 4 more
20% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

683 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Directions

(757) 486-8234
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Stay away if you are Celiac or gluten sensitive. Neither kitchen nor staff are competent to safely serve Gluten Free. They take a long time to serve GF and frequently do not get it right. Who knows about cross contamination where you cannot observe their process. 1 sick, shame on them. 2 sick, shame on me if I would go back again.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    trying to put one star.....nope

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    my daughter is recently diagnosed Celiac and went to this restaurant for her highschool homecoming dinner. the server was the server was completely the manager challenged her as to whether this was a choice or an allergy! Over an hour after a meal containing gluten came out she was told that her state was still frozen.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Gluten free menu is VERY limited. Staff knowledge of gf is terrible! I tried to give them a second chance but they blew it! First time going they had spehetti noodles that were not gf mixed into my gf noodles. I asked if they were gf and they ran off with the plate. Of course I was sick that day. Second time going my daughter and I whom are both Ceilac ordered the same past dish with gf pasta. Pasta came out so undercooked it was crunchy!!! Sent it back. Food finally arrived as other members of party were boxing up leftovers and check was delivered. Decided to take it to go only to find when home, it too was crunchy, just not as bad as the first go around! I honestly don't feel they even deserve the one star!

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    2 rating
    3 years ago

    Normally I wouldn't complain since until now I have never had a problem, but within 30-minutes of eating my stomach was aching something fierce, which means there was some cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Had five cheese marinara shrimp with gluten free pasta (on the 2 for $25 promo) and was fantastic--didn't upset me at all, but some of the pasta was dry as it needed more sauce, so get extra as it's probably a thirsty pasta (and did seem to take a long time, as GF pasta can). No GF breadsticks which sucked, but salad without croutons was easily accomodated!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 days ago

    1550 PLEASANT VALLEY RD, MANCHESTER CT 06040

    Not Celiac friendly, found a piece of spaghetti in gluten free pene.

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    5740 YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN RD, NILES OH 44446

    I tried to order on line. Horrible experience. The site refused to put any item in my shopping bag. So I called....gave them my full name. When I arrived to pay, I gave them my full name. Unfortunately five girls all standing at the entry desk just said "what, who, what". It was worse than the web site. Oh but wait, it gets better. "We do not have an order under that name". I walked out, called back and was told it was my fault that I didn't tell them my first name. I went back and paid for my order got in the car to finish my list for the day. NO UTENSILES! The food was excellent, once I could get to a fork. Have not gotten sick. AFTER THE CONSUMPTION OF THE FOOD. Before was horrible! Pray for the staff and management, they need it.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 days ago

    80 NORTH DARTMOUTH MALL, NORTH DARTMOUTH MA 02747

    They do not train there staff at all. They add breadsticks to your takeout when it says gluten allergy all over it. When you dine in and tell them you have a gluten allergy they allow you to order and serve you food that is not gluten free and then blame the kitchen for the mistake after you’ve already eaten it. The Managers show no accountability and try to blame the customer and when you insist on seeing the info the kitchen had for the order and show them it says gluten allergy they just ‘oh sorry’. Based on my experiences I would not recommend them.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    3220 BUFORD DR, BUFORD GA 30519

    Celiac disease. Asked for gluten free. They said it was and the gluten free pasta. I felt terrible for a week. The gluten free pasta was the worst I have had.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    6000 ROBINSON CENTER DRIVE, PITTSBURGH PA 15205

    They offer gf items on the menu, but it's cooked in the same place as the non gf items. There are no safe food handling practices. The noodles are boiled in regular noodle water and good luck getting a salad that didn't have the croutons picked out. Even just sausage links in sauce isn't safe. I've tried it a couple times and gotten wicked sick each time. I've had to go for work events and I won't eat anything there any more, too much contamination because the employees don't care or understand celiac.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 week ago

    102 COLONY PLACE RD, PLYMOUTH MA 02360

    They need to do more for gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    2272 S 1300TH EAST, SALT LAKE CITY UT 84106

    They have gluten free noodles for pasta, you can order the original salad with croutons on the side. It’s a wonderful environment and the food is great.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    1 week ago

    4467 S LABURNUM AVE, RICHMOND VA 23231

    The problem isn't the gf menu although it's lacking as well... This OG has the worst service. Every. Single. Time. We kept trying several times just because it's hard to be gluten free with kiddos. Pasta is always hard as a rock, service is about as fast 🙄. Skip it.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    5945 PEACH STREET, ERIE PA 16509

    Limited menu. I ordered a steak with veggie and a side of gf pasta and Alfredo. My plate came with breaded zucchini. I said I cannot have breading that’s why I ordered from the tiny gf menu and now that I look at it I don’t trust the cook who thought breading was okay so I’m not sure these noodles are gf either, I wasn’t given any other option they just took away the sides and I are a steak and salad. The sides weren’t even removed from my bill. They said aides are free with the entree. Not even a discount. Also asked if I wanted breadsticks right after asking for a gf menu. Stay away.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    9413 STATE RD 16, ONALASKA WI 54650

    Been here plenty of times and never had issues! I always have the waiter tell the chef it’s an allergy and not a preference. They even bring salad with no croutons (or will put them on the side for whoever I’m with)!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 weeks ago

    1925 VALLEY VIEW BLVD NW, ROANOKE VA 24012

    Be sure to ask that your GF pasta be cooked in separate, fresh boiling water. If not, they cook it in the SAME WATER AS GLUTEN PASTA!!! Seriously, what's the point in a celiac ordering GF pasta if they're going to cover it in gluten water!!!???

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1010 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Tarentum, PA 15084

    Had non gluten free noodles in my gf pasta. Not sure how or why... stomach is in a bunch of knots... I'll stick to salad only now.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    3360 Ross Clark Cir, Dothan, AL 36303

    Staff was amazing. Love the soup and salad!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1001 Baltimore Pike #1B, Springfield, PA 19064

    I got sooo sick after eating here I had the gf pasta and shrimp..... it was horrible

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    4 rating
    3 weeks ago

    4079 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, UT 84405

    Not very many options. One soup, one pasta with one sauce, and the salad without croutons is all they have to offer. Always loved the olive garden before being GF, and was happy with the GF choices even though there's not very many.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    4125 NY-31, Clay, NY 13041

    The website indicated shares prep space etc with the regular pasta.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    274 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212

    I get sick every single time I eat here. They somehow manage to mix non-gluten free pasta in with their “gluten free” pasta dishes. Don’t eat here unless you want to get sick. Olive Garden does not take Celiac seriously.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1315 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

    Last two visits, I've found a few of the wrong noodles in my bowl. The last visit, I talked with the manager and she had it remade and supervised it herself and it still had non-gf noodles in it. Not recommend at all.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    4038 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    323 Mt Hope Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07866

    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.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    1 month ago

    1095 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601

    There’s maybe 2-3 options for gluten free.

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1604 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741

    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!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1176 MOUNT ZION ROAD, MORROW GA 30260

    I ordered the kids rotini with meat sauce off of the kids menu. Staff needs more education but all were very sweet and did there best to make sure everything was completely gluten free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    72225 HIGHWAY 111, PALM DESERT CA 92260

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1884 Marron Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

    The manager told me that they precook all of their pasta and they flash recook it when ordered and dip it into the same reused water used with all of the pasta. Sadly major cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 month ago

    202 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

    Only a few GF pasta options, its safe but doesn't taste that great. salad without croutons was safe and was the best part of the meal.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    2819 ONEIDA STREET, GREEN BAY WI 54304

    Food was good. I always ask them to cook my pasta in fresh water. They obviously don't take customer requests into consideration because they make me sick about 50% of the time. Unless they educate their staff I will never go here again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    5150 HINKLEVILLE RD, PADUCAH KY 42001

    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.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    2 months ago

    14650 BALTIMORE AVE., LAUREL MD 20707

    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!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1500 N ALMONESSON RD, DEPTFORD NJ 08096

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    17500 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS OH 44130

    Takeout lady has a sister that has celiac. She packed all my stuff separate of all the other stuff.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    4125 NY-31, Clay, NY 13041

    Gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. The GF pasta is good but nothing stellar. I could make better stuff at home for 1/4 of the price.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    1302 N. HWY 77, WAXAHACHIE TX 75165

    The staff is trained on contamination & is knowledgeable. The pasta was good.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    513 ACADEMY BOULEVARD, COLORADO SPRINGS CO 80909

    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).

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    700 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

    Found a regular noodle in my gluten free, the waiter told me it was because they boil in the same water

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    930 25TH AVENUE, CORALVILLE IA 52241

    There is a menu for Gluten Free items. Although limiting in options, there are good stuff to eat. I enjoyed my meals here once in a while.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    178 WOLF ROAD, COLONIE NY 12205

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2641 N. MAIZE RD, WEST WICHITA KS 67205

    I had soup, salad and an Italian margarita. The manager was very friendly and went out of her way to ensure the margarita was GF.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

    5590 NORTHRIDGE DR, GURNEE IL 60031

    They don’t have a lot of options except some pasta options.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 months ago

    8133 LEESBURG PIKE, VIENNA VA 22182

    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!

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    1 rating
    3 months ago

    1340 East 170 S C, St. George, UT 84790

    We informed the waiter that our son had celiac disease, but as we were boxing up his supposedly gluten-free pasta, we found a wheat spaghetti noodle mixed in. We hope our experience is uncommon, but do not feel comfortable returning.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

    5921 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710

    While the waitress was knowledgeable about gf, what I ordered verses what I got was a huge disappointment. I told her and she replaced the dish but I was done.

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    3 rating
    3 months ago

    405 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880

    I had chicken Parmesan grilled which was good but the pasta that came with it was over cooked and he sauce tasted like a can of hunts tomatoes but I didn’t have a reaction so I’d still say it’s safe

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    3781 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Staff was very helpful gave me the gluten free menu and automatically left croutons off salad. Never had a reaction.

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    4 rating
    3 months ago

    12870 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907

    I got the GF chicken parm. The pasta texture wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t terrible. I enjoy the salad without croutons!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    717 North Promenade Parkway, Casa Grande, AZ 85194

    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!!!

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    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.

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    1 rating
    3 months ago

    422 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsborough, MA 01879

    Bare minimum effort to be gluten free. They had zero gf salad dressing and the rotini tastes like corn.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    10206 N Michigan Rd, Carmel, IN 46032

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    12330 Amargosa Rd, Victorville, CA 92392

    Gluten sensitive menu. I ordered the salmon and broccoli and it was really good. They also have gf pastas. Nice atmosphere too.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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