Ciao Bella

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 8 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 14 more
83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

565 Erin Drive, Memphis, TN 38117 Directions

(901) 205-2500
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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    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.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

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    4 rating
    10 months ago

    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.

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    4 rating
    4 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza


  • Dairy-Free
  • Greek
  • Happy Hour
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
5 pm - 10:30 pm
5 pm - 9:30 pm

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