92% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

109 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago

Amazing. Spoke with the owner. His daughter had celiac. I felt safe and taken care of. Lots of gf choices. The limoncello shot at the end is also gf. Very pleased!

Celiac
1 month ago

Had to ask several times to make sure they were cooking the pasta in separate water. Server didn’t even care. Gluten free bread is just a cut up pizza crust from another restaurant and it’s very bland.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had an amazing dinner. Garlic Bread was expensive for what it ended up being, but I loved my pasta dish!!! I would definitely go back! Service was amazing as well

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

Notes


Gluten-free pasta and many sauce choices that are gluten free.

Photos


The lower plate was my gluten free dish. It was chicken, penne and broccoli!
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GF penne and GF gnocchi
Gluten free penne Amatriciana. Huge portion and very good.
GF gnocchi with quattro formaggi
Gluten free garlic bread
Gluten free carbonara! Delicious!
Pesto with gf penne
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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a separate pot for gluten-free pasta and gnocchi. Pasta was ok, not the best I’ve had. Wished I had tried the gnocchi. Tested negative for gluten on my Nima.

Celiac
1 year ago

Had the gluten free ravioli. Delicious!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

No Gluten Free menu but they can do almost all pasta GF. Great service. Great food

Celiac
1 year ago

We had a great experience here. I had the gf gnocchi. It was amazing! The service was excellent. They were knowledgeable about GF and the place definitely had an authentic Italian vibe.

1 year ago

Love the pasta here!!!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Dinner at Al Dente was absolutely delicious. I had the GF gnocchi. Unfortunately, I was horribly sick all night & am still suffering today. I confirmed with both the hostess & server that they use fresh water to cook their GF items, but we came late in the night, & I have a feeling they didn't change the water because our food came out very quickly. I highly recommend this restaurant, but I do not believe it is celiac friendly.

Not celiac
2 years ago

Good but you are better off going to Benevento's next door. That is where they run to get all their gluten free bread items and they also have pizza at Benevento's which Al Dente does not have (same owner but larger GF selection at Benevento's).

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great night at Al Dente... I really appreciated the kitchen information on how they avoid cross contamination! All three celiacs left with their pasta cravings satisfied and feeling great!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome!! The best in the North End! My daughter and I both have Celiac and they were very careful. Order GF bread before your dinner.

2 years ago

Very accommodating to my allergy. Not a separate gluten free menu but able to make most dishes gluten free. Very friendly and welcoming staff! Highly recommended!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

A fantastic GF find in the North End! Although there is no GF menu, almost any dish can be made GF! Staff was very friendly and accomodating. No issues with cross contamination either. We will definitely go back!

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Planned a dinner here for my sisters bachelorette party last summer, since myself and one other sister are gluten free due to Celiac disease and wanted a quality meal that would be safe. Waitress was pleasant but basically seemed to think that gluten free = gluten free pasta, with no thought to contamination, even though I verified that food would be prepared separately. I was sick about 20 minutes after eating and had to spend a majority of the night in the bathroom, between bachelorette activities. Very disappointed, will never go back.

Celiac
3 years ago

Friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Lots of options. Almost too many! One of the best Italian restaurants around.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Had the pesto with gf pasta. Soo yummy! Small dining area, staff is not super friendly but accommodating! Many options!

Celiac
3 years ago

Excellent pasta and pizza! Love love love it!!!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Thank goodness for this app. Found this spot on the go. They made a gluten free pizza which our kid was happy with. They offer GF pasta as well.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great place, but a pain to get a table. The food was amazing and the staff runs like a well oiled machine. The server told me the kitchen would modify almost any entree and they make GF pasta to order.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I read the great reviews and thought I would try it. It is a very small place. I was disappointed that the chicken Parm was not gluten free as one other person said. I had gluten free pasta with shrimp -- with a broth type of sauce. Tasty. The gluten free garlic bread she had to go next door to get. It was $7 just for the bread-- thin crust but flavorful. Large portion. Got red bridge beer Good taste. Didn't get sick

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter has celiac, read reviews and decided to try for lunch. She had chicken parm and GF garlic bread! Very tasty, would definitely recommend this place Our waitress was very knowledgeable and quite funny too

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

They know what they are doing here. I ate a delicious GF meal here! The GF garlic bread wasn't what I expected but still tasty. My boyfriends non GF meal was also unbelievable. We both walked away super happy! We will def return.

Not celiac
4 years ago

Delicious gluten free pasta! The gluten free garlic bread was fantastic! It was such a treat for me to chow down on pasta and bread. I have a high wheat intolerance and had no symptoms at all. So good!

Celiac
4 years ago

Delicious food, knowledgeable staff. We have celiac, and I'm always worried about cross contamination. They made us a special gluten free pasta dish, just as we asked. Gluten free garlic bread was delicious.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I was really impressed with the service at Al Dente. My server was very knowledgeable. Gluten free pasta is cooked in separate water. They also have GF garlic bread which is super delicious. I got the GF pesto pasta and it was very tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to those with celiac disease, gluten allergies and gluten intolerance.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The food here is light and delicious. The service is wonderful. They serve gluten-free diners seamlessly with diners who eat gluten. Highly recommend!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating. No GF menu but willing to fix many items for me. Only pasta was penne but has many plates to go with it and had many risotto dishes as well. Staff was friendly and went out of their way to make sure my food was kept separate. Make a reservation though. Place is small. We hit it just right but others had a long wait.

Celiac
5 years ago

Amazing food. Amazing pasta that tastes like real pasta.

Celiac
6 years ago

I was told by the doorman that I could choose pasta or pizza. I chose pizza which was ordered from Beneventos next door, which had our waitress running backwards and forwards (obviously same owners). My advice if you want the pizza just go next door. Pizza is very nice.

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

GF pasta cooked to perfection! I had mussels marinara that was deelish! Luncheon menu with lots of choices & very helpful waiter named Bryan. Will def return :-)

7 years ago

The food was delicious, but I'm not overly confident that it was prepared in a quality GF environment. The waitress didn't seem very versed in GF. To her GF just meant GF pasta rather than being careful about sauces, breading, cooking surfaces, etc. I didn't have a reaction to the meal. I'm not as sensitive as many, but usually do have some reaction eating out.

7 years ago

Delicious gluten free pasta dishes.

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