Francesca's

10 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
200 S 2nd St
St Charles, IL 60174

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Celiac

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The grilled calamari was good. Also had the gluten free margarita pizza. That was a little disappointing. Bland packaged gluten free crust.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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We had a FANTASTIC experience here! As soon as we told our server I’m celiac, the manager came over and took care of us for our entire meal - they had a large gluten free menu, and they were able to reassure me about the process they use to handle allergy tickets - a dedicated pot for boiling their gluten free pasta, separate prep area, etc. They even ran a martini shaker through the sanitizer before they made my martini, and gave me a heads up that because of where the parmesan cheese is stored in the cooler, I might want to steer clear of it on my dish. I’m extremely sensitive to any traces of gluten due to cross contamination, and I felt great after eating here. It’ll be one of my go-to’s for sure!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Nice GF menu includes multiple pasta choices. My GF pasta was excellent. I have Celiac and had no reaction. Recommended.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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very good gf pasta options and no reacations. this location didn't have gf bread like some of the others but food was good and not super expensive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Ask for a gluten-free free menu. They are well prepared to cook for and serve guests with Celiac disease. The Caesar salad without croutons is the best I have ever had(before or after diagnosis). They now prepare their GF pasta dishes with fresh GF pasta (not dried). So Delicious. Wonderful service. We eat there often.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great gf pasta options and yummy chocolate lava dessert!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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I discovered quinoa pasta here! They will even customize some menu options to be gluten free. I'm so comfortable with this restaurant, I'm having the rehearsal dinner for my wedding here!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac, said they use a separate space in the kitchen and separate oven , and even brought out a plate of GF appetizers and bread

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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Francesca’s had a very large gluten free menu available. They had gluten free pasta and pizza, and other entrees and appetizers as well. The food was delicious and safe for Celiac diners.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Very nice GF dining experience. Separate Gluten Free menu with appetizers, pasta, salads, entrees (chicken, pork, fish), and pizza. Everything is well prepared. Knowledge staff and the outdoor dining area is pleasant.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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So yummy! I got the gluten free pasta and the gluten free pizza. TO DIE FOR!!! Recommend x1000000. Seriously so good and that’s no BS.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

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The service was excellent, the food-delicious! But my husband, a celiac,had a full reaction to the meal. They assured him they had careful preparation, he ordered from a gf menu, but something went wrong. To answer the question that pops in my head, “what did he eat the rest of the day?” He is actually extremely cautious and had eaten only his tried and true packaged food the rest of the day.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options

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