Came here for a party not celiac safe and at first wouldn’t let me bring outside food so I could eat with everyone else.
Stayed at Bally's in AC and found out from the bartender about Buca having GF options. We went to look at the menu and they have a special GF menu. Waiter was really nice and knowledgeable. Meals are family style and feed 2-3 people so it is a lot of food. Very happy!
There’s almost nothing in this menu that’s gluten free. They list bruschetta and in parentheses say ‘request no crostini’, so basically you pay an appetizer price for chopped tomatoes? No thanks. No gluten free bread or pasta and all GF menu items are regular menu items with something removed but not replaced, rendering them unappetizing.
How this location is certified GF is beyond me. They are careless and inattentive to the needs of GF and Celiac. After reminding them several times that we needed two items prepared GF, and after they stated both were prepared GF, the Celiac attendee got very sick two hours after dinner, and closer examination of leftovers showed one item was coated with flour. Beware.
I love Buca di beppo since my family is pretty big and family style is a fun way for them to eat. with my celiac disease I, of course, don't share with them but I can always find something tasty to eat here. I always get the Apple salad which is delicious and very gf. for my main course i order 2 appetizers, the sausage and peppers and mashed potatoes, and they never disappoint. I have eaten and catered from here numerous times and I have never gotten sick and it never disappoints. I would definitely recommend as another Italian option if your family is tired of olive garden ;) very tasty and gf friendly.
there is one entree and one salad you can order. No pasta or breads at all. 😩
I've eaten here every week for the last 2 years(we have a weekly networking meeting here). They are knowledgeable and helpful. They do have an entire gluten free menu with several good options. Personal favorite is the chicken saltiboca, it's very good. They have two salads that are good as well.
I was at Buca for a rehearsal dinner with family. I was served my meal and was thankful to have my food at the same time as my family and it looked good too. However, after eating half my food I found a piece of pasta on my plate under the vegetables. The manager & the waiter had no explanation as to how it happened, I felt no security in my own health safety eating anything there that evening. So be forwarned if you go to Buca .....
Has a GF menu but the staff is extremely ignorant, and I was glutened through cross contamination. No GF pasta or pizza, their options are salad and dry flavorless fish. The food is DISGUSTING, cheap and a far cry from actual Italian. American slop that will make you sick. Avoid at all costs!!! 😝
Excellent gluten free service. I asked The serving assistant if they had gluten free bread and he brought me some twice and my own dipping sauce. When I ordered the gluten free pizza, the server asked if I had an allergy and said he would take care of everything. The pizza is amazing and was served on a tin tray without being cut as I was informed cutting the pizza would risk contamination. Overall I was very impressed and can't wait to come back.
If you come here, the food portions are huge. I ordered Chicken Limone and they made it without the flour. Mashed potatoes are GF. They are very accommodating but make sure you tell small or lunch portions. The chicken was chewy and food did not have much flavor.
They do have a gluten free menu, but admit they use a common preparation area and the choices are limited to several chicken and break dishes and various salads. No gluten free pasta available. I had chicken marsala and it was fine, but not enough to add this restaurant to my go-to places.
This place sucks! We were a group of 12. Why do they cram everyone into a loooonng table, instead of doing 2 tables of 6??! It would make it so much easier for us to talk to each other. and also make it easier to serve the tables.. it's overpriced for the quality of food...My parents came for Thanksgiving, and they got one plated dinner for $57. a person! !! Not even a buffet!! Service is so-so. I'm so done with this joint.
What they have is delicious. The problem is that they don't have much, and I got sick. I specifically told them I needed it made gf and supposedly I got that, but something must have cross-contaminated. They have Salads with gf dressing, most of their vegetables sides are gf, a couple chicken and a couple salmon entrees, but no pasta!
I spoke with a chef before ordering and he was able to provide some recommendations. There were only a few options. This restaurant does not advertise gluten free. I have Celiac's, and I did not get sick after the meal. Really good food, I would go back again.
Hubby thought we might try a new Italian restaurant ... Gluten free menu, check! No pasta, no way! Basically it's Chicken Marsala, sausage, or potatoes... Not impressed and very disappointed. Agree with other reviewer ... Cool atmosphere, but defiantly not an enjoyable experience for a Celiacs customer.
We were travelling and stopped here after finding it on this app. I assumed they would have gf pizza or pasta but that was not the case. Separate menu was a list of menu options with directions like "request no bread." nothing for kids, we decided to go to a different restaurant (Glory Days - which was great!).
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