Olive Garden

6 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
2 ratings

As rated by the community

1884 Marron Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The manager told me that they precook all of their pasta and they flash recook it when ordered and dip it into the same reused water used with all of the pasta. Sadly major cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Staff was nice about it but the menu pretty much allows you to eat only one thing in the menu: gf pasta and marinara. Forget everything else. The pasta was pretty bad too.

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

Photos


Add a photo

More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Has a GF menu with house salad 2 pasta options and a herb crusted salmon and steak with asparagus. I went with the house salad and asked for grilled chicken on the side (chicken was disgusting but they were nice enough to take it off our bill) and a side of asparagus since I didn't get the steak (came our dry with nothing on it which was a disappointment so I asked for olive oil and Parmesan). Not a place id go for date night/on purpose again but if a group of friends were going id be able to eat something.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My kids loved the GF pasta. I had salmon and it was really good. I thought the options were ok. I wish there was a GF soup...love soup and salad! The manager was awesome!!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Yay, glad they have some GF options. But should an Italian restaurant really serve *microwaved* GF pasta?! That just grosses me out. :-( But yay for at least some GF options, if you're stuck having to eat here. I'm still giving only 1 star (for their lack of GF wonderfulness) b/c it's just depressing to eat here. I went with a large group who had pre-ordered appetizers. None of them were safe for me, and the servers were WAY too busy to even give me the time of day (plus the kitchen was taking FOREVER - so even if I would've made a big deal of it, my friends would've been done by the time I'd gotten my food).

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I love the choices here but I wish I could have bread

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Ask for a gluten-free menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Olive garden is just bad with allergies in general. Warnings to my fellow GF and tree nuts alergy friends

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

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

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


They did have a small gluten free menu. Our server’s attitude was :’ Don’t know, don’t care’ when asked about ingredients.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I had a great experience here! I called earlier in the day and inquired about their GF/celiac protocols. I talked to Jeremy and he let me know to let my server know I had celiac (state as a severe “allergy”) when I order from the GF menu, and to ask for the manager after ordering. When I arrived, I did as instructed. Not too long after that the manager came by. She assured me that they have strict safety protocols in place, including separate cooking area, changing gloves etc. She said that she would also supervise them preparing my dish, in order to make sure all protocols were followed. They brought my dish out first and checked on me multiple times! I am an extremely sensitive celiac and did not have any issues or reactions from eating there. Will definitely go again!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good with other allergies

More Info