Olive Garden

9 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: 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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2272 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Most Recent Reviews


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There was maybe one or two options for celiac, and that was just plain noodles with marinara sauce. Salad can be made without croutons but I still wouldn’t trust it to have no cross contamination. Staff wasn’t very knowledgeable

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?

— 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?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have gluten free noodles for pasta, you can order the original salad with croutons on the side. It’s a wonderful environment and the food is great.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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You can’t even get a salad here. I would not eat here again unless I wanted to torture myself by watching others eat and to feel nauseous from the smell of gluten lingering in the restaurant. I wish I could give them -1 star. I feel they owe me a star just because they are so not gluten free friendly!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 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

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

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Gluten Intolerant

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Not many options for people wth food allergies! If you want more yummy items I'd eat elsewhere so you don't have to be tempted with their amazing breadsticks that aren't gluten free and they don't make any breadsticks their gluten free. 😭

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I wish I could give this place 0 stars! Apparently if a manager doesn't come to acknowledge that you have a good allergy, they didn't take you seriously. If they didn't take you seriously they use the same water and strainer = gluten pasta getting mixed in. Don't even get me started on the lack of flavor!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My sister decided to surprise me with lunch from this location one day. She order the gluten free pasta with marinara sauce. She repeatedly told them that I had celiacs and could not have any gluten. When I looked at the noodles they didn't look right to me- but they promised it was gluten free so I ate them. I ate about half and then decided to save the rest for later. That night I got very sick and could hardly get out of bed the next day. Today when I looked at the left overs there was a spaghetti noodle mixed in. I am very disappointed and won't be returning to this location.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Limited choices and they don't seem that knowledgable about GF information at this location. I didn't feel confident my food was right. I also find it a hard place to enjoy when you wish you could have all the other options.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Olive Garden's gf menu is practically a joke. You can get pasta (not tasty pasta mind you, but at least it's something) with some meat and seasonings. You can get pasta with some meat and some slightly different seasonings. You can get pasta with some meat and some sauce. Or you can get the grill - chicken, beef, or chicken and beef. While the grill is very tasty and filling, the pastas are pretty lacking, bland, and not filling. However, the grill grows old real fast. THIS location used to be really bad about cross contamination and bad waiter/waitress knowledge, but the manager/owner fixed that really quickly. Now, we love this location and it is the preferred location of the two close to us. However, the food is just so blah.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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I used to love Olive Garden’s GF pasta but about six months ago I got really sick after eating here and thought it was a fluke. Just tried again tonight and the exact same stomach pain like nails working through my bowels. Not sure what’s going here but it’s too painful to try again.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Hashimoto's

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Ordered gluten free rotini with meat sauce and a salad with no croutons. They immediately asked if I had an allergy. I told them I have a sensitivity and they sent out a manager to let me know my food would be prepared separately and that they would use separate cookware/ utensils to prepare my food.

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

— Average

Gluten Sensitive

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we got the feeling that something happened, since they'd previously been more lax with measures, but they were being extremely careful and understanding with all of the allergies we told them to look out for this time. the kitchen manager came out to talk to us and there seems to be new measures in place that are an instantly fire-able offense. our waiter was attentive and kept coming to check on us in case we needed anything. there were also several other people nearby with allergies that we were able to overhear. they also took very good care of them, as far as we could tell. they still don't have much of a selection, but it's good and convenient if you want to eat out for a special event.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Gluten Intolerant

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Menu hasn’t changed in years, so your options are the same. However, you have to specify each portion of the meal separately. I ordered the GF pasta with red meat sauce, with salad as my side. She brought out a salad with croutons on top and said mine was in there! I said no, and as I was finishing she brought me an “individual “ salad without croutons and wouldn’t refill it. She also handed me the breadsticks… as if!!!

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

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! I am Celiac and I eat regularly at Olive Garden. This location on Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA, goes above and beyond! Waitress was very knowledgeable and volunteered information like, “I informed the kitchen of your Celiac and they will change gloves and use extra precautions.” Then the manager came to our table and said he had been made aware of my gluten sensitivity and he talked with kitchen. Great food with full assurance. I had my usual: Zuppa Toscana, rotini pasta with meat sauce, 2 sausages. No issues at all - I’m very sensitive!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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