Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

12 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
321 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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Not celiac

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Gluten free items marked but they try very hard to modify for all allergies.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fantastic meal! Fantastic service! Bada bing was an amazing appetizer worked well with our table of eight! Gladly recommend!

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So delicious. So attentive to Celiac needs. You pay a little more but it's well worth it. Can't wait to go back. I had Gf gnooci and gf penne Alla vodka (modified to be Gf). Absolutely marvelous. 👌

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Gf penne alla vodka (modified to be gf)
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Gf gnooci
Gf flourless cake
Veal Saltimboca with GF Gnocchi
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Celiac

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Starting with the pluses: an absolutely wonderful meal & lots of GF options. The chef there is amazing. But there were some minuses too... Firstly, the waiter was quite loud and rude. He snapped at several of our party when they were explaining their dietary needs to him. Fortunately everyone just laughed about "having to get past the gatekeeper" so we could enjoy the food there! And secondly, a number of people brought dogs in with them, which is not good news if you have asthma (like me). So, great food but if this was Expedia I'd have taken a star off for the dogs and the waiter!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Wonderful experience at Carmelo’s tonight. Carmelo oversaw my meal himself which was filet mignon medallions au gratin in a marsala sauce. It was delicious! The flourless chocolate cake is a must for chocoholics because it’s basically a thick piece of fudge. As others mentioned definitely utilize open table and get a reservation it was packed on a Monday night.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was fantastic!! They don’t have a separate GF menu but they have GF penne and Gnocchi. They basically said any dish can be made GF. Tons of different options from steak, chicken, seafood, veal, and pastas. No GF bread but they did have a chocolate flourless cake. We were so stuffed we didn’t get dessert! Making a RESERVATION would be recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent Italian meal and great service. Many gluten free options. I has chicken Limoncello with gf penne pasta and it was very good. They also offer gluten free gnocci. The house balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing was really good. No gf bread and I did not ask about desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Their gf gnocchi was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food here is incredible. They are very accommodating for special food issues. I had the salmon and potatoes with veggies. They had to modify the meal for me and it was still incredible.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous! Take out order. Spoke with chef personally. Very knowledgeable. Gluten free pasta entree with delish ingredients. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very gluten friendly. Knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Chef is from Sicily! Everthing is made fresh to order.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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