Olive Garden

5 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
223 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH 03301

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There was one Gluten-free pasta option. There were two gluten-free sauce options. I spoke very specifically about my celiac status. The waiter asked the kitchen a couple of questions for me regarding soup and salads. When my gluten-free pasta dish arrived, four bites in and I see a fettuccine noodle in my pasta dish. I calmly asked the waiter about it. He in turn went and asked the kitchen about it. He came back and confirmed that they cook gluten-free pasta in the standard glutinous pasta water. He assured me “if you have an allergy, they cook it otherwise “. I was astonished! Of course the manager was involved she said all the right things… Didn’t deny their poor actions....Tried very hard to give me a gift card for there a restaurant. I assured her I couldn’t possibly come back. The poor waiter was nervous… I even actually felt kind of bad for the manager… But I decided I needed to write this review. There really is no question about it… There is zero consideration for people with celiac disease in this restaurant.

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?

— 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Sometimes the wait staff isn’t knowledgeable but if you order soup or salad it’s usually okay. I have had visible cross contamination where a piece of pasta is in mixed in where it shouldn’t be. But they always immediately correct it and they’ll get you new food.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Made me sick sick sick!

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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I have been to many Olive Gardens and have ordered gluten-free Rotini for my gluten-free allergies and I haven't had issues. This time, after eating almost half the Rotini I noticed a spaghetti noodle. I asked the waitress, a manager came out and said the kitchen wasn't aware of gluten allergies. She wrote a report and gave me a new bowl of Rotini which was a whole different color than the first bowl. I wasn't hungry any more!! What really bothered me was when the manager said that hopefully that one noodle won't bother me! I wish she knew how I feel two days later (and most likely the next week).

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Used to eat here a lot but last time the server let me knkw (after finding a gluten noodle mixed in my gf pasta) that the gf pasta is cooked in the same water and gluten containing pasta. Never again.

Quality & Quantity


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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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

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