Kava neo-taverna

8 ratings
$$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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315 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

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We had a nice meal here with our kiddos. The server was extremely knowledgeable about celiac and marked everything safe on the menu for us. They don’t have GF bread but brought cucumber slices for the dips. If you have a kiddo who is not a super adventurous eater, I would say the options are a little bit limited, but that’s not really their fault of course. Our son ate chicken skewers and tsatsiki with cucumbers.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was very knowledgeable about celiac disease and gluten free meals/kitchen prep. Would be nice if items on the menus were marked as gluten free.

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?

— Most/All

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 have dined here twice- both times the staff was very knowledgeable about what items are GF, they made a note that I have Celiac and I did not get sick. Most of the menu is naturally GF, the nonGF items are pretty obvious (pie of the day, feta wrapped in phylo, breaded zucchini chips etc). My favorites are the roka salad, imam (eggplant dish) and gigandes (lima bean dish). I have also tried the horiatiki salad, saganaki garides (shrimp dish), souvlaki chicken, and patates lemonates-all were great!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 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

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Mediterranean
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Loved this place pre-celiac diagnosis and yes many items are gluten free naturally. However, I do not have faith in the extent of the standards in place to prevent cross-contamination. A dish described as having pasta was not included on the list of gluten items sent by email and notwithstanding declaration of wheat and gluten allergies on every item ordered online our take out order came with a lot of house bread. I would love to hear from anyone who has better knowledge on this subject as I desperately want Kava to be on my “safe” list.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have celiac and eat here happily and safely often. Food is mostly inherently GF and staff is kind and caring.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just called this place to learn more about GF options and cross contamination protocols. The manager listed a lot of foods that are inherently GF but the wheels fell off when I asked about cross contamination in the kitchen. He said all food is already prepped so I don’t have to worry about it. I pressed for more info and he said meat is separate from vegetables which doesn’t make any sense. I’d be too scared to go here.

Edit: not a fake review, Mike. 100% real review based on my phone call with a manager.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Fake review from Erin below. This place is legit. Went here with my family for my brother’s birthday and the food was delicious and safe.

The tzatziki and souvlaki were incredible!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Chef and waiter were very knowledgeable and friendly when it came to pointing out GF options. Most of the menu is GF and I was able to try a number of small plates. They also had a delicious GF dessert (the Greek yogurt with honey and berries). The food was excellent and I had no gluten reaction at all. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The imam was my favorite dish of the night.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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