Olive Garden is best known for their delicious menu full of pastas, soups, salads and breadsticks. If you are gluten sensitive, it might sound outlandish to choose Olive Garden for you next dining experience but fortunately Olive Garden has many gluten free options to choose from that are not just limited to salads.
We’ve analyzed the allergen menu and ingredients list and found there are up to 10 gluten free options at Olive Garden, depending on your level of gluten sensitivity.
These menu items include Italian classics like Grilled Chicken Parmigiana and a variety of Rotini Pasta dishes, as well as usual staples such as Herb-Grilled Salmon or a 6oz. Sirloin Steak. You also may want to try the more traditionally known gluten free dishes like Olive Garden's Famous House Salad (minus the croutons) or creamy and delicious Zuppa Toscana soup.
Another useful tip when ordering gluten free at Olive Garden is to ask for "zoodles", or spiralized zucchini, as a substitute for the more traditional noodles. This option is not offered at every location but it's worth asking since it has the potential to expand your gluten free options even more. We suggest trying the parmesan-crusted zoodles, or even a colorful Zoodles Primavera dish that comes tossed in a light basil cream sauce and a delectable mix of fresh vegetables.
Gluten free eating at Olive Garden is easy so don't let the menu intimidate you from giving it a shot. Just steer clear of the regular pasta and never-ending breadsticks and you will be sure to have a rewarding dining experience regardless of gluten sensitivity.