Olive Garden

9 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.

1302 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97301

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As someone with celiac, it is reassuring when they have gluten free marker on the menu and the staff is knowledgeable. I thought the food was wonderful, the portions were great, and although it's expensive, I have not had bad side effects.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Not a fan. Not a good selection.

Updated 8 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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I'm gluten and dairy free. No matter what I get there I always end up sick. I talked to my sister who used to work at an Olive Garden, she said dairy ends up in almost everything. So don't be afraid to double check every aspect of your meal first.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Not impressed. Not very good menu. I got a red sauce on noodles and added shrimp and the noodles were soooo dry and chewy and the sauce was dried to them. The four flavorless shrimp that got added cost me just under $4. They didn't have prices on the menu either. I could have asked but it would be nice not to have to. And to top it off it was a small portion for the price. Never going there again.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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NOT IMPRESSED WITH MY CHICKEN DISH. BOTH CHICKEN AND THE NOODLES WERE VERY DRY. GLUTEN FREE NEED NOT BE FLAVORLESS. BUT WAS WORTH A TRY. KINDA EXPENSIVE LUNCH FOR WHAT I RECEIVED. SERVICE WAS GREAT THOUGH.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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The best pasta and SHRIMP!!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Do not go there!! They have poisoned me 6 times!! I have even had the manager make " sure" my food would be gluten free!!

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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Nice effort... But left disappointed. Only one pasta options without meat. I left wishing I could have devoured their amazing breadsticks :(

Updated 13 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Waiter was great! Very thorough with allergy. Told kitchen, and manager came out. Kitchen changed gloves, utensils and they made everything fresh to avoid cross contamination. Our server was the best with the allergy, have never seen someone so through. Changed his gloves multiple times as well when handling our food all the way down to boxing up our leftovers! Had gf pasta, salad without croutons and had soup option!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I will admit... I was sooo nervous to try this, but this is one of my families favorite places.

When the waiter came to the table I greeted and explained that I have Celiac like I always do and he was so attentive and sweet about it. (Definitely ask for Thomas if you go in)

The manager delivers your food and it always comes out separate from everyone else at the table.

I had all you can eat soup and salad with the Zuppa Tuscana soup. Everything was amazing and I didn't get sick.

I will definitely be going again.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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Waiter was really friendly and the food was delicious. Had plenty gluten free options and I highly recommend.

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very limited gluten-free free items. Did not feel comfortable eating there bc high potential for cross contamination.

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/None

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

— Average

Celiac

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We celebrated a birthday here yesterday with my whole family. The service was excellent and everyone liked their meals. I had gluten free rotini with spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage and their Zupa Tuscano soup. It was honestly a lot better than Maggianos. I haven’t been to Olive Garden in years but I’ll definitely be going back!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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