Chef will come to table for allergies, just ask your server. Many options including pasta. Great food and great service!
In town for the Blade Show with my husband. Attended a dinner at this restaurant. Contacted them in advance and was assured they take food allergies very seriously, asked for my name and said they'd make sure the chef came out to talk to me that evening. Chef did talk to me, personally took my order and brought my food out to me. My meal may have been better than everyone else's! Great experience start to finish.
Called them to inquire about the gluten free capability and the were quick to inform me how accommodating they are with GF issues, the chef come out to greet you personally to discuss what your needs are and what choices you have. Great food, gluten free pasta was my choice. They need some gluten free breads but still great experience. Bad thing...the take home pasta they give, covered in cheese, not sure what they were thinking since my original order was perfect...must have just ignored the allergy ticket.
I would have given it a 5 if I hadn't gotten sick the last 2 times I ate there. Until then it was always great.
Fabulous. The female manager was very reassuring and accommodating. She had the chef come to our table and talk to me. He was wonderful. My salad and gfree ravioli was delicious and best of all, I did not have a reaction! I will be back. The chef told me that I could have ice cream or Creme brûlée for dessert. I was too full to partake.
I've eaten here three times this last time they were just as careful taking my order. It was really good, but I noticed I was having a reaction. There was a piece of regular pasta stuck to the bottom of my plate. It looked like they didn't clean the plate very well. They didn't charge me, but it took for ever to get everyone their check and by then I was miserable.
NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY! We've been there many times and really liked the food (based on food it gets more than one star, but this a gluten free review). Unfortunately the last two times we've been there the gluten free meals have been contaminated with non-gluten free pasta (it's a different pasta shape so it is obvious)!! That can make people with celiac ill. They claimed to have spoken to the people behind the scenes after the first time it happened, but it happened again. They gave us our take-home meal but we gave that to a family member because we can't trust that is gluten free. Not sure what they can do to make us believe that they are serious about being gluten free. Not worth the risk!
The manager came to our table to take our Celiac order separate from the rest. They have GF penne pasta that they can make with almost any sauce. They boil s fresh pot of water and have separate cooking utensils. They can cook fish / chicken without breading. They do NOT have GF bread yet. They have GF creme brûlée and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
My mom and I are both gluten free and brought our whole family including my grandmother visiting from Italy here. The chefs were accommodating and so nice to come out and tell what the best gluten free options are. Whole family was impressed with my and my moms meal! Best part was my grandmother because usually she is an italian food snob but she gave this place 2 thumbs up INCLUDING my gluten free Lobster Catbonara! Gluten free pasta cooked to perfection
A favorite for my family, and not too expensive if you order from the pasta section. Not many issues here, but one time we found spaghetti in my brother's gf pasta. They were nice about it, they apologized and gave us a new order (free of course), but it's also very concerning that the food could get contaminated so easily. We have gone back, and we haven't had any issues since.
I am celiac and did not get sick. A staff person came to our table and confirmed my gluten free order and assured me it was being taken care of. We got a ceaser salad with the croutons on the side for my gluten eating companions and I enjoyed the gf penne with meat sauce as well as creme brûlée for dessert.
Amazing gluten free ravioli!!!!! All was terrific
Gluten free ravioli 's were delicious. Waiter brought out a creme brulé for my birthday since I couldn't have the lemon cookies.
Delicious GF pasta! I haven't eaten pasta in over a year.
Home-made gf pasta, terrific Caesar salad, upbeat staff. This is a winner every time I travel in on business.
Although they do not have many for options for people who have celiac disease, the chef comes out and speaks to you if you have special requests. I always get the GF pasta with sauce. Their pasta tastes great.
They have GF pasta which can be substituted in any dish and all of their sauces are thickened corn starch so they are all GF. They also have GF appetizers and cream brûlée for dessert. Probably one of the best menus in terms of options I have come across.
My absolute favorite in the area. Only place I know of that offers gluten free rolls! They're from a local gf bakery and are INCREDIBLY delicious! I'd go there just based on the premise that they offer gluten free rolls like they do regular ones, and at no extra charge! I've only ever had one issue there, and it was for a take out order where they accidentally didn't mark my order as GF but luckily I was familiar enough with the dish because I get the same one all the time (rigatoni D), that I could tell it wasn't the right pasta. So I called them and they had someone deliver the right order to me! So nice. And the creme brûlée is amazing as well.
Got gluten full pasta when gluten free was ordered. My son was sick all night as a result. Waitstaff seem very under trained and did not have a clear understanding of what was GF. And what was not. Staff turns over so I wanted the next celiac customer to avoid this problem.
Chef came out to customize my pasta order. I am both gluten and dairy-free, and ordered marinara sauce with mushrooms, spinach and herbs. The pasta is 100% corn. It's great that they do not upcharge for GF, and the pasta portion is big and delicious. For more information, check out my blog here: http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2015/03/maggianos-little-italy-review.html
Chef was so accommodating! Personally came out multiple times to take my order, as well as confirm my gluten free needs. Baked ziti, fettuccini Alfredo, Italian salad, and vanilla ice cream have all been excellent gluten free options! Would highly recommend.
It seems like they are unsure how to accommodate guests with gf and df diets. Even though the chef came out to take the order, I still got sick. I ordered the gf and df seafood pasta (forgot the exact name); they forgo the taste for accommodating to the special diet, so it tasted eh. Maybe it was the dish, maybe it was the cook, but I wouldn't go back again.
Was not impressed by this Maggiano's in Houston. The waitress did not have the chef come to my table, which has always been done at their other locations. She said they were "in a thing.". If they were in a thing, then who was cooking?! I should have left at that point but I didn't have any other options nearby, as I was on foot. Waitress was horrible. I asked twice for a straw & never got it, and the restaurant was empty! Food came out wrong and was completely bland & tasteless. Won't be going back to this location ever.
Great restaurant now has serious commitment to gluten-free customers! They have made a corporate move to gluten-free as the default for most dishes; they even make four kinds of gluten-free pastas fresh in the kitchen! All of their sauces and salad readings are gluten-free and the chef comes out to make sure they take care of you. Only ore-made things like lasagna are off-limits. Finally, a restaurant that gets it!Great food, great service and good value makes this at the very least a go-to place for special occasions. Mangia!
Very friendly - the chef came out and took the order and saw it all the way through. They make everything from scratch and delicious! A great place for a special evening.
Worth the trip for the gluten free rolls!
Staff are very knowledgeable about celiac. One of our favorite places to go. Chef or manager will come out to the table if they know that you have celiac to explain the menu options and how the food is prepared. Food is great also and you can get enough to take home for the next day.
Amazing food and excellent service! They do not have a separate GF menu, but they have GF penne to substitute with any dish! When you let your waiter know you have an allergy, the Chef personally comes to your table for you to place your order! Creme Brûlée is also GF (but not dairy-free), you can eat here without any worry of getting sick! Definitely worth a visit!
Wheat flour based fettuccini was mixed in with my GF penne pasta. I caught it before eating too much, but I still got sick. After bringing the issue to our waiter's attention the manager stopped by. The manager told me I should've asked for her because she knows the GF procedures. Perhaps they should put on the menu :p. Regardless they clearly aren't careful with food prep and definitely don't have a GF separate pasta draining/storage area. No GF specific menu. Eating here isn't worth the risk.
So many GF options, and a great deal to get the 2-person meal with 2 extra pastas to go. All the sauces are GF. Sub GF penne into almost anything. Chopped salad delicious, creme brulee awesome. Pasta was eh, kinda bland. Probably my fault ordering the "light" version of something alfredo. Didn't really like the texture of the penne either.
Great food. They don't really have a gf menu. However, it is true that they can make GF many things on the regular menu. Big exception:they have no gf breads AT All. The pasta we had was excellent. The only gf dessert was creme burlee which was also delicious. I would go back.
Our waiter was not very friendly and was not helpful whatsoever in pointing out the gluten free options on the regular menu. They don't have a separate gluten free menu. When I ordered the rigatoni which he finally told me could be made gf, I asked him to make sure they boil the noodles in a clean pot with new water. He paused for about five seconds and then said ok while he mumbled something as he wrote my order down. I had a bad feeling about whether or not they were actually going to do it so I just ordered a salad instead. I was very disappointed because I heard that this restaurant takes allergies seriously. Maybe we just had a bad waiter.
I would love to give them 5 stars, but I've gotten sick after eating here more than once. There are good options, and the staff seems knowledgeable, but I'm not so sure about their cross-contamination carefulness. There have been times I've been fine and times I haven't, but I think it's time for me to give up on them.
Had a wonderful time here. Waitress and chef were highly helpful, friendly, and understanding. Had salad with no croutons dressing was naturally gluten free. As for my main meal was told by chef all sauces are naturally with out gluten the only thing they change is its cooked in a different pot with special gluten free noodles and prepared separate from all other meals in the kitchen. The meal was amazing and service great. Will be going back more often.
I was just a Maggiano's for a baby shower. The chef personally came over to talk to me about the gluten free options (it was a Saturday, they had 6 other events and he graciously made the time). The pasta tasted and looked so delicious, cooked to the perfection of normal pasta. To be cautious I sent the server to confirm it was gluten free and it was!!! The tilapia and vegetables had tons of flavor!! Highly recommend for a fantastic gluten free meal, literally one of the best ever!!
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