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.
Was there on a busy Saturday night about a week ago. The waitress was pretty good. She intercepted the breadbasket that was headed for our table and knew for sure of at least one gf dessert option without having to check. The gf pasta was fresh and went great with the red sauce and prosciutto wrapped chicken. All of their sauces are gf so that helps a great deal with cross contamination. Wish we had gotten just a bit more personal attention, but considering how busy they were that night, I was very pleased with the meal and the service.
Went there for lunch on a weekend. Both my daughter and I are celiac and had immediate reactions that lasted for several days. One of the worst gluten experiences I've had since going GF two years ago.
Went for lunch with work. Waiter very helpful with what I could choose without making a scene. Delicious soup and salad
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.
Chef will come to table for allergies, just ask your server. Many options including pasta. Great food and great service!
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!!
I have eaten here several times and always had a dedicated knowledgable staff member oversee my order. The food is always very good and I have never had a reaction eating here. I just make a comment about a "gluten allergy" on my open table reservation and they send someone over to discuss accommodations for my celiac as soon as I'm seated.
Fantastic! They can adapt almost everything on the menu and all the sauces are gluten free which is amazing! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and I think I love it here!
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.
Absolutely delicious. Chef came to table and offered to prepare 80% of the menu gluten free - not just pastas, all the main courses. Only thing couldn't modify to gluten free was desserts. Speaking of desserts- the creme brûlée was gluten free and it was outstanding, probably the best tasting I have EVER had. The food here is fresh, cooked to order, the staff is friendly, GF knowledgeable, and everything we had was so tasty. BTW they will accommodate many food allergies, ie. eggs, milk, nuts etc. Highly recommend this place even if you have to drive a little while to get there because it is so worth it.
Told waiter about celiac and he said that he could absolutely do that. I ate through a whole part of the veal thinking that the sauce was kinda thick... When I double checked with him he went back to ask the chef who apparently forgot... So... I got very sick. Please ask for manager when placing an order.
My wife and I stopped in for a light dinner (salads), and the waiter immediately asked about allergies. Once I told him my wife was gluten intolerant, allergic to orange and chocolate, he brought the chef out. The food was good, but sitting outside you have to deal with the ignorant public who thinks it is a good idea to strike up a few cigarettes right next to where you are eating. The waiter said inside they can't smoke, but because there isn't a law in NV about public smoking they couldn't do anything. Not a knock on the restaurant, but the environment took away some points.
Everything here is made from scratch, so they can pretty much modify any dish according to your dietary restrictions. I opted not to get the pasta, and instead ordered the chicken marsala. I told the waiter I'm gluten and dairy-free, so they prepared it accordingly and made appropriate substitutions. The waiter seemed knowledgeable, and he made sure to double check with the chef about ingredients. Overall, very accommodating and understanding.
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.
Have eaten here several times and pleased with no reaction later. Chef comes out to speak to you first and provides options. Seem very knowledgeable about cross-contamination.
Went last night and had a horrible experience. After following their protocol and speaking to the chef, they apparently mixed up my dish with my daughter's. They looked similar so after they were served I asked if the server was sure. He said yes he double checked. But no...he mixed up the dishes and I am now paying for it. Will never eat there again.
My 15 yr old recently diagnosed with Celiacs, first vacation has been rough but Maggianos is great. Chef came out and past and sauces are all gluten free! Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken coming up!!
The chef came to our table to discuss my options w me. Sauces here are prepared GF & they can make most dishes by substituting corn pasta. Gr8 service, very knowledgable staff, incredible food. I love this place!
Amazing pasta with meat sauce. The chef comes out and speaks to you personally. Great place!
We used to really like this place, but then we went last week for the first time in years and were completely disappointed. For one, they got rid of their GF bread, which was delicious, but not a big deal. The real problem was they don't have a GF menu but claim to be able to make almost everything on the menu GF, which seemed like it would be ok. However, the more we asked about specific options, almost every time they said they couldn't be accommodating. Basically, it seemed like you could order anything as long as you were OK with them modifying it down to GF penne pasta with red sauce. The worst part was that it made the whole experience more about the things we *couldn't* order, rather than about the things we could order. We left completely frustrated, and we wouldn't want anyone else to experience the same thing.
Absolutely fabulous!! All sauces are gluten free. So many choices I had a hard time deciding!! Gluten free rolls that were so soft I couldn't believe they were GF!! Staff is very knowledgable and helpful. I will definitely be returning, on a regular basis.
Great gluten free pasta!! The manager come out to get your order. Great experience every time!!!
My office bought lunch for us today and I was excited to be able to partake this time, albeit worried about becoming ill at work. The food was amazing!!! The gentleman taking the order was wonderful. The portion size is huge and to be able to eat (bread) rolls from a restaurant was so exciting. I did not become ill and will be eating there again and again and again.
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