Mark Barton

About Me

My wife has Celiac disease.


  • Carrabba's

    3 starsApril 13, 2013

    1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex, NC 27502

    We like this place, but . . . My Celiac wife always orders the Chicken Bryan. However, Carrabba's goofed tonight. The Gluten-free menu listed chicken soup. My wife took the first bite of soup and then she noticed lots of pasta floating in the soup. They took it back and brought her fresh soup with no pasta. Some of the staff is well-trained, some not. The manager apologized several times. It's a good place but be vigilant. They don't serve any GF pasta but I was told tonight that you can bring in your own GF pasta and they will cook it for you. (To be really safe, go to Biaggi's instead for GF pasta options and for strict GF kitchen procedures.)

  • Dawat Indian Restaurant

    5 starsApril 01, 2013

    3735 Davis Drive #105, Morrisville, NC 27560

    Dawat has become our favorite Indian restaurant, with a very good lunchtime buffet. We have had good GF experiences with all the Indian restaurants in the area, with very helpful GF advice at all of them. And most Indian dishes are naturally GF, so it is easy to enjoy the buffet at any of the restaurants -- just ask if you aren't sure about a particular dish. We think that the atmosphere at Dawat is nicer than the other Indian restaurants, which is why keep going back there.

  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    5 starsApril 01, 2013

    1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC 27513

    We completely trust Biaggi's to handle GF properly. The pizza is excellent. The GF pasta dishes are good also. There is free GF bread with any meal. Prices are modest and service is always good.

  • La Shish

    5 starsApril 01, 2013

    908 NE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513

    This place has good Greek/middle eastern kebob-type food, and great atmosphere and service. The meats, rice, and salad should be safe, but there's no GF pita bread, so bring your own GF bread or crackers to scoop up the hummus.

  • Red Bowl Asian Bistro

    5 starsApril 01, 2013

    2020 Boulderstone Way Cary, NC 27519

    This has become our favorite Chinese/Thai GF restaurant. About 8 main dishes are clearly marked as GF on the regular menu. The servers have always been helpful and competent regarding GF.