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683 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Directions

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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.

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trying to put one star.....nope

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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

— Not at all

On Safety

Our daughter has celiac disease so she chose the grilled chicken with pasta marinara, kids portion. She enjoyed her meal but woke up sick the next morning so obviously something wasn’t gluten free or something was cross contaminated.

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?

— Average

On Quality & Quantity

Our daughter has celiac disease so for the kids, they had 2 options. Grilled chicken with pasta marinara or pasta with a meat sauce. She could also have the salad without croutons.

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I wish they had more choices, but very good non the less.

Celiac

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Found wheat pasta in my gluten free to-go rotini. Manager was apologetic when I called, but obviously they need better training in the kitchen.

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not at all

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I ordered GF pasta. When it came out I noticed it was spaghetti rather than their normal GF Rotini. I asked several times if they were sure it was GF and the assured me it was. A few minutes later as I went to take my first bite, the manager, waiter, and server ran out talking at me to stop.... they served me the wrong pasta and was in fact not GF. Literally my worst nightmare and I also have anaphylaxis to wheat.

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?

— Below Average

On Quality & Quantity

I ordered GF pasta. When it came out I noticed it was spaghetti rather than their normal GF Rotini. I asked several times if they were sure it was GF and the assured me it was. A few minutes later as I went to take my first bite, the manager, waiter, and server ran out talking at me to stop.... they served me the wrong pasta and was in fact not GF. Literally my worst nightmare and I also have anaphylaxis to wheat.

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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?

— Average

On Quality & Quantity

There is only one gluten free pasta dish and they don’t tell you that other ingredients contain gluten if you order a dish and substitute gluten free noodles

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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?

— None

Celiac

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The last 2 times I ate here and ordered gluten free option I went home and became very ill. The first time I thought maybe it was a fluke. The second time I learned my lesson and won't go back.

Celiac

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We have tried eating here sporadically over the years. Too many times, we have found gluten noodles in the gf rotini pasta. We think it’s coming from the sauces. No more Olive Garden for us.

Celiac

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Garbage food. Not gluten free, not fresh and not worth a dollar

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Staff was very knowledgeable and made sure to keep my food separate. Good portions and didn’t get sick! Their menu says “gluten sensitive” bc they have a kitchen full of gluten, but this staff did their best to keep my food separate.

Celiac

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DO NOT EAT HERE Untrained staff, got served soup with wheat after waiter recommended the soup for GF. My pasta had a few regular noodles in with the gf noodles. Then was charged for the dish after sending it back because I obviously wasn’t gonna eat it

Celiac

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They have a gluten sensitive menu and were able to make accommodations but I received my refill salad and it had a crouton so I immediately stopped eating. Cross contamination is a big risk.

Not celiac

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Went with two individuals with Celiacs. We asked the staff which items could be made gluten free, to which they stated any item. Both “gluten free” dishes made them incredibly sick. Apparently they put bread crumbs in the dish. Would not recommend for gluten free dining.

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My husband received a gift card to olive garden and I was nervous about it. I was able to eat salad without croutons and their zuppa toscana soup which is gf and tastes amazing. It is like a potato soup with sausage in it. I'm very sensitive to even the slightest bit of cross contamination with severe reactions and I had no issues at all. We will definitely go again as it is so hard to find safe places to eat. I won't risk their gf pastas though. I've heard they use the same water for both regular and gf pastas. Don't know if that's a fact but I'm not willing to chance it. The zuppa toscana soup and salad was amazing and I was safe with no adverse reactions.

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Sad to say I enjoyed eating here because of the convenience of the gluten-free menu, however the last time I ate here I found regular noodles mixed in with my gluten-free noodles. This was despite me questioning before ordering whether the gluten free pasta was cooked in separate water. It clearly wasn't but they told me it was. What a shame would love this to be a safe and convenient option for celiacs but sadly this problem changed my mind and their response to it proved that they didn't really understand the issue fully.

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I came to this Olive Garden and asked for a gluten free menu. They had a nice menu with a decent number of options. When I ordered the steak and Alfredo off the GF menu I was given regular Alfredo linguine and was told the pasta was made from whole wheat. This location has absolutely zero clue what they are doing when it comes to gluten sensitivity.

Celiac

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Ordered gluten free pasta and when it came out was not gluten free, had regular pasta mixed in very apparently, so most likely boiled in the same water. I'm celiac and was illl for days! Would not recommend.

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My boyfriend has celiac and he ordered gluten free rotini pasta (the only kind of gluten free noodle they have) only to have his plate come out with a fettuccine noodle from his daughters plate laying right in the middle of his noodles. Needless to say he was soon sick from it.

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They don’t care about cross contamination. I was severely glutened, and won’t be returning. It’s sad because the GF pasta itself was fantastic. Just not safe for Celiacs.

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Daughter has celiac and we heard Olive Garden has a gluten free menu come to find out the salad that’s on the menu all the do is pick out the gluten.

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Waitress was clueless. Should have asked for the manager, but ordered something safe (salmon), so didn't think it was necessary. I got VERY sick - seemed different than the usual gluten exposure though... Maybe food poisoning?

Not celiac

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While I was impressed that this restaurant had a whole gluten free menu the one item they are lacking is a bread option. Their bread sticks are what Olive Garden is known for they should look into making a gluten free option

Not celiac

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We tried this again for the first time in several years and my son loves it and didn't get sick. He's not been tested for celiac but is very sensitive to gluten. He had salad, buttered rotini noodles and steamed broccoli. So far we've successfully been to the Coin Rapids and the Maple Grove locations. His only complaint is that options are somewhat limited and there is no bread option.

Celiac

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I ordered the gluten free pasta and knew within minutes that I was glutened. I later found out they boil the pasta in the same water.

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They list Gluten Sensitive on the menu, so be very careful if you have Celiac. My daughter and I ate there and were so sick after eating. The food was very good and the manager assured us our food was GF, it was very apparent that something was not GF.

Celiac

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The server was amazing and ensured that my meal was totally safe.

Celiac

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I can only get like two things on the menu but it’s always safe and delicious.

Celiac

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Waitresses was attentive. I Asked for glutin free rotini pasta and it came mixed with wheat pasta shells. Manager apologized with assurances that he’d speak to chief.

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and assured me that precautions would be taken to prevent cross-contamination. They have separate pasta water and a great GF soup starter. They were very busy but managed to keep my meal safe!

Celiac

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This Olive Garden has a gf menu. Not a lot of options but enough. The server was knowledgeable and said the kitchen would clean the cooking space and use fresh utensils. Food was delicious. I would eat here again.

Not celiac

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This restaurant has one of the most limited GF selections, and their pasta tastes terrible. I’d rather go to Biaggi’s, which has an amazing and tasty GF menu. If I could give 0 stars, I would!

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The gluten free pasta at this Olive Garden is heated up in the same water as the regular pasta with gluten in it. I happened to ask of they use the same stirring utensil for the gluten free pasta as the regular pasta. That's when I was informed about how it it prepared. If you have celiac disease, I suggest not eating the pasta and asking how your food is prepared.

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The staff was AMAZING and so thoughtful with helping me navigate their menu. Their gluten free pasta is delicious, and they will have a salad made to where you can eat it as well!

Celiac

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Not Celiac friendly. They boil the gf noodles in the same water as the regular noodles. The staff is not well versed regarding allergies.

Not celiac

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I ordered all of the gf options Andy stomach was a mess on the way home. They were not very knowledgeable about the sauces as well.

Not celiac

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They offer gluten free items but the facility is not considered gluten free. Ask for a gluten free menu and they take the crutons off of the salad.

Celiac

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My pasta tested positive for gluten on my Nima sensor. Dish was removed from check. Staff was very understanding but not very knowledgeable.

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Nope! Don’t be fooled by the GF offerings on the menu. The staff is not trained. You will get sick. Just keep driving. You are not that hungry.

Celiac

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They have a limited Gluten Free menu.

Celiac

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Boo! Stay away! We ordered gf pasta and it came out late. My son was about to eat it when we noticed it looked just like everyone else’s pasta. The waiter had brought out regular pasta instead accidentally. Luckily we caught it before he ate it. They brought out his pasta about 10 min later and it was still slightly hard and not cooked all the way. Yuck! Spending $15 on a pasta dish is bad enough, but having it be inedible was even worse!

Celiac

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Managers and waiter seemed well versed in keeping the meal safe from contamination

Celiac

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Food kind of sucks in general but the gf options are minimal and I’ve gotten sick. So no thank you...

Celiac

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We had a great experience here for my celiac daughter. Waitress was awesome and very knowledgeable! She let us know that the gf rotini is not even cooked in the kitchen. It comes pre packaged and they simply heat it up in the microwave. My daughter also had the gf soup and loved it! Our waitress told us that when someone has an allergy it shows up as bright red on the order screen. And she went the extra mile to alert everyone in the kitchen that our daughter had celiac.

Not celiac

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Apparently olive gardens have not been as strict as they used to be. Changed their labeling and when even asked about the changing of gloves and water they said the water gets reused not safe

Celiac

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They have like 1 Gf option and I got sick. Don’t recommend.

Celiac

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Found regular pasta in my gluten free pasta after I explained my severe gluten allergy to the waitress. (Asked for clean workspace, new utensils, glove change etc.) was told they probably reused boiling pasta water. NOT celiac safe.

Celiac

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I ordered the gluten free pasta but while I was eating I found pieces of angel hair pasta all within my food. Haven’t had this problem at other locations but this location is not safe.

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All Olive Gardens do not take precautions against cross contamination.

Celiac

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Even when they brought out the pasta I asked if it was the gluten free pasta and the waitress assured me it was and after one bite I knew it wasn’t and I was sick for a week!

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We went to a different Olive Garden, but my experience was the same as others posted. One GF pasta available. The waiter was very kind but didn't know which sauces were safe. I was extremely sick after eating there. Salads have croutons on them but they did bring me one with out. Not GF friendly.

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