Cafe Formaggio

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 93 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 10 more
100% of 71 votes say it's Celiac friendly

307 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, NY 11514 Directions

(516) 333-1718
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Extensive gluten free menu- great service and very knowledgeable. I Nina tested all of my food without a problem.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Great gf menu. Great service!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Take your time and realize that they have everything you would want here available!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    The food is amazing with a whole gluten free menu! The staff is so accommodating and friendly. Great place to try.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Best place and has gluten free desert. You have to try here. It also has gluten free menus.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Everything was gluten free and staff were well informed about celiac. If you are in the area I highly recommend here.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Just so so so so good. Safely eat almost any traditional Italian American dish.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The best GF Italian food on Long Island!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    Really easy to eat anything

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

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

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Good gluten-free fried calamari and pasta!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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
    3 years ago

    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
    3 years ago

    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
    3 years ago

    The only place my son can eat whatever he wants

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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
    3 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Simply the best

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
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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