• Carmelo's

    1 starsFebruary 01, 2012

    504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

    This place was just okay even for my non celiac friend. They do have a GF menu, I asked the waiter what the best option was and he suggested the GF pizza. I went with his suggestion but it was not that great. It was SO much cheese, I can't eat that much dairy so I had to pull most of the cheese off and the pizza dough was soggy and just alright. Italian is not the best type of cuisine for a celiac and dairy sensitive person obviously. It was not fun to watch my friends eat the ciabatta bread with olive oil and the desert cart was also parked next to our table. Decor is very odd but I thought it could just be great character if the food was excellent but unfortunately it was just sub par. Service is extremely slow. They are trying to have GF options but too expensive for it to just be okay.

  • Takoba

    4 starsFebruary 01, 2012

    1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

    Ask for the GF menu - many options. The enchiladas verde and tacos were my favorite. Be careful of the chips, they are corn but they can't guarantee they will be okay for people who are extremely sensitive. Yummy margaritas too, I get the premium marg. great outdoor seating in the back, tons of picnic tables, lawn chairs and heat lamps.

  • Rio's Brazilian Cafe

    4 starsFebruary 01, 2012

    408 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702

    Many GF & vegan options on the regular menu- the salads are very tasty, I especially liked the apple buzios salad. All of the pastry dough is made of yucca, so it is Gluten Free. The cheesy bread is a nice treat for a gluten free person who hasn't had a good carb/cheese fix for a while. I was working close by this restaurant during my Austin trip so I ate quite a few lunches here. Outdoor seating in the front that is nice for a sunny Austin afternoon.