Thursday, September 10, 2009

Let's Go To The Olive Garden!

Another mainstream restaurant has gone gluten free! This time it is the Italian chain, the Olive Garden!

The Olive Garden has a Garden Fare Menu that offers low fat, low carb, gluten free, and no sugar added options for its' customers. The gluten free menu offers an assortment of choices including gluten free penne pasta! The gluten free options include:

*Garden Fresh Salad - [no croutons, house salad tossed with Italian dressing]

*Caesar Salad - [no croutons]

*Pennine Rigate with Marinara - [marinara sauce made with a blend of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and Italian herbs and served over gluten free penne pasta]

*Steak Toscano - [grilled 14 oz. choice center cut Strip steak brushed with Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil and served with grilled vegetables]

*Herb-Grilled Salmon - [salmon filet brushed with Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil and served with broccoli and red bell peppers]

*Mixed Grill - [skewers of grilled steak and chicken marinated in Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil and served with broccoli and grilled vegetables]

*Children's Grilled Chicken - [grilled chicken breast served with broccoli and grilled vegetables]

Olive Garden's Gluten Free Menu was created in accordance with the 2000 American Dietetic Association Guidelines.

Olive Garden has locations throughout the United States. In NYC, you can find them at:

-696 Avenue of the Americas (btw. 21st and 22nd st.)

-2 Times Square (Bway btw. 42nd and 43rd st.)

For more information, please visit their website at


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