50% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1652 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78416 Directions

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Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They don't have gluten free anything. The waitress said they took out their gluten free menu.

3 years ago

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

Celiac
5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The waitress put croutons in my soup !!! I told her not to simply remove the croutons but to bring me a new soup. Them anorher waitress came to talk to me about their GF pastas and she did not know if they were warmed in the same water as their regular pastas... So I took their bunless burger... This was not why i came in an italian restaurant... :-( If you come here, be sure to ask many questions to your waitress to ensure she knows what gluten is and how to handle your plate

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

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  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
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6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Loved their gluten free pasta. They were very nice and aware of the gf allergy

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

great accommodations to my specific needs.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
3 days ago
Celiac friendly

Upon entering the restaurant, I asked the hostess about gluten free and she had no idea. That make me nervous but a manager came over and explained their procedures in detail. The wait staff was then prompted that I had celiac. I decided to try a pizza as they set Gf pizzas on foil, so they don’t touch where regular pizza does in the stove. The good news is that I didn’t get sick. It’s always a roll of the dice when eating out with celiac. The staff was also very accommodating, however there was no dedicated gf menu. The gf pizza crust wasn’t great though. I hadn’t eaten all day and could barely choke down 2 pieces.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I ate here twice for lunch in past 6 months with no problems. Had spicy ramano chicken and shrimp with GF pasta and house salad no croutons. Chicken shrimp dish is very flavorful. Took my own GF bread.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They do not have a gluten free menu. Only have a pasta noodle. Everything that is on the pasta will have gluten.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I have Celiac and had a scary experience, which proved the lack of knowledge the staff has. I asked the waitress for the gluten free menu and I asked for the chicken Parmigiana with spaghetti from the gluten free menu. When I received my food, the chicken was breaded, when I spoke to the waitress about this she said, she knows because some people like to mix it up. I tried to explain how serious this is and your are playing with the health of your customers.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

They say they have gf options. Went for dinner and was disappointed overall. They did offer a gf bread option so I had something when others at my table were enjoying bread to dip in the garlic & oil. Nice touch. I had a Caesar salad and it was weird: tomatoes, red onions, and olives. The dressing was bland at best. And I had the Italian Chili which is listed as gf. It was tasty but barely warm. I chose not to do pasta as they don’t offer traditional spaghetti in gf form. Big disappointment. The corkscrew gf noodles I’ve had at other pasta restaurants never worked out very well so I declined here. Why don’t they just use gf spaghetti noodles, there are so many really excellent choices out there. I finished with the flourless chocolate cake and it made everything else fade away. I say go but be aware, ask questions, and decide for yourself but be sure to post afterwards.

Not celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They Do Not have a gluten free menu and are clueless. My server told me the got rid of it a few months ago. She then told me she could just pull the noodles out of the soup so I could eat it!

Celiac
2 months ago

They don’t have gluten free menu however they are knowledgeable about gluten free dishes when requested and they have gluten free options

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was the best tasting I’ve had in awhile but 20 minutes after finishing, I had a bad reaction. I’m guessing cross/contamination

Celiac
4 months ago

I have had several good experiences at Carino's. Just be sure to let the server know that gluten free is not a choice, it is a necessity. Good selection of gluten free items available on the menu and gluten free pasta.

Celiac
5 months ago

Definitely not safe for people with celiac!!! They have very bad cross contamination! I will not eat there again.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

No longer have gluten free options.

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Received meal with mixed with regular pasta. Cross contamination is a problem here.

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ate here twice before with awesome service and options. Went there today 4/2019... No longer offer a gluten free menu! 🤬

6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They have gluten free foods but they use the same pizza paddle to get everything out of oven and I bet use the same water to cook the pasta. Server told me the meatballs are gluten free but not according to their online menu. Also could not provide a gluten free menu. If you have sensitivity like me probably safe but if you are truly celiac I wouldn't risk it.

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

No longer offering gluten free options.

Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I requested my pasta be boiled in new water. I’m not sure what happened but I got sick. I thought the waitress understood my request. Third time to get sick after eating here so no more Carinos for me.

Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Does not have a gluten free menu anymore.

Celiac
8 months ago

Tried to eat here 2/7/19 and was told that they no longer serve gluten free pasta. Isn't that the reason for going to an Italian restaurant? Gluten free dessert had also vanished. Such a disappointment.

Not celiac
8 months ago

They have a GF menu online but do not carry GF pastas or pizza crusts. Your only option is going to be entree salads. We left so I can't say if it's Celiac friendly or not.

Celiac
9 months ago

Way better than Olive Garden’s gf food! Shaniqa, our waitress, was awesome!

10 months ago

Service was horrible. Salad had croutons picked off evidenced by the crumbs left behind. Gluten free pasta dish had cold bacon and chicken was rubbery. Will not be back.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Was handed an alergen menu at the door, but it was 7 years old. Found no mention in either menu of their GF pizza or pasta. However, the waiter knew, knew how to treat a celiac order, and was very helpful and accommodating.

Not celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff and manager know absolutely nothing about gluten, which sauces contain it, or how much risk there is of cross-contamination. We left without ordering.

Celiac
11 months ago

The food was great, however I do feel like I got sick the next day. I’m not sure if it was just me or a fluke, but I don’t think I’ll risk it and eat there again. Big bummer.

Celiac
11 months ago

Gluten free pizza is great! They have gluten free menu...

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I always make sure the wait staff knows that eating gluten free is not a choice but necessity. I have eaten here several times and just no more... The last time I was served croutons in my salad and when they took it back I am pretty sure all they did was pick them off because when I started to eat my new "GF" salad I found several croutons in the bottom. I set that aside knowing I was now going to have a week of stomach cramps. Got my main meal and they were indeed GF noodles but were terribly under cooked and found regular noodles when I got a little ways through the dish and stopped eating all together. I talked to the manager who apologized and brought me a GF brownie. We left everything on the table brownie included and were still charged full price. Every time I have gone there has been an issue. I wait up to a year before trying again hoping that with education they will get better but it is worse every time. This is a favorite for my large family and no one eats there now because of my allergy. Bummer.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Best pasta I've ever had, and it was gluten free! I ordered the Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival. Our server, David, assured me they could swap out bowtie pasta for gf penne, and make any other changes needed. After checking, they modified the asiago cream sauce as well. It was one of those "Are you sure this is really gluten free?" meals. Also, you can get gf bread (baked pizza crust) to dip in olive oil and roasted garlic for an extra fee of about $5. Obviously, it's not the same as free loaves of fluffy fresh-baked bread, but I appreciate having the option, and David was clear it would be an extra charge. For me, it was worth it. The staff was very friendly and our food was served quickly with no problems at all. We had planned to eat at Olive Garden, but the parking lot was full. I'm glad we chose to try Carino's, aa there was no wait and there are more options than Oilve Garden if you are gluten free.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I’ve eaten here three times in the last year. They have a separate kitchen area and almost any pasta on the menu can be made gluten free. I always make sure I let the waiter know how sensitive I am as a celiac and they seem to go above and beyond to make sure it is gluten free.

Celiac
1 year ago

We tried eating here with our daughter (Celiacs) who did the gluten free option, unfortunately she had some pain later that night. Possibly ok for gluten intolerance but not Celiac friendly (at least for this kiddo).

1 year ago

Only gluten free pasta available was spaghetti. Kinda sad about that, After reading other reviews. Fortunately for myself it's only a sensitivity not allergy. But heads up. Food was good. Service lacking. Maybe cause it a Monday night. Idk

Celiac
1 year ago

Lots of choices which I appreciated. They do have a gluten free bread option which is $1 extra. They just really over cooked the gluten free pasta.

Celiac
1 year ago

Its been a while, but I found gluten containing pasta mixed in with my gluten free pasta. If I eat here I get a salad or get the meal on spinach instead of pasta. Communicate your allergen level with the manager.

1 year ago

They have done away with their GF menu but still have the GF pasta & GF bread for the dipping oil. (However though it looks kinda like a pita cut up. All the red sauces are GF but the Alfredo is not.

1 year ago

Disappointed. Try the Columbus location where they go above and beyond for gluten free customers.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered a pasta dish from the gluten free menu and half way through eating my pasta I found a normal pasta noodle in my food. Not safe

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Menu is not clearly marked on all GF options. I spoke to a manager who gave me confidence that they take good precautions to avoid cross contamination. When ordering, my server had no idea what contained gluten, he was unsure on meatballs and salad dressings and would say “I think” which doesn’t fly with a Celiac so I confirmed with a manager that what I got was safe to consume. (The meatballs do contain bread crumbs so don’t get them). I got the sizzler and it was VERY good, I was nervous that it wasn’t GF, I made my husband taste test against his and he couldn’t tell the difference in the GF noodles, the flavor was outstanding. I wish they had GF bread, even for a small fee, watching everyone else eat fresh bread before the meal was torture.

Celiac
1 year ago

Every time we had poor service and crummy food even before we were diagnosed as celiacs. So I'd never go there now.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

NOT celiac friendly. The waiter and kitchen were great but their menu is not true GF. I trusted reviews here and their menu and got sick immediately I had to leave my kids with their dad to finish eating so I could be home and be miserable. Later my husband checked the online allergy list and the items they gave me ( Caesar salad no croutons and Alfredo with Pene noodles that were in gf menu) both clearly say contain wheat but “not other gluten” I completely blame management and whoever does the menu, they need to be more aware and educated on what gluten is.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff was very nice and knowledgeable about Celiac disease, but I ended up having a pretty nasty reaction.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was good...nothing special. Waitress was very kind. When I had eaten about 1/2 of my pasta, I found a cooked fettuccini noodle mixed in with the gf spaghetti. Sigh. :(

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating for people with Celiac and those eating gluten free. Fast service too!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

RJ is a very knowledgeable server/manager. You do have to speak with a member of the management team to talk about the available options but this is definitely a great place to eat. I have eaten there at least 4 times from February 2018-March 2018 and have not gotten sick once. They even make a from scratch Alfredo sauce for gluten free. 👍

Celiac
1 year ago

Food is good, staff is well trained. We like to eat here a lot. Weekends has a cheap lunch deal 11 to 4 where you get soup and an entree.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great staff... the bartender has always been my favorite waiter. Very knowledgeable and friendly

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

4 Celiacs in my family. We go here about once monthly. Great options! Nobody has ever gotten sick. Dedicated kitchen space and utensils, pots and pans. So refreshing!

1 year ago

The Muncie location did away with the gluten free pizza. Call to confirm availability as gluten free options vary by location.

1 year ago

Called for take out because we were tired from a long drive. The woman we ordered from wasn't very knowledgeable about the GF menu so I settled for a salmon salad. It was fine and no ill effects.

1 year ago

we walked out of this restaurant. they expected the customer to order spinach or potatoes to replace pasta to make menu items gluten free I no pasta. this is not Italian.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Food was gf, but don’t waste your time here. The food is no good!

Celiac
1 year ago

They’ve changed their menu and don’t have a gluten free menu any longer. they are willing to prepare gluten free pasta or take gluten items off. however cross contamination is a possibility and they lack of knowledge about ingredients.

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