Barra Rossa

6 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Bread/Buns, Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
66% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
929 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Gluten Intolerant

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Best gluten free crust! If my husband hadn’t ordered normal I would’ve been suspicious. They also had multiple gluten free dinner options if pizza isn’t your thing

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I went and specifically asked if the gluten free pasta was made in fresh water and waitress reassured me that it was. My penne vodka came out missing the grilled chicken I had ordered and after a few bites I found a piece of spaghetti in my dish. The menu only states that they have gluten free penne so I assumed it wasn’t gluten free and stopped eating. I got sick as soon as I got home. Very disappointed because the pizzas have always been safe for me and I thought they’d take the same precautions for the pasta as well.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free pizza that I have had yet! Crispy crust with a great chew to it.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 11 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

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten-free cheese pizza
Gluten-Free at Barra Rossa
Crab over Gluten Free penne pasta
Chocolate hazelnut mouse 👌
Fru Fru gf pizza
Special Red
Gf bread with Alfredo sauce
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Celiac

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Unfortunately my gluten free pizza was positive for gluten on my Nima sensor after explaining Celiac disease and to take care of cross contamination. I did not attempt a retry.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


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

Celiac

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GF pizza was cooked on a separate tin tray, which is good from a contamination perspective but the crust seemed a little undercooked. Couldn't pick up a slice because it was so soft. Toppings tasted great, and it was okay, but I like my pizza to have a.firm crust.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very understanding of Celiac and the need to be gluten free. Had the chopped salad which was delicious and the fru fru gluten free pizza. One of the best gf pizzas I ever had. The others in my party enjoyed their non gluten free food as well. Cute little place and a parking garage right next door. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent italian food. Our entire family loved the pizza and pasta dishes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I love this restaurant! I’ve been coming here for 3 years now, it was one of the first restaurants I went to as a newly diagnosed celiac just discovering gluten free food. Every time I come here and have the pasta, pizza, chicken, etc, I’m always suspicious that it’s so good (bc surely gluten free things can’t be as amazing as this!??!?) but they have never done me wrong. The waiters are super accommodating, knowledgeable, and provide gluten free menus. One time they gave me cannoli cream in a shot glass because I mentioned I miss eating cannolis. I’ve never had any issues with getting a gluten reaction, whether I ask a million questions to clarify or just order takeout with a simple “switch out the pasta for gluten free” note. Great food and my favorite menu item is the chicken parm with gluten free pasta and grilled chicken subbed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff was awesome. Pasta was fantastic and they even had gf bread. Loved it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf pizza and even brought me gf bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fabulous gluten free pizza and gazpacho in a great setting with good drinks

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was so good! Highly recommended

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Go!!!! Fantastic! I think the best gluten free pizza I’ve had at a restaurant. They know allergies and about cross contamination. The waiter, Nate, put me right as ease. My non g free diners loved their food as well. Delicious food in every way. Will go back!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Best Gluten Free !!!!!!!!!!!!! Ask for Will he will help you out! He takes celiac seriously! Tell him you were referred by Rose.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Nice menu selection! Staff very accommodating and understanding of GF meal prep. Didn't have reservations but bar area was available and accommodated children as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten Sensitive

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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All of their pizzas and pastas can be made with gluten-free version’s for about two dollars more. They also marked clearly on the menu which items can be made gluten-free, for example most of the salads, and you can even get the minestrone soup without the noodles. They say that everything is prepared separately. The only downside I will say is that the gluten-free crust didn’t taste that great. But they seemed very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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The staff was very informative and the food was amazing!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just about everything is gluten free. very nice atmosphere everyone so nice 100% recommend

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Not celiac

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Recently ate here and was served regular pasta. I suffered for two days and all management would say is “I’m sorry”.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This was my 2nd visit being GF and this place is fantastic! Plenty of options from appetizers, soups, Pizza, and GF pasta. We had the Portabella mushroom with crab appetizer and I had the crab over GF penne pasta for entrée. All delicious and no cross contamination experience. We will be back soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Not celiac

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Celiac

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The first time I went here it was excellent, I sat upstairs with wonderful service and my waiter was very attentive to my allergy. The second time I went I sat downstairs and my waitress was very rude about my allergy and mildly insulted me by questioning how much I was ordering. After leaving the restaurant as soon as I got home, I immediately vomited. My celiac disease is never that immediate of a response. My advice is make sure your waiter/waitress is knowledgable about your allergy and that they take you seriously....

Either way, I am never going back there again.

Overpriced flat bread pizza covered in to many spices and salt.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Decent premade gluten free pizza. Definitely not homemade but a good substitute. Hubby enjoyed the veal but said the sauce was lackluster. Asked them to add spinach or lettuce to the caprese salad. They refused. I certainly would have paid for some veggies but, apparently, that's not an option. Server was whatever, but the host was friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing. I didn't have any cross reaction with my meal. I just got a simple pizza want super hungry but they were very knowledgeable and uncertain the severity of keeping everything separate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place was great!! Went there with a large party (5 kids too). They were very accommodating! Brought my 6 year old with celiac her own bread basket. She had a gf ceasar salad and pizza! It was delicious! They were extremely knowledgeable of CC. I highly recommend!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pizza sauce is really good. Pizza was above average, but I've had some amazing gf crust/dough in the past to compare it to. The pasta dish and soup were good. Service was great. The restaurant ambience and decor is nice. Overall decent gf food, but then I was pretty gassy afterward. I'm assuming some CC &/or due to the dairy since I'm mainly plant-based. If you're not sensitive or celiac, it's a decent option. There are better gf restaurants in the neighborhood, but we were limited because three of our top restaurant choices were actually closed for the holiday. Proceed with Caution and if you're visiting for a holiday, call the restaurants ahead of time as some don't announce/post holiday closing unless you count a handwritten door sign.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I loved this place. I ate the GF fru fru pizza and French fries and didn't get sick afterwards!!

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Not celiac

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amazing food. great service. excellent choice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very GF friendly, even served me delicious GF flatbread. Vegetarian friendly too. Not 5 stars only because server was not great.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I only had the GF pizza, but it was only ok. The service and atmosphere was great but the food gets a C from me. As a celiac for 16 years, I have had a lot of GF pizza and this just wasn't near the top with taste.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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First off the dedicated GF menu is FANTASTIC! The staff is so friendly and understanding!! We ordered the Fru Fru and Special Red pizzas. 🍕They were fantastic! It was mouth watering pizza that was fresh, hot and delicious!! The ingredients are top notch. Highly recommended especially for celiacs. We got the chocolate hazelnut mousse for desert it was out of this world tasty!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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If you are looking for great food. Then just come here. Staff is knowledgeable and so friendly😀. The 🍕 is so good. A homemade alfredo sauce. Dessert on the way. 😃😃. Looking forward to next time

We had the Fru FRU and Special red pizzas 🍕 with GF BREAD and a side of Alfredo. Ending with a chocolate hazelnut mousse 🍨

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Excellent! Probably one of the best gf Italian places in Philadelphia. I love the gf white pizza with broccoli, tomatoes and spinach. Crust is thin and delicate but soooo delicious. I've had the pasta as well and it's yummy.

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My daughter and I are here after a show NY Eve. They were accommodating even though we did not have a reservation and the gf menu was excellent!! We are definitely going back!

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Celiac

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Not celiac

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Went there for dinner and the food was great! They will adapt anything they can gluten free! Very tasty!

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Celiac

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Great food! Great service! Great gluten free menu!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Pizza was amazing. Also had muscles in tomato sauce which were awesome. Would have given them five stars if the waitress hadn't brought a pitcher of beer when we asked for cider and I didn't realize until I took a sip. The manager apologized and brought us cider and took it off our bill but the waitress did not seem to realize the gravity of her mistake despite my telling her upfront I was celiac and anything with gluten would make me sick.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pizza is delicious and I'm a picky new yorker so trust me on this! Also gluten free penne a la vodka was delicious! My only complaint was the portion size of the pasta dishes was a lot smaller than my friends who had the regular version, I was excited it was the same price as the regular dish, but I'd rather pay a 2 or 3$ up charge and get a larger portion of pasta because it was like an appetizer size. Great Italian option for gf though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waiter was very helpful and management is sensitive to food allergies. Had the pasta and it was good! Great atmosphere too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Had the antipasto and and pizza. Crust is thin, but it was delicious!!!! Only downfall is no dessert options. Would definitely go back again!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Have eaten here twice now and had a great experience both times! They have a separate gluten free menu that they're happy to bring when you request it. Many pizza and pasta options, as well as regular entrees are available in GF. The GF pizza topped with clams, bacon and peppers is to DIE for (one of the best GF crusts I've ever had)...as is the penne pisello (prosciutto, peas, cream sauce).

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Celiac

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Very good GF menu. Even though with the soup they gave me real bread good thing I asked about it before eating

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Celiac

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Great gf menu and gf bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great pasta, pizza and garlic bread. Our waitress was somewhat knowledgeable and knew what she was talking about. Food came out very fast and is definitely something to try...basically anything on the menu can be made gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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