DO NOT GO! I made a take out order. Upon arrival there were croutons on my salad (after explicitly ordering without). I explained to them that the whole salad had to be re-made rather than just pick the croutons off. When I got home and looked at the salad, crouton crumbs were all over the place. Then I opened up my meal which was ordered off the GF menu. I couldn't tell if they just skimped out on the noodles or if they were trying to replace them all together as there were exactly 3 noodles and a ton of potatoes. So I called and spoke with a Manager and explained to her what happend. Her response - She confirmed the noodles were not gluten free and then proceeded to say, "Oh they must have made it over the bed of noodles and then realized the mistake and moved it onto the potatoes". I then explained to her that in fact you do not have a gluten-free item once that has occured. NEVER GOING BACK
We ate at Carinos in Pigeon Forge this month while on vacation. I had a good GF experience two years ago at this same restaurant so we decided to go back again. They have a gluten free menu with several GF pasta dishes to choose from along with several other GF items. They also have a GF kid's menu. My GF pasta was delicious and my husband said his gluten-filled pasta was great too. Nice atmosphere - unless they sit you back by the kitchen which is very noisy with servers, cooks, and pots and pans.
The chicken caesar salad was great! I was at a restaurant that was supposed to have a gluten-free menu but did not. While my party enjoyed their food, I ordered and went to pick up the aforementioned salad. A lovely smelling loaf of bread (not GF) came with the order which justified the price. Quality taste
Zero stars for this place. Poorly staffed. Coffee machine broken for days but no effort to fix it. GlutenFree salad came out of the kitchen with croutons. Wait staff was sure "all our bread is gluten free" which of course was completely inaccurate. In fact they have no gluten free bread. Stay away.
I loved going here! they had so many fun drinks (I had a cream soda, which was refillable once). I had a pasta skillet, which wasn't my favorite, but there are still a lot of pastas and pizzas to try... and then I had an amazing chocolate molten cake with ice cream for dessert! it was so nice to have so many courses available (and tasty!)
I'm super thankful for their huge GF selection (and my pasta tasted so good that I actually thought I was going to be glutened until I ended up having no bad reactions!). The bar couldn't make the first few drinks I tried to order (they even said margaritas can't be gluten free...definitely not true) so DEFINITELY ASK before you assume your drink is safe! They must use mixes or swap with cheaper liquor?
I have been here several times and had no problems with the food. Menu is a little limited. Food is entered as an allergy item and prepared separate, but still need to stress the importance of the allergy to staff. Placed a to go order with the manager, and received bread with my meal. When we spoke with the manager, he was irritated and and not apologetic at all. Don't think we will be returning
sadly this place no longer has a gluten free menu. it used to have pretty extensive one. They have gluten free noodles and can make gluten free Alfredo and red sauce according to the staff members. as of right now I'm still waiting to make sure I don't have a reaction.
Do not go here. The website says that they have gluten free options, but they no longer have a gluten free menu. Our waiter wasn't knowledgeable about gluten free things and all he kept saying was they used to have gluten free things. They said they could do a plain chicken breast for my son. They also claim to have a gluten free chocolate cake. That is all he ate at dinner and is now suffering. He had a terrible reaction which kept him up all night. Plus he is feeling awful today. Do not go if you have any issues with gluten, no matter how big or small. They are not trained at this restaurant and they don't care.
I ordered the potato soup, which I found out after my husband received his meal is no longer offered gluten free. All the chicken dishes require the kitchen to not add flour to be gf and I did not trust that they would actually help me be safe, so I did not eat.
incredibly sensitive to celiac issues, treated every gluten free request as though it was celiac related because they stated they did not expect me to divulge my medical diagnosis in order to have a safe meal. very happy. will return. excellent variety of safe options
Lack of server training and communication with kitchen manager and servers caused them to give me meatballs on gf pasta. Two servers assured me the kitchen manager said the meatballs were gf. After I had a bite, my Aunt questioned how they keep them together without bread crumbs. There are gf bread crumbs, but I decided to double check. The server insisted the kitchen manager said they are gf. I asked him to find out how they were made. The manager came over apologized like crazy for the staff error. While the Penne was gf the meatballs were not! Needles to say I am having a Gluten attack! So mad! And I have to travel tomorrow! Not hard to get it right! TRAINING and Gf menu would help!
I went yesterday and asked about their gluten-free menu. The server told me they no longer have one, as they are making modifications. She also told me they no longer have gluten-free pizza crust. The only thing she knew was that they offer gluten-free penne.
The waitress was so considerate and careful not to cross contaminate my meal. This restaurant has so many gluten free options including gluten free pasta that was cooked to perfection as well as bread sticks, which was cleverly an Udi's pizza crust cut up and baked. I was very impressed and look forward to a return trip in the future!
I'm giving Carinos three stars because they are trying. but if you are celiac, beware. the gluten free pasta is not cooked and drained in dedicated gluten free pans. cross contamination is a deal killer. they do have a gluten free menu, so there are other choices. ordered Italian chili. it was good, filling, and came with free refills.
1st time visiting. I ordered GF soup and salad; child ordered GF penne with white sauce and chicken. Soup is clearly not made from scratch OR/AND from a can mixed with frozen veggies but manager says it is. Pasta was not a good dish at all. We ordered to house salads to go and left extremely unfulfilled and disappointed. Not sure if GF precautions taken in kitchen. I git a headache as soon as I ate some of the pasta.
This has been our best dining out gf experiences since being diagnosed. The restaurant has a dedicated menu, knowledgeable staff and many tasty options. We asked for the gf menu and waiter brought us GF bread sticks along with regular bread for rest of the table. It was nice to treated like a normal guest, even though she is limited.
My husband is highly sensitive to gluten. We told the server we needed our meals gluten free (I got mine gf as well so we could share). Both our meals were delicious and no problems for my husband. would definitely easy her again