71% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2425 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Directions

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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.

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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. :(

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Gluten free menu. Had the salmon avocado salad, it was delicious. They had plenty of pasta options and other salads.

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  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
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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.

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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

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Don't have pizza at this location!

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Good variety GF menu which shows they put some thought and care into it. Good food but it is a two $ restaurant.

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The staff couldn't been nicer. They have an actual Gluten Free Menu as opposed to everyone else's piece of paper. the pasta was perfect, a rare treat.

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The food was good but it definitely needs more than one $.

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They said they have pizza and we looked it up online, but when we got there they had no GF pizza! Very disappointed!

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Good food! I really like the lemon rosemary chicken!!!

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There gluten free menu is very limited. I ordered their gluten free version of GF Chicken Alfredo. It was horrible and tasteless. The noodles were hard as well. We will not be going back there.

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I’m at this restaurant now and there is NO Gluten Free menu ☹️. Hard to trust your app these days 🤨

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They completely got rid of their gluten free menu!Very disappointed!Can only get a plain salad or spend $17 or more on a choice of 2 entrees!

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This place is loaded with cross contamination if you have celiac disease DO NOT EAT THERE pasts cooked in ssme water as regular pasta if I could give 0 stars I would

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They told me they discontinued their gluten free menu a year ago.

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I was so happy to eat here in october 2019 and it be gluten free. I went back today, november 10, 2019 to be told Corportate had removed the GF items. so sad!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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

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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.

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

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No longer have gluten free options.

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

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

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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.

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No longer offering gluten free options.

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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.

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Does not have a gluten free menu anymore.

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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.

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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

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

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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

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

Celiac

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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. 👍

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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.

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

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