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  • Caffe Leonardo

    1 starsAugust 04, 2014

    Piazza Mignanelli, 21, Rome, Italy

    My husband and I sought out on this restaurant based upon the wonderful reviews we read here. I regret to say the servers were haughty, the gluten free food was mediocre, and their care to insure the food on their gluten free menu was actually gluten free, was poor. I ordered lasagne from their gluten free menu. It came out as one or two noodles folded end over end, with mozzarella cheese in one fold, and a light layer of bolonaise sauce in the other and on top. It looked and tasted like they had thrown it together on the plate and heated it in a microwave oven. When I asked them what my gluten free options were for dessert, and they told me berries with whipped cream, which I ordered. They brought out strawberries, with canned whipped cream sprayed on top and a cookie, which turnrd out to contain gluten, jammed into the middle.

  • Camarillo Trattoria

    5 starsJuly 19, 2014

    Borgo San Jacopo, 57, 50125 Florence, Italy

    My husband and I (he can eat gluten, I cannot) had the best meal we have ever eaten in Italy in this delightful restaurant. The waitstaff are friendly and professional, speak English, and are knowledgeable about gluten. Although they do not have a gluten free menu, they do have gluten free pasta, and can make many of the dishes gluten free. They even serve gluten free bread and pastry. Both are devine.

  • Madhu's Heathrow

    5 starsJuly 11, 2014

    Harlington, Hayes, United Kingdom UB3 5BP

    This Indian restaurant, conveniently located for travelers in the Sheraton Skyline Hotel near Heathrow Airport, is one of the best Indian restaurants we have ever dined at. The menu is mostly gluten free, with dishes made with either gluten or nuts clearly denoted. Everything we ate, from the complementary starters to the desert, was flawless. The mango chutney was devine, and the mint tea, which they prepare by steeping finely chopped mint, was refreshing. The Nalli Gosht, their signature dish, prepared with on the bone lamb, is a must have.

  • Sunda

    5 starsMay 12, 2014

    110 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654

    What an amazing find! The gluten free menu has a variety of inspired options. The fish was exquisitely fresh, and the ginger was especially pungent. If you like spicy tuna, the avocado stuffed with spicy tuna is a must. The Sunda Sunday, their signature dessert, is refreshing combination of unexpected flavors. Evan Fuller, our waiter was both very personable and extremely knowledgeable about gluten issues.


    5 starsAugust 09, 2013

    504 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

    This is one of the very best restaurants with a gluten free menu I have been to since being diagnosed with Celiac's disease almost two years ago. There are many gluten free options, all with their innovative sauces and pairings unrevised from the original menu. Also, they brew their miso in house, so there are no worries about barley contamination. Do not miss the sea bass robato, or the sweet chili tuna quinoa handroll. Last, the decor was lovely, and the service attentive.