Owner & chef husband have gf child and vegetarian child so understand food choices. Have separate cookware, even separate fryer for the gf food when preparing. Menu denotes gf, vegan and vegetarian choices. They will also work with other food allergies, such as dairy, when finding a meal choice. Uses organic, locally-sourced foods. Stop here when in Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island before you get to Nags Head, NC on the Outer Banks.
So many options! Pasta, pizza, rolls. All items on the menu are labeled gluten free (or able to be made gluten free) my party had multiple allergies including gluten and everyone had options! Everything was so good! The wait staff and hostess were friendly and and helpful with the menu and our allergies. Great view of the water was a plus! Perfect choice for anyone!
Avenue Review The decor inside of the restaurant is beautiful. It has a Manhattan style theme to it. We met one of the co-owners (Maria) who indicated that she eats gluten-free (GF). Almost every item on the menu is GF or can be made as such except or a few items which are denoted with an asterisk. Our server Kara was extremely friendly and attentive. She had a great knowledge of the menu and the GF aspects of it. I had the Avenue salad - poached pears, candied pecans, mixed green & crumbled blue cheese with a red wine vinaigrette dressing. For dinner, I ordered the Tuna Oscar and my wife had the gluten-free Basil Cream pasta with chicken based on a prior reviewer's recommendation. Both of our dishes can be summed up with one word...amazing!! The tuna was fresh and savory. It was topped with crab meat that was seasoned beautifully and the shoestring potatoes were so good that my wife couldn't resist continuing to reach onto my plate and steal them. Her GF pasta was fantastic. The cream sauce was light and flavorful and the pasta itself was tasty. We finished the meal by ordering their GF creme brûlée. It was a little heavier than traditional creme brûlée, but tasted exactly the same. I would highly recommend the restaurant and every dish I referenced in this review to everyone...not just those with a gluten allergy.
Delicious gluten free pasta! I ordered the Basil Cream Pasta. My non-GF family enjoyed their meal as well (crab sliders and fish sandwich) We brought our 1-year old son and it wasn't a problem. Nice view of the water and the Festival Park attractions.