Cafe Fiore

2 recent ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
0% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
66 S California St
Ventura, CA 93001

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Celiac

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I really love this place, ambiance, food, etc…however I don’t believe they follow the gluten free protocols that people with celiac need. After getting sick 3 times after having their gluten free pasta I called to see if their gluten free pasta is cooked in the same water as their regular pasta and was told it is. I told them they shouldn’t state it’s gluten free when they contaminate it whilst cooking it. I will still eat there when friends want to go, but I now know to never order the pasta. Think I’m stuck with salads there from now on.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m celiac; mixed feelings about this place. The lady I spoke to on the phone was very nice and assured me that the gluten-free items I was ordering were going to be prepared in a separate place in the kitchen, with separate pots and pans, and that their flourless chocolate cake was, indeed, pre-prepared elsewhere & 100% gluten free.

The kicker is that, as soon as I picked up my takeout order, I noticed an extra item in the bag. To my horror I realized it was a bag of GLUTEN BREAD and dipping sauce, placed directly on top of my GF items in a greasy paper bag. Not a fun surprise. Like, imagine a takeout order for someone with a peanut allergy, and then throwing in a complimentary jar of peanut butter. 🤦🏻‍♀

I ended up eating the GF chicken-mushroom risotto & flourless chocolate cake anyway, because it wasn’t cheap and *supposedly* the kitchen staff had been notified of my “severe allergy” before preparing those items, but yeah…It really sucked to have several complimentary pieces of my specific “allergen” thrown right on top of my food. Not sure how safe these guys are for us Celiac and/or GF folks, tbh.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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A lovely atmosphere without the pretentiousness of other similar restaurants. The GF menu is limited, but the risotto with lamb chops was very good as was the créeme brûlée. One star off for not offering a whole dining experience to GF patrons, which would include bread and would also clearly mark salads and deserts - without the need to ask. Very attentive staff.

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Cool atmosphere, good service, overpriced. There are only 3 things on the menu that are gluten free and pizza. I got pesto pasta and it was overpriced and soggy noodles. Wasn't worth the money. The flourless chocolate cake was good but also overpriced. I won't be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had their chicken mushroom risotto which was very good. For dessert we shared the dessert of the week - peaches grilled with brown sugar served with a marsapone cream - it was heavenly!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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great service, nice atmosphere...not certified gluten free but are willing to make sure you can eat. the flourless cake was heavenly.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have gluten free pasta which was very good with their Alfredo sauce. Good service also, very accommodating.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pasta, and indicated menu items

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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