Il Fornaio

10 ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1333 1st Street
Coronado, CA 92118

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Awesome experience, ordered the seafood and asked for dairy free(they normally just use oil not butter), it was great and really tasty, nice view too!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
Updated 3 months ago read full review

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We ordered the Caprese and the Insalata DI Bietole directly from the chef and they were prepared by the. Eft who guaranteed that would be gluten free. Both tested positive for gluten using the Nima tester. If salads aren’t safe here I can’t imagine anything is.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Asked all the right questions. Server was knowledgeable. Said they cook separate and do everything they can to avoid cross. 3/4 of the way through I find a regular pasta noodle. The server immediately went to the manager who seemed genuinely upset. She said she brings them out personally to ensure its correct. They didn’t give us a bill at all for either meal and asked if we wanted anything else. Obviously passed. They gave us two free coupons also and left me with her card Incase I needed her for anything after. Didn’t seem like it happens often but I wanted everyone to know that it did.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 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

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Italian
  • Restaurant

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Eat here once or twice a month. Love the pasta alla vodka. Their own gf pasta:) Knowledge staff, and never have been sick. Nice gf menu overall.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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2 kids with Celiac, hesitant with eating anywhere but home. Staff very knowledgeable. Waiter takes the order and the manager delivers it. Manager also discusses their safety practices before the food arrives. The meals were spectacular! No reaction whatsoever. Loved it and highly recommend it!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Called ahead and got transferred straight to the head chef that went through their entire allergen protocol. The entire dish gets handled by one person in a separate kitchen area with separate pots and utensils and the gluten free food is expedited by the manager personally. Obviously it’s a bread heavy environment, but they were very cautious with what they could control and I kept the rest of my family a good arms length from my Celiac daughter and she didn’t have any reactions, plus she loved her pasta!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious food with several GF options. Waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and super nice/fun.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Although our server wasn't super proactive or knowledgeable about celiac, when I called ahead the hostess was very knowledgeable and walked me through options and ingredients. The tomato mozzarella appetizer and chicken entree was fantastic! Best part: I didn't get sick. (Their GF pasta is quinoa, corn, rice based... I didn't want to deal with asking for fresh water for cooking the noodles.).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place was amazing delicious food a lot of gluten free options. A gluten free menu! And the service was impeccable!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Delicios gluten free pasta with the backdrop of downtown San Diego. Happy hour prices are amazing!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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BEST GLUTEN FREE PASTA OF MY LIFE! I mean truly to die for - the best! Super considerate with allergies as my waitress asked before I even told her. Love this place. Separate gluten free menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free menu. Open at strange hours of the day. Zero issues over the years.

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Have eaten here several times with no illness or reaction. Just tell your server you’re gluten free, and the server will let the chef know. Ask for recommendations, as they will accommodate your request. I recommend the risotto with chicken (you can choose beef or shrimp) and asparagus, and the spumoni for dessert. Delicious food and great service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Though it says “gluten free menu available” on the menu, I was told there this was not the case, but that GF pasta was available. I though the pasta was overcooked and over priced.

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