Olive Garden

3 recent ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
30 E Anthony Dr
Champaign, IL 61820

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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 weeks ago read full review

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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 1 month 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 1 year 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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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 3 years ago read full review

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Awesome gluten free pasta!! L

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 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 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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My friend and I ordered the gf rotini with marinara, but we both found spaghetti noodles in our dishes and got sick. I informed the waitress so hopefully they do better in the future, but I would never recommend eating here if you’re celiac.

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?

— Good

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I ordered the gf pasta and got sick from it. I don't think they are careful with cross contamination.

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?

— Below Average

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For the most part, I’ve had good experiences here. However, it mainly depends on your server and wether they inform the cooks.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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I'm a newbie to the GF lifestyle, so hopefully this is helpful. I went to Olive Garden for the first time after going gluten free. They had a separate paper menu with gluten free selections. I ordered the gluten free pasta with meat sauce, and the salad (without croutons). It was great! My server came out and told me that it does take longer to make because they have dedicated pots and pans, and the cook preparing the GF dish does not touch anything else in the kitchen when preparing the food to ensure that there is no cross contamination. She also mentioned too that if there is only one cook working it could really cause a delay in service. Thankfully, we visited at an 'off peak time' so my food arrived relatively quickly, and tasted great! I was very appreciative of the fact that she mentioned all of this to me. As I mentioned, I'm new to the whole GF lifestyle, so any info that is given is wonderful! Yay! 🍝

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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I met a group here and was not planning on eating. I was told the gf spaghetti is cooked in different pots in a different area. I didn’t get sick at all — I have celiacs and am very sensitive.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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?

— Good

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