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8343 Grand Ave, River Grove, IL 60171 Directions

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What a wonderful experience for my children to be able to order anything off the Very Full GF menu! My daughter was elated to have the mozzarella wedges that she said taste better than the mozzarella sticks she remembers before her diagnosis. We all enjoyed each dish we ordered, from the salad to the chicken parm with vodka sauce. Will go back soon for sure!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Several family members of the restaurant owners have celuac disease and they are experts on gluten free here.

Great food on a place a celiac doesn’t have to worry about. I’ve never had gluten free lasagna in a restaurant until now and it was awesome! I will come in every single time I am in this area. Love it!!!

Service was great too

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly Very good food. I buy their frozen food from here and gluten free bakeries that carry it. The owners are celiac so they get it.

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Ravioli

Categories

  • Catering
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Free Menu
Gluten Free Dessert Menu
Gluten Free Rolls
Mozzarella Wedges
Mozzarella Wedges
Mozzarella Wedges
Lasagna
Lasagna
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They will be offering shipping on food too soon! They have frozen meals they can ship

1 year ago

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Our first visit to a restaurant with two kitchens; one GF and one non-GF. Busy, cozy restaurant. Sweet staff. Good food for ALL!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious food with a large menu of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. There was lots of gluten free options and all of the items I tried were delicious. They even have frozen meals to go, as well as baked goods and pasta for sale. Best of all I didn’t get sick. New favorite place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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They have a separate kitchen to prep gluten free items. Very knowledgeable. Very extensive menu and choices. Everything was delicious and I did not get sick. Highly recommend, this is my new spot.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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They have two kitchens and cook all the gluten free stuff separately. Was so nice to have fried cheese, Lasagna, and a cannoli!!! Definitely recommend this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Had a Red Bridge beer, nothing special. The pizza was good but again nothing special and not the traditional Chicago deep dish. BUT the cannoli! Something I’ve missed since my diagnosis. And the cannoli was worth the trip!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Amazing food and experience, definitely coming back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Hands down the best gluten free restaurant I have ever been to. I’m still dreaming about the dinner I had.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free area and menu. Lots of options and everything is delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate GF kitchen. Awesome calamari, pasta, meatballs & cannoli!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have great food with a separate, dedicated GF kitchen offering lots of options. They even were accommodating with a dairy intolerance. It was worth the 45 minutes to get there!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Their Gluten Free menu is CRAZY good!! Dedicated kitchen so I had absolutely no worries! Our waitress even gave me gf Tiramisu on the house because of a short wait! WOW!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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This place is amazing. - I was asked if I need gluten free when I walked in. My waitress noted that I had the gluten free menu. The GF menu was as big as the regular menu. I ❤❤❤ this place. Sooo great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The BEST gluten free Italian place I have ever been to.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We had time before a flight to grab dinner and now I need more business trips to Chicago just so I can eat here again. I haven’t stopped craving their pasta with sausage and mushrooms. I wish they shipped! (Yes, I checked)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Best Gluten Free Italian food ever have down!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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BEST GF RESTAURANT OF ALL TIME!!! They have a completely separate gf kitchen (so 100% celiac safe) and they can make everything on the regular menu gf! It’s amazing and the food is downright outstanding! I love their fried calamari, mozzarella wedges, and ravioli in particular!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very nice menu and I did not get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is amazing and the portions are huge.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! First time I’ve had bruschetta in years. Every part of the meal was delicious and the waitress knew her stuff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is BEYOND amazing.... it’s been forever since I’ve been able to enjoy gluten free Italian food.. and being Italian, I was blown away by all their options! They also prepare everything in a separate kitchen, and the owners 4 kids have celiac disease so everything can be made gluten free.... ❤❤❤❤ —

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible, delicious GF food. I had things I haven't had in years in a restaurant (fried mozzarella, veal parmigiana) and my son got to experience these foods for the first time. His GF lasagna was to die for and my veal melted in my mouth. Staff was incredible and so nice. Worth the ride from downtown to go. Cream puffs for dessert were so yummy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Da Luciano has the most amazing set up: 2 kitchens (1 gluten free and 1 gluten full). Their menu is expansive and they even have frozen items you can take home. They run a gluten free kitchen because 4 of their 7 children were diagnosed with celiac disease. The best part is that you can eat gluten free while your family and friends eat gluten full.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I am in LOVE with this place. One of the best Italian meals we’ve had, and would never have guessed it was GF. My daughters have Celiac Disease, had no issues here, and were completely stuffed when we left. They even gave us a sample of soup for our first visit! Amazing restaurant. And took home some freshly baked cookies and frozen treats!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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My waiter was extremely knowledgeable- all I had to say was “I have Celiacs Disease” and he was extremely accommodating and I could tell he was very familiar. This is owned by a family of Celiacs! The waiter was able to tell me the bread on the table was not safe for me to eat but offered to bring out gluten free bread for me. The menu is EXPANSIVE for people who are gluten free. The biggest selection I’ve ever seen. I got the homemade gluten free manicotti. It. Was. INCREDIBLE. I do not live in Chicago and I think this is one of those meals I will dream about! I truly forgot I have Celiacs here and didn’t feel like I was missing out one bit- I wanted to lick my plate. They also have many gluten free desserts, including gluten free CANNOLI!! I’ve not had cannoli since before o was diagnosed and I swear I wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between gluten free and not. I felt very safe here and next time I visit Chicago I will make sure I stop here!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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My celiac husband was in town for Ace Comic Con and I suggested this restaurant. He said the gf menu was large. He enjoyed his chicken parm. He also had a Red Bridge beer. He wants to travel back to Chicago so he can eat here again. Wish we had a place like this by us.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This awesome. Gluten free cannoli!! Lots of options here

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is great. Huge gluten free menu with tons of options and the food is delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. I always leave with extra frozen gluten free food which they offer for sale. The food is also reasonably priced for a restaurant of its caliber. Have been there twice now and will be back soon. I can’t say enough good things about this place.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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My daughter is celiac and extremely sensitive. We've never had a problem here. It's one of only a few places that we can go to and be safe.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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When was the last time you had a gf cannoli?!? This place is unbelievable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I can’t even handle how much I loved this place. I was driving through the area at rush hour and it took me an extra hour to get here... and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. I ordered over the phone the manicotti & cream puffs. When I got there, I saw they had a gluten free freezer with meals & desserts to go! I grabbed the tiramisu. I haven’t had my favorite Italian dish, manicotti, in YEARS. It was amazing, everything was amazing. So good and I will definitely be driving here anytime I fly O’Hare.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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If I could rate more than 5 stars I would. The staff was extremely friendly. The atmosphere was calming and homey. The food was delicious! Make sure to leave room for desert too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very celiac friendly! I'm in town on business from California. And I only have a gluten intolerance. Had the caprese, bread and olive oil, veal parmesan with pasta, and iced tea for dinner. Everything was excellent! Normally, you have to compromise somewhat on flavor to stay gluten free. But everything I had was exceptional. Good sized portions. Hot to the table. Just good ol' home cookin'. Then I took it a step further and had the cannoli with a cup of coffee. I grew up on great cannolis on Long Island, New York. These cannolis were really very good. A real treat. Even the coffee and iced tea were great. Bravo Da Luciano! Can't say enough.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the chicken parm and it was incredible. They have a separate kitchen for GF prep, so I felt incredibly safe eating here. It’s my family’s go-to for special occasions because we are always guaranteed excellent and safe food for everyone. Love it!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Came her while in town, based on reading the previous reviews. It was fantastic! I had the GF veal parm, a real treat. My non-celiac group shared the GF fried calamari and mozzarella wedges and all were very satisfied. All meals were great and the portions were generous. I will be back in town periodically and this be a regular stop!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing dinner. Delicious GFmozzarella wedges, chicken parm, and cream puffs! Very knowledgeable and careful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best chicken parm I’ve ever eaten! Before seating you they ask if anyone needs the gluten free menu. This menu has a large selection of options. I’ve eaten there 5 or 6 times, trying different items every time. I’ve never been disappointed and have never had any issues with my celiac disease.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious! They have a separate gluten free menu. Portions were huge! Wish I lived closer!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We are from out of town, but my Aunt told me about this place. We made extra time to eat here before our flight home. I am SO glad we did. Myself and my 2 younger boys are extremely sensitive to gluten. I do not believe I have ever been to a restaurant that had 2 kitchens. One for gluten free and one regular. That is amazing!! My kids finally got to try fried mozzarella and it was delicious. I had the lasagna and it was huge and really tasty. The creamy garlic dressing was amazing, as was the bruschetta and garlic bread. But oh my goodness, the cannoli was probably my favorite, although it was hard to choose. I already want to come back to Chicago to eat here again!! Oh and I guess to see my family too, lol! Do yourself a favor and go!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner has a family with celiacs and handle food with extreme care. Been several times and love the food and staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is awesome for a gluten free diet. Bread is amazing and what a selection!!! Friendly and authentic Italian. A must for anyone gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I wish I lived in Chicago! Looked at the reviews here and the story and knew I had to give it a try while I was visiting. And it did not disappoint. Went here so far 3 out of all the 3 nights I've been here, with one more night to go :(

The pasta tastes like actual pasta, the chicken parm is magnificent and the vodka sauce is to die for. And the menu is identical to the regular gluten menu, so options are through the roof.

In addition the wait staff is very knowledgable and friendly. It's only been three days, but they make me feel like I've been going here for years.

Most importantly, I have not felt sick at all, the night of, morning after or days after.

And to top it all off, co-workers who wouldn't even think to eat gluten free have an entire menu of their own [full of gluten] and they have loved all of their dishes as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gf pasta, salad and cannoli. The cannoli was phenomenal!! Very extensive menu they have 4 people in their family with celiac disease great meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Separate gluten free menu is prepared in a separate, gluten free kitchen. The safest place to eat, the best GF Italian dishes, too. GF fried calamari is a welcome treat. Also, there are frozen GF pasta meals to take home and stock up for convenient eating at home.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing and VERY knowledgeable. The owner’s kids have celiacs and she’s created all the recipes. We had calamari, fried mozzarella, bread, and lasagna. I’m tempted to fly back just to eat here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place, I actually feel safe eating here and so nice not to worry. They have a seperate kitchen for GF and we get a whole lot of choices on our menu. Food is really good too.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was an unbelievable meal! The choices were amazing! I had their fried calamari, Pizza bread, minestrone soup, cheese ravioli, and cannoli-ALL GF! I will definitely be back! They have a huge gf menu because 4 out of 6 of their siblings was diagnosed with celiac! I wanted one of everything.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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