3754 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20602 Directions

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Not celiac
3 months ago

I specifically asked waitress about their gluten free menu and asked over and over if my dish was Gluten free since it looked no different from their fettucini dishes. Oh did I regret eating it. Within an hour my stomach was in pain and I was so dizzy even when laying down, I felt so sick. Don't trust the kitchen staff's judgement, they clearly do not know the difference.

Not celiac
1 year ago

I ordered the gluten free Fettuccine Carrabba and there was no Alfredo sauce, the pasta was dry. Their website wouldn't let me online order, so I had to call in to order. They never gave me a price for my order, I had to walk into the restaurant just to find out. I also ordered a Caesar Salad that had pieces of croutons in it, when I asked for them without. It seems the salads are premixed and they picked the croutons out. I even ordered Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup, the person who took my order didn't even no what I was taking about, he told me they only have a Chicken Noddle Soup. I found small noodles in the soup, so I'm not even sure if the soup is really gluten free. They also but bread that wasn't gluten free in the bag. The fact that I had to ask if it was gluten free and find croutons in the salad when I order from the gluten free menu is disturbing.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

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  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Celiac
2 days ago

Love this place. Very celiac-friendly.

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

I have eaten here safely many times. Very safe for celiacs. Lots of gf options. One of my favorites. *EDIT- After a discussion about GF needs and accommodations, I ended up with a crouton in my salad that I didn’t see until I had eaten 2/3 of it. I had to rush home and force myself to throw up. :(

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Several GF options available. Staff was accommodating.

2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

As a very sensitive Celiac, Italian food restaurants cause me the most anxiety. I have been glutened by GF pasta at restaurants, too many times to mention. I reluctantly took my chances here. So happy I did. I had absolutely no reaction to the pasta or the chicken that I chose. The taste was by far the best GF pasta that I have eaten at a restaurant. It wasn’t overcooked or mushy. There were a lot of GF options on the menu. Very pleased with my meal and will definitely return.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is knowledgeable. There are a good amount of gluten free options. Food is great!

Celiac
1 month ago

Never had a problem, food was delicious!

1 month ago

Easy to use menus marked with gluten free options, Pasta available. Multiple options available. Even had options for me with multiple allergies that tasted good without much hassle, server knew the ingredients in everything I ask d about.

Celiac
1 month ago

They only have one type of GF pasta and I’m pretty sure it was cross contaminated.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

We had a nice meal. Three of us gf. 2 celiac. No issues. They explained their prep practices and seemed to know what they were doing.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Fabulous meal as well as great service! There were very many options as well.

Celiac
2 months ago

Amazing and consistent. Never got sick from there and the service is great

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Good options and knowledgeable staff. A reliable choice.

2 months ago

Great food great service go for the pasta

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection of gf pasta, soups

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I have eaten here twice. Each time the staff has been knowledgeable about food allergies. I have celiac as well as other food sensitivities and they went above and beyond. The manager on duty revisited with me about my food choices. They bartender visited with me about my drink choices. It’s been 12 hours and no issues. So I also believe they did there job in the kitchen regarding cross contamination. I had the salmon with gf fettuccine on the side and a salad with oil and balsamic vinegar with a yummy prickly pear margarita. Like the rest of you, eating out can be stressful. They lifted the stress away with their attention to my concerns and the delicious food. Will be back to this location.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Found a long gluten noodle mixed in with my gf pasta after I ate half. Not safe for celiac.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have gluten free cassareca pasta, it is so good, I order it off of amazon now! Staff is very knowledgeable and they always get my order right in the car side carry out!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great Italian food with gluten free pasta. The menu shows all gluten free options. Our server was very knowledgeable and my daughter loved the gluten free pasta!

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Super friendly staff and manager, but my NIMA detected a good amount of gluten. I should have expected that from a pasta place, oh well.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

So we were hesitant after reading disclaimer Manager and waitress assured us everything cooked separately Son loved his food And no reaction

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Clearly marked gf options, great flavor (got the sirloin and mashed potatoes with house salad), decent prices for a sit down place in an airport. No gf desserts.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful about gluten free options.

3 months ago

They have a very good GF pasta and many of there dishes can be made with it. Have never got sick after eating here. They will pile on the Romano cheese and their minestrone soup is delicious

Not celiac
3 months ago

I love the pasta Carrara (they use gf macaroni like noodles) but the problem with these noodles is the Alfredo sauce doesn’t absorb in them so you are virtually eating a plain noodle. They do however have plenty of gf options and I have never gotten sick from eating here!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The manager was super knowledgeable and took the time to stop by our table and make sure all was okay. All enjoyed the food and the gf noodles were good!

Celiac
4 months ago

Decent food for a chain. A good amount of options

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Nice selection of gluten free items listed on regular menu. Our server was very knowledgeble about food allergies and assured us of the precautions used to prevent cross contamination. Had the Chicken Bryan with sides of Cesar salad and broccoli. Great tasting food, great service and no problems afterwards.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gave 3 stars ONLY bc Limited options for GF but was surprised at how nice their Gf pasta was. They were terrified to make me their a la vodka sauce but after talking with chef it was bc he wasn’t sure about vodka. Even though I am a celiac I do not have a problem with full distilled vodka.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Do not eat here if you have celiac disease. The wait staff has no knowledge about it or about GF items on the menu. The “gluten free” dish I ordered contained gluten.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Mama mandolins chicken soup without pasta is delicious. They have GF pasta as well. Staff, kitchen and owners are very knowledgeable and careful.

4 months ago

A little expensive but everything is marked on the menu. The chicken bryan and was delicious. I was being good and had broccoli so I can't speak to the pasta, but they did seem to carry it.

Celiac
4 months ago

I ordered online and a young lady brought out our food shortly after we arrived. She put on gloves to bag our GF food and bagged it separately from the other food. She was AMAZING and the minestrone was delicious.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

So many options. The staff is very knowledgeable. All pasta dishes except for the ravioli can be made gluten-free delicious as-well. All the seasonings are gluten-free so the entire grill no risk of getting sick. Will go back

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This chain has taken all kinds of steps to make gluten free dining possible. I have always been a huge fan of Carrabbas and when they changed their baste for the chicken to use rice flour instead of wheat flour many years ago I was impressed. However, this location boils the GF pasta in with the regular pasta water and my dish the last several times has had fettuccine noodles in with my GF pasta. UNACCEPTABLE!! You all need to retrain kitchen staff and get your shit together!

5 months ago

Menu items are not marked GF but it states that GF pasta is available and waitstaff told us that the pasta sauces are GF.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I went to Carabba’s for my Aunt’s birthday because it’s her favorite restaurant. They had “gluten free items” marked on the menu. However, the server didn’t even know what gluten was, not to mention celiac disease. I ordered and off their gluten free selections and made it clear I was sensitive to cross contamination. I ended up getting very sick. The food was alright, but not anything worth getting sick over.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best texture GF pasta noodles I’ve had yet.

Celiac
5 months ago

Gluten free menu items clearly marked on the menu. Staff seemed mostly knowledge, but couldn't be sure if the bolognese sauce was GF or not, so they advised me to stick with the pomodoro. Pasta was very good and I did not get sick, but 4 stars for the sauce selection.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Went to Carrabbas for the lunch special. Get one lunch, second one free. While waiting for my niece. The gentlemen (Chris) that helped asked what I would like to drink. I ordered water and lemon. I told him if he had a gluten free beer I would have ordered one. He did a turn and said one moment I might have what you want. Brought out a Redbridge Beer!!! Yayyy!!! So on top of having a delicious lunch and great customer service from Chris, I got a beer!!! Can’t go wrong eating here that’s for sure. Chicken Bryan is my favorite for dinner. Never have gotten sick . I do have celiac.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered carry out last night. Despite specifying that I have a gluten allergy I found three pieces of normal penne pasta mixed into my dish. Their kitchen staff obviously do not take allergens seriously nor do they have proper protocol in place to accommodate celiac guests. Do not go here.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I eat at the Cape Coral location quite often and have never had an issue. I always make the staff aware I have Celiac & a wheat allergy. My reaction is respiratory so any wheat or gluten cross contamination is quickly evident.

Not celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I ordered their gf pasta with spaghetti sauce. Within 10 minutes of eating, I was starting to get itchy from having gluten. They wouldn’t confirm but I think they used the same water to boil my pasta in as regular pasta. Very disappointed!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Have gluten free options on the normal menu. Lots of choices, specific GF pasta. The waitress was knowledgeable about celiac. I was able to get Chicken Alfredo with GF noodles. The chicken was really good. Looking forward to going back and trying something else.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food good service. Messed up but corrected quickly and the manager watched over itto make sure the order was correct the second time. Very efficiently done. Only weaknesses there is no gluten free desserts.

Not celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I would say this place is Celiac friendly. We went last night with my toddler who has celiac and we told our server, Jacob, about her allergy. He assured me the cooks would change their gloves. She had the kids spaghetti (subbed with the GF pasta option, no meatball of course) and she also had bites of my minestrone soup, chicken Marsala, and steamed broccoli (all GF options they have). She had zero reactions and thought the food was yummy :) It’s nice to have a safe place to eat while traveling. Update: We visited again and she had the GF kids grilled chicken and broccoli and she loved it and no reaction! Just thought I would share.

Not celiac
6 months ago

We went to lunch today after I checked the menu on their website and it looked very gluten free with lots of options. It looked online that there was a separate menu with gluten free options. As soon as the waitress came over I knew I was in trouble. The pasta section of the menu was very confusing and made it appear that any of the items were available with gluten free pasta. The waitress had no clue and when I started to ask questions things got very uncomfortable. I thought she would go to the kitchen to ask about the questions I had but just guessed and when I told her I could get very sick if I got something with gluten in it, I just got a blank stare. One of the items she suggested to me was pasta with meatballs and when I was concerned that they had breadcrumbs in them she acknowledged that they probably did. Again, no offer to double check. We should have gotten up and left at that point. I ended up getting the Pasta Bolognese. My biggest concern was my salad dressing. At that point I was so frustrated with her that I didn't think to ask and I ate it anyway. Here's to hoping it was gluten free. I guess my biggest problem is that if you promote gluten free meals, educate your staff so they know what they're talking about. We'll never go back.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is knowledgeable, and the gf pasta is delicious. Plenty of options to choose from, including a savory minestrone or chicken (without noodles) soup!

Not celiac
7 months ago

Menu was labeled clearly with gluten free options. I’m dairy free as well and staff was super helpful and knowledgeable about all ingredients.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Our waiter and the entire staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. They reassured me that they were equipped to make my food safe for me to eat. I had the linguini positano . It was so great having pasta again.

7 months ago

Tasty options and easy to identify what is gluten free on menu.

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