Ciao Bella

10 ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
565 Erin Drive
Memphis, TN 38117

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Not celiac

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This place was awe full nothing marked and cafeteria Italian

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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We are traveling and came for dinner. They were awesome!!! Food was amazing! Service top notch. We got the chopped salad, rolls, and chicken Piccata. I am celiac and feel great! If I lived here I would come often. We came at 8:30 on a Thursday and it was busy. Seems like a regular crowd.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The very best part of the experience was our waiter. He is an absolute master of his craft and worked our table perfectly. Pasta dishes substituted a gf penne that was undercooked in three of our four meals by a few minutes. Two of those dishes were very flavorful but one was fairly bland. Pizza can be substituted for a 12” gf crust which was undercooked and not very appetizing. Dinner began with hot (except for the cold center) gf bread and infused dipping oil. Delicious. The house salad was nothing special but the chopped salad was excellent. And we all enjoyed the gf cheesecake cups for dessert but go with the strawberry topping instead of the others. Now, the front desk... the manager is abrupt and borderline rude, especially to my wife. If it wasn’t a special occasion and my children weren’t present, we would have left after our interaction with her. Very unpleasant. She would do better to manage from behind the scenes and leave customer interaction to more personable staff. There isn’t a dedicated gf menu but most dishes can be modified. Again, our amazing waiter was very gf knowledgeable and saved the experience from being mediocre. Hard to recommend based on the manager and the uneven kitchen performance but the waitstaff are excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Greek
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Staff were helpful about gf, they do gf pizza and pasta, also gluten free rolls to start :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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A friend and I had lunch at Ciao Bella today. I am gluten intolerant and have eaten there several times without any incidences. I had the Capellini Toscana pasta (Tomatoes, Basil, Roasted Red Peppers,Artichokes, Kalamata Olives, Capers, Olive Oil and White Wine). You can add chicken or shrimp to it but to me it's delicious and very filling as is. I've eaten there a few times and I have ot ask each time to ask the chef to cook the GF pasta a bit longer than normal pasta. They tend to undercook the pasta serving a bit too al dente for me. They have accommodated my request and in one case took the dish back to the kitchen and cooked the pasta longer.

I have only had a salad and pasta dishes at Ciao Bella but they also serve a GF pizza.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My family eats here regularly and my celiac son has had no problems. The gf pizza crust is mediocre, (thin, dry, tasteless) but my son thinks it's fine. There is no dedicated GF menu, but you can create your own GF pasta with whatever ingredients you wish. The alfredo is his favorite sauce. The waiters always check with the kitchen when I have questions.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had so many gluten free options is was overwhelming. Its different every time you go depending on what pastas they can get that are gluten free. It was the first time in years I have been able to have bread with olive oil at dinner. The food was so good I worried that I would get sick from some mix up but I didn't.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They do not have a gluten free menu .You ask the waiter what you can eat gluten free and they have several options.I was weary of some options truly being gluten free so went with white pizza.It was the worse pizza I ever had, very dry and tasteless! Not worth the money! I will not go back!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best gluten-free options in East Memphis. You can get anything on the menu gluten free (except meatballs or sausage). They even have gluten-free rolls.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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