Olive Garden

7 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Chicken Parmesan, Pasta

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
5 ratings

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11364 River Heights Dr
South Jordan, UT 84095

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Our waiter was well informed and gave personal recommendations on the gluten sensitive menu. The Chicken Parmigiana was delicious. The portion size was huge- it was enough for two meals.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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This was my first time at Olive Garden since my diagnosis, so I was nervous. I didn’t dare get anything with gluten free pasta because I’d heard several stories about people finding regular noodles mixed in with their GF noodles or just that the GF noodles weren’t good. So I told the server that I had a gluten allergy and also opted for the naturally gluten free foods from their gluten sensitive menu: https://m.olivegarden.com/menu-listing/gluten-sensitive. I got the salmon and the Zuppa Toscana. The soup was surprisingly good and full of sausage. The salmon was pretty good but expensive, and its only side was broccoli. I wouldn’t choose to come to Olive Garden on my own because the options are so limited if you’re trying to avoid cross contamination as much as possible, but at least I found a meal that I feel fairly safe ordering if my family wants to go. Thank goodness I didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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 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

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Gluten-free chicken parmigiana with gluten free rotini with marinara sauce.
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Celiac

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They have some gluten free noodles. Some of the staff know the answers to my questions. I have been sick about half of the times I have eaten there so we don’t go anymore.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I got super sick from CC here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They now have a "gluten sensitive" menu. But they have a note that anything fried or grilled has a higher chance of being contaminated....but they still list them all on the allergy menu?? The waitress didn't know or understand anything about the gluten "sensitive" items. I asked if the pasta is at least cooked in separate water from the regular pasta and she said "Probably". I asked for salad with no croutons per their menu, but asked for the to go cups of dressing because they are sealed and there's less of a chance for contamination and she acted like it was the end of the world to do such a thing and that she had to "check" to see if they even had any. Not the best experience and I most likely will NOT return .

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I only went once, shortly after this location opened, and it was a disaster. Nobody knew anything, and my meal was clearly not gluten free. It was my third attempt at an Olive Garden after it supposedly began offering gluten-free options. It was also my last.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Wheat Allergy

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Our GF rotini was cooked in the GF meat sauce. Very rich tasting.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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I went there and it was delicious!! There was meat sauce pasta drinks that were GF!! In my opinion it was delicious!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/None

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

Overall Rating

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On the bright side, they have a couple of options for “gluten friendly,” which is better than some places. If you are extremely sensitive, allergic, or celiac, I would avoid. The pasta option is marinara or meat sauce on rotini, or you can get chicken parm, steak, or salmon. The salad is supposedly GF without croutons, however, the dressing does have sulfites if you’re sensitive/allergic. I opted for the $12.99 “box of noodles + jar of Prego” (okay, it’s a step up) and within 20 minutes, I felt like I was being stabbed by thousands of tiny knives, and writing this maybe an hour later, I’m super itchy, so I’m going to say there’s a fair amount of cross contamination, even though the server asked questions. The server was friendly and did his best to help, and honestly, we were there as the kiddo’s bday pick (and had a gift card). Next time, I’d just enjoy the company while they eat and I just avoid food totally. ;)

For 3 meals including 1 app, 1 beer, 1 tea, was $90 for price context.

I peeked at my husband’s menu and did not see GF markings. The online ordering offers a very limited GF menu.

I’m very sensitive to cross contamination, but not celiac as far as we can tell based on a blood test only.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Great experience at this Olive Garden location. I informed the waiter that I needed order Gluten Free for Celiac.

I ordered the Grilled Chicken Parmigiana with their Gluten Free Rotini w/meat sauce. Salad without croutons.

A few minutes later the manager came to our table and asked who ordered Gluten Free. I acknowledged the manager that I needed to be gluten free.

He then informed me that he was going to make sure that my food order would be prepared for me with proper care, changing gloves etc. to avoid cross contamination. Then he told me that he would be bringing my meal to me personally to avoid cross contact with the rest of the meals.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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