Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

9 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pasta, Pizza
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8 ratings

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2235 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
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Celiac

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My daughter with celiac just ordered the “GF״ fettuccini with Alfredo sauce and GF bread. She was vomiting violently 20 minutes later! Total contamination. Awful experience!!!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Would definitely recommend if you are celiac! They have a separate menu and kitchen. Plus the staff is very knowledgeable.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered from gluten free menu, talked to manager and waiter about precautions. Was assured of cross contamination protocols. My celiac child was sick within 30 mins of leaving the restaurant.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 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

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

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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I went to Biaggi’s for the first time in August to celebrate my birthday. I was so happy to find out they offer a gluten free bread platter, so gone are the days of watching everyone else at the table enjoy bread and oil! The bread is essentially their GF pizza crust with seasonings, but it is very good. I’ve been 3 times since my birthday and each time I have gotten the chicken Parmesan because it is just so good. There is a separate gluten free menu, and they take allergy precautions. I have never had a reaction and I am extremely sensitive.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ate here a week ago, love the gluten free bread and had scallop risotto with side salad, very good and did not get sick. Large gluten free menu.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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NOT safe for celiac. After seeing good reviews I decided to give it a try. Staff brought out gluten free bread and assured me my meal was GF and they used a separate kitchen area & utensils. I was sick within an hour of getting home and am still suffering 4 days later, my worst glutening in many years.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve not eaten here in several years but so glad I went back. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Great selection of GF choices.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have an excellent gluten free menu with lots of choices. The staff was knowledgeable on my condition and very nice.

No issues post meal and I'm full celiac. 10/10 would eat here again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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A wonderful gluten free menu with many options! I had a tasty safe dinner!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Biaggi’s does have a gluten free menu, but that’s about it. I’ve eaten here several times over a few years (ordering exclusively from the gf menu) and been gluten sick every time. Not celiac safe in any way.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow. Just what you hope for. Great big gf menu. Great appetizer. Pasta and pizza were both great. Chicken parmesan is an unusual surprise. They seem to care about a good experience for gf customers. Wonderful meal.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food and good atmosphere. Two Managers came out to talk to me about the procedure on gluten free and Celiac customers. Seemed to be safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After reading many positive reviews, I thought I would give this Biaggi’s location a try. My sister and I both have Celiac, and we both got very sick (most likely due to cross contamination) after ordering off the gluten free menu and notifying the waitstaff of our condition. While the waitstaff reassured us that there were separate cooking surfaces and tools used in the kitchen, they made no note of our condition while taking our orders and appeared defensive when we asked questions about the cooking surfaces and tools used.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Absolutely LOVE this place!! I’ve had the gf Chicken Marsala and gf Parmesan Chicken! I love that they have their own gf menu, plus gf bread which is amazing!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They are generally celiac friendly and have an extensive GF menu. However we have gotten sick from cross-contamination more than once out of a couple dozen experiences there. My only general complaint is that it is often ridiculously loud in evenings at very hard to have a decent conversation. They cram too many big tables together and have almost no sound reduction surfaces.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly. I would recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love Biaggis! I have talked with numerous employees about their practices to prevent cross contamination and feel 100% safe eating there as a super sensitive Celiac. My favorite dish is the potato crusted tilapia.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Safe for Celiacs! Ask for a fresh dish of Parmesan...ones on the table are contaminated.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Since being diagnosed with celiac, biaggi's has been my go to place to eat with their two page menu of gluten free options. All of the servers I have had while dining in have been great and attentive to my needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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It was a shock to find that Biaggis has changed their service to those with celiac. They charge for their gluten free bread that used to automatically accompany the entrees. And some of the options have disappeared. It looks like they are withdrawing their support of those with gluten intolerance or allergy.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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WARNING: just learned that Biaggi's is now going to be charging for their gluten free side bread. They also changed their gluten free menu and got rid of their tube noodles and a few dishes and now just have a really bland spinach noodles (that was undercooked for us and had to be returned) that now only comes with a seafood, marinara, or Alfredo sauce. Contact and email corporate to make sure these changes are temporary! Unfair they want to now charge extra for those with allergies that want to dine there. If they wanted to make changes it should be to expand and better their gluten free menu, not scale it down and condense it. Luckily they still have other entrees that remain unchanged.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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While in Champaign for work at the last minute I learned there was a Biaggi's and was relieved. This location like the other one in Jackson, MS was wonderful. Knowledgeable and friendly staff that provided a quality and safe GF meal for someone with celiac away from home!!!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Such a big gluten free menu and they even have gluten free bread which is awesome! If you call ahead they will have gluten free bread waiting for you

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The last time I was at Biaggi's the food was amazing. I was able to order off the Special's menu. I ordered a salmon fillet with a rosemary crust. It came with some buttered baby fingerling potatoes I think asparagus came with it too. It was amazing and gluten free!! We also had an appetizer of mussels in a champaign marinara. I love the gluten free bread too! I never feel like I have to compromise when I go there. There is always something I want and can have.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Food was cold and tasted like something I could have warmed up from lean cuisine. Overpriced food with no quality. Try a nice downtown champaign restaurant like Destihl if you are looking for someplace nice.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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Best GF pizza I have ever tasted. I literally teared up I was so over joyed. They even have a gf bread they'll bake fresh and bring out to you!,

Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Hello! This is the second time we went to Biaggis within a year. Both times the food was excellent! I am not sure what I ordered last time but my son ordered the chicken/mushroom/balsamic entree (Chicken Pietro)both times. I ordered the Penne Cajun Alfredo pasta. Both dishes were delicious and I couldn’t actually believe the GF pasta was GF! It was so soft and held itself together unlike some of the other brands. I requested to add some chilli oil and it gave the pasta a good kick! They have a GF menu and there are enough good items in there to try! Will be trying their Gf pizza next time. We didn’t have any cross contamination issue. We both have celiac so not sure we tolerate minor contamination or there wasn’t any. I forgot to ask about dedicated cooking space. It is an Italian place after all so you can assume flour is in the air 😀 Highlight: I had crab cakes after so long! Most places have bread crumbs mixed in but this was awesome!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good pescetarian options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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I’ve eaten here twice, first time had no issues but second time my sister and I (also celiac) both had a reaction. They seemed knowledgeable, so we aren’t sure what caused it. We both had some of the GF bread and the Chicken Marsala

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Really enjoyed this place. Had a gluten free menu and gluten free bread. Lots of choices and the waiter was very helpful

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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THE BREAD IS SO GOOD

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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We took a trip for a volleyball tournament to Davenport and wanted something very safe. This popped up as pretty safe. I asked all routine questions about their gf pasta. I had no reaction. Some of the best pasta I’ve ever eaten. And they have gf bread. There is a gluten free menu! Highly recommend

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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