Gluten Free at Olive Garden

653 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Pasta, Kid Friendly, Italian + 2 more
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Celiac
23 hours ago
Not celiac friendly

DO NOT EAT HERE Untrained staff, got served soup with wheat after waiter recommended the soup for GF. My pasta had a few regular noodles in with the gf noodles

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Celiac
2 days ago
Not celiac friendly

Told us to not even sit down if we had someone with Celiac's as the kitchen made zero effort to separate foods, even cooking GF foods in same water/unwashed pans that had just held wheat-containing foods. At least they were honest.

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Not celiac
5 days ago

They have gluten free pasta and some gluten free meat dishes. Never have had a problem here.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered GF rotini with meat sauce. (Rotini is the only gluten free pasta available) and found a spaghetti noodle in my food. Might as well have been a bug. Not going back.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

I have gotten a reaction from just about every GF option there, even just eating the salad! Not Celiac safe!

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Celiac
1 week ago

Not much choice noodles r glunten free bread sticks but most of their sauces r not gluten free got sick that night from the sauce!

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

The pasta and sauce tasted like I was eating cold spaghetti-o’s. Would not recommend!

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Are there once and got very sick. Will not return.

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Not celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff were friendly and nice, however the food wasn’t great and I had a reaction later. I’m gluten-sensitive, not celiac, so me having a reaction must mean that the pasta directly had gluten, not just cross-contamination. If I had a reaction I would not advice anyone with Celiac to eat there.

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3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Meat, pasta and marinara sauce. I could do better at home. Was fine.

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Celiac
4 weeks ago

We went Last night our waiter had gluten issues and was very conscientious on making sure my GF meal was safe had gf rotini with meat sauce and Salad with no croutons everything was superb no issues noted will go back

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Had the gluten free rotini and meat sauce. Was as good as I can expect gluten free pasta to be I added chicken and had the soup. 5 hours since I’ve eaten and no reaction. I’d say they did a great job.

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Celiac
1 month ago

There is not one Olive Garden that is Celiac friendly. I’ve heard more stories about Olive Garden more than another other restaurant. Just because they offer GF pasta does not mean they cook it separately. Be safe.

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Celiac
1 month ago

They had the gluten free items marked on the menu. Unfortunately the pasta was extremely mushy. I couldn’t eat hardly any of it. Wouldn’t try it again.

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Katie the waitress was good and informed about GF. Good standard Olive Garden food. Very convenient for our Holiday Inn Express - a one minute walk!

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Not celiac
1 month ago

Yikes. Do not go here. They have GF steak with fettucine on the menu, and that is a lie...they brought a plate of steak, mashed potatoes, and 100% glutenous fettucine alfredo. We were so nice about asking "hey, really, are you sure this is GF...? Cuz it looks too good to be true, and wife who can eat gluten says it tastes and feels like regular wheat fettucine...." .... waitress said it must be, since it is on GF menu.... we had her double check anyway...and of course, we were told OOPS, yeah, that is indeed regular fettucine. We tried so hard to let them gracefully make it better, but they offered to just bring an additional side of broccoli, leaving hubby the cross-contaminated steak and potatoes.... we said nah, we will just take food to go and pay for it and wife will eat it and we'll leave and call it a day if that is okay.... waitress tried to take steak and fettucine off bill and manager wouldnt let her! We were like "uh, really...? After we were so nice about this near poisoning....?" And she said manager said we had to pay for all food we were taking home...so we were like ok, then we dont have to take steak and fettucine home cuz we sure can't pay for food you mistakenly brought that wouldve made him really really ill if he had eaten it..." and waitress took that to manager, and it came off bill and we left steak&fettucine behind. We still tipped waitress on both meals bc she was nice despite being foiled repeatedlt by menu and manager. When she saw that, she came back and warmly thanked us AND OFFERED TO SEND US HOME WITH A BAG OF BREADSTICKS.... so....moral of the story: if you are on this app bc you need to eat GF, you CANNOT trust this place.

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Celiac
1 month ago

Sometimes the wait staff isn’t knowledgeable but if you order soup or salad it’s usually okay. I have had visible cross contamination where a piece of pasta is in mixed in where it shouldn’t be. But they always immediately correct it and they’ll get you new food.

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1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Ordered rotini gf pasta with grilled chicken and marinara and a salad with no croutons. They melted mozzarella on the pasta for me and flavor was great. No problems afterwards.

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Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The food was amazing (gluten free pasta) & the service was phenomenal!

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2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Went downhill so bad, had the worst salad with chicken, salad mostly hard white lettuce, and I ordered mixed greens ,chicken had no seasonings and was bland and tasteless.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

You can’t even get a salad here. I would not eat here again unless I wanted to torture myself by watching others eat and to feel nauseous from the smell of gluten lingering in the restaurant. I wish I could give them -1 star. I feel they owe me a star just because they are so not gluten free friendly!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Even if you ask for the noodles to be boiled in new clean water they never do, way too much cross contamination

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Celiac
2 months ago

Asked for salad with no croutons. Came out with croutons. Asked for a new salad and all they did was pick out SOME of the croutons. Was not impressed. Noodles were mealy and gross. Staff is NOT knowledgeable.

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Not celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

ZERO stars! Had a bad reaction to their supposedly gluten free pasta. Perhaps the kitchen made a mistake? Not cool!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

It’s good in a pinch but not the best. Menu is very limited but never had a reaction to anything.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

GF pasta was amazing. Staff was very knowledgeable.

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Not celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Do not eat gluten free here! My daughter had regular noodles mixed in with her gf rotini! They apologized and made another but it was to late. We’ll never go back here.

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Celiac
2 months ago

The first time I came here and order gf pasta and they served me regular pasta😡. It was very frustrating because they acted like it wasn’t a big deal. I decided to give them a second try last week and I got very sick after eating here. I would not trust them if you are highly sensitive or celiac.

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Celiac
2 months ago

I ate the grilled chicken parmigiana with meat sauce. It was good. The noodles were not the best but I still enjoyed my meal. Had the salad with no croutons. Bummed there was appetizers or desserts that were GF but a great option for a GF pasta.

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2 months ago

I went today with my husband. I knew thye did gluten free but I originally could not see much on the general menu. The waitress eventually found the separate gluten free menu, which made it a lot more clearer as to what my choices were. There were 3 choices of entrees, pasta with 2 choice sauces, marinara and meat sauce, of course they'll give you grated parmesan cheese on top if you want. That was $9.99 for the pasta which included an amazing hearty tasty soup or salad as an appetizer option. The grilled chicken option entree was like $12.49 and the salmon like $15. The only fault I have with the dish was I could immediately tell with how yellow the pasta was that it was most likely made from 100% corn, so the cheapest gluten free pasta available.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Have a gluten free menu and didnt get sick but they overcooked my pasta until it was total mush. Not my first choice

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Celiac
2 months ago

Thebgave my mother regular pasta I stead of gf.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Have gluten free pasta along with gluten free sauces! They made sure the salad had no croutons on it. Overall good experience

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Celiac
2 months ago

This was a terrible experience!!! The waiter went out of his way with my salads and he was fantastic. The problem was the pasta. I did a Nima text on it and it tested positive for gluten. I brought it up to the manager and they offered to bring me another plate. I turned it down as I was scared to eat at this point and they assured me I was wrong and it was gluten free. That’s just not the case.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac and have never had symptoms from eating there. The selections are limited for gluten free., but are getting better. I met girl friends there for lunch once. They didn't have some of the items I asked for, so I ordered substitutions. The other girls had $5-$6 lunches while I was charged $26!.

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3 months ago

I was not impressed by selection and my order came out full of gluten. Then it took an hour to get my food. I was told they would take it off the check which also didn’t happen so by then I was done, paid the whole bill and left. Won’t be returning.

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3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I think we all know better than to expect a safe experience at Olive Garden, but someday you may find yourself there anyway. Here’s what you can expect: the gluten-free menu consists of tuscan soup, salad, and rotini with marinara or meat sauce. Three items. (And if you happen to also be sensitive to dairy, pass on the soup and salad.) Grilled salmon and chicken don’t contain wheat, but are listed as high risk of cross-contamination due to shared grill. Godspeed. Personally I hope to never return.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is friendly, there is a reasonable amount of options and I believe the kitchen is safe.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Used to LOVE this place prior to Celiac diagnosis. It was a CC nightmare here. Definitely had a reaction even after ordering off the gluten free menu. Server said he was familiar with Celiac but seemed offended when I asked for the GF menu. Their GF menu is only available on the little table kiosk, btw. I will not be going back. Too many issues with two visits post Celiac diagnosis.

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Not celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Update: I went back and got violently ill off of salad and their gf soup. Normally I have a great experience here, but not tonight. I gave it 3 stars cause normally they are wonderful. I was not given my gf noodles. I asked the server to verify they were correct, because they didn't look like my usual (they were a different type) and she assured me they were. I thought they got in new pasta. I get the receipt and she didn't even ring it up gluten free. I called and talked to a manger when I started to get sick. Lots of confusion on his part on what a reaction to gluten is. I got an apology, a promise to educate the server and I get to pick up a gift card. Not worth it for how I feel!

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Celiac
3 months ago

Limited gf selections, and not very good food.

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Celiac
3 months ago

Celiac friendly. They had dedicated GF menu options and celiac safe prep.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Do not eat here. Bad for celiac. Also it’s horrible food. They just don’t even try

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They are not trained and they use the same water for gf pasta as reg pasta

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Celiac
3 months ago

Made me and my boyfriend sick, and he's not even celiac! Waiter was friendly and assure me that my meal was safe, and I felt fine until I got home. Never again.

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Celiac
3 months ago

Salad had a crouton in it. They said they use separate equipment for GF pasta.

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Celiac
3 months ago

Got about half way through my GF meal to find a regular piece of spaghetti mixed in my plate. DEFINITELY NOT celiac friendly 😕

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3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Please be warned!!! This app says “Gluten Free Menu.” However, Olive Garden itself does not call the menu “Gluten Free,” but rather “Gluten Friendly” (is cross-contaminated). I did not notice this distinction until after I ordered and eaten some of my food. I have Celiac and got sick. If you are non-Celiac, you probably will be fine.

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Celiac
3 months ago

They have a GF menu. I had Zoupa Tuscano soup and salad. Affordable.

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Celiac
4 months ago

I thought the gf pasta was good. I got the pesto sauce with with grilled chicken, and I thought it was really, and didn’t have any issues.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
Categories
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
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GF menu
Tested gluten free rotini with marinara and grilled chicken.
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The bottom one is the gluten free dish
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Make sure to look for the lady in the right Pattie when you're at theirs Olive Garden
Olive garden's gf ,undercooked dry, no sauce having pasta.
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GF Menu
Noted a gluten allergy on my to go order. Found. Spaghetti noodle in my meal. Don't order from here. It's not worth it.
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GF menu
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gluten free chicken breast with flour breading
Gross!  This was the Penne Rigate with Marinara.  more like mush with ragu :-/
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Penne Rigate with Marinara