Alexander's Italian Bistro

66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5104 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Directions

Top Reviews

2 years ago

I’ve eaten here several times with no reaction. Delicious Italian with a GF menu.

4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I went here with high hope of a good gluten free meal. So when I placed my order I ordered pasta from the gluten free menu. I ate it. It was delicious. A few hours later I was vomiting profusely. That's what happens when I ingest gluten. Celiac friendly. I think not.

5 years ago

They had a large g-free menu, the service was super quick and friendly, and it's a cute family owned Italian restaurant. However, my daughter did not like the marfredo sauce (a combination between marinara and Alfredo sauces). I tried it and it was pretty bland. Maybe she just picked the wrong thing? We'll probably try again and hope for a better sauce choice. There were probably eight different sauce options, so I'm sure she can find one she likes. I had the white clam sauce and it was yummy.

Gluten Free Features

  • Pasta


  • Italian
  • Restaurant


GF menu ( front )
GF menu ( back )
GF chicken marsala with asparagus
GF chicken alfredo with GF pasta
GF ice cream spamoni (spelling?)
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5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Safe gluten free experience. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to find the answers to any of my GF-related questions. The manager Jim is also celiac & is why they started serving GF. The decor is a through-back to old neighborhood restaurants, considering it was established in 1977. I give the review a 4 star for its GF saftey & efforts to avoid cross contamination in the kitchen, knowledgeable & friendly waitress, & variety on the GF menu. I didn't givebit a 5 star because despite the chicken being tender, the alfredo sauce was not creamy and the marsala just tasted like beef gravy. I wish I would have tried the marinara sauce instead. Something in the restaurant smelt like authentic Italian cuisine and I'm guessing it was the marinara sauce. Nonetheless, other diners around said it was their favorite restaurant & the GF experience was safe.

Not celiac
6 years ago

Excellent food. GF pasta + choose your sauce. Manager/Owner has relative who is a celiac. Chef made chocolate cake that was GF too.

7 years ago

very good experience here! they don't have a lot of gf items but the pasta was great. You get to pick your sauce which was great. The manager asked how we were doing and I told the manager how I liked the pasta he got me the wrapper so I could order it! Will revisit again!

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