Chef Karl is amazing. My favorite place to eat.
Upon hearing celiac, the server brought the chef to the table to discuss options. The chef was very helpful when discussing options, and brought the salads and entrées to the table himself. Their corn/rice based pasta was delicious, as was the creme brûlée. This was one of our best dining experiences. We'll definitely be back.
Food is delicious!! The chef comes out and actually talks with you. The chef made grilled eggplant Parmesan for me and it came with gluten free penne noodles. It has become my son's favorite place to get gluten free pasta.
Excellent service and server. They knew all about celiac and made every accommodation to make sure my dinner was safe. Viva Italia.
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!
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.
As mentioned in other reviews, the chef comes out to talk to you about the GF options and to make sure you are comfortable with how your food is being prepared. I've never had issues eating here except that I over eat and complain about being overstuffed... It's the "good" kind of bloating! ;-) This is one of the only places I will add "celiac friendly" to the rating.
I am sitting at Maggianos as I write this review because they absolutely deserve it. I came to eat here mid day and the chef himself came to my table to talk to me about my options and the pasta and my mom and I both had (both gluten free but different dishes) was by far the best gluten free pasta I have ever had whether at home or I'm a restaurant. They care about allergies and made sure I was satisfied and I am leaving full with leftovers I can't wait to eat later.
Great food and the server I had was very aware of celiacs/gluten intolerant diet.
person who cooks your food comes out to review options with you and takes notes on your needs. my son has celiac, and they graciously accommodated his picky kid taste buds, as well as his dietary needs. he devoured the gf pasta, and I had some too. it was quite tasty and had a nice mouth feel. great dining option! we'll be back again and again!
Today I found a hidden gem of the gluten free foodie world. My best friend and blogger – Sara Wyen of Words To Run By went with me to the Celiac Awareness Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio today. We were excited to see all the fun, new gluten free goodies with all the vendors. Another blog post coming soon on that… While we were there, Maggiano’s Little Italy chef Karl Lenz was there speaking and doing a gluten free demo. Well, I knew exactly where the Maggiano’s Kenwood was located and we zipped on over there for lunch. I am so glad we did. Upon entering the restaurant, I asked for the gluten free menu. They explained rather than having a gluten free menu, the Assistant Manager would come out and explain the gluten free options and ensure my meal was allergy safe. Matthew Powell, the Assistant General Manager came over to the table after our waiter quickly brought us drinks and very thoroughly explained how 90% of their menu items can be made into gluten free dishes. He walked me through the menu and made sure I was clear on food preparation, ingredients and options for celiac disease. This was the most gluten friendly and celiac aware place I’ve been to yet. 90% of their menu items could be made gluten free – surely it wasn’t so. This place isn’t on any of the safe lists or gluten free places to eat. Oh boy, did they knock my socks off. I decided to try their corn pasta. It. Was. Amazing. Gluten Free Corn Pasta Maggiano’s Sara and I ended up sharing a meal because it was really big. You know what the best part was? They have several menu items that you can get a to go item FREE if you order from the list. Yup – I got 2 meals for the price of one. 1 being a gluten free specialty menu item – without paying extra. Our entire lunch with the meal, Cesar salad for Sara and 2 iced teas was $24. Can you tell we didn’t like it? Just kidding. Matthew even came out after the meal and ensured everything was ok and up to my gluten free liking! Of course I explained. The chef that was doing the demo at the Celiac Awareness Tour, Karl Lenz – was back before we finished lunch and he even came out to welcome us and explain their cooking methods and showed me their pastas! Maggiano’s Corn Pasta I felt completely safe eating here, had no stomach ailments after my meal and will certainly make this a go to spot when we are in Cincinnati. The manager, chef and waiter all made me feel comfortable and took care of me the way a restaurant should with people suffering from food allergies. We already have a big enough burden of having this food allergy, we shouldn’t have to feel like one while eating out.
I had one safe and delicious meal and then I had one bad experience where I had multiple pieces of regular noodles in my "gluten free" pasta. . . like small chunks of spaghetti and they only have gluten free penne. no thanks.
Amazing experience and delicious dinner! They take Celiac disease and allergies (table next to us had a nut allergy) so seriously that the manager or chef takes your order. The manager took my order and demonstrated a real understanding of Celiac. You can ask for anything off the menu and he can immediately tell you if it can be modified for gluten free, and whether it will still taste good doing so! They have a scratch kitchen, so they make everything from scratch anyway, so they are happy to modify any dish. I opted for the gnocchi and Italian sausage dish with Vodka sauce, substituting gluten free pasta for the gnocchi. It was delicious! Being newly diagnosed with Celiac, this experience took the fear out of dining out and made me feel like I can still enjoy some of the foods I love. I will definitely be going back!!!
Several great experiences- chef comes out and talks to you and creates a safe meal. Delicious gf pasta but no gf bread.
chef came ti the table. almost the entire menu available as GF. 5 stars.
4 stars because I am not a pasta lover. My wife has Celiac. They have GF pasta and the chef came to our table to talk to my wife and ensure what she ordered would not make her sick. She had the Chicken Parmesan which they made using chips.
Food was great and they were quite familiar with all the allergens and how to work around them. Some of their dishes were either already GF and others could be made GF (except the stuffed dishes). Service was very slow so if you go, expect to be there for a 2-3 hours.
Love this place and always accommodating.
I went here on a trip because of the EXCELLENT reviews. However, while they have GF pasta and ensure lack of cross contamination, I was brought the wrong pasta dish. I confirmed with both my waiter and the gentlemen that brought the food to me and they told me it was for sure GF. Then they came running back a minute later, after I had finally started to eat, telling me it was not! I still have three days of my trip left so we will see how I react. They were very apologetic and the manager and the chef stopped by. My meal was not charged but, as those with celiac know, nothing tastes good after knowing I had eaten "real" pasta :(
The gluten free pasta was amazing! The staff and atmosphere are also top notch! Glad they have one in my home state as well!
Always great experience eating here. As soon as I told the waiter I was gluten free he sent the chef out to talk to me. All their sauces are gluten free and they have a gluten free pasta so basically just about anything can be adapted. I thought the prices were reasonable too, and great atmosphere. Definitely worth a trip
Staff was extremely knowledgeable of Celiac disease. I ordered a custom dish, gluten free penne pasta with Alfredo and asparagus. It was absolutely delicious! The prices were also quite reasonable, my boyfriend and I spent about $50 after drinks and our meals. I would highly recommend. Excellent place to get authentic Italian food right in Vegas.
Went her because it had high ratings on the GF app..the chef did come out and talked to me about my options but our server was completely oblivious to what Celiac Disease is...the chef made me feel like I was safe...but at 1am I was awoken by the side effects of being Glutenized...my daughter said she woke up at 2am by the side effects...I can't recommend a place that cross contaminated me...so if you read this and don't agree with my comments, please do not post that I am wrong on your post...I am a highly sensitive Celiac and have been for all my life. I am posting about my experience...which was not good! If you have ever experienced a true cross contaminated night on the bathroom floor...then you will understand what I am saying about this place...I do NOT recommend eating here and I will never go back!
Service was amazing. I have celiac and the chef came out to tell me how the food would be prepared to ensure it was not cross contaminated. The flavor of the dish was absolutely fantastic.
I've gotten sick badly the 2 times I tried.
I can't say enough about this place. The chef came out to speak with me personally. She knew I felt excluded as I watched my fiancé devour delicious sourdough with butter so she brought me a complimentary Caprese salad. She said she could make any of the pastas GF for me and it would be made separately. And because it was our first time, we also received complimentary to go meals as well. They were absolutely lovely.
GF chicken parmasean was great and huge. Made a perfect date night.
Great experience here! My husband and I went for our anniversary and they were very helpful. The assistant manager came up to our table to talk to us about gluten free options and our server was great as well! I had the rigatoni D, and my husband had the beef medallions. As a bonus they also had gluten free rolls. I had no issues eating here and will definitely be back!
I just left here, I was amazed by the service I received . The Chef came out to talk with me took her time to explain things to me, I have Celiac Disease so it was nice to receive this kind of service. My dessert was also amazing, I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
extremely gluten free friendly! they have a separate kitchen for gluten free, and the chef even came out to reassure that. great food, and great service! deff recommended! ask for paul to be your server, you won't be disappointed (:
In the first few minutes our waiter asked if there were any allergies or dietary needs at our table. Moments later the chef came out and took our order. Every question I had about safety & cross contamination was answered quickly and with confidence. We had a great meal with leftovers and additional meals for today. Worth the money spent. Great experience for our family!
As someone newly-diagnosed with celiac, I had a wonderful experience at Maggiano's. I was impressed that the servers immediately ask about food allergies. The chef came and spoke with us, then gave us his card, welcoming us to call him with any questions in the future. I was still able to order my favorite dish and found it delicious prepared GF. I was also impressed that our server offered me their GF dessert options. A great experience for someone new to all of this.
Always been good service and safe. Handles GF requests with knowledge and safety.
someone needs to change the price estimation for this place on this ap (more like $$$$), we were not dressed for this style of resteraunt! no gluten free menu. food and drinks were good, lovely place.
Had two takeaways from Maggiano's while on holiday in Orlando. They have gluten free penne which they can substitute in on most dishes. The barmaid, Sara, who took our order was very knowledgeable, and even remembered me and my gluten intolerance when my girlfriend went there alone the second time we ordered a takeaway!
The chef came out of the kitchen and assisted me to order gluten free pasta, appetizer and desert! We will go back, great food.
Amazing gluten free ravioli!!!!! All was terrific Additionally the chef now comes to your table, takes your order, prepares it just for you!!!!
Great selections for GF! Server was extremely knowledgeable. Chef was very accommodating. So many choices. One of the best selections. Great taste. Good dinner overall as well. Take GF very serious.
The waiter made recommendations, then had the chef come out and talk to me so that I got exactly what I wanted. Awesome experience!
The absolute BEST allergy friendly restaurant!! The chef came out and talked to me to reassure me that there was no cross contamination and everyone is well trained. The food is excellent!
excellent service and food, ate the named ziti, gluten free, excellent sauce,
What a great place! The staff is very knowledgeable about celiac -- even asked if I have celiac or gluten intolerance! The Executive Chef came out and talked to me himself, making some recommendations for my meal, as well as assuring me he would be preparing my.meal himself to make sure I was safe. A little pricy, and definitely a "dining" experience (2.5 hours for dinner). Very, very good. Could not recommend more highly for a great meal!
Wow, very attentive staff! The executive chef came out to take my order. They have GF chips they bring out at the same time as the complimentary bread for the others. Usually I stare longingly during this part of the meal but the chips were a lovely distraction. Maggiano's also also has lots of GF options and a delicious GF pasta.
Chef George came out and personally assured me he could make me whatever I wanted and also explained the "lighter offerings" menu too. He said he could do bruschetta on zucchini, had a good pasta and he omitted croutons from salad. Everything was excellent he came back out to check on us and I truly dined with confidence.
Wow! This place is great, cool atmosphere. My first time to go to an Italian place since diagnosed 3 years ago. The chef came out to talk to me about gluten free and explained my options and how they prepare it. I had the GF pasta rigatoni D, which was delicious! My husband got the GF lobster carbonara which was super amazing. My daughter got chicks size GF pasta with Alfredo sauce and said it was the best pasta she's ever had! No reaction to the food and our waitress was great!!
We ate here for the second time after a great first experience. Tonight there was an issue with my GF pasta dish being overly salted so our server, Brendan, took it back and had another made. Unfortunately that was also so salty I couldn't eat it. The manager, Jeff, was so wonderful. He apologized and had the dish removed from the check. Unbeknownst to me, Jeff spent several minutes in the kitchen tasting each ingredient in the dish to find the source of the problem. Jeff surprised me with a third entree which was perfect. Jeff and Brendan went above and beyond to ensure we were well taken care of. It is difficult to eat out as a Celiac. Finding a restaurant that accommodates my needs is always greatly appreciated, but what Jeff did to make sure I had a great experience went above and beyond. The Maggianos organization should be proud to have him as a manger.
The food here was so DELICIOUS! I do give an A for effort. The wait staff was wonderful. The sous chef did come to the table, assured that best effort would be made to avoid gluten and made me a special dish using the gluten free pasta. However, tonight I am sick as a dog. Something just didn't go as expected and I'm glad that the food was good so that way it makes it a little worth the sickness. I'm in so much pain right now and this will take a while to get over. *GLUTENED* to the max!
Manager (Shanna) had outstanding command of the menu and what could be made GF. Unbelievable Spinach Salad appetizer w/ bacon, roasted peppers, pine nuts, and vinegarette dressing. GF Chicken Saltimbuca made with BAKED Bacon. Great GF pasta (corn based) with a hearty meat sauce. Place is busy but management is top notch. A great GF family experience.
Had dinner there for the first time last night after the #gfafexpo. This was by far the best customer service and care we have gotten at a restaurant since being diagnosed with celiac. Also want to thank the manager Shanna Green she was amazing!!! Will definitely be coming back here when in town.
They used to have INCREDIBLE gluten free bread, but when I was there last month, the rolls were different; they were dry and fell apart when trying to eat them. It was still a nice experience, but I was disappointed that they down-graded their bread.
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