Olive Garden

1 rating
$$ • 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.

39145 Farwell Dr
Fremont, CA 94538

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered from gluten sensitive menu. Zuppa Toscana (spicy Italian sausage, fresh kale and russet potatoes in a creamy broth) and House Salad without croutons. The waiter serves the soup and makes the salad so I was speaking directly with the person handling my food. He brought the croutons on the side and breadsticks for the rest of our party. Since I was not very hungry stayed with unlimited soup and salad.

They also have grilled chicken, steak and grilled salmon on the gluten sensitive menu. GF pasta (rotini) is reported to be cooked in dedicated water. Since reviews for other locations suggests it can have gluten pasta contaminating it, I did not order GF pasta.

Most importantly, I was able to enjoy a meal with friends and family and not get sick afterwards.

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?

— Average

Updated 6 months 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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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

Other


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.

Gluten Intolerant

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My experience was really good! When I ordered the gluten free pasta our waiter asked if there was an allergy or if I just like gluten free pasta, once we told him I had an allergy he made sure there was no cross contamination and even had the manager come over to assure us that there was no cross contamination. It was a great experience!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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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