I ate here all the time before my celiac diagnosis. Finally went back after inquiring about gluten free there. Chef Jasper said it was no problem at all. Once at the restaurant, the waiter and Jasper both explained they had GF pasta to sub in, none of the baked dishes like lasagne. Also no flour used in the sauces. My favorite dish from before I was Celiac turned out to be GF anyway-the pork shank served over risotto. I was so happy! No GF bread and Jasper lamented not too many desserts available for me. But I was pleased to have a scoop of gelato after a big dinner. I am glad to know I can go to one of my favorite restaurants in the city and still have plenty of options to choose from. No separate kitchen but it seems they take reasonable precaution against cross contamination.
This is an upscale Italian restaurant, named one of the best Italian restaurants in America. The staff is very friendly and denim jeans are acceptable. The pasta is made in-house and is tasty, including corn-flour-based gluten-free pasta made on a separate machine. I had red sauce on my gluten-free pasta and it is the BEST red sauce I have tasted anywhere….I repeat… anywhere. Regrettably, the meat balls and sauce with meat are not GF, so I had plain sauce; but I’m not complaining. There were several items on the menu that can be made gluten-free and I can’t wait to go back to try them. For dessert, I had vanilla ice cream rolled in freshly toasted coconut ($6.50)—delicious! It is important to tell your server that you must have gluten-free because of allergy. Lunch prices are mostly in the $10 to $12 range and dinner prices are mostly in the $16 to $22 range. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 2:00; dinner begins at 5:00. Adjoining the restaurant is a casual Italian deli, Marco Polo’s, where along one wall, there is a selection of imported Italian ingredients for sale, such as risotto rice, canned tomatoes, and several others. We inquired at the deli, but the gluten-free choices there are very limited. Having dined here only once, we recommend the restaurant for celiacs, but we cannot vouch for consistency in gluten-free safety.