gluten-free menu itself includes steak and salmon, but our son was up for trying the rotini. There's no confusing it with the traditional varieties, since the rotini only comes in a gluten-free version. Two of the from-scratch sauces - primavera and pomodoro - are gluten free. (The manager I checked with told me that the pasta is prepared in a clean pot with fresh water.) The starter salad, which is unlimited, is also safe without the addition of croutons.
Cooking gluten-free pasta can be fickle, and this Italian-made corn-rice blend was slightly overcooked but still enjoyable thanks to the excellent primavera sauce and grilled chicken and shrimp add-ins.
Olive Garden will never be mistaken for Italian home cooking, but given that locations are prevalent throughout the country and it's inexpensive, the chain is a reliable, affordable gluten-free option.