Went to cafe formaggio for my daughters birthday as this is my go to restaurant for eating gluten free (celiac disease) because this place is that safe in my opinion. I got the gluten free calamari arrabiata for an app then ordered the gf Penne Madiera and main dish. Finished it up with gf apple pie ala mode. Again, had excellent service from our server Frank and the food was spot on once again.
Great gluten free menu! Margarita pizza, rice balls and calamari were all amazing! We will return
stay far away. they may have a separate allergy kitchen, but my nima found gluten in my grilled salmon. they also dont pay attention to who orders what. they carry regular food on top of gf food to serve it. they grab your utensils without asking. inhave gotten sick here several times before my nima. complaints get you nowhere. the original chef & owner are at his deli most days so nobody is supervising the rest of the staff. i heard (although i dont know how true it is) the the chef left because of their careless & cavalier attitude towards people getting sick/reporting gluten found in nimas. i also heard they got people sick bynserving regular chicken tenders to kids but they were supposed to be gf. blamed their supplier.
This is the rare establishment with a dedicated GF space in their kitchen. But equally important, the taste and quality of the entrees are top notch. The 3 of us went out of our minds; we don't have any place like this where we live in NJ. The wait staff was extremely attentive, and our dishes were all flagged with "GF" labels. They even had GF flatbread for the table. We noticed that we were not the only GF table, which was a good sign. We would gladly brave the hellacious hour-forty-five drive (including the miserable Belt Parkway) to visit again. As a matter of fact, we are trying to plan that right now! LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!
Holy cow! This restaurant has a gluten-free menu far bigger than the main menu at most other restaurants....dozens of options! The food was exceptionally good. The staff was very tuned in to celiac issues and was not only helpful but was proactive in their support. You can't get wrong here.
I have eaten here many times before owning the Nima Sensor and never got "glutened". About a year ago I purchased the Nima Sensor and decided to use it at Cafe Formaggio just out of curiosity. I had several meals there that all included appetizers, entree, and, of course, dessert. Cafe Formaggio has continuously tested GLUTEN FREE. Cafe Formaggio NEVER DISAPPOINTS! I am 100% Italian and the food is authentic and delicious and safe. I drive almost 100 miles to come to Cafe Formaggio. This is a perfect restaurant to set the standards for Gluten Free and maybe even franchise.
SO many options! Great place if you are in the area
I love this place! Everything is yummy and SUPER safe. Every GF dish comes out with a bright green label on it and every staff member is over the top prepared to answer questions. Personal favs are mozzarella sticks and penne a la vodka. Love this place! Worth the drive.
Staff was amazing. The owner has celiac and is very knowledgeable. Even gave us free dessert when she heard my son was just diagnosed. It’s our go to spot!
We love it here. This restaurant and their staff cater to gluten free eaters. Plates are clearly marked when gluten free and you can get yummy things like fried mozzarella sticks that you cannot get at too many other places. So make a reservation and enjoy!!! Lots of dessert options that are GF too. YUM.
Extensive gluten free menu- great service and very knowledgeable. I Nina tested all of my food without a problem.
This place is amazing! Great Italian food. A dedicated prep cook and chef, kitchen, utensils etc for GF meals. Huge GF menu and amazing food! The staff was so knowledgeable and welcoming and helpful! We had Walter for a serve who was THE MAN! Best GF restaurant experience I've ever had. A+++++++ Don't miss this place!
Great gf menu. Great service!
Take your time and realize that they have everything you would want here available!!!!
This might be my new favorite restaurant. The waiter was second to none and was able to answer all of my questions. The menu is huge; I have never seen such a large GF menu. Anytime I am in this area, I will be visiting Café Formaggio.
The food is amazing with a whole gluten free menu! The staff is so accommodating and friendly. Great place to try.
Best place and has gluten free desert. You have to try here. It also has gluten free menus.
This place is my absolute favorite!!!! They have so many things gf and I recommend the fried calamari! The staff is so kind and helpful and can accommodate almost anything. I recommend this place for sure!
Everything was gluten free and staff were well informed about celiac. If you are in the area I highly recommend here.
I used to love this restaurant and have gone there for many years because I used to think it was the safest restaurant for celiacs but then I got sick after eating there and when I tested the leftovers they tested positive for gluten. Over the past few months I went back several times because I wanted to give them another chance but I'm sorry to report that out of my last 3 visits, all 3 entrees tested positive for gluten. And that was after confirming with staff that everything on the plate was supposed to be gluten free. And I tested more than once to confirm the results. I really hope the restaurant will work to fix this with a major kitchen overhaul if cross contamination is an issue. I believe they care about preparing safe food for celiacs but based on my last 3 visits I cannot recommend them for celiacs. It may be safe for people who are not very sensitive to gluten or people who can eat small amounts without getting sick. The appetizers I tested came back negative, so for me the issue was the entrees. In general the food is delicious and recommended if you don’t have gluten issues and the staff is very nice.
Just so so so so good. Safely eat almost any traditional Italian American dish.
Best gluten free Italian food I have ever had! They are very aware of celiac and gluten intolerance and the service is impeccable! If I lived in the area, Cafe Fromaggio would be a regular haunt!
They are amazing. The kitchen has a separate gf area, the food comes out with stickers identifying it as gf, and the gf menu is the largest I have seen. The food is phenomenal, and the service spectacular.
Best meal I have had in years! Safe for celiacs. Knowledgeable staff. Great experience!
The best GF Italian food on Long Island!!!
Wow!!! I wish all the restaurants were like this one. I had a full menu of gluten free food. I could actually have raviolis or gnocchi. The apps were amazing. Everything was fantastic. I felt like a "normal" person. They even brought out gf bread which was more of a tortilla. But it was flavored with Italian herbs and spices. I did not get sick at all and I am a super sensitive celiac. It was excellent!!!
Best menu I've ever seen for gluten free. My favorite restaurant on Long Island by far. I come here for almost every occasion with my family. They make such an effort to be gluten free friendly and I always feel safe and supported. A+++
Largest selection of GF menu items I've ever seen. Separate kitchen to prepare and cook GF meals. Waitors are all very knowledgeable about celiac. GF flatbread at the table before the meal. Dishes are labelled with a GF sticker when leaving the kitchen. Delicious food and amazing service! Have been here several times without any reactions! HIGHLY recommend!!
Celiac friendly an amazing GF menu! The biggest I have ever seen in a traditional restaurant. Celebrated my birthday with friends and all of the food was fantastic, especially my GF coconut lemon cake! Definitely will be heading back.
Food was delicious and the staff was very helpful. Will definitely go back!
I have eaten here many times now and never had a problem - they have a totally separate kitchen for GF. Huge menu. Waiters are very knowledgeable.
Almost everything can be made GF. They asked if we needed a GF menu when we entered, even served GF herb flat bread made here. Safe and delicious meal.
Really easy to eat anything
Extensive gluten free menu and a separate gluten free area in the kitchen for prep and cooking. No chance of cross contamination. Service was great and the food was amazing!
The food was amazing. They had a full gf menu and I couldn't tell the food was gluten free. The tiramisu and apple pie were the best I've ever had. The staff was very knowledgeable. Some of the best gf food I've ever had.
My favorite restaurant on Long Island! A stress-free dinner with so many options you'll be overwhelmed! They're food is phenomenal and I suggest their rice balls and the gnocchi dish with a pest sauce topped with a chicken cutlet!
Amazing! My gf son was so happy. He enjoyed a full gf meal: bread, appetizer, dinner and desert. (Anyone with celiac knows that you usually sit and starve watching everyone eat their bread basket and appetizers.) here you get a full gf meal! Can't wait tongs back
We love it...can get anything here...food is amazing....celiac safe.
my heaven! everything on their extensive menu is amazing great ambiance and staff
They can make the entire menu gluten free. Excellent food.
OMG!! The food here is at nirvana level in deliciousness. We had a salad with beans, garbanzos and crisp romaine, with creamy Italian dressing. Our entree was brasciole with gnocchi in a gorgeous tomato ragu. I'm in a state of Italian food zen!
Delicious and so many options! Great to be able to have real Italian food again. They deliver too!
Great food, great place. 10/10 perfect for celiac. They even bring delicious gluten free bread out for whoever needs the lack of gluten.
Good gluten-free fried calamari and pasta!
The food was amazing!! But they get 3 stars because the service was terrible. My boyfriend and I went there on a Wednesday, it wasn't too busy, an average night. We were on our main course before they even took the empty appetizer plates away. The waiter asked if I wanted another glass of wine, brought me a new glass and poured my old wine into my new glass, not the right thing to do. I most likely will not return, but it was a good try.
So many gluten free options, I was overwhelmed. The waitress brought me a delicious gf bread, had the gnocchi with Ragu and bracciole- could not tell it was gf. Also had fried zucchini sticks as the appetizer and my non celiac dining partners raved as well. Will definitely eat here again and again!!
Very large portion, good food! My GF pasta came with a GF bread which is very appreciated The aqua pazza was delicious!
honestly the best gluten free Italian food I have ever had, correction best Italian food I have ever had... I have celiac disease and typically avoid all Italian restaurants because of cross contamination, this place had a separate kitchen area where they prepare gf food. Almost anything on their menu can be prepared gf, including gnocchi, ravioli, calamary, cheese sticks, etc. I've been here twice while on travel for work and I have never been disappointed nor have I gotten sick. highly recommend!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! an entire dedicated gluten free italian menu including appetizers, pasta dishes, chicken/veal, and dessert menu. I got the gnocchi in brichol sauce, which was to die for. mozzarella sticks which I haven't had in 2 years were satiating, and chocolate cake to top it off. they are so knowledgeable and careful about gf cooking and cross contamination. I will definitely travel down to the area for another meal. large portioms, quality food and a great ambiance. I highly recommend to any gluten allergic, or celiac disease individuals, you will LOVE IT here!
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm