50% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2991 S Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62704 Directions

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Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Had some serious contamination issues here. First salad that was brought out had croutons, even though I had explained my allergy to the server and requested no croutons. He laughed. Had pasta and there was definitely contamination. I am guessing that it was cooked in the same water as their regular pasta. Haven't been this sick in some time. I will not return.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly but very few options. Most involve red sauce and greasy foods. I have a sensitive stomach in general so I felt that though items were gluten free they would make me sick with dairy, reflux, etc. I don’t eat there often.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

They did a fabulous job! The food was amazing! The gluten free pasta was cooked perfect.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I was really disappointed in the fact that I had ordered the salmon, roasted potatoes and broccoli. Thought that would be safe. It wasn't until the last minute that I found out that they coated their potatoes in flour. It is just rather disappointing. They do not promise that anything is gluten free as it may be tainted. Be cautious.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Had the mixed grill and salad (without croutons). The GF menu has enough options to choose from, but my mixed grill only came with a few small pieces of meat, a few pieces of broccoli and some very undercooked green beans. Not a whole lot for almost $18. Still, the server was very accommodating, and it's been two days with no adverse reaction. Overall, a good experience.

6 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They have a dedicated menu for gluten free, but they will also substitute gf pasta in a dish you would prefer. This worked out well so I could share a dinner special with a non gf friend. My intolerance is not as severe as some, so I don't worry about sauces and had a great pasta dish. Our server was very nice, and after my pasta sub request she made sure to put the salad croutons on the side. Only down side is that the pasta wasn't cooked all the way on several pieces.

7 years ago

Salad is to die for, service is great, but beware! If you want gf rolls, don't go in. It's too teasing.

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
4 days ago

Not the best place to go for GF since there is very limited options.

Celiac
4 days ago
Not celiac friendly

They’d should not be in this app, it’s not recommended for celiacs.. or they’d should improve their service with so many celiacs adults and children.. this desease is not a joke and specially if you are taking your kids.. not recomendable! I give a Star,but if it was on me I would not give not even a star.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Not a ton of options, but they do have GF pasta and are always happy to accommodate to my dietary needs!! Their GF rotini is their only rotini shaped pasta so you don’t have to worry about them accidentally giving you the regular.

Celiac
1 week ago

I used to eat the gluten free pasta there but I would get sick about half the time. Now I order salad with no croutons and the Zuppa Toscana and have had better results.

Not celiac
1 week ago

They do have a gluten free option, but I believe my meal had cross contamination, because after eating here, I was so sick for hours!

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

They have nothing but soup and one pasta you can choose from. Terrible. Got drug there by the family and am extremely disappointed

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Before being gluten free this was one my favorites Although they say they have a gluten-free food and menu it’s extremely limited. It is clear that their staff is not well trained catcher and so I did not feel safe

Celiac
1 week ago

The waiter said this location has a dedicated prep are for gluten free! My son orders the gluten free pasta with shrimp and loves it!

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Got salmon and broccoli and had an attack, I assume from cross contamination.

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

I’ve eaten there three times. I ordered the gluten free pasta each time and given specific instructions about my allergy to gluten. The wait staff is clueless about the seriousness of celiac disease. All three times I’ve gotten sick my contamination and lack of care on the part of Olive Garden wait staff and the kitchen staff. The manager gave us gift cards to return and was very apologetic but I’m not interested in returning.

2 weeks ago

Options are limited. Staff is not knowledgeable. Salad was contaminated.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Server was awesome and I have always had great experience. I'm giving it 1 star, bc I haven't been there since I found out I have celiac (8mo ago) and just went today...my stomach has been hurting all night. I ordered gluten free pasta with meat sauce, salad wo croutons. Not sure where the gluten was (maybe the salad dressing) or if I'm very sensitive to gluten and flour accidentally went into my food. Not sure, but won't be going back. Service was great and she brought out a salad for the table w croutons in a separate bowl for everyone else.

3 weeks ago

I got sick. Everyone was knowledgeable but even before I left I was sick. I took a GlutenEase OTC when I got back to the hotel and it was fine. The food tasted great!!!!

Celiac
3 weeks ago

I had the gluten free pasta in a shrimp scampi dish. We ordered take out and you can't choose gluten free pasta online with any dish; however if you call the store to order they will put the gluten free pasta with any dish. The only disappointment is there are no gluten free breadsticks and service can be slow at busy times.

3 weeks ago

Limited GF options, GF pasta is super bland with the tomato sauce option but the salad & Tuscano soup is now GF & awesome! Maybe one day they will make the Alfredo gluten free...

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgeable our server brought out a gluten free menu with all of the options. The chicken parmashon was very good but a ton of food! The salad that they always bring out was good but you have to ask for no croutons. So all In all it was very good.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Several good GF options on mains. Plus salad minus croutons. Also cider. No gf desserts.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

I was surprised they only had one pasta 🍝 item.. rotini.. don’t get the meat sauce.. I did add chicken. They did let me special order the salad. But the menu did say not true gluten free cause it’s cooked in the kitchen and the 1st time they brought my food out it was the wrong pasta!

4 weeks ago

I love eating here! They’re super knowledgeable on allergies and will make it right if a waitress doesn’t know. Ive had the head chef come out and explain everything to me to ensure it was safe to eat. Limited options though.

Celiac
1 month ago

Typical Olive Garden gluten free menu. I’ve had great service here a few times but the last time the waiter brought out regular pasta instead of the gluten free pasta. I luckily caught it but was shocked this mistake was made after he noted my restriction and ensured me what I picked would be safe

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is very knowledgeable and cook the rotini pasta separately. While this isn’t my favorite restaurant, if you need to eat here for work, etc, as a celiac, you can have a safe meal. They clearly label everything and have a great salad option w a different dressing / no croutons. When this was picked for a work lunch, I was worried I’d be able to eat nothing but was pleasantly surprised and impressed with Olive Garden

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating, gluten free items listed on menu

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Limited choices, average food, server completely oblivious. Placed an order, was assured it was gluten free. Just as I was about to take the first bite the manager came over and grabbed my plate. Turned out server was wrong and the kitchen prepared and sent it out even though it was ordered as a gluten free meal knowing it was not. I would have been in the hospital had it not been caught. Very negligent on both the server and the kitchen.

1 month ago

Order the salad no croutons with the GF grilled chicken Parmesan, extra cheese and extra marinara. YUM!!

Celiac
1 month ago

Last time I ate there was a year ago I think, I ordered gluten free pasta that took forever to come out, it wasn’t really that good. The only dressing I could get on my salad was olive oil or balsamic, due to the fact that I have a dairy allergy too.

1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

My 17 yr old called ahead to confirm GF options as a large group of friends planned to eat here prior to the Homecoming dance tonight. He is now missing Homecoming and VERY VERY sick. Do not eat here if you have celiac!

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff unaware of how to prepare gluten free food.

Celiac
2 months ago

Not a lot of options, but I find my usual delicious and haven't ever had a reaction from it.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I had the Herb Grill Salmon with steamed broccoli and a plain salad off of the gluten sensitive menu. I told the server that it was a severe gluten "allergy" and he assured us that precautions were taken in the kitchen. The food arrived hot and tasted fine. A few hours later I was in the emergency room, badly glutened and very ill. If you have Celiac disease this location (Huntsville, TX) is probably not a good choice. I have eaten the same meal at another Olive Garden and did not become sick. So beware.

2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered salad (no croutons) and the GF rotini with meat sauce. Got sick... wondering if the noodles are made in the same water as the other noodles or maybe some sort of cross contamination ☹️

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This restaurant shouldn’t even be included in this app.

Celiac
2 months ago

Pasta was very mushy and grainy, not good at all. Would not recommend and definitely wouldn’t get again. Might come back and try the zoodle option.

Celiac
2 months ago

The staff was great, but my daughter’s gluten-free rotini was cross contaminated by at least one shell pasta. I suspect there was more than one or it was not cooked separately, because she was quite affected. I’m not sure she will feel safe there again.

Celiac
2 months ago

Our server brings us individual packets of salad dressing since the dressing may be contaminated with crouton crumbs. Several gf options. They ‘should’ use dedicated gluten free pots for pasta, but one can only hope. Always a risk to eat out with celiac.

2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Gf pasta boiled in the same water as gluten pasta. Waitress picked croutons off of salad and tried to give it back 🤢

Celiac
2 months ago

Asked questions about what meals were gluten free. No one could tell me what I could order and what had gluten in it. Asked to speak with manager. I asked if he knew what ingredients contain gluten. He did not know! Sad, won't be back!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Went more then once and food gave me a stomach ach, the pasta is tasteless

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I got sick after eating at this location of Olive Garden. The chain has a gluten-free menu and our server was reassuring about how careful the kitchen is with food allergies, but I got glutened here and would not recommend for celiacs.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledgeable about the menu, friendly staff and good food.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Found a piece of gluten pasta among my gluten free pasta. NOT SAFE! Would never go here again. When talking to someone there about what had happened there seemed to be little concern and lack of understanding regarding the severity of being celiac and eating gluten.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Ordered pasta and sauce to go with salad (minus croutons). No issues and as always tasted great.

Celiac
2 months ago

The Zuppa Toscana is gluten free, and I usually get the gluten free pasta with meat sauce. I've never had a problem with the salad either when I request they don't add croutons.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I had a gf pasta order that had gluten pasta mixed in. It probably spilled over into the dish they served out of in the kitchen, maybe? I’ve gotten sick eating here. I definitely don’t like eating here. I have so few options and I feel unsafe after my last couple of attempts to dine here.

Celiac
3 months ago

Unfortunately the waitress confused my gluten free order with a regular order even tho I was ordering from a gluten free menu. Thankfully, I figured it out before I ate too much of it, and they fixed my order. The waitress was extremely apologetic and sought to do all she could to make it right since it was her mistake. She even said she was taking a GF menu home to study better that night.

Celiac
3 months ago

I ordered GF pasta and I knew when I saw it that it wasn’t going to taste good. My instincts were right and it was the worst GF pasta I have ever had. The waitress was nice and asked to get something else so I just ordered a grilled chicken breast. In my opinion, their selection of GF choices is limited and not appealing. I would skip going here unless there is nowhere else’s to go. The salad has always been good (order without croutons). For such a big chain and the amount of resources, I would expect better.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

We go here regularly and have had no reactions. The servers are always very knowledgeable and caring.

Celiac
3 months ago

Don’t eat here is you have celiac disease. The pasta is cross contaminated. The salad dressing is as well.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Man, they made everything as complicated as humanly possible. Two of us out of 10 with Celiac. The two of us both ordered soup (the zuppa is gluten-free) and salad without croutons. So they want to bring out bowls of lettuce and plates of toppings an bowls of dressing. Just bring the two of us a crouton-free bowl and put regular bowls out for the rest to share! It is not complicated people. And the waitstaff had to keep calling attention to the two of us. I hate that. I have done well at some other Olive Gardens... not this one.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They do have a gluten-sensitive menu, but it's very limited. Also on the website/menu it states, menu items are prepared fresh in our kitchen which is not free of gluten and cross contact with other food items that contain gluten is possible. While we aim to accommodate the dietary needs of guests, we cannot ensure that these items meet the definition of "gluten-free". Please let your server know you are avoiding gluten. With that being said, I went here last night and knowing this is not a celiac friendly restaurant, I stuck with the soup and salad. I told Malina my server, I'm avoiding gluten, and she was knowledgeable about gluten sensitivities. She brought out the salad, and to avoid cross-contamination, croutons and cheese were on a plate for my friend and the salad dressing was in a small cup also for my friend. The only gluten free soup on the menu is Zuppa Toscana. My server let me know their was a fresh pot of this soup that had just been made. The soup was soooo delicious. For drinks, I just stuck to water. My server did ask me a couple of times if I wanted gluten free pasta dishes and I told her "No". At the end of our meal, my server Malina asked how I was feeling, if I felt sick, I told her, I felt perfectly fine. My rating is for the service at this location, and me not getting or feeling sick last night or this morning.

Celiac
3 months ago

Pasta was undercooked and crunchy. Very few options. No bread. Was super disappointed for the price

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