Review of Cucina Basilico

7200 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

Overall Rating


This is our favorite Italian place. Food is freshly made, portions are just right, and owner and staff take cross contamination seriously. They boil pasta in clean water. Their gluten free pasta is pretty good and they can adapt most pasta dishes to be gluten free. They also have several salads and entrees that are GF. The only bummer is that they don’t have any GF desserts.


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago