As a restaurant that focuses on Italian cuisine, Olive Garden features various pasta dishes, and these can be rather problematic for anyone with gluten allergies. Thankfully Olive Gardenâ€™s gluten free menu offers a great alternative for anyone looking to enjoy some tasty pasta without the worry of gluten.
The gluten free menu at Olive Garden is not as extensive as the main menu, but it still offers a nice selection of gluten free foods. The most obvious gluten free item on the Olive Garden menu is the salad options.
SALAD & PASTA
|Penne Rigate Pomdoro
|Penne Rigate w/Marinara Sauce
|Chicken Mixed Grill
|Side of Grapes
|Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
|Bellini Peach Raspberry Iced Tea
While that seems like a no-brainer, salads come with croutons, so these will need to be excluded to avoid any gluten. Both the Caesar Salad and Garden Salad options are available gluten-free.
Perhaps the most impressive gluten-free item on the Olive Garden menu is special penne pasta. A gluten-free pasta, this is available in two dishes with Penne Rigate Pomodoro or Penne Regate with Marinara. Both are available for under $10 too!
As flour is where gluten comes from, not many people with such an allergy can enjoy a nice pasta dish, so it is great to see that Olive Garden has created a few tasty options for anyone looking to avoid gluten but still enjoy a bowl of pasta!
There is also a selection of tasty entrees that feature gluten-free produce. For example, the steak Toscano, Herb-Grilled Salmon, Chicken Mixed Grill, and Mixed Grill all are gluten-free items that also feature no pasta.
These gluten-free entrees from the Olive Garden menu are a fantastic meal and start at just $17.50, offering fantastic value for money!
Anyone dining at Olive Garden looking for other gluten-free options can also consider a few side-dishes. These are mostly vegetable or fruit-bases sides, with broccoli, grapes, and grilled vegetables all examples of gluten-free sides on the Olive Garden menu.