Lebanese Taverna

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 12 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Vegetarian Friendly + 2 more
87% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 415-8681
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    1 ratingJune 18, 2017

    Can't speak to the food because I ultimately decided not to dine here, but I was surprised to find the manager so uninformed and unaccommodating regarding celiac and cross-contamination concerns given all the positive reviews from others on this app. When I arrived and asked to speak to the manager about their GF options and what kind of kitchen policies they have to prevent cross-contamination with gluten containing items the manager did not understand what I was talking about at all. I tried explaining what I was asking in different ways but he could not even tell me if they use separate/clean cookware for GF/allergy sensitive dishes. He was very rude and condescending during this exchange and kept pointing to the GF symbols on the menu as if that explained everything. He said others come in and order GF items and just eat it, they don't ask all these questions. At that point I decided it wasn't worth the risk to my health and we left. Very disappointing experience.

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2016

    One of my favorite restaurants. I have never felt sick from eating anything labeled as GF on the menu.

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2016

    Excellent. There are several GF selections in all areas of the menu. Only creme brûlée for dessert and it's yummy.

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2015

    Hummus comes with rice crackers instead of pita if you let them know you are gluten free. We tried the hummus trio of traditional, garlic and spicy all of which were great but the garlic was my favorite. The menu is clearly marked with what is GF and there are many great options for meals and starters. Everyone of the four in our party loved their meals. This was a hit and we will be back.

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    3 ratingJune 22, 2015

    Terrific food! however I still had gotten sick after eating there. Not sure how come, could have been cross contamination. Be sure to speak to a wait staff to confirm. Our waiter had changed out, first one did not understand English very well, not sure if the cooks took all precautions.

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    5 ratingJune 20, 2015

    Delicious food, much of which is naturally gluten free. And they will bring out veggies and rice crackers instead of bread to go with your mezze.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2015

    Decent selection and seemed understanding about GF.

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    Several GF options. Waitress brought pita and olive oil blend to the table. When I asked if she had a GF alternative, she didn't bat an eye, warned me that the olive oil wasn't GF, and hurried over some rice crackers. Really good experience with them. Oh, and yeah it was delicious!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2013

    Everything tastes delicious. they're knowledgeable about gluten allergies and are really helpful in making sure your food is perfect. this is one of my favorite places to eat.

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    4 ratingNovember 30, 2013

    Safe meals but wish there were more veggies on the menu.

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    4 ratingJanuary 22, 2012

    Hummus with rice crackers is great!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12 pm - 10:30 pm
12 pm - 9 pm

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