Cafe Formaggio

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 70 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 8 more
100% of 44 votes say it's Celiac friendly

307 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, NY 11514 Directions

(516) 333-1718
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    September 07, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 19, 2017

    Best meal I have had in years! Safe for celiacs. Knowledgeable staff. Great experience!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 06, 2017

    Absolutely delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 23, 2017

    The best GF Italian food on Long Island!!!

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    5 rating
    June 09, 2017

    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!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 03, 2017

    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+++

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    5 rating
    May 14, 2017

    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!!

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    5 rating
    May 12, 2017

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 30, 2017

    Food was delicious and the staff was very helpful. Will definitely go back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 23, 2017

    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.

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    5 rating
    April 10, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 19, 2017

    Really easy to eat anything

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    5 rating
    February 22, 2017

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 19, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 30, 2017

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 26, 2016

    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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    December 08, 2016

    We love it...can get anything here...food is amazing....celiac safe.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 15, 2016

    my heaven! everything on their extensive menu is amazing great ambiance and staff

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 06, 2016

    They can make the entire menu gluten free. Excellent food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 01, 2016

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 14, 2016

    Delicious and so many options! Great to be able to have real Italian food again. They deliver too!

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    5 rating
    February 13, 2016

    Great food, great place. 10/10 perfect for celiac. They even bring delicious gluten free bread out for whoever needs the lack of gluten.

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    5 rating
    January 27, 2016

    Good gluten-free fried calamari and pasta!

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    3 rating
    November 08, 2015

    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.

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    5 rating
    October 30, 2015

    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!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 22, 2015

    Very large portion, good food! My GF pasta came with a GF bread which is very appreciated The aqua pazza was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 21, 2015

    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!

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    5 rating
    September 26, 2015

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 30, 2015

    Love it here! Everything is amazing and never get sick. Only complaint is that it's expensive (we do take out once a week and it's a lot!)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 23, 2015

    Kitchen has a designated gluten free area which has been certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), making it safe for Celiacs, like me, without any fear of cross-contamination. I have felt so welcome and "normal" eating here all three times I've attended. Gluten Free menu is almost as long as the regular menu and all GF meals are clearly labeled for servers/staff delivering your meal with a bright green label stuck in the food like a cupcake flag. Any time I can get my own tasty GF bread while everyone else at the table has their own bread, I'm happy! Even the memory of eating here makes me smile! I will definitely return many more times, especially since all of the food (even regular, non-GF food I'm told) tastes like it's made with only the freshest ingredients. Fellow Celiacs and gluten intolerant people, you MUST take your family here! None of you will regret it because the food is outstanding, prices are fair, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the staff is fantastic.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 12, 2015

    The only place my son can eat whatever he wants

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    5 rating
    June 28, 2015

    I have been eating at Cafe Formaggio for about three years. I have celiac disease and am very sensitive to cross contamination. Never once have I had a negative experience here. If I can give them 10 stars I would. Always delicious, I never feel left out. A great place for non GF family members to gather and indulge. Enjoy. Toni Ann

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 15, 2015

    I would be here weekly if I lived close by! This is some seriously excellent Italian food that is reliably and conscientiously GF. Great knowledge on part of staff and kitchen about safety. The GF menu makes you want to melt. Real GF meatballs! Real GF Eggplant Parm! Be still my heart.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    June 05, 2015

    Love the food! Full gluten menu. I love the pizza n ravioli. Staff is knowable

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    5 rating
    April 03, 2015

    Simply the best

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    5 rating
    March 05, 2015

    Amazing! Largest gluten free menu I've ever seen. You can basically get anything you want gluten free- fried calamari, breaded chicken, etc. food is great and staff is very knowledgable!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 13, 2014

    I would eat here everyday if I could! Food is delicious and staff is well informed. Separate kitchen for gluten free cooking. Try it!! Gnocchi is my personal favorite :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 18, 2014

    Food was delicious with generous portions. Service was exceptional!!

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    5 rating
    September 13, 2014

    Dedicated fryer, extensive GF menu. My dishes came out with GF flagged toothpicks on them to minimize confusion. I love this place when I'm visiting family in the area. I wish we had one in Texas!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 17, 2014

    Gluten free mozzarella sticks and eggplant rollatini were amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 12, 2014

    Every time I go to Long Island I try to include a stop at Cafe Formaggio because it's so good. Huge gf offerings in a casual but neat setting. Great service and great food have always been my experience here. GF baked clams, calamari, stuffed artichoke , meatballs , pasta fagioli, gnocchi are just some of my favorites served here. Wish they were closer to home.

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    5 rating
    August 05, 2013

    As far as gluten free goes, I've never seen a menu like this. Unreal. Bravo for all the options! We ordered GF bread (very tasty) a pizza (delicious) and I got a pasta dish. All fresh, all VERY clearly noted as gluten free. Impressive. Only one negative observation: the waiters were not too friendly. But with a menu this extensive, I'd forgive them (almost) anything..

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 26, 2013

    Unbelievable food, pricey but excellent... They have selections of gluten free that you just are not used to seeing, like a regular menu

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    5 rating
    March 26, 2013

    This restaurant has been a staple for my girlfriends and I. When I found out a year ago I was gluten intolerant I was so happy to know they had a full gluten free menu and I could continue to frequent my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing with great service! I can enjoy fried calamari again! Highly recommended!

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    4 rating
    March 02, 2013

    Food was great. Large gluten free menu. Service was great as well

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 19, 2013

    The food and service were amazing. It was pricey but worth it. The portamella was beyond delicious. The gf menu was extensive. I can't wait to go back and try something else. Mmm! (Also they bring out gf bread while you decide).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 19, 2012

    My daughter has celiac and this is our favorite family restaurant. Food is great and service is always great as well.

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    5 rating
    March 26, 2012

    amazing food! best fried calamari & stuffed mushrooms I ever had.

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    4 rating
    October 20, 2011

    service was great and they had an extensive g-free menu.

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    5 rating
    August 18, 2011

    Great Gluten Free menu choices. Food is delicious and plentyful.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Calamari
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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