Buon Appetito Restaurant

100% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1609 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

Top Reviews

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious pasta and seemed understanding of how to deal with a gluten allergy! Will definitely be coming back!

11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable and competent when it came to knowing celiacs. All pastas have the option of gluten free pasta, they use clean pans and utensils for each order , server also mentioned that bc of the bakery in the restaurant there could be flour in the air! I didn’t have a reaction at all and I’m pretty sensitive. Food was also delicious! Very authentic itlalian ! Will def go back!

Not celiac
1 year ago

Authentic Italian food. As stated before, GF penne can be substituted in all pasta dishes. I was excited to read they had GF Ravioli Only to be disappointed when we arrived. It was made with tofu which I do not eat.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pasta


  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant


Duck ragu w gf penne!
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1 year ago

I had the duck pasta dish with gf penne. It was very good. The service was good, even though it was quite busy. Seemed very authentic.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent Italian food, with many gluten-free options. Nearly all of their pastas can be made with gluten-free penne. I questioned them closely about flour in the sauces; they make everything from scratch, and assured me there was none. In addition to pastas, they have a gluten-free ravioli option, as well as gluten-free risotto. I had about twenty GF pasta dishes to choose from; I had the salmon and tomato cream sauce with penne, which was wonderful. I explained that I had a gluten allergy, and they seemed to take it very seriously. While I do have celiac, I do not have symptoms if I am glutened, so I can't be 100% certain that someone more sensitive wouldn't react. However, from speaking with them, I am about as confident as I can be short of testing the food that it was truly GF. I would definitely call them celiac-friendly, and a very good meal, regardless of whether GF is a concern.

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