90% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1845 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

I’m so sad to have to write this review, but I think it’s important for all those with celiac out there to read. We went to this restaurant around 5pm on a Thursday - purposely at a slower time when we could ask questions and make sure it’s was a safe option for me and my daughter, both with celiac. Although the menu clearly had GF options marked and the previous reviews on here were stellar, the waiter informed us that if we really have “true celiac disease, allergy, then we should know that there is a risk for cross contamination with all their dishes and there are no guarantees.” He went on, “I’m sorry but that’s what I have been told to say so you know the situation.” We asked to speak with the manager and he reinforced this message stating, “our kitchen is so small, there’s flour flying everywhere. The meat and fish is prepared right next to the pasta, that’s just the way it is. We are a small Italian restaurant, we can’t really help it.” They stated that even the GF options carried a risk. I was shocked they didn’t talk about their careful food handling procedures or how they would attempt to prevent cross contamination or the previous celiac patients they have served successfully. I was SO disappointed and ultimately we decided it was not worth the risk, so we left without eating there. I am giving this restaurant 3 stars because although I couldn’t try their food, I appreciate their honesty. I truly wonder if they have had some celiac patients get sick recently so they now have changed what they say to customers. I hope this review helps others.

Celiac
4 months ago

Amazing GF food and service! We all had different dishes and everyone raved about their meals.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of gluten free things on the menu. They do not have a dedicated kitchen but the staff is knowledgeable and do their best to keep things safe. I had the risotto, burrata, salad, mussels, and artichokes and potatoes. All soooo delicious. The menu clearly lists the gluten free dishes. And some can be made gluten free as well. Highly recommend. I will definitely be coming back to eat here soon. Also, big portions which are great to share.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac
8 months ago

Meal was fantastic - authentic Italian and great knowledge by the staff!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

I had a risotto dish and it was to die for. The waitress told me that any of the GF pasta dishes aren’t safe for Celiac because they boil the pasta in the same water as regular pasta. Lots of options though!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I had the special which was Sea bass with potatoes and the most delicious roasted artichokes I’ve ever had! The food was delicious as were the drinks. The waiter was super nice and helpful as well.

Celiac
1 year ago

Delicious. Ate here with my grandfather who is also celiac. Food was delicious and neither of us had a reaction. They were very attentive to our needs

2 years ago

Wonderfully accommodating for gf! The pasta dish I ordered was the best meal I've ever had.

Celiac
2 years ago

I thought they did a good job. They had gf pasta and promised to be careful. It was very good food! Great service and very fast to arrive at the table. My only negative was that their chairs were uncomfortable. I'd eat there again.

Celiac
3 years ago

Great food and ambience but totally cross contaminated kitchen. Got an app of roasted veggies and the salmon dish. Was flushed and glutonized shortly after. Again these dishes are wheat free, not gluten free.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Was so excited to celebrate my 30th with gluten-free pasta and ended up getting sick later that night. Disappointing because the reviews were so good!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent staff! Completely accommodating for my wheat allergy. Their pasta is cooked to perfection and the sea salt mousse- out of this world!! Excellent menu options, pasta, salad, a soup and desserts, gluten free! Plus the staff is just so friendly and funny.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten free. Exceptional customer service. The Caprese salad is amazing as well as the gluten free pasta. I asked about the dedicated fryer which I saw from previous reviews, I was told there wasn't a dedicated fryer. SO I am not sure about that.. But will definitely return next time I am in SD.

3 years ago

They were very aware of gluten-free needs. Their corn-breaded calamari was superb and their gluten-free penna was awesome. Service and hospitality was amazing!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazingly delicious food. The manager came over and spoke to me about my needs, explained about the designated GF fryer and how most items could be made GF. I'm only in the area for a few days, but I will be back before I head home!

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