Olive Garden

3 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

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2011 Walden Ave
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Found regular pasta in my gluten free pasta after I explained my severe gluten allergy to the waitress. (Asked for clean workspace, new utensils, glove change etc.) was told they probably reused boiling pasta water. NOT celiac safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Options are a bit limited (no dessert!) but Olive Garden is a go-to option for me whenever I travel and i've never been disappointed. They take it seriously, are courteous and have never gotten me sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Updated 10 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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Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Have some GF menu items but the only GF substitute was rotini pasta. I had the chicken parmesan with rotini pasta and it was quite good. The server notified the kitchen there was an allergy request and my meal was brought out separately from my wife and daughters.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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When asking the server for more info on the one gluten free item I could see on the menu, she told me that the steak and salmon plates were also good gf options BUT reminded me that it’s a “one stop kitchen” so cross contamination is likely. I took my chances and stuck with the “make your own pasta plate” with the gluten free pasta. Still had a reaction - not a full blown flair but enough to feel something was definitely off.

Also, there is no gluten free bread.

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

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They were really great with celiac. The manager came out and explained everything and they made sure everyone in the kitchen knew. They made me feel really comfortable and I had no symptoms which is great for a chain restaurant! Would definitely recommend this location.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Dinner was great and now some Olive Gardens are adding GF breadsticks to their menu but unfortunately this now does not have that. :( Also if you need GF pasta you do make your own pasta and choose GF pasta.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for grain-free
Celiac

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they have GF noodles but the only GF option is red sauce. it was horrible tasting and very overpriced. never going back.

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