Review of Olive Garden

8201 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144

Overall Rating

Review


I had checked on their website and found they had some gluten-free options but just to be safe I called the restaurant beforehand. I was told they had some gluten free options which could be found on their website and if I needed extra assistance once at the restaurant regarding the proper care of my meal, that would be provided. Regardless, I came in mentally prepared to have a hard time with the waiter (which I did). As I was given the menu I noticed that the gluten free options were not listed. I kindly showed the waiter the gluten free option I wanted from my phone and asked if I was able to get that. The waiter did not seem informed on gluten intolerance at all. After a lot of back and forth, I was told that the only thing gluten free was the actual pasta, thus none of the sauce and possibly toppings were gluten free. So I was offered plain pasta and that's all! As someone with Celiac Disease, I found this extremely disrespectful. Please don't lie and say you have options for those with allergies when you really don't. Although I know gluten intolerance and celiac disease are not common, it is not proper to give false advertisement of your food.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago

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