Lidia's Pittsburgh

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Pasta, Italian, Restaurant
83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1400 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Directions

(412) 552-0150
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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very knowledgeable wait staff Items on menu are marked Gf Had the octopus, Brussels sprouts and acorn squash salad. The food was amazing!

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    1 rating
    2 years ago

    When we ate there, our wait staff was rude as were the hostess. The food did not taste good at all. I even got sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Lidia's is very accommodating to our two celiac (and vegetarian) kids. Sometimes, they even have GF ravioli. The waiter informed us that they cannot serve their GF pasta as the "pasta trio" (tableside pasta service with unlimited refills) because he said they cook GF pasta in its own clean GF water. I was relieved to hear that they knew what they were doing regarding cross contamination. Brunch includes a dessert table. Since there are no GF options, the servers bring ice cream or sorbet for my kids at no extra charge. Our server informed us that the fried potatoes side dish are cooked in a pan with other gluten items (although I think they were marked GF on the menu). He suggested an alternative. I'm glad he was paying attention but I guess it's a concern that the menu may be incorrect. As with most other restaurants, we pay full adult price for our celiac kid meals (except for brunch) at Lidia's which is just a sad reality of celiac disease.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I have eaten here several times and food has been safe and very good. They make at least 2 kinds of homemade GF pasta every day, which is absolutely delicious. Staff is very knowledgeable and can point out dishes which can be prepared GF.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    safe GF experience with housemade GF pasta! you even get a choice of GF pasta made from corn or GF pasta made from quinoa. My friend & I had the GF corn based pasta. He had the grilled chicken on GF pasta with alfredo sauce. I had the GF pasta with beef bolognese. Filling, tastey and safe! I think they had a dessert option but I can't remember what it was. There isn't a GF menu but the server was able guide me to items that could be modified to be GF. He also reassured me that they clean utensils & cookware to avois cross contamination issues. I highly recommend this restaurant for Celiacs like me

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pasta


  • Italian
  • Restaurant
5 pm - 9 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
11:30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 9 pm
"Lidia’s Pittsburgh offers gluten-free pasta and gluten-free menu options on request."

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