*** Please write honest reviews so others have up to date information on choices*** Server claimed all gf pasta is prepared away from gluten, got half way through when I found a spaghetti noodle in my mouth. 20 minutes in the bathroom, then puked for about the same. puked until I dry heaved.
Worst service. Got served regular gluteny pasta got very ill, and the wait staff didn't care.
They DO have a gluten free menu, but the selection is slim. Don't expect to eat Italian cuisine here as a celiac.
Terrible. I saw their commercials that mentioned they had gluten free pasta so we tried it yesterday. They all seemed confused. We were not able to look at a gluten free menu before being seated and after being seated for 10-15 minutes they said that they could not find any of their gluten free menus. This made me very nervous. I was unable to eat there because they don't know how to make pasta sauce without adding milk to it. Huge waste of time. I probably would have had cross contamination issues anyway. They all looked at me like I was an alien.
i can make exactly what they have to offer but mine is much better!!! not worth it!!!
Really yummy and I’ve never gotten sick! I always get the gf pasta with meat sauce, I would be hesitant about trying anything too iffy with contamination (they have a chicken parm that I’m not gonna try). I’ve never had any problems and the noodles are really good!
There is a severe lack of gluten free items on the menu and even when I get salad without croutons they usually have them in there anyway. Last time I told they waitress there waas croutons in my salad and she took it back, picked them out and gave me the same salad. Not good!
I ordered a GF pasta option. When the server put my first plate on the table he noticed a whole wheat noodle on my plate and took it back right away. I found another whole wheat noodle on my second plate after taking a few bites. I gave them a 2 star instead of 1 because the server and manager treated me very well. The server apologized profusely and the manager comped the bill.
Gluten free options are only salmon, steak, and gluten free rotini pasta. Asked for manager who provided a print out of all allergens on full spreadsheet which was nice but confusing. Younger staff was not education on celiac. I would not trust food items were not cross contaminated. My daughter with celiac elected not to take a chance and eat here.
There were very few options for gluten free. Rotini with marinara/ pesto/ meat sauce/ grilled chicken parmigiana and a Salmon dish. I do not have Celiac but I do have an intolerance, I feel horrible and I know for sure it was Olive Garden. Please be careful.
I was very impressed with the service I received at this Olive Garden location. I went on a Saturday evening, and even though it was busy, the manager was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable with my celiac concerns. She personally ensured no cross contamination with my meal and the waitress checked in on me often. I had the chicken parmigiana (grilled rather than deep fried) along with the traditional salad (no croutons). Delicious and wonderful service. No celiac reaction. Will go back again soon.
We hadn't been to an Olive Garden in years but decided to give it a try. I had soup and salad with grilled chicken. I was told the grilled chicken would be cooked in a separate pan. I don't know what the culprit was, but I know I got sick. Something was well contaminated and we won't be back.
I was served pasta that was not gluten free and after a few bites I realized looking at the chicken it was friend and not grilled. I got the waiter and he apologized and then asked if I at least wanted to keep the fried chicken... needless to say it is not gf friendly for celiacs and I would not go back after breaking out in hives.
The waiters at this location are rude. I ordered a gltuen free pasta with chicken and pesto sauce, they gave me 3 small pieces of chicken not even strips and the pesto sauce was oily. I won't be going back to the Bowie location, for better service go to the Waldorf MD location!
Only giving it a 1 star because I couldn't give Olive Garden a 0. They served me regular pasta after I double checked it was gluten free and then they came back after and said "Oops". I was so so sick.
I didn’t even consider Olive Garden as a choice. Both milk and wheat make me emergency room visit sick and pain for hours. It is a hypersensitivity, not allergies. I ended up there for a work lunch. I have food in my office so no big deal. They were totally awesome. The manager checked on me, the chief come out before he cooked. Please they were discreet so it didn’t make a scene.
Terrible as every review has said. I was stuck since others had chosen the location. My pasta was raw on one side of the plate and mush on the other. My chicken was llitteraly about 2 oz. , the salad was okay. I am mildly sick from it. Fortunately I ate very little of my meal. I will never go back. 2018 I went back recently. It is so much better! They made my favorite soup gf🤗 toscanna. the pasta is good too with the meat sauce and a sausage. I have been 4 or more times at coconut point in estero fl with no problems.
I have tried to eat here a few times and although they are cautious... the gluten free food was absolutely disgusting. The salmon costs $17.00 and you cannot have any spices on it. I didn't eat it and I will eat the frozen filets I cook at home just because it is good for me.... so I'm not that picky.... it is just really not good. The vegetables also were unseasoned... It is really not hard to cook Gluten Free.... and have gluten free spices on hand.... just don't pretend to have a gluten free m menu if you aren't going to make an effort to give the food some taste......
Manager says they use separate water for gf pasta, cook says they use same water, waiter says if Celiac don't order pasta there. So I took his advice, ate a salad and left. Sadly I really wanted some lovely GF pasta like I had in Victoria Olive Garden. :-( Waiter did not know what gluten was. Unaware they offered GF pasta but was willing to learn. Manager unwilling to come to my table.
No bread, but GF/DF pasta and meat sauce or chicken Parmesan minus the breading and cheese. Side salad with oil and vinegar was only DF option. No soups, even though our waitstaff one time tried to reassure me one was gf. Not been sick if I stick with the one dish.
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