• Buca di Beppo

    3 starsAugust 16, 2012

    1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA

    We were informed at the hostess desk that they were out of GF pasta. The GF menu consists of four salads, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Limone, Salmon Limone and Saltimbocca and a few vegetable sides. Can not understand why they wouldn't have GF pasta OR GF pizza! Also was perplexed by hostess pointing out the profiterole & cannelloni and our waitress offering us bread after we stressed strongly we had to have gf food. Anyway... My fiance ordered Chicken Marsala and I got Chicken Limone. The chicken had the texture of being frozen and microwaved. Gag. The Broccoli Romano was good. No GF desserts and so we just ordered coffee, ASSUMING it would be delicious Italian coffee. No. We are fairly certain it was instant. We got a GF dinner for which we were thankful but must GF food be substandard?

  • Bistro West

    5 starsAugust 08, 2012

    4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Not only do they have a GF menu, it's prepared in a separate kitchen. GF menu items are salads, burgers without buns and GF pasta. The waiter was very knowledgeable regarding GF. The food at West is always delicious and fresh. My favorite Carlsbad restaurant.

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    4 starsJune 28, 2012

    595 106th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

    They have a new GF item: Quinoa Arugula Salad. It is delicious! I am shocked that CPK doesn't yet have GF pizza or a more extensive GF menu. The new salad is substantial with sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. I devoured it with glee. Quinoa and arugula in one dish has to be a winner!