Olive Garden

4 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.

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4 ratings

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5740 Youngstown Warren Rd
Niles, OH 44446

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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GLUTEN FREE pasta boiled in same water!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I tried to order on line. Horrible experience. The site refused to put any item in my shopping bag. So I called....gave them my full name. When I arrived to pay, I gave them my full name. Unfortunately five girls all standing at the entry desk just said "what, who, what". It was worse than the web site. Oh but wait, it gets better. "We do not have an order under that name". I walked out, called back and was told it was my fault that I didn't tell them my first name. I went back and paid for my order got in the car to finish my list for the day. NO UTENSILES!

The food was excellent, once I could get to a fork. Have not gotten sick. AFTER THE CONSUMPTION OF THE FOOD. Before was horrible! Pray for the staff and management, they need it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 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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Celiac

NOT CELIAC SAFE!!

4 years ago

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They have a gluten free menu, not a ton to choose from but the food is good. They have gluten free pasta. Salad minus croutons is gluten free and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I was very impressed with this Olive Garden location. I went there about two weeks ago while visiting my aunt at the nearby hospital. I told the waitress about my gluten allergy (Celiac). The manager, a very nice lady, came by and told me the things they would do to keep me safe. Clean pot, utensils and gloves changed, etc! They are on top of things here!

I’m so appreciative!

Thanks!

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?

— Excellent

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I was not impressed with their gluten free options on the menu. I am not a big pasta fan to begin with but I was there with family who made this restaurant choice. Anyway, there are a few pasta dishes that can be made with a type of GF noodles. They have a soup that is gluten free and you can order their salad without croutons. The server was very nice and seemed knowledgeable in helping me with safe choices. I went with the soup and the salad options and the server made sure that the salad was safe and that my food was kept separate from the others in our group. The food was just ok and I didn’t get sick so that’s always a plus but it wasn’t a very filling meal. I just wished for a few more meal options.

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/None

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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There was one Gluten-free pasta option. There were two gluten-free sauce options. I spoke very specifically about my celiac status. The waiter asked the kitchen a couple of questions for me regarding soup and salads. When my gluten-free pasta dish arrived, four bites in and I see a fettuccine noodle in my pasta dish. I calmly asked the waiter about it. He in turn went and asked the kitchen about it. He came back and confirmed that they cook gluten-free pasta in the standard glutinous pasta water. He assured me “if you have an allergy, they cook it otherwise “. I was astonished! Of course the manager was involved she said all the right things… Didn’t deny their poor actions....Tried very hard to give me a gift card for there a restaurant. I assured her I couldn’t possibly come back. The poor waiter was nervous… I even actually felt kind of bad for the manager… But I decided I needed to write this review. There really is no question about it… There is zero consideration for people with celiac disease in this restaurant.

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?

— 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

Hashimoto's

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My "gluten free" pasta had a regular spaghetti and a regular fettuccine noodle in it.

In addition to that, there's one gluten free pasta dish. It's literally noodles and sauce. So boring and NOT safe.

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?

— 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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

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