Adela's Italian Restaurant

13 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Salad
100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
4041 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Top Reviews


Celiac

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We were recently in the area for a trip and based on other reviews decided to give it a try. Pluses - they cook the GF pasta (penne only) in it's own pot and water so ultra safe. The sauces are tasty and the portions were good. The chocolate mousse is the only GF dessert they have but it's very good. The restaurant is decorated well. Minuses - the only GF pasta is penne. while almost everything can be done GF nothing is marked on the menu. Also they don't tell you that it's a $3 charge for the pasta which is bad enough what's worse is they can't cook the past correctly it came out like mush. This is why I have a hard time eating Italian out for some reason no one can cook GF pasta right and at $30 a plate you should be able to get it right. It took me awhile to cook GF pasta at home but these are "professional" chef's. I'm Italian and ate this everyday growing up and when I couldn't anymore because of celiac it was rough but there are a lot of different pastas out now and some cook up better than others it just seems that restaurants all use the crappiest one they can find and charge you way too much for the end result. So I'm going to be more critical than others. Hence three star.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very fresh and tasty! Tried the Calabrese breakfast and loved it. Everything but the waffle and fresh baked bread is gf. Non gf guests raved on the house baked bread!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Pasta
  • Salad

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free at Adela's Italian Restaurant
Gluten-Free Pasta at Adela's Italian Restaurant
Gluten-Free at Adela's Italian Restaurant
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Gluten free deserts
Gluten free soup with spinach and eggs
Chicken Alfredo
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Celiac

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The owner is very nice. The place is nicely decorated. The owner was very accomodating for gluten free and also inquired if I had additional food restrictions. I ordered the gluten free fettuccine primavera with chicken. It came with Penne pasta. It was very good. No reactions after 24 hours. Most items can be made gluten free sub GF pasta. We asked to owner how Business has been since COVID. She stated it was slow.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is great! The service is impeccable. Servers know their GF. They were able to accommodate me with celiac and a family member with sodium restriction. We went back again after 2 days.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place lived up to its expectations! I have a dairy allergy too and got pasta with spicy sauce, sausage, onions and GF pasta. It was SO good! They were very knowledgeable as well. Would’ve loved to try the desserts if I could have dairy! My boyfriend does not have any allergies and said his dish was “amazing.” Great spot!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Portions and flavor were good. Service wasn’t the best.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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SO GOOD. i got the fettuccine alfredo with shrimp. to die for!!! i love love love this place. the people are so nice and are so willing to compensate! i tried it on a whim and went back the next day to eat the same thing again!!! 10/10 experience and didn’t get sick!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Absolutely loved this place. The customer service is top notch and the staff is knowledgeable about allergies. Oh, and the food is INCREDIBLE.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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We had their spinach and egg soup gluten free, and three different pasta dishes with gluten free penne pasta. Every sauce is gluten free. To my surprise, as a desert they offer an amazing chocolate mousse and also zabaglione or zabaione. Both deserts were delicious. Great experience overall!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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You can have any of the sauces with their gf pasta. I had the Alfredo Della casa- it was amazing !!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Eat here every time we are here visiting. Family run and knowledgeable staff. Never gotten ill.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Best GF pasta I have ever had. And I'm a connosuoier. Family owned restaurant and the chef did everything himself right there. Came out and assured me it would be amazing. And everything was. Will come again.

Great, large . We definitely took plenty home.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I am severe celiac , this is the only restaurants I can 100% relax and totally enjoy my food. The family ( owners & operators ) are very knowledgeable , kind and eager to help They plan on introducing more menu items but what they have currently you will not be disappointed - even the desert is awesome !

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was absolutely delicious! I had the special which was a seafood Pescatore with a white wine and garlic sauce.They can substitute gf penne pasta in most of the dishes.So good! Nicest waiter and all the staff was friendly and assured me they could handle gluten free for a celiac. Our waiter brought us the chocolate mousse to share as a little added bonus.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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This is a lovely little family Italian restaurant. Very sweet people. They are completely willing to make any of their pasta dishes into a gluten-free version using gluten-free penne pasta. The wife of the owner told me that her husband is working on developing a gluten-free bread & they wish they had more gluten free customers so that there was more of a need for more gluten-free items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Chef (owner) was very knowledgeable and kind. I had the shrimp fra diavolo with gf pasta and it was excellent. I am Italian and it tasted authentic.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible. The people are amazing and they offered delicious food! My partner had “normal” spaghetti and I had gluten free penne. They went out of their way to ensure I felt safe and was taken care of. They even had a conversation with me about my concerns to put me at ease. You will love it here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I cannot believe this was not on find me gluten free!! Home grown, homemade Italian. EVERYTHING IS MADE FROM SCRATCH! The gf pasta was probably the best pasta I have ever had in my 15 years being a celiac. The owners were so sweet and knowledgeable. Only gf items salad and pastas. All the sauces including Alfredo were also gf! We ordered the Tuscan and Sausage and peppers pasta! They were both phenomenal!! As a celiac looking for good Italian this is the place for a great plate of homemade gf pasta!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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