Update: Been eating here regularly since our first review several years ago. I’ve never been disappointed and never had any reaction. Delicious food. Knowledgable and accommodating staff. Gluten free for me and vegetarian options for my wife. With all the dining options in Cape May, Bella Vita and Lucky Bones are the safest for celiacs.
Great options for a GF and vegetarian lunch!
Update: Our family ate here again over the Easter holiday 2017. The server was fantastic and checked with the cook to ensure our safety. We again had a great meal with no issues. My husband and I have eaten here every time we visit Cape May. Each time we have both enjoyed our meals. I have never had an issue with cross contamination. I feel very comfortable eating here and recommend it to anyone with celiac disease.
They do have a gluten free menu however i was not given gluten free pancakes although told they were. I was sick all day. Also was stuck in a corner w plants crowding me and charged for the wrong meal. Eat here w caution.
Don't come if you have nut allergies. So, we came to this restaurant in hopes that my GF 8 year old would finally have a great meal (based on reviews). My son is also ANA to tree nuts. He wanted the flapjacks, was so excited this place had food he could eat! Unfortunately the flour they use has nut flour. Their fryer for French fries is not dedicated for GF. Very disappointed. Our non GF were excellent though. They did their best to find something that would work for my son. He ordered a GF grilled cheese. It was just ok. Only ate 1/4 of it.
My husband and I ate here for our first anniversary, and I can't wait to go back! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable, and assured us that she would inform the cook of an allergy before I asked her to! (Plus, it was her first day! Kudos to Bella Vida for making Celiac awareness such a strong priority) I had some delicious raviolis, and my husband had shrimp and grits. They also offered us gluten free garlic bread, which really put the cherry on top. We can't wait to go back to try the breakfast and lunch menus, too!
Well-informed staff. Gluten-free and dairy-free choices. Not on the beach but worth the short drive. Also, most of the restaurants doing gf in Cape May are on the pricey side. This was reasonable.
Always delicious, always inquire if I require celiac awareness in the kitchen. I have been here numerous times and never glutened!
In June 2013 I found this cute place. Very cozy, but BYOB. Not a problem. First day we went & had very scrumptious gf banana chocolate pancakes! Wow! They were awesome. However the next day we came for dinner. I got the gf pasta with a cream sauce with seafood on top. It was delicious. However I paid for it later in the evening & into the next day! I believe it was either not gf or not prepared properly. Maybe it was that it was not cooked in new water. Not sure, but I don't think I'll be back. Sorry!
I have been here plenty of times in the past and have had a wonderful experience ... I went last night and it was not the same .. We stood at the entry and nobody came over to seat us ... Then a Costomer came over and said you can seat your self .. We sat down the menu looked like it had changed .. I did not see anything that said gluten free as I did on our pervious visits... At the bottom fine print it said gluten free pasta/ ravioli $3. Extra. I said to the waitress who was horrible from the beginning that I have celiac ... And she looked at me with confusion ... Not one employee was there that we recognized. My steak was warm not hot , mushrooms and onions were hot that were on top of the steak.. Mashed potatoes were cold... So much so that the butter did not melt...And green beans were undercooked! I will ask around to see if new management has taken over! Totally not the same as a month ago! The waitress had no idea what celiac was ... So I said I can't have any gluten like... Flour .. Bread! She served the table with a bread basket and said I guess you can't have this?!!! In the past they have served rolls and my own oil .. This visit two pieces of toast and my own oil.. Only after I ask for it!! UGH!!! Something has happened to my once favorite restaurant !
The waitress was very friendly and helpful. She made a note to the kitchen that I had celiac so they would be extra cautious when making my meal. They were accommodating, and I had many more choices than I usually do when eating out.
Breakfast was good gf French toast was great...... Dinner was very disappointing.... We came in for the gf meat loaf, which when we tried to order were told it is not gf...and that the menu has a few errors...that is just not right, when you say you have a gf menu and people who need it come in...FIX the menu, and teach whoever cooks the gf pasta to cool it correctly...it was all clumped together...
We went here on our annual trip to cape may as I am a Celiac and my cousin a vegan and I was blown away by the food and hospitality. The staff was very friendly and were able to accommodate my needs in a safe and delicious way. The food was extremely tasteful and decadent for both vegan and gluten free food right down to the salad dressing. This is a place you most certainly won't want to miss if you're passing by.
They totally cater to GF customers! Many menu items and helpful staff
Had Chicken BLT on toasted GF bread for lunch. Very good. Staff was friendly helpful.
Lunch was awesome. Son eats gluten free and loved it. Very friendly and we will back in the a.m. for breakfast.
Amazingly good food. Almost anything on the menu can be ordered GF. The pancakes are amazing!
Excellant GF food & service.Good variety
gluten free breads,wraps, desserts, pancakes, pastas and so much more. awesome place love it
great menu for gf diets and for vegetarian - not vegan, though. will definitely come back. knowledgable and friendly staff.
Wow ! Everyone happy.... GF and normal diet. My next visit to Cape May will work around the cafe's hours.
service is very good - food is great. lots of options for gluten free pasta and pancakes and can handle peanut and tree nut allergies too. we keep coming back here every visit to cape may
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