Lisa H


  • Green Olive Diner and Pizzeria Restaurant

    4 starsJuly 20, 2015

    443 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

    Prices are pretty high for a diner, that's why I gave 4 stars. We ordered take-out, my husband got a "regular" item, I got gluten-free - the Chicken Parm over Spaghetti, to be exact. Despite it being $20, it was more than a meal. 2 or 3 breaded chicken cutlets, probably half a pound of melted cheese on top, all done in a takeout container the size of a dinner plate. Good sauce, good chicken. I would order it again. What I CANNOT recommend is the gluten-free "cheesecake". Please don't waste your $7 on it. It's pretty awful. I've had better cheesecake from a box mix (Jello). I would be surprised if there even was any cream cheese in it. Not even homemade strawberry-rhubarb compote could save it. Tiny slice, terrible taste, not worth it at all. Given the price of their other GF desserts, I'd say avoid and get yourself something sweet elsewhere. If you're early enough, you can stop in to Healthy Harvest behind them (they close at 6 I think) and pickup a homemade dessert there.

  • Healthy Harvest

    4 starsMay 06, 2015

    477 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

    It WAS a nice place the last I went, but it appears to be closed now. Phone is disconnected, website is down, and there is another store in it's location. This must have happened quickly since the last review was in April and I tried to go May 2nd!

  • Freckled Frosting

    5 starsAugust 24, 2013

    224 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795

    Cakes & cupcakes, of course, but they also now offer freshly made sandwiches (cold cuts or MEATBALL), Friday Night Pizza, stuffed breads, soups, frozen or fresh loaves of bread or buns, and more. Truly excellent stuff - many items are even vegan! Some things are dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free. For a more detailed review, please check my review post:

  • Ruby Tuesday

    1 starsApril 17, 2013


    I ordered from the menu as posted on here, only things that were safe: Petite Sirloin, White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Zucchini. I explained to my server that I had a "severe gluten allergy" and that I needed cross-contamination minimized - i.e. please grill my steak on a piece of foil, clean utensils, etc. She either did not relay that information, or the kitchen chose to ignore it, because I became very sick and it ruined 2.5 days of my vacation. I wouldn't recommend this location.

  • Baki's Pizzeria

    4 starsJuly 25, 2012

    105 Waterbury Rd, Prospect, CT 06712

    It's not advertised, but they offer a personal-sized GF pizza. It is a very thin-crust pizza, not the type local CT residents are used to but that's ok. They use a pre-packaged crust that is made elsewhere but use their own toppings. The crust comes in it's own little disposable aluminum tray, so I was not worried at all because I know they only have 1 wood-fired pizza oven. I asked how they handle cross-contamination risks and they told me that they prepare the pizza in an area separate from everything else. There may be minor cross-contamination risks since it is a small place but I felt safe. The owner seems to be very aware and they sell a good number of GF pizzas a week. The crust isn't the tastiest ever but chicken-topped pizza done in a wood-fired oven? More than makes up for a mediocre crust. I'd give them 5 stars if they offered a GF pasta.