Olive Garden

1 recent rating
$ • Italian Restaurant
20% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
683 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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trying to put one star.....nope

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 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

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

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Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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I got the steak and broccoli and had some salad sans croutons. I don’t blame the establishment necessary because I had read so much about the cross contamination and still went for it.

Every dish came back as if ordered on the typical fashion with gluten. Mistakes happen, but it was clear the kitchen and even the server had no awareness of gluten. It’s what I expected and went because a friend wanted to go so I was fine with it. I don’t get extremely ill but could tell there was cross contamination the next day.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Never had a cross contamination. The pasta is great. More gluten free options would be nice.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Horrible!!! I have celiac disease and explained that to the waiter. She explained they were great with allergies… then proceeded to bring the salad with croutons when I asked for them without. I got my pasta and while eating it I found a normal noodle in it. I was so sick last night and feel horrible today.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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They cook all the noodles in the same water. Even the "gluten free" ones. The manager has no idea about gluten free allergies either. I've talked with one of the two higher managers. I would not trust it. The most recent review by “Angela” or the blond lady that give this place five stars is not celiac. Possibly gluten-intolerant, but if she had pasta, then she had noodles that are gluten free, but made in the same boiling water as every other kind of noodles that do contain gluten. If you are celiac, please do not eat here. Their menu only says “gluten-friendly” and if you don’t believe me about the noodles, then click the part on this app that shows the menu and read one of the first few numbers up at the top of the nutritional/allergen menu and see for yourself.

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

Celiac

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Horrible experience!! The waiter said they had no gluten free options. He wouldn't ask a manger my questions because he already knew it all, then he just moved on and took everyone's order and ignored me. I will not go back.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

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