La Cucina Italian Restaurant

11 recent ratings
$$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pizza
90% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
103 N Washington St
Havre De Grace, MD 21078

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Celiac

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The most embarrassing, disgusting, and shocking dining/food experience of my life (pre and post Celiac diagnosis). I had researched this restaurant on the app before we arrived for our stay in Havre de Grace and was excited to have such a promising option. I was even more encouraged to see a sign in the establishments window that said “best gluten free meal in town”… We went for my Birthday, made reservations (which seemed to confuse them). I asked our waitress about their gluten free menu and their preparation and I felt safe ordering based on her responses. The dishes were dirty and we had to ask for more. Our appetizer Mozzarella Caprese was bland but ok. They were out of the pasta needed to make the manicotti item I wanted, they offered to adapt it by using some croquettes that are on their app menu. That’s not what I wanted but struggled to find another item I wanted on the menu so I agreed. My boyfriend ordered the gf baked ziti. His meal came out and we both sampled it but he didn’t want to eat without me. 15 minutes later my food came. It looked so unappetizing. The shrimp was cold, the croquettes steaming but visually appeared overcooked. The baked ziti was bland and greasy. We were extremely disappointed in the food and the timing of our meals and asked for the check without eating. $72 for what we ordered we were in SHOCK! (No prices on the menu) Almost $40 for the menu item they didn’t even have to make as ordered. If the food had been stellar or the place fancy the price wouldn’t have bothered me but this is a glorified mom and pop pizza parlor and when I likened the food to Fazolis my bf said not to insult Fazolis. On my birthday and dressed up we then drove 30 minutes to the next town to go to Red Robin. Save your money and your dignity and skip this place unless you are possibly looking for pizza (of which I have no knowledge of the safety or taste).

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free coconut shrimp. Fried calamari. Soooo good. I’m craving it now! And no sickness or symptoms from this celiac girl or her celiac daughter!!

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

Celiac

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Awesome place! Read previous reviews and so glad I came for dinner! They DO have a separate GF menu. My waitress was so excited when I said I had celiac and promised me I was in for a delicious meal. HAPPILY Accommodated me when I asked for a substitution. Food was delicious, but kindness and great attitude made it all even better.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months 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

  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gf pizza and dessert too!
This is menu but they will happily customize!
Beef Braciole
Peanut butter pie
White pizza
GF chicken manicotti with shrimp and pesto
Gluten-Free at La Cucina Italian Restaurant
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Oh my word! Amazing food!! I had the baked ziti which was so good! I was the only one in the group with celiac. Everyone else thought their food was amazing as well. Highly recommend!

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.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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I went two nights in a row, the food was amazing and I didn’t get sick. Definitely recommend if you’re in the area!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 4 months ago read full review

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Food was great, charming ambience. Had some fried appetizer with a creamy pesto sauce that had me all but licking the plate. Mains were tasty, as was dessert. No issues and would happily eat there again.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Overall I liked it. Took some back and forth with questions but dinner was great. They have a good amount of GF options including pizza and pasta dishes. Food was very good. Atmosphere was nice.

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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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gluten free menu! Staff were lovely and knowledgeable about cross contamination. All pastas and pizzas can be made gf, and lots of dishes are amended to be safe! Highly recommend for celiacs

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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My son has Celiac, and he absolutely loved their gluten free pizza. And our server was very nice, but she was new and had no idea what Celiac even was. She advised me to speak with the manager behind the counter, who was, to put it nicely, less than pleasant. I explained that my son had Celiac and that his food needed to be prepared separately and he simply stared at me like I had three heads. So I started to explain why there couldn’t be any cross contamination and he finally stated sharply that he knew what Celiac was and how to prepare the food. So - not the nicest employees, but the food was good and my son seems fine and that’s the most important thing.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Even though the restaurant was 100% full on a Mother's Day night, they still were able to make sure everything that came to our table (Pizza, Pasta and meatballs, Surf & Turf) was gluten free and safe for our celiac family!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free pizza was phenomenal!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Antonella greets us like family. They have gluten free lasagna and the food is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious food and decent service. Hubby is celiac and has never gotten sick eating here. VERY expensive for the GF items though - there's a reason the prices aren't listed on the GF menu, if you get my drift. Would recommend otherwise, but they lost a star for the $20-something appetizers and $30+ entrees (it's a nice enough place,but not that kind of high-end).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved this restaurant before my daughter was diagnosed. We came back when we heard they have a gluten free menu. The menu has TONS of options. Pizza, calamari, pasta, and even a peanut butter bomb cake for dessert. They have dedicated friers and are careful with preparation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Awesome GF menu. Lots of pasta choices such as manicotti, lasagna...white pizza is delisciousness. Coconut shrimp in dedicated fryer. Peanut butter bomb cake for dessert. Great choice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was fantastic. Our server has celiac. There is a gluten free menu thst even includes lasagna and manicotti! Also a dedicated gluten free fryer. GF pizza. And a gf dessert called the peanut butter bomb which has chocolate and peanut butter. They understand cross contamination. I will definitely be eating here again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Awesome gluten free pizza!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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