We went here based solely on the reviews from here! SO glad we went. I opted for the gluten free pizza. It was very good, but I think Mellow Mushroom's gluten free pizza is better. Hubby had the scallops and shrimp in vodka sauce over pasta. He said it was fantastic. I kind of wished I had gotten that with gluten free pasta instead, but overall we were both very happy with our meals and would definitely recommend. It's kind of deceiving since it's a little place in a nondescript strip mall. You won't be disappointed.
There is NOTHING NOT TO LIKE here. Last week was my first time. The owner was VERY knowledgeable regarding celiac and precautions to prevent cross contamination. He only orders the BEST in Glutenfree products & even came to our table to check on things! (He has trained his people as well.) If this wasn't enough...the pizza was the ABSOLUTE BEST I have EVER had. No Joke! I have had NO issues and am calling an order in now 😁 Oh yes...The waitresses are SUPER friendly and attentive. Yu, the one in the pic is the best waitress I've had the pleasure to meet. This is one of the best kept secrets in Williamsburg. Nowhere have I eaten better. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
THE BEST GF ITALIAN in Williamsburg! Hands down. We are visiting from NYC where we know what good Italian food is. We went to another place yesterday that was not up to par. This place had amazing GF penne that we had with fettuccine Alfredo. Ordered a size of salmon rare, perfectly made. They don’t charge extra for the GF pasta. Better yet, they let us order the kid’s portion GF for my child, and she ordered a spaghetti and a ravioli kid’s portion. The kid’s portion was very generous. She was so happy. We ordered the GF chocolate cake for dessert (is IYH the encouragement from another celiac diner who was a local) and it’s beyond amazing. Like a fudge wedge. Flourless chocolate cake. Attentive service was of course a plus. The owner was there and we showered him with thanks. He said that he has a completely separate prep area for GF food. Delicious and safe.
This place was great at accommodating our needs! My daughter (celiac) hasn’t had ravioli in so long and she loved being able to eat it again! The Caprese pizza was made GF for me and so delicious! The waiter was knowledgeable as to what we could and couldn’t eat and was great at communicating between us and the chef. Highly recommend this place!
Both my kids have celiac so we were happy to hear of this Italian place while we were visiting. The workers were very nice and accommodating. Kids had the gluten free ravioli and loved it. I had the gnocchi with spinach and my husband had the baked ziti. My gnocchi was to die for!!! The only thing that I can say that left something to be desired were their salads.
My husband ordered the Baronessa di Carini and enjoyed it. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara and devoured it. My kids loved the spaghetti and pizzas. The restaurant offers gluten free spaghetti and penne noodles. The dinners come with side salads and the only safe dressing was the house, which was tasty. For dessert they have a dense, almost mousse like, chocolate cake.
The staff new what it meant when I said that I have celiac. The staff was very kind to me and my family. We all got the GF pizza and it came out on the tray in foil unlike someone else’s non gluten free pizza that we had seen. I felt great after I had eaten. The food was DELICIOUS especially for being gluten free! I would definitely go back! Also they appropriately marked it on the ticket as an allergy/gluten free, my waitress also went back and talked to the chef.
Wow!!! What a great little spot! Food came out incredibly quick and our server ZaZa was full of energy and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Family of 6, came in around 3pm and they werent too busy. 2 of us have celiac. My son loved the gf pizza and I had gf ravioli with pink sauce and shrimp. I haven't had ravioli in over 10 yrs being gf, and this was a cheesy, silky, buttery treat! I wish they were closer to us in MD. :) Thanks for accommodating us folks with special food needs, it means the world to just enjoy what we are eating when out with fam n friends!
This place is a hidden gem to say the least! Our party loved the garlic knots (not GF but they smelled amazing). Had the special seafood combo with the lemon butter sauce and gluten free spaghetti noodles. Delicious!! I will say that next time I will get the GF penne noodles and the pink vodka sauce. I had a side and it took the dish to the next level. Pretty much go here! - Coming from a celiac Italian family! Server Zaza was delightful!! Excellent service! Can’t wait to go back.
My family and I were looking forward to a good meal after a day at Busch Gardens and after reading the reviews I was really looking forward to trying this place out. Less than 3 miles from the park was a bonus as well. When we arrived we found the restaurant in a shopping center adjacent to some other shops. We walked in out of the pouring rain to find a small, quaint Italian eatery. Greeted by a welcoming server ZaZa who was very nice and super accommodating and would take care of us for our time here. I’m the only gluten intolerant person in my group and based on reviews I had my heart set on the GF cheese ravioli, but ZaZa let me know that any of their meals could be prepared GF. I opted for the special... seafood pasta with scallops, shrimp and crab. This pasta dish was one of the best i’ve had ever. I also opted to try a small GF cheese pizza made on their own homemade crust. It was a simple thin crust and very tasty as well. If in the area definitely do not be dissuaded by their shopping center location. My wife also loved her lasagna and kids loved the baked ziti and garlic knots (full gluten of course 😆). Thanks for the great service ZaZa! The Blizzard family.
Antonio is authentic Italian Sicilian! I'm an Italian from New Jersey who speaks Italian and Sicilian and I can tell you the food is delicious and authentic! he treats each of his customers like they were his very own family. it takes very good proportions with all of the gluten-free products that he uses so if you go there and have a gluten free pizza it's not going to be touching the oven and it's going to be baked on a separate aluminum foil. if you have pasta the water is boiled in a separate pot. They have a very good understanding about gluten-free diets and do cook to order the food according to your needs. I've made a friend there or shall I say brother and I am sure to return the food was so delicious! My husband and I we're so hungry from walking around Colonial Williamsburg all day long we actually ate the whole thing but it was a huge portion. we're big eaters, so it's good size portions- but if you were lighter eater, you may have leftovers to take with you. I recommend this restaurant and if I could give Antonio's a hundred Stars I would!
Excellent! We will be back for sure! Two yr old was super happy with the Gluten-free pepperoni pizza which was very good, gf cheese ravioli was wonderful, and the gf chicken cacciatore spaghetti was amazing!!! No reaction for all three gluten free guests! Definitely a perfect gf family friendly restaurant!
Happy Italians from NJ where there are tons of Italian restaurants on every corner.....VERY accommodating. Owner on point- explained it would take longer for pasta because they heat up fresh water in separate pot. Bingo! Also adjusted salads accurately for other dairy and yeast (vinegar) allergies in the family. Would easily go back!
This was a nice treat on my vacation! I haven't had raviolis in at least 15 years and these were delicious!! I also got a pizza to go, just because the ravs were so good, and the pizza was delicious too. The service was great and they are very careful to keep the GF food separate. The rest of my family does not need to eat GF and they said their food was delicious as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Two of our family members are GF. We went here after visiting Bush Gardens because of the reviews on FMGF and were not disappointed. My DH and son split a GF pizza and the GF ravioli and they raved about both. On a side note, my other son got a non-GF pizza and I got non-GF chicken fettucine and they too were excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant! (It's been said in prior reviews but they have a couple types of GF pasta and can make most dishes with those types of GF pasta).
My wife and two toddlers went here on vacation. My wife is celiac and was eager for some gf variety. We could of not been more pleased with Antonio's!! Don't let the location fool you! The food is amazing! The gf pasta was to die for! Plenty of other gf menu items. The staff was friendly, quick and went above and beyond for our family. This is a must stop if you are visiting Williamsburg...whether gf or not!!
So great, so knowledgeable, my daughter LOVED the gluten free raviolis. The waiter went out of his way to find a salad dressing that was safe for her. The only teeny tiny negative I can come up with is not having kid's sized portions of pasta/raviolis. Other than that, so happy to have found this place!