Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

27 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
875 Rinehart Rd
Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Celiac

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Best gluten free pizza in lake Mary. They are very careful with gluten free. We have gone to this location a few times and had no issues. Please specify when ordering. The take the sauce and cheese from new container.

Safety


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

— Very

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


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
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Celiac

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As long as you tell them your gluten free for allergy good to go. Lake Mary is the only one that has this. Good eats pizza is great

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Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu. Not dedicated area but told they wipe down/clean before preparing GF dough. Daughter had GF pizza and had no reaction; she has a severe sensitivity- Celiac’s disease.

Updated 1 year 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

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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For those who want to eat healthy too here's an amazing salad!
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Celiac

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The staff was extremely knowledgeable on celiac disease and made sure the whole meal was GF. The pizza crust was the best crust I have ever eaten. And they treated us so well. We will be back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We went to the Winter Park location. Not every location has gluten free pizza. Best gluten free crisp crust I’ve ever had! Tastes like regular pizza! Call their location before you go to make sure they have gluten free pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The attempt and sincerity is here. I'm afraid the education and facility is not quite celiac friendly yet. If we lived here would attempt to educate further. Food is good just getting cross contamination. I didn't ask about making sure they cook the gf pasta in its own water. Had gf margerita pizza and gf chicken Verona pasta.

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Celiac

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This location has homemade gf pizza dough. You could get pizza and bruschetta. I was in heaven. It was so good. The crazy thing is there was no up-charge for gf. Loved it❤❤

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Wow this was awesome! And Italian restaurant with a gluten-free menu. We started with the bruschetta appetizer and really could not tell the crust was GF it was the best crust we have had! My daughter has the Alfredo, I had the shrimp with lemon sauce. After trying the crust I wish I had ordered the pizza pasta was great but the pizza was unbelievable. My daughter did not have any reaction

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Wow, just wow. I ordered a gluten free white pizza. Not only did I get no symptoms of cross contamination but the gluten free pizza was the best I've ever tasted. Was also the cheapest! Prices were amazing as well as the food. A party of 3 eating for $30 at an Italian restaurant is unheard of. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Best gluten free Italian food I've ever had! Lake Mary location is very knowledgeable about celiac and has gluten free menu. Highly recommended.

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Celiac

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Best gf food I've ever had! Their Alfredo is to die for! definitely going back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sadly not all their locations have the same practice. Lake Nona says it have GF, however use all the utensils to put topping and such on things like pies. If one kitchens staff is not correctly trained, are they all?

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had the gluten free bruschetta pizza and the chicken and veggie pasta dish. It was amazing, service was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We are from out of town but will be back to visit next time we are this way!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Joe is amazing he really cares about giving his customers awesome service! He checked my pizza twice to make sure if I liked it crispy enough!!!!!! The salad was fantastic --the lake Mary location is worth the drive!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! When you go, ask for Tim the waiter. He is wonderful. Had the privilege to meet the owner. Wonderful guy. Great staff and very inviting atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Not bad but today didn't match the previous reviews. We had pizza, steak and cheese, and fettuccine Alfredo. I had a pasta dish with sausage and veggies. Pasta was very tough. Nice people though and will give them another shot soon.

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Celiac

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The best Italian food I have had since my diagnosis. I ate the Alfredo and it was soooo good! The staff is very knowledgeable and very good at accommodating other allergies as well. Highly recommend.

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Not celiac

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Gluten free menu was great. The gluten free pizza was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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My husband and I came here for lunch and I enjoyed the Pizza Bruschetta and the Pasta Alla Gio Verona sub meat for shrimp. I truly enjoyed my meal here not just for the great food but because I felt very safe. Joe, the owner, ensured us his kitchen staff was trained and knowledgeable and not to worry about anything. The waitress was also very knowledgable which I really appreciate. Definitely recommend and will be heading back soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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YUMMY!! We had the GF Mozzarella red pepper appetizer, GF Alfredo and the GF pizza. Great Italian food.

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one of the best gf menus around! awesome staff who understand the problems of gf eating

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ahhh, it was so nice having Italian again!

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Super friendly and knowledgeable. Great gluten free menu including a bruschetta appetizer.

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Celiac

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I love the GF pizza and their house salad.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. The gluten free pizza is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great Pizza Bianca!!!! My husband had the penne pasta and didn't realize it was gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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This restaurant was our only option for an actual restaurant in town so I decided to go in and see a menu. When I asked about gf, They brought out the manager and he was very knowledgeable about what was gf and what was not. The only gf item listed on the menu was the spaghetti. But I’ll take it and made a pasta bowl with Alfredo sauce and throw in some shrimp and mushrooms- it was delicious!! It’s been a day and no signs of cc. I am happy! My new go to!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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I successor when ordering that it was a gluten allergy so I needed all clean utensils and surfaces. He made note of it, but definitely didn’t sound like they always do this. I didn’t get sick, but the pizza wasn’t very good. I wouldn’t order again.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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I began eating here before being diagnosed with celiac and loved it. After my diagnosis I was really sad to think we couldn't eat there anymore. But come to find out they offer gluten free pasta. I was still hesitant but we went anyway. Our server started off asking if anyone had food allergies or anything the kitchen should be aware of and I told him celiac/gluten free. He informed me of all the options they could offer. My favorite dish is chicken piccata which usually has flour on the chicken and in the sauce. I asked if there was a way they could make it work and without hesitation he said yes. He came out twice from the kitchen to ask clarifying questions. It took a little longer for our meal to come out but when the server delivered our food he apologized and said the chefs tweaked the recipe to make sure it was celiac safe. I was so excited to know they took my needs seriously and so graciously. It was delicious!! (And no symptoms of contamination!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Beware!!! The advertise GF items including pizza. However use all the same utensils to dress the pizza. When asked, have a limited understanding of why that would be an issue. Kitchen staff seem to have limited training, and less care about the reasons people order or as they put it "choose" GF items.

Celiac friendly?

No

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