Chef Zorba's Greek Restaurant

75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly

2626 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206 Directions

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I love gyros and have eaten them elsewhere being told they were gluten free. Well guess what, they are not. Zorba's had the actual nutritional information on hand and shared it with me. I opted for the Athenian Salad with grilled chicken. Not only did my server suggest that I forgo the gyro (new information), pita (duh) and grape leaves, but she also knew that the dressing was GF too. My little GF had scrambled eggs, bacon and GF toast I watched them toast it in a completely separate toaster. It was all delicious and my salad was so huge, I had enough for a second meal.

The quantity and quality both exceeded my expecations.


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review


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Our waiter was very educated about gf, and concern over cross contamination. Large flavorful portions, cute patio area, must tables filled, service was prompt.

Updated 2 years ago read full review


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Would give zero stars if I could. NOT gluten friendly by any stretch of the imagination. Our waitress was down right hostile.

I made her aware of my gluten issues, and she responded that the owner has celiac and EVERYTHING is cross contaminated. When I told her I had found the restaurant on this site, it went over her head. I asked what the GF options were, and she responded with "well, what are you thinking?" I listed the menu items that I thought might be safe, and her only response was "No". Apparently, according to her they even roll their falafel in bread crumbs before frying it.

The other people with me ordered while I scoured the menu for something to eat. When she came back, I asked about the salads. I don't like oil and vinegar, and asked if the ranch was GF. She said "it's a powdered mix, so probably not." I asked about the Greek chicken on special, apparently that is rolled in bread crumbs too. I finally asked if there was anything that was actually GF. She got REALLY snotty then and said "Let's go over the ENTIRE menu for you then" She waved around at the breakfast stuff (which according to the menu isn't served past 10 am) and basically said I could have lettuce, olives, tomatoes, vinegar dressing and cottage cheese.

My husband finally lost it and told her we would pay for his side salad but we were leaving. When we stood up, the waitress said the kitchen had already started our meals. We told her to cancel them and she said "fine" and stormed off. We waited for a few minutes for the check for the side salad, but didn't see her again so we left.

She then chased us OUT THE DOOR with the check, demanding that we pay it. My husband argued with her and she threatened to get the owner. My husband said he would LOVE to talk to the owner and she went back inside. We waited another 10 minutes, no owner. We left.

Their listing on this site says they have bread etc. to substitute. NOT TRUE.

Celiac friendly?


Updated 5 years 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

  • Bread/Buns


  • Breakfast
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Restaurant


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Overall Rating


Greek restaurant that provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is no separate GF menu, but the staff is very aware. I have eaten here dozens of times and so far only once there was cross-contamination (which is bad, of course). Still 5 stars for the many times they got it right.

Celiac friendly?


Updated 6 years ago read full review

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