Barra Rossa

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 38 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 8 more
91% of 24 votes say it's Celiac friendly

929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Directions

(610) 269-6000
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 16, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    November 05, 2017

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 15, 2017

    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.

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    5 rating
    August 27, 2017

    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!

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 03, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    June 20, 2017

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 14, 2017

    amazing food. great service. excellent choice!

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    4 rating
    April 11, 2017

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

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    March 18, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 28, 2017

    First off the dedicated GF menu is FANTASTIC! The staff is so friendly and understanding!! We ordered the Fru Fru and Special Red pizzas. πŸ•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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 28, 2017

    If you are looking for great food. Then just come here. Staff is knowledgeable and so friendlyπŸ˜€. The πŸ• is so good. A homemade alfredo sauce. Dessert on the way. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Looking forward to next time We had the Fru FRU and Special red pizzas πŸ• with GF BREAD and a side of Alfredo. Ending with a chocolate hazelnut mousse 🍨

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    5 rating
    February 14, 2017

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 27, 2017

    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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    5 rating
    November 28, 2016

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 11, 2016

    Great food! Great service! Great gluten free menu!

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    3 rating
    November 09, 2016

    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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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    September 10, 2016

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 24, 2016

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

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    5 rating
    April 09, 2016

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

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    4 rating
    February 18, 2016

    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
    4 rating
    January 05, 2016

    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
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 19, 2015

    Great gf menu and gf bread!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 11, 2015

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 02, 2015

    Very knowledgable. The pizza was delish!!! The best pizza I've ever had. Yum!! The flatbread was terrific too! It was great to order and share.

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    3 rating
    April 07, 2015

    The salad was amazing but the gf pizza was just ok I've had much better it was very chewer and absolutely no crust.

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    4 rating
    March 26, 2015

    I had gf chicken piccata over penne pasta. They were out of gf pizza and bread. So next time calling ahead to make sure they have some .

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    August 24, 2014

    A can miss place. Yes they had gluten free items. But the pizza was fine verging on fine. The pasta was a small dish with really awful presentation. I'm not sure if I'd go back.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    June 03, 2014

    Very good meal made for my gf/DF needs. Positive experience.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    May 04, 2014

    GF pizza and pasta. Staff was knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    May 03, 2014

    No dedicated GF menu but all pizzas and pasta can be made GF. Food was great, service good. Had a great experience.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 19, 2014

    Excellent full gluten free menu especially for an Italian restaurant including pizza and pastas. No reaction after eating here. Will definitely be going back, delicious!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    January 10, 2014

    Great selection of gf items, staff could use a little bit of training, but the food we had (pizza, veal masala) was excellent. They also make gf garlic bread out of the gf pizza dough.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
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