Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

72% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1524 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102 Directions

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

I love Biaggi’s, but this location was an absolute joke. First, they brought out a dish made with gluten pasta (I have had their GF penne before and this was NOT GF). I took a bite, quickly realizing the mistake and stopped eating. I informed them that it was gluten pasta and was told that I was wrong. The (presumably) manager came over and showed me two separate unmarked noodles to prove me wrong. They proceeded to begrudgingly bring me the dish with the fettuccini instead. When they did they brought something totally different than I ordered and argued with me when I said it was wrong. Nothing further was done, and I had to pay for something I couldn’t eat. An absolute joke.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Not so gluten free... I ate the gluten free bread and alfredo pasta. Then I was ill for the next 4 days because I ingested gluten. It was my first time eating here, this place is really cool and I was so excited to see their whole GF menu with so many options. But it was beyond disappointing. Not only did it ruin my weekend since I ate here Friday night, but I couldn't work Monday or Tuesday because I waz still so sick. If I had thought there was a chance of getting cross contaminated food I would have just eaten fish or steak. If the person who contaminated my food had to spend 4 days in bed (like I did) with a migraine, fever, body aches, skin rash, ringing ears, and irrationally bad moods, I am confident they would be more careful and never make that mistake in the future. The food tasted good enough, but certainly not worth the money or 4 days of torture it really cost. ** I am not diagnosed celiac. I can eat foods fried in the same oil as breaded options with no issue. If I ate a normal sized bite of gluten bread or pizza crust I would become violently ill and vomit within minutes. Therefore, the amount of cross contamination I experienced here was more than just cutting my bread with a contaminated knife and less than giving me the wrong kind of pasta. The only scenario I can think of is that they probably laid my GF bread on a wheat floured pan.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I have eaten here many times and done very well with no reaction. I ate here last night and ordered a gluten free sausage and mushroom pizza and have been sick ever since. No let Celiac friendly bc they said after the fact they don’t switch out pans for pizzas and it may be cut with contaminated knife/board. Ouch.

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac
2 years ago

Best meal I have had since being diagnosed. I asked for the gf menu and the waitress brought me out gluten free bread!! It was the best gf bread I've ever tasted and the pasta meal was delicious.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is one of just a couple of restaurants that are my "go to" places. I've been here probably a dozen times adn haven't gotten sick yet. The food is also very good!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The menu was expansive and impressive! I would have given them a 6 star rating if I could expect for one major problem, they accidentally gave me a non-gluten free dish. The waiter was horrified when he saw me eating it because he knew I had severe Celiac disease. I tried to throw up right away but couldn't. The manager was extremely apologetic and gave me a gift card. That's very nice but Im so sick that I know I will need to take off work... so a gift card isn't really much considering the long term effects of that mistake.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome! I ordered a gf pepperoni pizza with gf Alfredo sauce. The server brought it out and said the chef was making a new one because he didn't like the way it looked. My husband and I thought it was very tasty. We each had a piece of the second one which was also very tasty. The manager comped deserts for us since it took a little longer. The crime brûlée was also delicious! Service was great and everyone was knowledgable. The flatbread was also delicious! I highly recommend!

Celiac
3 years ago

Maybe we went on a bad day, but our server didn't have any information about how the gluten free foods were prepared and no interest in gathering accurate information for us. He did go ask if the gf pasta was cooked in different water and came back and told us it was, but they couldn't guarantee that gluten wouldn't get in our food anyways. Neither my daughter or I cared for the gf bread at all. We both felt horrible after eating and believe we were glutened. Her gf noodles weren't prepared well. Some were hard and others were ok. We were really hoping for a great experience!

Celiac
4 years ago

Always accommodating and several (good) options. The flatbread is great.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I absolutely loved Biaggi's! Their gluten-free menu is huge compared to most other restaurants, and their food is great. I liked the GF bread, even though it was an extra $1. I can't wait to go back and try everything. They even had GF pizza.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

incredible! the staff is so knowledgeable and helpful! awesome experience with my two celiac daughters!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Loved this restaurant before, but now having to eat gluten-free, love it even more! The gluten-free bread is served flatbread style, served warm, it's amazing! I would swear it was not gluten-free. What a treat! Well worth the $1.00 charge. They have great food, excellent service, very accomodating and friendly staff and management.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Separate GF menu! Many options, so many good ones to choose from. GF pasta and bread- so good!

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Best restaurant for Celiacs hands down! Great, large menu- never felt sick from their food and I am very sensitive! It does cost a dollar now for gluten free bread, but it's worth it!

6 years ago

Great GFmenu (including desert) and a very accommodating staff. I too love the GF bread that comes hot to the table.

6 years ago

Knowledgeable staff, amazing food!

6 years ago

So many choices and they give you warm GF bread!

Celiac
7 years ago

Love the bread!

7 years ago

excellent pasta excellent pizza they even have the kids pizza as gluten free if you have g free children great service excellent knowledge of gluten free even served gluten free bread before meal !

8 years ago

the portions a great, the homemade gluten free bread is awesome and the menu is awesome

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
yesterday

So gross. We ordered 3 gf entrees and couldn’t choke them down.

Celiac
yesterday
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgeable, they even had gluten free bread! The pasta was made from spinach and was so delicious!

5 days ago

Wonderful GF Chicken Parmigiana

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

We have eaten many items off the GF menu, tested with our Nima Tester and all were found to be 100% GF. We eat here very often and enjoy everything we’ve eaten. We even catered a holiday 100% GF from them and it was fantastic! As a Celiac with 3 children who also have this disease, this is a big family favorite!

2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledgeable and friendly! Great bread and pizza!

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff were very nice and seemed knowledgeable. They said they have been dealing with gluten free for the past 11 years and even knew that I was celiac. They have a separate space for cooking things however the gluten-free bread brought to the table tested positive for gluten with my Nima and my GF pasta also came back positive for gluten. Sadly I won’t be back

1 month ago

Loved this restaurant, they had a gluten free menu and our waitress was very knowledgeable about gluten. I had one the best gluten free meals since I've been diagnosed. Also on our leftovers they put gluten free stickers on mine to not get mixed up with my husband's gluten leftovers.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered a gluten free chicken parm. Cut up chicken and almost took a bit before I realized Noodles were yellow. Having eaten here before and knowing GF noodles here are green I asked for manager to confirm this was GF? He said it was not. They brought the wrong dish entirely. Someone who would not have known this would have gotten very ill. Will not eat here again.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Nima tested their flatbread and pizza. Not gluten free!

Celiac
1 month ago

Excellent. Even had GF bread they made for my wife.

Celiac
1 month ago

Ate here a few times and had a great experience! Celiac safe. GF Pizzas, pastas and a nice selection of options. Highly recommend if you’re on the area. Edit: Came back recently and was served a salad with croutons twice in one week (accidentally) even though the server flagged it each time. Very apologetic staff but a little unnerving

Celiac
2 months ago

The foods alright but not great. They have some nice options at a decent price and I haven't gotten sick from eating here. So, if you're out with friends in the area and need an option it's not a bad choice. It wouldn't be my first choice though.

Not celiac
2 months ago

The gf pizza was probably the worst pizza i have ever had. The kids said the non-gf pizza was the best ever.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great experience here! A lot to choose from on the gluten free menu. They even had GF bread 😊

Celiac
2 months ago

Wow! Cannot day enough good things about this restaurant. So accommodating, full gluten free menu. Not sure how the pizzas are cooked so not marking as celiac safe but must try!!!!!!! Wish there was one closer to me.

3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great options. Very considerate of keeping food separate.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent!!!! Delicious and great sevice

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable staff. We go there often. One server told us about the kitchen’s practices and how they take cross contamination seriously. Always a good choice.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great night out with family and the gluten free menu is extensive!

Not celiac
4 months ago

Never gotten sick but I stick to the basics...GF pasta with sauce.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

I work next door and come here frequently. I’ve not been glutened and the servers and chef/kitchen all take special care. They bring my food out separately from everyone else’s.

Celiac
4 months ago

Wasn’t convinced by the staff. I know others have had great experiences here but I was a little uneasy.

5 months ago

Gluten free flatbread available for dipping in oil. (Not on menu but available at request) Gluten free menu offered when you walk in.

Celiac
5 months ago

Fantastic! Never had a reaction at this location!!!

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Talked to the chef about celiac disease and the gluten-free food they serve..he said that if he had celiac HE WOULD NOT EAT HERE due to cross contamination!! I appreciate his honestly!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I was in town visiting family and decided to give this place a try because of the great reviews! It’s didn’t disappoint! The bread was great and a perfect portion for 1 gf person. I had the Chicken Alfredo and it was amazing! I haven’t been able to find great Italian in a while. Will definitely be back!

Celiac
7 months ago

Many choices from Gluten Free menu; from appetizers to pasta, seafood, chops, pizza and many other choices! Fresh GF bread is a plus!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent! The staff and management take great care to ensure your safety. My go to place- never an issue.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place had excellent service and the food was delicious. They brought me some gf bread which I’m pretty sure is their pizza dough bread. It’s very thin but had a nice flavor. I’d go back for sure.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

The service is always hit or miss here, and the gluten free menu is limited if you don’t want pasta or pizza. I love the GF flatbread and I really enjoy the chopped chicken salad. I’ve been eating here for 10+ years and have gotten sick only once or twice.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Large separate GF menu with many many options. 1st visit May 2017 I had the chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and spinach. Fantastic! Also ask for GF flat bread for table. I'll definitely be returning! Visit # 2 Oct 2018; SEA SCALLOP RISOTTO Seared Sea Scallops, Creamy Italian Rice with Asparagus, Corn, Cranberries and Pancetta, Basil-Leek Reduction, Red Pepper Aioli, Lump Crab This dish was highly recommended by waitress and I was not disappointed. Phenomenal Flavors!!!

Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgeable about their gluten free menu. Our waiter Deborah was very nice. Gf bread for oil and Parmesan was amazing. Gf pasta and meatballs was very good. Will come back. Ask for Deborah!!

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING! I have Celiac disease and did not feel sick after eating! The staff was very knowledgeable about my disease, and they took great precautions. They even have gluten free bread to bring out as an appetizer! Their gluten free menu selection is absolutely wonderful. I will always come eat here when I am in town!

Not celiac
10 months ago

Absolutely great menu for gluten free and super meal ! Wonderful waiter!

Celiac
10 months ago

Gf menu, great selection. Ordered the gf bread, Mediterranean salad, and gf margarita pizza. All very good, salad was super good. No reactions.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

We have eaten here many times. Top notch GF food and service. They know what they’re doing with regards to Celiac.

Not celiac
10 months ago

Gluten free options were fantastic!!!

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best gluten free dining experience in Fort Wayne...friendly, helpful, gfree menu, always surprised by gfree bread (which was delicious- like a flatbread), and the chicken parmigiana is better than I make at home...delicious!

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

We were in town and needed to eat... when we saw gf Italian I got excited. Absolutely lovely. The ambience was intimate. We had a separate menu with multiple options. Salads, pastas, entrees, appetizers. Very knowledgeable staff. I has a salmon shrimp risotto, and my friend had the alfredo. They brought hot gf bread to us - prepared specifically for us.

Celiac
11 months ago

Awesome! Don't miss this place if you are in the area! GF bread is wonderful and our meal was great! My daughter had gf mac & cheese too.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is knowledgeable and my kids prefer the GF bread over the regular!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgeable about a gluten allergy. My daughter (Celiac) received a gluten free menu and the waitress put in an order for GF bread right away. My daughter liked the bread and her meal, including the Creme brûlée for dessert! Would definitely return and recommend to others with Celiac Disease.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic gf menu and kids options.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious gluten free pizza, I even got GF bread to start the meal that never happens. Dedicated gluten free menu was awesome!

Celiac
1 year ago

Waitress was,very knowledgeable about how specials would be made GF and offered even before I asked. Made me feel good about being there. Had the chicken parm from the GF menu. Bread was more of a pizza crust and they charge $1 a piece so probably will skip next time.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Food was wonderful. Had the GF bread, and chicken parmesan and son had pasta and meatballs. Loved it’

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very good! Had bacon wrapped dates and spinach fettuccine and meatballs. Did not get sick!

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