Olive Garden is one of the most famous casual dining restaurants. Because of its tasteful meals and high-quality ingredients, it comes in the top choice of people while dining out. For people looking out for gluten-free menu items, the Olive Garden may not be the best place to go. As said by the restaurant itself, they offer a “gluten-sensitive” menu. It means the ingredients of that item are without gluten but they do not claim these items are gluten-free because they are not approved by the FDA. Also, there are chances of cross-contamination as all the items are made in the same environment. You should tell their waiters about your issue so that they could take special care of your order.
On the main menu, all appetizers, soups, salad & breadsticks contain gluten except Zuppa Toscana Soup and Famous House Salad without Croutons. Gluten-Free Rotini, Marinara, Tomato Sauce, Meat Sauce, Grilled Chicken, Italian Sausage, Sautéed Shrimp are gluten-sensitive options to create your own pasta. In entrees, Herb-Grilled Salmon is the only gluten-free option. For the ease of customers, they have defined a specific Gluten-sensitive menu with all the above options listed together. For kids, they also have Gluten-sensitive options like Kids’ Grilled Chicken, Kids’ Rotini with Marinara, and Kids’ Rotini with Meat Sauce.
Olive Garden Gluten-Free Menu 2020
Olive Garden has made an effort to make sure that people visiting their restaurant that follows a gluten-free diet can find something to eat. They may not have a lot of options, but you can still find some delicious entrees including their gluten-free pasta when going out for some Italian food.
- Famous House Salad (without croutons)
- Rotini with Marinara
- Rotini with Meat Sauce
- Tuscan Sirloin
- Herb-Grilled Salmon
- Kids Grilled Chicken
- Rotini with Marinara
- Kids Rotini with Meat Sauce
Olive Garden History
Olive Garden is an American Restaurant chain specialized in Italian-American Cuisine. As of 2013, it has opened over 850 restaurant branches all over the globe. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurant with headquarters based in Orange country, Orlando. At Olive Garden, they serve several types of Italian-American cuisine including pasta dishes, steaks, soups, and salads. Their Breadsticks are the main highlight of any of their dish.
Olive Garden was first opened in Orlando, the USA in 1982. Due to its fast growth, 145 new branches of restaurant were opened by 1959. Because of its high-quality meals and services, the company became the largest chain of Italian-themed full-service restaurants in the United States very soon.