La Dolce Vita

26 recent ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
100% of 25 votes say it's celiac friendly
180 Preston St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7P8

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Celiac

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Delicious classic Italian food. Super celiac knowledgable. Did I mention cannelloni?? Lasagna?? Garlic toast??? We never thought we would find celiac-safe Italian like this in Ontario. And cozy and inviting atmosphere too for post-pandemic eating in.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 20 hours ago read full review

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Ordered veggie lasagna with Caesar salad & garlic bread. All amazing. Will definitely order again.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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?

— 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 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

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


bella pizza: brie, mozzarella, chicken brests,almonds
Wonderful presentation
“La dolce vita”pizza and “bella” pizza
Calamari
Pâtes aux fruits de mer
Gf
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Certified gluten free. Always great service and safe food. The were quick and efficient even when ordering takeout during the pandemic.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free pizza in Ottawa. Loads of gluten free options. Very knowledgeable of celiac. Been coming here since I was diagnosed 12 years ago!

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 6 months ago read full review

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My 12 years old daughter almost cry! First time since diagnosed (3 years) that she can eat Italian pasta like theses! She loved it.

They use black plates so the staff knows the client is celiac.

Very good for us too that are not celiac. Best pasta!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Love this place. I'm celiac and it's the only restaurant in Ottawa that I trust. Been going there for about 10 years.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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When I considered making a reservation here, I emailed to inquire if they were safe for someone with Celiac disease. They replied that they had a full menu that was celiac safe.

The gluten free options were overwhelming as the gluten free menu was extensive, even desserts. I ordered a side of garlic bread with my pasta, just because when do you get to have some delicious gluten free garlic bread?! Unfortunately it was simply a slice of standard gluten free bread, so nothing exciting. My cannelloni were delicious. I also ordered a tiramisu for dessert as it's one of my favorite, but they unfortunately do not make it with lady fingers.

All in all, it was a delicious meal, and it's great to have so many options.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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incredible choice of gluten free options, all pizzas can be made gluten free. very informed about celiac will definitely be returning

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent stuffed pasta, garlic bread(!!!),and tiramisu. And the service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Good pizza spot. They pay a lot of attention to coealic clients

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I LOVE this place. Everything I have eaten tasted amazing. They have an extensive GF menu and take great care for Celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Special flowers on the table to indicate gluten free diner to all staff! Very knowledgeable Fantastic gluten free separate menu Great service. Amazing flavours! Reservations highly recommended. Free desert on your birthday with the Italian Chef singing happy birthday. Delivery, take out, and dine in options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The staff is very knowledgeable. The food here is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Went here twice while on vacation in Ottawa. First for dinner on a weeknight, had GF calamari on recommendation of the waiter (who is also on a gluten free diet) and it was amazing!! Got a seafood cannelloni for my main which was absolutely out of this world!!! Best GF pasta I’ve ever had. Tiramisu for dessert was top notch! Chef came to the table as in other comments, and he is a gracious, wonderful host. Went second time for lunch on Saturday, and had pizza which was very good too. Taking one star off because on Saturday during a very busy lunch time while they appeared to be understaffed, they first brought out regular pasta for my celiac 7 year old and left it for her for long enough she could’ve (but didn’t, thank goodness!) taken a bite. The waitress caught the mistake and took it away, and brought a new order GF. But it shook my confidence and felt I should share given the high ratings here that PLEASE BE CAREFUL EVEN HERE TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER IS REALLY GLUTEN FREE! Even the most well intentioned people are still only human and mistakes can be made. I will still go back and highly recommend this business. Get the tiramisu, you’ll be so glad you did!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Absolutely delicious. Great selection of gluten free options, our server was very aware of celiacs and the chef even came to see how our meal was. Can't wait to go back.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very extensive gluten free menu, the staff were friendly and helpful with gluten free food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Their gluten free menu is AMAZING. Front and back just filled with awesome choices. The chef came out at the end and chatted with us about how he makes sure everything is safe. Super impressed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Fabulous gf menu. Friendly service every time.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about Celiac. Great GF menu, great food. The extra cost of gf pizza dough is a little steep at 8$ additional for a large pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Perit resto charmant, le celiac est pris au sérieux , le cook nous a salué et est très prévoyant pour les vrais celiacs... bouffe excellente pour tous

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was right to trust the comments on this app for this one! Big menu, chef greets all diners, genuinely good food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Accueil chaleureux et courtois. Menu sans gluten élaboré(2 pages)...avec un tiramisu sans gluten!! Dès l’arrivée, ils demandent si nous voulons un menu sans gluten. Nous avons même eu la chance de rencontrer le chef qui a fait le tour de chaque table!! Hautement suggéré 👍🏼

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Eat here all the time and they’re phenomenal! Amazing GF and they’re also great with my seafood and fish allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Love this place, very cozy environment and delicious food! They ask if you want a gluten free menu as soon as you walk in. SO many gluten free options, dedicated fryer, gf desserts, and delicious gf pizza and pasta. I highly recommend the calamari!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious Italian cuisine. Good choice for celiacs, and reasonable price. Intimate setting with very friendly server and chef! Great find!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had pasta and it was good, but not amazing. My husband had gluten free pasta since he is celiac and he really enjoyed his meal. The chef came out to check on us and was really confident in his GF tiramisu. We took a piece to go and it was delicious! It tasted the same as a regular one.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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amazing gluten free menu! save for celiac. I will be going back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Can make any pasta dish GF. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff (chef came out to talk to us also and assure us that they take celiac disease seriously - have separate prep area, boil pasta in new water, etc). Appetizers (mussels and salads) also delicious. Even have GF tiramisu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They asked us if we wanted a gf menu as soon as we arrived. Didn't feel like I was asking for special treatment or our food was a substitution. This was one of our best gf meals out! Absolutely delicious! The people were friendly, warm and we had great service. We will for sure be back. Ordered meat lasagna and chicken Parmesan.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Good pizza and pasta. Lovely patio in the summer and a cozy interior dining room.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Fantastic Italian restaurant where almost everything on the menu is offered gluten-free. First restaurant where I have been immediately asked on entering if I wanted a GF menu! Knowledgeable staff, great food! First GF lasagna from a restaurant for me!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Get the gluten free calamari, their tomato sauce in

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Have visited twice. Chocolate cheesecake is amazing!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We just had a wonderfull dinner! Food was great, and staff amazing! very knowledgeable about gluten !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great service and food. Gluten Free menu offered a good selection.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Omg! Lived it. Been there twice. Yes it's pricey but its great to have gf options for apps and desert that are made with wheat flour alternatives rather than being naturally gf. Dusted calamari and chocolate cheesecake yum! Don't give it 5 stats bc my pizza crust was soggy the second time I went.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Not bad at all. Plenty of corn pasta options.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent GF menu, good food and great service.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Pricey, but very well worth it!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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