Carmel's Bistro Giovanni

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta + 3 more
90% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

San Carlos & 5th Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 Directions

(831) 626-6003
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    My family had a fabulous meal here tonight. Our server was awesome and most importantly, the food was delicious. I had the gf pasta carbonara and it was so good. The flourless chocolate cake was delicious. My husband and four kids are not gluten free but they all loved their meals. I highly recommend this restaurant. I am highly allergic to wheat and gluten (I carry an epipen) and had no issues eating here.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    The food was good but the service wasn’t great. I had a pasta dish and didn’t get sick. They offer GF bread but the toaster isn’t GF so I got my bread not toasted. They said the pizza and bread are on different racks but in the same oven.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    I cannot say enough amazing things about this place. The salmon piccata was delicious!! The gf fettuccine was perfect. Finished it off with flourless chocolate cake and it couldn’t have been better. My husband and I recently were in Italy and this was on par with the restaurants over there. The owner treated us so well, was so friendly, and gave us a little Port to go with our cake! Fantastic!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    excellent gluten free pasta and several deserts (all of it Celiac friendly) including creme brulee and a flourless chocolate cake.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    This was the best gluten free experience in a very long time. The food is so tasty (and I am fussy), they make gluten free linguini and I am simply delighted to have chosen this place. Oh! I forgot the warm bread GF :-)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    So many options available for my wife who has a gluten and dairy allergy including warm gluten free bread to start (breads made in facility that processes nuts but not shared equipment), gluten free pastas, and pizza crust. I also have daughter with a nut allergy that they could accommodate. At least half of the entrees and almost all of the pasta dishes could accommodate us. I appreciated the receipt to the kitchen that had allergies listed per order (see photo).

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    5 rating
    10 months ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant!! Granted, I am not celiac, but I am gluten and dairy intolerant. I had gluten free pasta with arrabiatta sauce and chicken and it was delicious and it caused no problems for me. They made my dish at request and they did a great job. I was served gluten free bread that was excellent. Always a thrill for me!! The service was impeccable and she was very knowledgable. My husband really enjoyed the pesto pizza(not gluten free). The atmosphere of the restaurant was very pleasant. You will love the whole experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great food, ordered pasta and had no problems. If you ask they even bring out gf bread as an appetizer!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Food was great and several options... Even provided GF bread. But, unfortunately suffered from cross contamination.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Love this place! I got gf pasta dish. It was amazing. They even had gf bread with dinner!!! Great atmosphere and food was very good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We chose this restaurant for dinner based on all of the good reviews in Find Me Gluten Free, and I have to say they were right! This was by far the best meal we had in Carmel! The waitstaff were knowledgeable about Celiac, and I asked for a recommendation for their best gluten free pasta dish. I ended up with the prawns in a white wine and garlic sauce, over gluten free fettuccine. Best pasta I've had in years! My husband got the Steak special, which he said was fantastic. We both broke down and ordered dessert, to finish off a great meal. The friendly waitstaff did everything they could to make the experience memorable for all the patrons, and I will definitely be going back the next time I'm in Carmel!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    By far the best gluten free pasta that I have ever had! Nice, quaint little place with great knowledge of gluten allergies and a great selection for anyone with a gluten allergy. From the rolls to the pasta a very good selection for any gluten concerned person. Highly recommend!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Had gf pasta. They served Udi's rolls and had several choices for dessert

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I had a delicious gluten-free crust pizza with pesto sauce, chicken, olives, and artichoke. We asked for gluten-free bread, and they served it at no extra charge. They also had gluten-free pasta. Lovely place!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    THEY DO NOT HAVE A SEPARATE MENU... Only pasta is gluten free if TRUE CELIAC, you need to worry about sauces and other ingredients ASK!!! Meat Sauce IS NOT GLUTEN FREE & you MUST REQUEST gluten free Mariana sauce. I was excited about getting THAT experience, wound up with the standard stand by $15 (omelet) & potatoes granted it WAS GOOD!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wait staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. GF pizza was French style and tasty. They have flour-less chocolate cake and other GF desserts. Nice atmosphere.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday
5 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday
5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
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