Olive Garden’s gluten-free rotini pasta is made with brown rice flour, and special handling is practiced to ensure the pasta is not cross-contaminated. According to the Gluten Sensitive Diet section of their website, the gluten-free pasta is held separate from the traditional pasta and cooked alone on a sautee pan to ensure there is no contact with regular pasta or any of that pasta water. That special handling does not come at a premium, as the gluten-free pasta is the same price as the gluten options.
The Gluten Sensitive menu offers gluten-free rotini in marinara where you can add chicken, sausage or shrimp to add extra protein to the order. There is also an option for rotini in meat sauce, however that sauce is not listed as gluten-free. Kids with gluten allergies — or adults looking for a light meal — are also catered to under the Gluten Sensitive menu. Olive Garden offers a grilled chicken meal that comes with rotini in marinara sauce, and also includes a choice of broccoli or grapes as a side. You can also grab rotini in marina as a kids dish, again with broccoli or grapes, or the rotini in meat sauce.
What do customers think? As word of Olive Garden’s Gluten Sensitive menu has grown, many have shared their reviews online.