Ciao Osteria

19 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
15 ratings

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14115 St Germain Dr
Centreville, VA 20121
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered GF pizza and got sick afterwards :( Not safe enough with gluten cross contact

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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I was told there is no separate prep space for their gluten free pizza because "the oven is 900° so the gluten just burns off."

I also got extremely sick from their gluten free pasta. Be very cautious here.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious GF pizza!! Their GF dough is made with rice flour. They cook gluten-containing flour dough pizzas in the same kitchen and pizza oven, but noted they use different pizza pans and clean the area where the GF pizza is to be cooked within the pizza oven. Proceed with caution, but I am very sensitive to gross-contamination and didn’t get sick!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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The pizza is absolutely amazing! We drive 1 1/2 hours from our house to get it. Tastes like "real" pizza! Celiac: no reaction

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They claim to have GF pizza, but they cook it on the same surface of regular flour in the oven immediately cross contaminating it. This is unfortunate and somewhat misleading. There is always a risk of regular cross contamination but advertising a GF pizza that is slid onto the same surface as normal flour is a high source of cross contamination

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free restaurant. Pizza is exceptional and the chef and staff fully knowledgable on celiac. Thanks for great gluten free options

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So educated and knowledgeable about gluten allergy, they have a dedicated fryer as well. The food is also the best I’ve had, especially the pasta and pizza!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Fresh homemade gf dough! Authentic flavors.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Their GF pizza is amazing! They are so kinds and offer some really great gluten free options

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Ciao Osteria is a jewel in Centreville. Seriously is the best pizza for hundreds of miles around. They have a delicious gluten free crust and very knowledgeable and well trained wait staff. We have been several times and feel very safe and taken care of every time. Their salads are delicious. They make any pizza gluten free for us and without cheese (my wife also has a dairy allergy), and we love it.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Best GF pizza, just like in Italy! The gf pizza crust was soft and chewy and beautifully toasted from the brick oven. The pasta was delicious too. The wonderful staff seemed very knowledgeable about the gf options and substitutions. Can’t wait to go back!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The service here is not great (the staff did more chatting with each other than serving food on time or refilling drinks) but I didn't get sick from the food. Since the pizza is not cooked on a separate surface, I ordered the gluten-free pasta.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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SECOND UPDATE: I’ve learned they make their pizza with a celiac-safe flour that contains wheat starch. This means it’s not safe for people with wheat allergies.

UPDATE: I’ve eaten here many times before safely but last night I got wheated. I don’t know what it was. I can’t give you advice other than- we went an hour before closing and maybe they were less careful?

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I’ve been eating gluten free for over 10 years and that was BY FAR the best pizza I’ve had since. The crust was clearly homemade and had substance. Not a cracker. The ingredients were fresh and delicious. I ordered pasta, too. Ha. It was also delicious. The service was really good too. I’m sure I will be back many more time.

Only con: the only desert is sorbet/gelato. I wish they had a cake, but I was stuffed anyway and REALLY didn’t need it. Ha.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I went they based on all the great ratings and the first thing I asked was if they cook the pizza on a separate pan. They don’t. Just the wood fired surface in the oven. I walked out. Not celiac safe

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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One of the best gf pizzas I’ve ever had (in 18yrs of being gf). The only other two that could compete were in nyc and Italy. The staff are very knowledgeable and there are many options beyond pizza (pasta, appetizers, salads, and other entrees). I’ve eaten here multiple times and have not gotten sick. This place is gf heaven.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is some of THE BEST tasting gluten free pizza I have ever had. I grew up in NYC in a family of immigrants from Naples and this pizza is DELICIOUS. This is not a GF restaurant. I have celiac and have never had issues here. I drive 30+ minutes each way for this pizza and it is excellent.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been a celiac for 6 years now. This is the only restaurant in Virginia where I have been able to get a fresh hand tossed pizza crust. Really delicious

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gf pizza. They use gf caputo flour which the Italian waiter said was not celiac safe since it has 0.0001 gluten due to the gf wheat starch. However I have had this flour at home without issue. The pizza was amazing and they know what they are doing. I am 2 hours out and usually would feel something by now if I got gluten. Best pizza I have had in the US!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Absolutely best gf pizza I have had in the DMV! No tiny pizza that tastes subpar, it’s the real deal, it looks amazing and tastes amazing. My daughter and I both have celiacs and not only had no ill effects, we were giddy with food happiness. The waiter said almost every dish could be made gf upon request. No separate gf menu but just ask. I didn’t ask about cross contamination protocol but my daughter is very sensitive and gets sick easily if there was however if this is a concern for you, I would ask. I would suggest reservations. The place was packed at 530 and without reservations we had to sit at the bar which was nice too.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been going to here every other week for a few months now and it has always been amazing. They have hand tossed gluten free crust. Make sure you ask for some of the dip to eat it with, and go next door for dessert if it is still open.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Really good gluten free wood fire pizza crust!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The pizza with gluten free crust is fantastic. It has a sourdough taste to it. Wood fired too.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love Ciao, never been cross contaminated and the food is always excellent. Best Italian food I have had since being diagnosed with Celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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gluten free pasta and pizza options, but a big risk for cross contamination exists, as pizzas are cooked in the same oven, on shared surfaces, alongside gluten pizzas. My friend who is a sensitive celiac has gotten sick here and her Nima tests positive for gluten in the Gluten free pizza.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The best homemade gluten free pizza. They offer gluten free pasta, will cook separately and willing to adjust meals where possible

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Closed so don’t even bother with this one.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free crust I've ever had. It's so fluffy and delicious. I ate here twice within 3 days while visiting family and did not get sick. We even took a pizza with us on our road trip home.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered the gluten free pizza and the staff said it was celiac friendly. However, later that day, I was severely sick and it lasted for weeks. I also emailed the restaurant and never got a response.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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In spite of talking with both the server and the chef, I was feeling sick even before I got out the door at this restaurant. I avoided the pizza because they said it was cooked in the same oven, on the same surface as the gluten pizzas. The chef and the manager say the gluten is killed because the oven cooks at 900 degrees. A friend of mine submitted a review on a different website, mentioning my experience. The manager contacted him and pressured him to change his review. I just don't trust this place.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have gluten free pasta and pizza, and they can make almost any dish gluten free. Server was also on a gluten free diet, so she completely understood my needs. Food was delicious. I'm from Southern California, and this was my third time here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free pizza is excellent. It is hand tossed unlike most other GF pizza which is thin crust. Did I mention it was excellent too?

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So so good. The best gluten free pizza I’ve ever had. This is why this app is so great—never would’ve found it otherwise. We ended up coming back a few days later on our way back out of town. Even better—we met the owner and he was a pleasure! Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Outstanding- very knowledgeable. Had pasta;apparently all their sauces are GF!!

Owners name is Sal- extremely nice man, who also was very knowledgeable. Told me they are going introduce GF ravioli and cannolis very soon to the menu!!

Different size pizza’s - taste like a real freaking pizza!!!!

Definitely suggest for crazy real at Home down to earth Italian!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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First of all, this place is legit beyond words. I was lucky enough to go to Italy before I was diagnosed with celiac. This establishment nails it, and also can offer it GF. Had one of the best GF pizzas I’ve ever had...but the house made mozz w my app was delicious. Best of all, wait staff is trained and can speak to GF options, knowledgeable about celiac, and the kitchen won’t get you sick. I will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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omg... the best pizza i have ever had. I got asked what size I wanted... That floored me! I have celiac and I didn't get sick :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So many amazing gluten free options-pizza and pasta! Very accommodating and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Exceptional pizza! I am on the gluten free diet and they make hands down the best gluten free pizza I've had in my life. If you carry out you can order a large size (for some reason they won't let you order the large if you dine in), which I haven't found at any other pizza joint. The pizzas are wood fired and crust is out of this world! Have been more than 10 times! Note: I always carry out as the restaurant is always crazy busy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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so the first trip was for dinner, which was amazing. I had the Manza and it was delicious. Last night we tried the pizza, I am not used to being able to get a large gluten free pizza, with no up charge for the crust. The pizza was absolutely one of THE best gluten free pizzas I have ever had and after being diagnosed with celiac 5 years ago I have had a few.

Totally recommended, very conscious of gluten allergies.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Fantastic gluten free pizza! We had to double check with the waiter that it was indeed GF. Tastes just like regular pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Wow. Amazing food. Friendly service. They don't yet have a GF menu but the server will take any questions to the chef.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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