Basil Leaf Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta + 9 more
93% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2465 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 Directions

(773) 348-7243
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Very gluten-free friendly. Nice salads. They have a rice based GF pasta that makes most of the menu choices options. They take food allergy seriously.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    SO many gluten free options including ravioli!! Staff was wonderful, they bring you gf bread if you ask and they even brought me my own olive oil for dipping without me saying anything! Got fried calamari and pesto gnocchi. We got two glasses of wine, two entrees, and an appetizer for under $70. Great place!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    I didn’t have a great experience here. But I did have a GF meal without sickness. Came on NYE so it was a special menu. They do have GF bread but were unable to provide me with the ingredients (I’m allergic to other things too) so I could not eat it. Same with the GF noodles. They throw away packages so there’s no way to know. Waitress was impatient. Another place catering to the GF fad dieters. Upsetting since I chose this place for the GF food on a special night yet ended up with plain chicken again. A lot of people w Celiac are sensitive to other ingredients too. Knowledgeable restaurants keep ingredients lists.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Awesome GF menu. GF fryer. Crab cakes. Wow! Mouth is watering already. 2 celiacs and eaten there many times without issue.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wonderful dining experience. Lots of menu choices and large portions! Had fried calamari appetizer which was plenty for 3 of us. Ravioli and meatballs was very good. Even g-free bread with my own dipping oil. Never had an empty glass and used dishes were quickly cleared. Definitely coming here again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Had an excellent lunch!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great gluten free options and very accommodating for Celiacs. The gnocchi was amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    2 thumbs-up. ...way up. best GF bread and salmon

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome experience, wonderful food! I have celiac and am so happy to have found this gem! So many choices, staff and kitchen very aware of cross contamination issues! And most importantly I did not get sick after eating there! Definitely going back!!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wonderful gnocchi, which was GF. More, it was better than the glutenful gnocchi at Da Luciano's.

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    3 rating
    3 years ago

    I wouldn't exactly call this a gluten free restaurant. We had to double check each item. I believe that they use corn products to substitute because I also react to that. I had to ask for gf bread. The dessert list just has two items. They describe their salads as gluten free, which I think is ridiculous because that's obvious. The main courses are incredibly rush that we ordered.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best GF dining experience I have had in a long, long time! So nice to be able to enjoy bread at the table & Italian dishes!!! Wonderful & delicious! Not to be missed when in Chicago

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    the only gluten free Italian restaurant in the city

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Delicious food! They said 98% of their menu is able to made gf! I had the stuffed spinach gnocchi and a non-gf had gf ravioli and said it was delicious. Highly recommend!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    I haven't eaten here yet but they have a gluten free menu!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Gnocchi
  • Pasta
  • Ravioli

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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