This is not a particularly Celiac friendly restaurant. During the preparation process, they coat the bottom of the pizza with regular flour before baking--so pizza is out if you're Celiac. The manager came and talked me through the menu and gave me the option of two pasta dishes and a salad that were actually gluten free. I decided to chance it on the cauliflower appetizer (which is fried in shared fryer) and ultimately did not get sick. Still, there are many other restaurants with more options. Coltivare certainly does not belong on any best gluten free restaurant options in Houston list.
I visited during Houston restaurant weeks, and they had gluten-free items listed on the menu. I believe their normal menu does not have items marked. I did not become sick after eating this meal. Our waitress came back to tell me that the first thing I ordered was actually fried in a shared fryer after she talked with the chef. I ended up with a safe and tasty meal, especially the dessert. Just be sure that nothing you order is fried.
Their gluten free pizzas are cooked on the same surface as the regular pizzas. There is absolutely no effort to prevent cross contamination. They do have gluten free pasta, but I had to remind the waitress that the pasta needed to be boiled in fresh water. We got there at 7:40 on a Saturday and waited for almost two hours. It would have been worth it if they actually had gluten free pizza, but I was disappointed.
So good! I have wanted to try this place forever and I finally got to go this weekend. Yum! Went with 2 other people and we just got a bunch of things to share. We got the roasted hazelnuts with thyme, charred broccoli and Brussels sprouts, the local strawberries sugar snap peas salad with yogurt and balsamic dressing, the chicken wings, cauliflower, and a chicken prosciutto pizza on a gluten free crust. The crust was amazing, but I would have chosen different toppings (it didn't have any cheese on it). There is a Garden by the patio with herbs, fruits, and veggies, so you can imagine how fresh the food is. The only downside is the wait. They don't take reservations and the wait is around an hour. However we went at 9:30 and we got seated right away