• Tapas Gitana

    5 starsJune 09, 2012

    3445 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

    My husband and I had dinner here before the Roger Waters show at Wrigley Field. We ordered 6-7 tapas off their menu, which was very clearly marked which ones were gluten free. There are a ton of GF items to choose from. We liked the lemon shrimp a lot, also the Spanish tortilla (potato/egg wedge). We also had a curry chicken salad, grilled calamari, garlic potato salad, avocado/shrimp cold tapa. Everything was really good. Can't wait to come back and try more.

  • Quartino Ristorante

    2 starsJune 09, 2012

    626 N State St, Chicago, IL 60611

    My husband and I went at 8pm on a Saturday night. It was so loud, i had to shout standing next to my husband or else we couldn't hear each other. We had higher expectations, since they have such a large gluten free menu. We were seated and given menus. We requested their gluten free menus; several minutes later she brings us only one menu. We had baskets of bread dumped onto our table twice (lots of back waiters and expediters). We placed our order with our server: prosciutto, fontina cheese, capresse salad, and shrimp risotto. Various expediters brought various courses at different times. The prosciutto and cheese selections were plated together with a stack of bruschetta (gluten) on the plate. It was so loud, the expediter couldn't hear us. When he finally heard us, he indicated that the server didn't specify gluten free on the ticket. The risotto was good, but they brought us sausage instead of shrimp (bill said shrimp risotto). We ended up eating it anyhow, since it was a long time before server ever checked up on us. Food was tasty, but service was terrible. The loud room made communication difficult. When you could talk with an expediter, they were helpful. I can't believe that they have such a large gluten free menu, yet no way to code the ticket so that the chef/expediter knows it is gluten free. That may have prevented them from trying to serve us gluten so many times, if the expediters checked tickets before delivering plates. We won't be back again. Oh--and there are no gluten free crackers/bread, so bring your own or go without. :-(

  • Chipotle

    2 starsAugust 11, 2011

    8422 Old Sauk Rd., Madison, WI 53562

    In theory, there are some GF items here, but all the utensils and food prep have flour tortilla crumbs everywhere. This is more of a "no gluten added" place-- not gluten free.

  • Bluephies

    1 starsAugust 11, 2011

    2701 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

    My husband got VERY sick after eating here. We told the server he cannot have any gluten--that he'll get very sick if his food comes into contact with wheat/bread/flour, etc. They assured us it was OK. We ordered, then husband got ill 45min later. Warning: Don't eat anything out of the deep fryer, and be wary of cross contamination here. He ordered a cheeseburger (no bun) with fries. They subbed some waffle fries (which had flour on them to help the seasoning stick). Later we found out that the grill is shared with bread products. Beware. This place might be OK only if you ate looking to cut down on gluten. It is a no-go for celiacs.

  • Bunky's Cafe

    3 starsAugust 11, 2011

    2425 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

    Pizza was super thin crust and made fresh. They have GF pasta (spaghetti and filled ravioli types) with various GF sauce options. Pasta tasted fresh--not that grainy GF rice pasta kind. Decent food, and OK service. Very traditional American-Italian menu, if that's what you're after. Not for me, but husband loved it.