90% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Been here twice now. The wait staff is educated. They have a gluten free menu as well. Food is very good!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Told hostess when making reservation. The server and maitre dee came to our table and spoke to my daughter. They were phenomenal! No issues.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

There’s a dedicated gluten free menu with lots of options. My cocktail and roast pork were both delicious. I would have preferred more rice, beans, yucca, and plantains (and less pork), but that’s just me. My husband calls it the peasant-version. There was flan for dessert, but I was too full to order it.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The allergen menu system could use a redesign. It's quite hard to find the options on the full menu to get a description, and most of the menu items listed aren't available in the lunch menu, but the menu doesn't tell you that or tell you which options are available dinner only. It wouldn't be hard to fix and make a much better dining experience. 3 of us ate there with no ill effects. The food is good and the place has a great atmosphere.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff knows gf items and provides a list if necessary. Very willing to make dishes with no sauce or other mods

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful ambiance, great gluten free place to eat. The chicken and yellow rice were GF and delicious!

1 year ago

Delicious as usual, plus the gluten free menu is listed on their website so you can get an idea of what options you have before going in. Though our waiter passed on gluten free info to the chef, he still brought me Cuban bread. The bar carries Daura gluten free beer!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly Columbia Restaurant Chef Al Johnson is Very knowledgable of gluten and food allergies so if you give him the right info and the chance he will do his best to make you a delicious meal and keep you safe too! Not everyone understands the seriousness of Celiac Disease and how harmful gluten can be for us but... he does for sure and works to educate his team. Every kitchen in every restaurant is open to risk of cc yet... he hasn't made me sick once in four years - 2013 to 2017 at our many visits to the Columbia Ybor.

Celiac
3 years ago

gluten free menu items are listed on a separate menu. wonderful food, no issues.

Celiac
3 years ago

Lots of GF options. We eat at several of their locations safely. Last time I had lunch at Ybor location, Chef prepared my meal personally, and said he had a family member w/ Celiac. I love the Columbia brand of restaurants, I always know I will get good service and a quality, safe meal. Recently we have eaten at the Ybor location in Tampa, the Sarasota location, and the location on the water over in Pinellas County. All excellent.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

First time here food is amazing.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 month ago

I have celiac and soy allergy. While I didnt have many options I had the 1905 salad and did just olive oil as they use Worcester sauce in their dressing. I had to run to the bathroom several times before we left lunch so I think my salad was contaminated with wheat or the ham n cheese wasnt gf.

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

We enjoyed this place so much we went twice during the week. My teens loved the Spanish yellow rice with their fish dishes and hubby loved the grouper with two different preparations.

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gf menu. Lots of options. Great food

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great meal! Easy to understand menu. Informed staff. Great place to celebrate!! Nelson was our server and he was wonderful. Been to every location and live Celebration.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had the most delicious meal! GF menu given as i have Celiac. Staff is knowledgeable! I had Saltaedo that was simply delicious! Sangria is a must! Do not let the large, bustling restaurant intimidate u as the service is spot on! Soo accommodating!

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
10 months ago

I’ve had luck with the 1905 salad made at the table. I let them know Celiac up front and decline the bread and have always been good.

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This restaurant is okay. Food is decent. When you get a server make sure you ask for a manger or chef. My waiter struck out three times by trying to get me to have plantains which are fried and rice that has butter (also am df). Once I asked and got a manger to speak with he informed me of what I could get and made sure my waiter knew what I was getting. Slow service but most of the staff was friendly.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free menu, beware the French fries on it are not cooked in a separate fryer, waiter a little confused about that aspect, also the plantains are also cooked in the same fryer, he boroughs me a plate of those and when I asked if they were fried he said oh yup, sorry I forgot.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This place was amazing!!! I love the whole atmosphere, the view, our waiter was probably the best waiter I've ever had and the food was incredible!! Highly recommend and very safe.

1 year ago

This place is amazing. They have a menu listing the gluten free items which is a big plus. I had a pork dish with rice and black beans.

1 year ago

Food was delicious and the staff was very knowledgeable. She made sure that everything was safe for me to eat.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I’ve had dinner here about three times and never got sick. I was told to order food from the gf menu that was cooked in a separate casserole. The food is excellent and I’ve never gotten sick.

Celiac
1 year ago

They do have an extensive gluten free menu... but the service was slow and the food was overpriced for what it was. Overall, we were disappointed.

Not celiac
1 year ago

A truly disappointing experience. Went here a week ago for lunch and got sick. Had the infamous 1905 salad with no cheese. It was so overdressed and was like soup on the plate. Lettuce didn’t taste fresh. I asked the manager if we could make a substitution and get roasted vegetables with my main meal. I’m not a chef but it looked like a child cut the vegetables. The majority of the veggies were raw, plate was not appetizing and meat had no flavor. The service was slow, waiter not very knowledgeable and food not good.

Celiac
1 year ago

Although the servrr didn't know what celiac was, he grabbed his manager to make sure I was safe. The manager knew gf but not celiac but said he and the kitchen staff would figure it out and make it work. Ordered the paella Valencia. It was delicious and I had no symptoms. Manager said paella was good a good choice because its cooked separately.

Celiac
1 year ago

Great restaurant, great ambiance, gf menu and friendly staff about all of the options. Delicious Spanish Cuban food!!!

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Food has been wonderful Service was not the greatest on our last visit Prices are a little high Great Margaritas

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent service and food - they were very knowledgeable about gluten free though the menu can be hard to navigate. I had grilled fish and it was amazing. The good rice is really really Good. Caesar salad was excellent. They did have gluten free flan for dessert but I didn’t have enough room to eat it! A must for a visit to siesta key!

Not celiac
2 years ago

Very tasty. Nice sized GF menu. Wait staff very understanding and checked several times to be sure I was safe given multiple good allergies.

Celiac
2 years ago

Very good food, gf menu is a little difficult to navigate because it is in Spanish with no description. Have to find it on the regular menu to see what it is

Celiac
2 years ago

Fantastic gluten free options. The 1905 salad is prepared table side and a real treat.

Celiac
2 years ago

Food was safe, but I wouldn't say it was great. There was some seafood in my meat based paella which was a little disconcerting because I have a seafood intolerance much less not liking the flavor of seafood. Made me wonder about cross contamination. Service slow.

Celiac
2 years ago

So delicious! Many great options you can't find at other restaurants.

Celiac
2 years ago

They do have a GF menu with many options however the food is DISGUSTING. Tried white sangria it was ok but bitter, 2/5 stars. Shared a white asparagus salad but the asparagus had been sitting in oil so long it was itself becoming a liquid like a rotting vegetable. Lastly we had fish paella. The various types of fish was chewy, the vegetables were clearly canned and not fresh Nothing we had indicated this restaurant uses fresh vegetables Everything seemed like something premade or frozen. Very disappointing.

Celiac
2 years ago

Outstanding food! Gluten Free menu and knowledgeable staff. Paella was amazing!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection on the gluten free menu.

Celiac
2 years ago

Good food. Separate GF menu that was horribly written. It was in no particular order. Appetizers mixed in with deserts and entrees. I had never had Spanish food before and had no idea what I could safely order until Fred our waiter came over and saw my frustration and sat down and pointed out everything on the regular menu that was safe. Delicious food but they need to update their menu.

Not celiac
2 years ago

Great! So many choices of different very traditional dishes. Everything was great. The decor is really beautiful as well.

Celiac
2 years ago

Oh my goodness! What an amazing experience from walking into the restaurant, service, food, and ambience. We sat out side and it was so pretty. We had the chorizo stuffed mushrooms, 1905 salad, and mahi mahi varadero. Edgar was our server and was very knowledgeable.

2 years ago

Gf menu with extensive choices

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Always a great place with plenty of options. I recommend the 1905 salad and black bean soup.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

So far so good, gluten free menu. The gluten free was a plus. I will let you know in 3 hours if it work or not. No updates means it worked.

Celiac
2 years ago

This is a MUST for me every year on vacation. :) Vegetarian Paella...yum. I ate my leftovers for dinner later that day and they were still yummy!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

While the gluten free options were fine for my wife, my experience was not good. I ordered a filet minion and it was flavorless and came with green beans that were basically raw and a few sliced potatoes. Not worth the money for what I got. Also, I asked for a nice table and would not consider what I got to be nice. Very disappointed.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lots to choose from on separate menu. Only had salad and appetizers but will go to one closer to home now that I know how much they have available!

Celiac
3 years ago

Menu Changed 2 weeks ago. Last time I got glutened. Last visit was on 02/13/16.

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Server and staff were knowledgeable and my two sons who are both extremely picky eaters devoured their meals. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys spanish/cuban inspired foods not only GF diners.

3 years ago

Great gluten free selections and a separate gluten free menu.

Celiac
3 years ago

GF Menu available. Excellent food.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and service. We got the paella vegetaria and it was delicious! Ceasar salads and the eggplant were phenomenal too! Great place highly suggest it.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

We love the Columbia restaurants & they were so good with a Gluten-free menu.

Not celiac
4 years ago

The Columbia has become our family's favorite when in or near Sarasota/Tampa! The St Armand's Circle location is so cozy and the staff (Wait staff & Chefs) are very knowledgable on ingredients and food prep- it makes for a great, worry free experience. Caution to the non GF diners in the family- trying to eat a loaf of their amazing Cuban loaves will get you some serious stink eye from the rest of the table! :) great tapas menu and their menu is really a great read. Also, we stock up on their 'Columbia Hot Sauce' from the gift shop so we can daydream about our next visit when we are back in Ohio. Really- it's that good. Enjoy!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Ask for GF menu. It is not alphabetized or organized by category: appetizers, main courses, desserts - just a random list without descriptions of the food items, so it's confusing to sort out. Ask for plantains instead of bread items.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a separate gluten and nut allergy menu that lists all foods containing gluten, and a separate section listing food that contains nuts. I ordered paella and had no issues, and my server was very knowledgeable. I would eat here again.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Shrimp Criollo, Sangria, and flan were all great

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

I eat there regularly, never had a problem. They always go the extra mile to ensure my food is prepared in a safe manner.

Celiac
6 years ago

Great variety for those who are gluten free

Celiac
6 years ago

Not only were they accommodating, but it was the most delicious meal out I've had in a year. When everyone received bread as a starter, the waitress brought out plantain chips. The Mahi Mahi was awesome and so was the view. My only wish is that if it wasn't so loud. Portions are huge and I only ate half, which made for a great lunch the next day.

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