Cafe Alfresco

2 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
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2 ratings

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344 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Celiac

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Their website makes it seem like they are very gluten free friendly but none of what they say is actually what they do. The menu is not labeled GF. The staff is not trained about GF. There are not a lot of GF options. I ended up rolling the dice and getting the ribeye without any seasoning. It ended up working out - after adding some salt the steak was very good and I didn't get sick. I don't know if there has been a recent ownership change but the website does not reflect reality for GF. I would not recommend anyone with Celiac going here for a meal.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I asked about how the kitchen prepares food and I was originally told I was not able to be served. I prompted to walk out and a manger came to me and said that they have food GF. As I went to order food the things labeled on the GF menu, are not gluten free. The chicken the seasoning contained gluten, the wontons and the dressing and the croutons of others are all labeled gluten free but are not. And they refuse to have a new menu.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Menu is marked for GF items. Had a good meal.

Updated 4 years 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Steakhouse

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not Gluten Free safe, this restaurant is just regular tourist trap type place. Celiac Beware don't eat here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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