Cafe Alfresco

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dessert + 6 more
80% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

344 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698 Directions

(727) 736-4299
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    I recently found this website, so I am reviewing Cafe Alfresco from my last visit which was in July 2017. I had eaten here many times. I ordered the Asian Shrimp, which is marked gluten-free. It listed Crispy Wontons and a Thai Basil Vinaigrette. I specifically asked if the wontons were made from rice as traditionally they are made from wheat. The waiter did not know and although I asked him to check with the chef, he did not, so he did not put them on my salad. My mom ordered the sesame tuna salad, which is not marked as gluten-free. There was no obvious gluten containing item in her salad. However, we were served the same dressing, so I was quite concerned. I asked about our meals with respect to gluten. The waiter went to find out. When he returned he said, "There's only a little gluten in the dressing. It shouldn't be a problem." Wow!! Fortunately, I had not eaten it. At the end of the meal, the manager came over to say that he was not charging me for my meal, and also that they didn't get the correct dressing in stock -- the gluten-free one -- and substituted it with a similar one that that had a little gluten in it, which isn't a problem. Again, wow! He continued to say that gluten-free is just a fad for people wanting to lose weight! I then politely explained Celiac Disease to him and informed him that food substitutions of any kind should be noted and the customer informed.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent food and the gluten free items are marked on the menu. Great atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. The only downside to this restaurant is that they do not have a wide selection of gluten free options. Nevertheless, my wife and I keep going back for lunch and we are hoping that they will add gluten free toast or gluten free pancakes as an option for brunch.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Blackened salmon salad...DELISH! Loved the atmosphere...quaint and friendly!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Gluten free meals well marked, gf dessert available... service was great and everything was delicious!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    excellent food. Per a previous review I got the blackened chicken salad. I would go out of my way to come back to have it again. Service was excellent. Staff attentive. My husband enjoyed his food also.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    My family of 4 had all gluten free meals. A Greek omelet, blackened chicken salad and Greek salads.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
9 am - 10 pm
Saturday
9 am - 10 pm
Sunday
9 am - 9 pm

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