Review of Heroic Italian

572 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Overall Rating


Gluten free Italian sandwiches. The gluten free sandwich scene in San Francisco is lacking, and this new restaurant fills a much needed hole: elevated sandwiches with gluten free options.

The sandwiches are delicious I love the OMG, there is a lot of flavor and a good a balance of ingredients.

But what is special about this place is the gluten free bread, it’s GOOD gluten free bread not that stuff that is tiny squares and crumbles when you eat it, I’m talking gluten free baguettes. I didn’t think to ask but I would guess they get them from mariposa baking.

I didn’t ask about the toaster either but I asked if he could make the gluten free sandwich in a separate or cleaned area and they were happy to accommodate. Just ate the whole thing and feeling great so far :)


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

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