Olive Garden

3 recent 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.

30 E Anthony Dr
Champaign, IL 61820

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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There is a limited gf menu. But when I ordered, the manager came to the table and said he would be preparing my meal for me and taking precautions to prevent cross contamination as much as possible. I was told they take food allergies very seriously. I had rotini with meat sauce and salad . It was good.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Celiac

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They had one of the managers handle my food so he was only touching my gluten free food. Their pasta is great and they were so sweet to my bf and I! The same manager made my food separately so it was safe! I think this is a new policy they have :)

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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They have gluten free pasta and sauce! If you get salad, just ask for no croutons! The pasta was so good!

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

Updated 2 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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Ordered GF pasta and informed server it was an allergy, and I found at least 6 regular shell noodles in the GF rotini. I am not sure if I accidentally ate some regular noodles or just had cross contamination, but I did not feel well at all that evening ☹ be very cautious and check your pasta!!!

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 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pasta had multiple pieces of non gluten free pasta in it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awesome gluten free pasta!! L

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I wanted to give this NO stars but that wasn't an option. Did not have an actual GF menu to hand me so I had to look it up on my phone and waiter couldn't answer any questions when asked about the menu or how the food was prepared.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Celiac

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I had a great experience. I ordered the Ritoni meat sauce pasta gluten free and added cheese on top. Service was very good, our server was very good at catering to my needs :)

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

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

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Delicious food at reasonable prices. Gluten free options are marked on the menu. A lot of the entrees can be substituted with gf pasta, or you can build your own pasta dish.

Gluten free pasta comes at no extra cost and is really delicious.

Staff is very aware and informed. Our waitress pointed out that the salad we got as a side had been made freshly to avoid any cross-contamination. I felt very safe.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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