If I could give 0 stars I would, they only offer marinara sauce.
The GF pasta is great! Dressing is GF too : )
This was a terrible experience!!! The waiter went out of his way with my salads and he was fantastic. The problem was the pasta. I did a Nima text on it and it tested positive for gluten. I brought it up to the manager and they offered to bring me another plate. I turned it down as I was scared to eat at this point and they assured me I was wrong and it was gluten free. That’s just not the case.
I have celiac and have never had symptoms from eating there. The selections are limited for gluten free., but are getting better. I met girl friends there for lunch once. They didn't have some of the items I asked for, so I ordered substitutions. The other girls had $5-$6 lunches while I was charged $26!.
I think we all know better than to expect a safe experience at Olive Garden, but someday you may find yourself there anyway. Here’s what you can expect: the gluten-free menu consists of tuscan soup, salad, and rotini with marinara or meat sauce. Three items. (And if you happen to also be sensitive to dairy, pass on the soup and salad.) Grilled salmon and chicken don’t contain wheat, but are listed as high risk of cross-contamination due to shared grill. Godspeed. Personally I hope to never return.
Used to LOVE this place prior to Celiac diagnosis. It was a CC nightmare here. Definitely had a reaction even after ordering off the gluten free menu. Server said he was familiar with Celiac but seemed offended when I asked for the GF menu. Their GF menu is only available on the little table kiosk, btw. I will not be going back. Too many issues with two visits post Celiac diagnosis.
Update: I went back and got violently ill off of salad and their gf soup. Normally I have a great experience here, but not tonight. I gave it 3 stars cause normally they are wonderful. I was not given my gf noodles. I asked the server to verify they were correct, because they didn't look like my usual (they were a different type) and she assured me they were. I thought they got in new pasta. I get the receipt and she didn't even ring it up gluten free. I called and talked to a manger when I started to get sick. Lots of confusion on his part on what a reaction to gluten is. I got an apology, a promise to educate the server and I get to pick up a gift card. Not worth it for how I feel!
Please be warned!!! This app says “Gluten Free Menu.” However, Olive Garden itself does not call the menu “Gluten Free,” but rather “Gluten Friendly” (is cross-contaminated). I did not notice this distinction until after I ordered and eaten some of my food. I have Celiac and got sick. If you are non-Celiac, you probably will be fine.
I would give them zero stars if I could. Would not recommend for celiac. Although our server was knowledgeable, my celiac husband’s grilled chicken Parmesan came out with what looked to be breadcrumbs on top. I tasted them and determined it was bread crumbs. He sent it back and they confirmed it was. Offered to make it again for him. He declined, said he didn’t trust them. Manager came out and offered to personally make it for him. He declined. Didn’t feel safe and getting sick isn’t worth it. What’s odd is that I had the regular grilled chicken Parmesan and mine didn’t have bread crumbs.
Ordered gluten free baked chicken parm, and when I received it, it was topped with bread crumbs. The waitress quickly had it replaced and I don't blame her because it was a kitchen error. The ticket with my order clearly stated that I had an allergy and that the meal was to be gluten free. Not a good experience.
We went to Olive Garden and told the waitress that we were gluten-free my wife is a celiac, I eat gluten-free to be on the safe side of no cross-contamination’s. She brought us at our salad with croutons and breadsticks which we of course sent back because we don’t eat it. We ordered the gluten-free rotini with a marinara sauce my wife and I both started to eat our meal and partway through there was a piece of spaghetti in my wife’s meal, regular spaghetti. I asked to speak to the manager to point out the spaghetti and my wife said she was concerned about cross-contamination if there was a piece of spaghetti in her meal she didn’t eat anymore of course, but she also thought did they use the same utensils, which of course would have caused cross contamination. The manager responded by saying that the utensils were in hot water so it kills off any of that, to which my wife says that gluten is a protein in it wouldn’t die off by hot water. Celiacs beware, this place thinks that you can use the same utensils in your noodles whether it’s gluten-free or regular because the utensils would’ve been in hot water, eliminating cross contamination, we all know that’s not true. CELIACS BEWARE!!!!
We had lunch today. There's a separate menu and are server was GF aware. My daughter ordered GF chicken breast and pasta. Unfortunately, she was served regular pasta. She asked the person who delivered the food if the pasta was GF, because it looked the same as her sister's regular pasta. She was told it was GF, but she got violently I'll about 45 minutes later. When I called the restaurant they confirmed that the spaghetti she ate contained gluten, because they do not have GF spaghetti.
Update: OG eliminated most of the items that used to be marked gluten free. Staff told me they could still make a safe gluten free me even though it’s not listed anymore as gluten free. What a disappointment that OG went from being accommodating to the opposite. No reason was given for the change. Staff was knowledgeable, gluten free menu was on the video screen thingy & clearly marked. Food was good, better on the second visit, nothing to write home about, but I have Celiac and did not get sick, so if I'm in the area, I will eat here again.
Waiter was very kind and knowledgeable. And he educated me that the kitchen never changes the water for gluten free noodles. This unfortunately was after I was halfway through my GF rotini and found a shell noodle mixed in. Never again. Major cross contamination issues here. :(
GF menu sucks. They only pulled the obvious items from their normal menu and slopped them into a makeshift gf menu. Obvious items such as salad and meat and about one gf pasta with plain bland tomato sauce. Olive garden is not very accommodating to the gf community. Save your money.
Terrible service absolutely terrible I don’t even know if it’s gluten-free cross contaminated unknowledgeable unfriendly staff tried many times to go here Olive Garden should know by now how to make a good gluten-free pasta and bread sad very sad. So many better options try Mancino‘s in grand Haven phenomenal and they know about gluten-free very knowledgeable wish I would’ve known about it years ago...
Not only did they bring me rigatoni instead of rotini (and only did they realize when I asked to double check) but I wanted to order a smoothie that was on their gluten sensitive menu and when checked was told it wasn't gluten free. On top of that a family member who is allergic to garlic and specifically asked and gave directions about every item was served steamed broccoli with- you guessed it- garlic. Thankfully she's not anaphylactic because she didn't taste it immediately. I will say the servers tried to check where possible and the manager claimed he would do further training with all staff to ensure they were more knowledgable about allergens. In the meantime, wouldn't recommend.
Food was okay to good. No gluten free menu, had to page through the electronic pad and look at nutrition info. The server was educated through, and when we ordered one side that was supposed to be gf she warned that they didn’t have dedicated dryers and they could not avoid cross contamination. We will have to wait and see if either of us react.
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