Gluten Free


  • Marcello's Pasta Grill

    3 starsAugust 25, 2013

    1701 East Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284

    Had dinner on a weekend night at this restaurant earlier this month based on the recommendation from a fellow celiac sufferer that worked in the area. They have gluten free pasta and pizza crust on the menu. My dining companion and I ate in the bar area. Although their menu doesn't show which items might be GF, the bartender was knowledgeable about items on the menu I might be able to eat or transform to eat. Some salads and entrees, including one of the specials were options. The food was really good. They didn't have any desserts on the menu that were GF, but the owner, Tony, made up a big batch of cream and strawberries for us to share. (You might want to give them warning if you want something like that.) The place was packed by the time we left, with people waiting for seats, so obviously a popular destination with the locals.

  • Flancer's Cafe

    3 starsAugust 25, 2013

    610 North Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234

    Had dinner on a weekend night at this restaurant earlier this month. They have a separate GF menu, which includes sandwiches you can order with GF bread or as lettuce wraps or neither. They also highlight a number of items on the GF menu that they indicate sensitive people might need to avoid (e.g., mustard on one sandwich). That's a nice touch for those of us celiac sufferers, but unfortunately, that makes up something on about half the GF items on their menu, so really brings down the options if you don't want to get an item without something it would normally have. No appetizers or desserts passed the truly GF tests to make their menu. I had a sandwich with the GF bread. The sandwich was packed, and since the bread was sliced so thin, I had a mess trying to eat it with my hands, so ended up using a fork. It did taste good, though, and I really liked the jalapeno potato pie side dish, although some people might find it too spicy. My dining companions seemed to like their (regular) food. The cobbler looked delicious -- wish I could have had a bite.

  • Picazzo's Organic Italian Kitchen

    4 starsAugust 25, 2013

    7325 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Had lunch here on a weekend earlier this month. The symbol on the window as I entered the restaurant made me feel like I didn't have to ask three times for my meal to be GF like at other restaurants. Their main menu has a big variety of items that are GF, which is really nice, as most restaurants have tiny separate GF menus. The food was reasonably good, but the value was even better given the GF and organic options they provide. Lunch specials for roughly $10 included drink, salad, and pasta or a big slice of pizza. Wish I had this many GF options close to home.

  • Bonefish Grill

    4 starsAugust 11, 2013

    2100 Koury Blvd., Greensboro,NC 27407

    I ate there a few days ago after being diagnosed with celiac disease based on the other recommendations. I liked the fact that they had a separate GF menu. No prices, though, so had to ask my dining companion what things cost. There was quite a bit of variety of items. The warm brownie dessert was the BESTGF DESSERT I've had so far, and very generous in size. My fish was a bit over cooked to suit me, though. Service was good, although I wish they had asked before bringing the bread to the table, as that is what I'm missing most about my new GF forced life, and it is just cruel to have to watch while someone else enjoys it.

  • P.F. Chang's

    4 starsAugust 11, 2013

    3338 W Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410

    A few days ago, after being diagnosed with celiac disease, I stopped by. I've liked this restaurant in the past, so thought I'd check out the GF menu based on the other recommendations. I liked the fact that the menu had a separate section for the GF items, although the descriptions were lacking on that portion of the menu. There were enough GF items that I found something I enjoyed. It was crowded (a Wednesday night), and we sat in the bar area. The dinner was good, as usual, and the service prompt enough. I also liked the fact that they have separately marked plates they use for the GF items, as it provides a level of comfort that there will be less CC or mistakes made.

  • Zoes Kitchen

    1 starsAugust 11, 2013

    3352 W Friendly Ave #115, Greensboro, NC 27410

    A few days ago, after being diagnosed with celiac disease, I went there based on the other recommendations. They had a few items on the menu marked GF (not a separate menu). I selected the tomato bisque and salmon kabobs. Twice I indicated I needed the latter GF, but when it came, it had pita bread on top despite what the receipt indicated. I watched as they returned it through the window to the chef, who promptly must have taken off the pita bread, as she put it back through the window just a couple of seconds later! Stay away if you have to live GF.