Olive Garden

3 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.

Safety Rating
3 ratings

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10144 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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I used to love Olive Garden’s GF pasta but about six months ago I got really sick after eating here and thought it was a fluke. Just tried again tonight and the exact same stomach pain like nails working through my bowels. Not sure what’s going here but it’s too painful to try again.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered Rotini with meat sauce and salad take out from the GF menu while driving on the interstate. No gluten reaction. I called prior to pick up and they seemed knowledgeable

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have delicious gluten free pasta and gluten free marinara. The waiter was knowledgeable and made sure the staff changed gloves and followed other safety precautions. I didn’t get sick and i hope to go again and have the same experience

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 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

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I only went once, shortly after this location opened, and it was a disaster. Nobody knew anything, and my meal was clearly not gluten free. It was my third attempt at an Olive Garden after it supposedly began offering gluten-free options. It was also my last.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Wheat Allergy

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Our GF rotini was cooked in the GF meat sauce. Very rich tasting.

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

Overall Rating

Review


I went there and it was delicious!! There was meat sauce pasta drinks that were GF!! In my opinion it was delicious!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

Overall Rating

Review


On the bright side, they have a couple of options for “gluten friendly,” which is better than some places. If you are extremely sensitive, allergic, or celiac, I would avoid. The pasta option is marinara or meat sauce on rotini, or you can get chicken parm, steak, or salmon. The salad is supposedly GF without croutons, however, the dressing does have sulfites if you’re sensitive/allergic. I opted for the $12.99 “box of noodles + jar of Prego” (okay, it’s a step up) and within 20 minutes, I felt like I was being stabbed by thousands of tiny knives, and writing this maybe an hour later, I’m super itchy, so I’m going to say there’s a fair amount of cross contamination, even though the server asked questions. The server was friendly and did his best to help, and honestly, we were there as the kiddo’s bday pick (and had a gift card). Next time, I’d just enjoy the company while they eat and I just avoid food totally. ;)

For 3 meals including 1 app, 1 beer, 1 tea, was $90 for price context.

I peeked at my husband’s menu and did not see GF markings. The online ordering offers a very limited GF menu.

I’m very sensitive to cross contamination, but not celiac as far as we can tell based on a blood test only.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Great experience at this Olive Garden location. I informed the waiter that I needed order Gluten Free for Celiac.

I ordered the Grilled Chicken Parmigiana with their Gluten Free Rotini w/meat sauce. Salad without croutons.

A few minutes later the manager came to our table and asked who ordered Gluten Free. I acknowledged the manager that I needed to be gluten free.

He then informed me that he was going to make sure that my food order would be prepared for me with proper care, changing gloves etc. to avoid cross contamination. Then he told me that he would be bringing my meal to me personally to avoid cross contact with the rest of the meals.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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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