Il Canale

25 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
100% of 18 votes say it's celiac friendly
1065 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really really good gluten free focaccia. Good pizza as well! The waiter was knowledgeable and answered my questions. I felt safe eating here and had several apps and a pizza and some gf bread. Would recommend though it was pricey. Good Georgetown outdoor seating vibe!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Best gluten free pizza I’ve had and no reaction afterwards. I loved the margarita, super fresh. When calling ahead I was told they cook GF pizzas in a separate oven. I also have a nut allergy and they were accommodating for both gluten and nuts.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The best gluten free pizza I’ve had outside of Italy. It is prepared in a separate oven and I did not have any reaction.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gf foccacia
Gf caprese (reeally good cheese)
Gf pizza at friends dinner
Gluten-Free at Il Canale
Gluten Free Pizza
Gluten free pasta with added meatballs
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Overall Rating

Review


The waiter has no idea what he was talking about. You could only pick from 3 different bland pizzas. The waiter said “it’s too heavy” when I asked for extra meat toppings. Save your time, don’t come here if you want a GF/DF pizza with anything other than sauce.

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?

— None

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Best gluten free pizza I have ever had, tasted so fresh.

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


This is my go-to for pizza in DC! The crust actually tastes great (I know, shocker) and the ingredients are always fresh- the diavola is my favorite. As an added bonus, I’ve never gotten sick here. I’d 100% recommend to any fellow celiac in the area!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing gf pizza. The crust did not taste gf! Had the texture of regular pizza! Fresh ingredients. Loved it. I’m a very sensitive celiac.

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful atmosphere, never felt sick getting their pizzas and they are fantastic.

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I’ve been gluten-free for 11 years, and this is the best gluten-free I’ve ever had. I was even suspicious eating it, but I didn’t get sick!

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic gluten free pizza!! Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten free choices - pizza and pasta - and assisted with ordering. Enjoyed the salami on the pizza. Highly recommend when visiting Georgetown.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Touring colleges this weekend and found out about Il Canale from this app. DELICIOUS pizza - one of the best g free pizzas I have ever had at a restaurant. Confident eating there being very food allergic and gf. Going back tonight for more. GO!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Had a great experience at Il Canale! Waitstaff was very knowledgeable about what was GF. Enjoyed the homemade buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad followed by the margarita pizza with a GF crust. All delicious and zero problems. They also offer GF pasta and other items. Will return soon!

Quality & Quantity


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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF pizza, GF pasta. Very good quality. I’ve only had an issue once: I ordered takeout and included a note to avoid cross contamination (I ordered a salad with a side of salmon). When I picked up the order they mentioned they hoped it was okay that my salmon was grilled on the same surface as the bruschetta. I was bummed but grateful they caught it.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had dinner at il canale last night and it was amazing! It’s always great going to a place that truly understands celiac disease and has the precautions and methods in place to keep you safe! I had the bruschetta with the GF focaccia (there is an up charge for it but completely worth it), the prosciutto and melon, and pizza! They have 3 pizzas on their menu that you can order with no risk of cross contact so I picked one of those. It’s great to be able to find a place where I can safely eat pizza. All around an incredible meal. Thanks il canale! We will be back!

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So freakin good and so authentic. The staff is knowledgeable about gluten and other allergies. Ask them about gf options. They can also make gf ciabatta. It doesn’t even taste gluten free- according to my non-celiac boyfriend. Definitely recommend, as it’s a great place for gluten-eaters as well so you can come with friends and not feel guilty!

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Outdoor seating was great. Service was good. GF pizza was the best I’ve had.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gluten free pizza. And gluten free pasta options. Also, we asked about bread and they brought out a focaccia made with a pizza crust!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderfully delicious gluten free options

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?

— None

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really good GF pizza, clearly marked. Service was a little slow but overall a good experience!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Best GF pizza in DC - celiac safe, GF specific oven. Wood fired. Amazing

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
  • 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?

— 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 takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Best GF pizza possibly ever! My husband and I still dream about this place. Highly recommend and believe they were very safe. They even had a spicy olive oil to add on your pizza.

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great food. Great Service

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got the pasta bolognese- in my opinion the food was just okay. Portion size was okay but not huge. Really good service though and lots of outdoor (unheated) seating. I am a little unsure about their kitchen practices, but I felt fine afterward. It’s not cheap but is one of the more affordable GF options in Georgetown.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


got one of the white pizzas, it was pretty good but nothing to write home about. a little pricey but would be worth it if i ate in person instead of getting delivery

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
  • 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The GF pizza was delicious! Close second to our favorite GF pizza in NYC. Pizza size was generous enough to share but yummy enough to eat yourself.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This is a great place to go for celiacs. Knowledge staff. Excellent meal with no worries. Need more places like this.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Didn't love gf pizza but didn't get me sick either. Gf pasta is amazing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Delicious pasta and meatballs with very knowledgeable staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great gluten free pizza that is prepared in separate kitchen. Went here the night before the marathon and it had a line out the door. The Italian place next door was empty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Staff very knowledgeable. My daughter has celiac and she was fine after the pasta.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Group of 9 with 2 celiac and it all went well. Food was super tasty and delicious. Great place to go near canal in Georgetown. Celiac safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Been here twice and both times were a treat. Great antipasta and the GF Diavola pizza was terrific. If you can sit outside, great people watching too. Two thumbs up.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I called in advance and heard from the manager that they have a separate kitchen area for preparing gluten-free dishes, and even a separate oven for gluten-free pizza! As usual, the gf food took a while until it was ready, but it was good and I didn't react. Our waitress still brought us gluten-containing bread to start with, so do make sure to have your wits about you and double-check!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Friendly service. GF pasta and pizza available. Willing to accommodate other dietary needs

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My family of five arrived in the middle of the dinner rush without a reservation. Upon hearing that we were there because I have a child with celiac he made arrangements and seated us outside with no wait. The gf pizza was delicious and no one reacted! The gf pesto pasta was cooked perfectly and once I added much needed salt it was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They use a separate prep area for the gf pizza and it’s very delicious! Happy to have eaten gf pizza that didn’t make me sick AND tastes amazing. Will definitely be back!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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GF pasta and pizza that was actually crispy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place has absolutely incredible food. A true Italian restaurant experience. On their menu they offer about 4 different GF pizza options and about 7 different pasta options. I tried the pizza and my wife made the comment that it was the best GF pizza she has ever tried.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free items (pizza and pasta) clearly marked on the menu. Waitstaff was extremely helpful, the waiter told me the pizza is done in a separate part of the kitchen and gloves are changed to avoid cross contamination. Food was amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good service and knowledgeable staff. The pasta was good (not great), with an excellent pesto sauce. Good wine list, too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I saw they offered gluten free pasta/pizza so called ahead to learn more. They claimed to cook their GF pizza in a dedicated area to avoid cross-contamination. I was excited so went and tried it that night. The pizza tasted great (though it was smaller than a non-GF pizza) and I didn't get sick afterward. I'll definitely be back for more pizza and to try their GF pasta options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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