AVVINO

4 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
2541 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14618

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Celiac

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This place was beyond amazing! I called ahead and spoke with the kitchen and over 80% of the menu was either inherently GF or could be easily made so. Our server was highly knowledgeable and effortlessly welcoming. She quietly ensured everything was safe for me, with discretion and ease. With a celiac chef and celiac server, they have ensured every staff member is very carefully trained. I had the West End mocktail, Milk and Honey starter, Field Greens salad, and Lamb Tenderloin dinner. Everything was exceptionally delicious! Husband got the duck and invited me to try it. Our server quietly said “while your meal is naturally GF, we didn’t prepare it with the careful precautions as your wife’s meal, so it would be safer not to share.” In that moment, I knew I was truly safe dining here, and that Avvino’s was my new favorite restaurant! And believe it or not, our experience got even better after that! I ordered the flourless chocolate cookies for dessert, and with the first bite, I was transformed! They weren’t just the most delicious treat I’ve had since my celiac diagnosis, they were the most delicious treat I’ve had, period. That cookie melted on my tongue, and it was like all the deprivation, loss, and sadness I’ve felt since diagnosis melted away in rich, buttery, chocolaty bliss. I can’t wait to go back! (And yes, I’ll order the duck. And more of those cookies!)

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free items are not marked as such but I’ve never had a problem asking when ordering to ensure something is gluten free. They also are knowledgeable on adjusting menu items to make them gluten free. Their food is 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 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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My birthday dinner was wonderful. They do not have a GF Menu but the waitress went over every meal on the menu and knew if it was GF or could be made GF. Very knowledgeable. My body told me there was no cross contamination as I always experience symptoms. I will be back. Highly recommend for my GF kindred spirits.

Updated 1 year 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

  • Cookies
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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I have been to Avvino twice now and have been blown away by the service. One of the sous chefs is gluten free so the menu is designed to be very flexible and the kitchen is knowledgeable about cross contamination. They don't have a GF menu, but the owner and server both reviewed several menu options that can be prepared GF. Highly recommend the charred octopus!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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