Il Fornaio

7 ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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302 S Market St, San Jose, CA, CA 95113

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Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu that indicates which dishes are naturally gluten free and which ingredients need to be removed from other dishes to make them gluten free. The GF menu has lots of options from appetizers thru to 3-4 desserts (hello gelato!). Server said they use a separate area to prep food if you are Celiac (vs a dietary preference). Great food and great experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excelent service and foods!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food ok but quite expensive. Helpful personel and didnt get sick after taking pasta .

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Went here for a late lunch (3pm) while waiting to check into our room at the Westin Hotel. Verified that gf pasta is cokes in separate water from pasta containing gluten but was told they don't use separate/newly cleaned utensils. Because they were slow (we were one of three parties in the place) & we wanted to bring this food into the SAP Center so my celiac daughter could eat safely during the US Olympic Gymnastic Trials, I asked that they freshly cleans all tool/pots that would come into contact with her meal. Waiter agreed to this but I don't think we'll be back as I had the impression this would not happen & doesn't routinely happen during busier times.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I couldn't be happier that the restaurant has a gluten free menu and the service was excellent but my meal was a little lacking something. The minestrone soup flavors just weren't there for me and half of my pasta wasn't cooked. My husband, however, had the roasted chicken and enjoyed it. Chicken next time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice GF menu with plenty of items: starters, soups, salads, pasta, meat, fish and deserts. Pasta was under cooked and not great tasting. No GF pizzas available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience and a good place for out of town dinner party guests. Good portions, informed staff and several options for pasta, meat dishes and also dessert. Ate here with no problems.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had some delicious gluten free pasta! Servers are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Sensitive

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Excellent service, great GF menu mods. I ordered the Beet/Arugula salad w/o goat chs and the GF pesca DI mare. It was delicious and I will return.

Safety


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

— 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

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Absolutely fantastic! Our waitress was knowledgeable and we had a lot of options to choose from, including dessert. Really great find!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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The reviews were very mixed but we went here based on the most recent great review. I would advise against going here. My son has celiac and I asked our server about cross contamination and boiling in the same water and all those questions. They delivered the food and said it was gluten free when it arrived and my son definitely got glutened.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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First off the wait to even get our server to the table was extremely long. Our server was very rude and dismissive towards celiac and was not understanding. The pasta was SUPER good(a little too good for gluten free) i got the gluten free pasta with bolognese sauce. After not even 10 minutes my stomach started to hurt and now 2 hours later I have a heating pad on my stomach and can’t even walk. Great food but not great for da belly.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Poor

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