66% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

500 16th St Ste 150, 16th St. Mall Promenade, Denver, CO 80202-4265 Directions

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Manager took my order, assured me everything would be fine but I’m horribly ill within 30 minutes of eating there

Celiac
2 months ago

This place was wonderful. The chef came out and talked with me because I have multiple allergies. I got beef medallions and potatoes that he fixed according to my allergies. The food was wonderful, waiter extremely nice and helpful.

Celiac
5 months ago

This location does an extraordinary job ensuring that you have a safe experience at their restaurant. Chef took my order and hand delivered my salad, meal, and dessert!!! Went above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable answering any and all questions regarding gluten free options and cross contamination....Would eat here 100 times over!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  • Italian
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10 months ago

Amazing!!! Best pasta ever and I didn’t react. (I am a celiac for all wondering)

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Our appetizer and salad was excellent, but I was disappointed when my gf spaghetti turned out to be penne that was tough. They offered to remake but said it would be a bit tough again so we declined. They comped us for my meal and gave us a complimentary gf dessert which was excellent. We would go back but not for pasta. Our food in general was very good and staff was knowledgeable

Celiac
1 year ago

Really nice and attentive staff, but i definitely got glutened.

Celiac
1 year ago

I stopped in and ordered takeout for dinner. Had a long conversation with the takeout host about gluten free options. He was great and even checked with the kitchen on salad dressings. I got back to my hotel and my entree was regular spaghetti (easy to tell since it wasn't their GF penne shape). And there was a big hunk of bread in the bag. Called the restaurant and they sent someone to my hotel with a GF entree 40 minutes later. I was super sick later that night. I might dine in at a different location but I'd never do take out again.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely amazing!!!! Traveled to Denver as my husband came here on business. The chef came right to my table and assisted me with ordering. He even gave me a complementary appetizer as I could not eat the rolls! Delicious gf pasta. Most if not all of the sauces are gf. One of the best experiences at a restaurant since I was diagnosed celiac 5 years ago!

Celiac
2 years ago

AMAZING! Super Celiac friendly and the whole family loves it.♡

Not celiac
2 years ago

went there a few weeks ago. gluten free penne substitute for most pasta dishes. was very good, replaced linguini with gluten free penne with no issue. I don't believe they have a separate kitchen or actively avoid contamination but it was good for my intolerance.

Celiac
2 years ago

The chef came out and spoke to me about my options. I went with the gluten free Alfredo and it was delicious! No side effects.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Went her because it had high ratings on the GF app..the chef did come out and talked to me about my options but our server was completely oblivious to what Celiac Disease is...the chef made me feel like I was safe...but at 1am I was awoken by the side effects of being Glutenized...my daughter said she woke up at 2am by the side effects...I can't recommend a place that cross contaminated me...so if you read this and don't agree with my comments, please do not post that I am wrong on your post...I am a highly sensitive Celiac and have been for all my life. I am posting about my experience...which was not good! If you have ever experienced a true cross contaminated night on the bathroom floor...then you will understand what I am saying about this place...I do NOT recommend eating here and I will never go back!

4 years ago

Delicious GF pasta! I haven't eaten pasta in over a year.

Celiac
4 years ago

Very friendly - the chef came out and took the order and saw it all the way through. They make everything from scratch and delicious! A great place for a special evening.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Yes they cistomize but the pasta is blah. Environment is like over priced country buffet seating. So not worth it! Go to Carabas!!!

5 years ago

Expensive, but well worth it. Super gluten free friendly I love lovelove the sauce! The first time I went I had the chef come up to my table, and ask me what I wanted to eat.

Not celiac
5 years ago

I rarely eat at chain restaurants, but I had a gift card so I gave it a try...what a colossal disappointment!!! The GF noodles were dry and chewy and there was barely any sauce! The red tomato and olive oil sauces were both bland. You do get a large quantity for your money, but extremely poor quality. The staff was fairly helpful about accommodating my needs, but this place is truly a sorry excuse for an Italian restaurant. If you want high quality GF Italian food at a reasonable price, check out Abrucis and Saucy Noodle Ristorante!

6 years ago

This place is pretty good for a carb indulgence! Definitely worth the price as you get a plate of noodles to take home as well. Happy hour is great, tomatoes & mozzarella is always fresh and delicious.

6 years ago

The gluten free pasta texture could be better, it is a bit tough/cheesy.

Celiac
7 years ago

Chef came out to talk over the GF options. We were more than happy with the meal! Chicken Marsala was yummy! We will definitely return. Bonus- our kids were thoroughly entertained by the magician (Tuesday nights only I think).

Not celiac
7 years ago

Best gluten free meal I've ever had!!! Our server, JC, and the Sous Chef, Chon Guy, gave us five star service!!! Many gluten free options in each course! They served multiple kinds of GF pasta and sauces, and their house dressing was delicious! Large portions we couldn't finish in one sitting so JC packed them up for us to go completely separated with the GF meals labeled! Very knowledgable staff! I wish we had a Maggiano's in Alaska!

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing GF pasta with lots of variety and options! Staff was very helpful and understanding.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

They seem to try to be careful about cross contamination. Two out of our three GF dishes came out correctly. They put croutons on the salad. The food was blah though. We won’t be back.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Our server was not well informed.... got sick - everyone else seems to have had good experiences

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Chef comes to your table to understand your dietary restrictions and then custom prepares and cooks you a meal. 100 percent celiac safe when you talk to the chef. The food taste great and the service is excellent!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Tonight my husband and I shared the chicken parmigiana and the grilled chicken caprese salad both were made gluten free. It was so delish. The chicken parmigiana was “breaded” in crushed potato chips and it was sooooo crispy. After I ordered everything gluten free with the waiter, the sous chef (who was preparing our meal) came out and talked with me about the food and any other allergens I needed to be careful of. The restaurant can get busy and they take reservations with a minimum of an hour before.

1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Ate at Maggiano’s in the Springhill Mall. We’ve had no problem with Maggiano’s anywhere else, and have always been told that sauces were gluten free with the gf pasta. At this location, we were told every sauce had gluten except for marinara. We were also told that mashed potatoes had gluten. We lost faith that the chef even knew what gluten was and decided against ordering anything for our two celiac children.

Celiac
1 month ago

Gluten free pasta and GF sauces are delicious!

Celiac
1 month ago

It's hit or miss, got GF pasta, a piece if regular pasta was stuck to the bottom of the plate. They were like, oh well. I was sick.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Able to customise most of menu to gluten free. So delicious and staff are very accommodating and friendly even offering to introduce us to the chief for peace of mind. I feel so safe eating here.

Not celiac
2 months ago

This is my second time visiting and it was amazing. They have a gf penne pasta that can be paired with different sauces. I've had the baked ziti both times. The chef came out to discuss my allergies and assure me of their practices and wanted to know if I would like some gf bread. He said they just got it in and it takes 10 minutes to bake which of course, yes please! They were yummy squishy goodness!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

All their sauces and drawings are GF, so almost everything in the menu can be prepared gluten free. Staff was knowledgeable. Manager came out and confirmed my order and said he would take care if it. When food was served, they mentioned that it was prepared GF. Food was very good and I felt very confident eating

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Really enjoyed eating here. The food is good, and they have many GF items.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was brilliant. The soups chef came and spoke with us to make sure my daughter had a safe meal she would enjoy!

3 months ago

UPDATE: They no longer carry gluten free rolls. Said they are lookimg for a new vendor, but it's been about 6 months. Also no GF lunch specials unless you want 2 half salads w/out protein. Original Review: The first time I ate here was fine. The second time they were out of GF rolls so they asked if they could comp by sending me an additional pasta home. I thought that was great and ordered the veggie penne with GF noodles (obvs). Well they sent me home with WHEAT pasta!!!! I ate 1/4 of the dish before realizing something was wrong. The noodles looked exactly the same as the GF option except orange, and the texture was softer. I became extremely ill that night and the entire next day. My boyfriend ate the rest of the dish and confirmed it was exactly the same as what he has eaten at the restaurant (ie wheat noodles). I'm not sure if I want to eat here again. GF control is pretty good for dining in, but I'll never do take out again. The gluten free rolls are awful, imo and not worth the calories. They could buy any brand of rolls literally anywhere and they would taste better. Not sure why they haven't caught on yet... they also take FOREVER to come out even though they supposedly start them as soon as you sit down.

Not celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I’ve been here twice now. The food is great.. but the last time, when I was almost done eating, I found a piece of fettuccini in my dish. I asked if they have any pasta other than penne that is gluten free (since most places don’t) and the waitress confirmed they do not. I pointed out the piece of fettuccini and said “so this is not gluten free?” and she said no it’s not and apologized several times. I told her I’m not celiac so cross contamination won’t hurt me but it’d be much different if it happened to someone who was. She offered to remake the dish but I declined since I was practically done anyway but asked that she please address it with the staff. The manager came out seconds later and apologized repeatedly. He said he was extremely embarrassed and he had already ripped the cooks a new one. He said they pride themselves on accommodating food allergies so he was very angry that it happened. He removed the dish from the bill, comped two desserts my friend and I ordered, as well as an extra side my friend had. His response left me confident it’s not a common occurrence and it was/would be appropriately handled. I would be hesitant to go back if I were celiac, but since I’m only gluten sensitive, I will return. I wanted to share my experience though for those with celiac since this could be a major issue for them.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food, gluten-free penne pasta, creme brûlée and they even have gluten-free bread!!! I’m not sure how much they control cross contamination, but they really try.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Surprisingly had a very good experience here allergy wise. Though there is not a separate gf menu and the chef did not come out, our waitress was highly knowledgeable about which items could be modified to be gf. In fact one of the first things she asked us was if anyone had an food allergies. She really took the time to go over the menu with me and assured it would be prepared carefully. My pasta was brought out separately and it was announced gf. Creme brulee for dessert. No sickies and I was very happy.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Eat here regularly. Wuickly becoming my favorite place in the area. Staff is knowledgeable and Chef is always willing to come out and chat if needed.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Three celiacs ate here and had a wonderful experience. The chef came out to talk to us so we knew what we could order. He made chicken parmesan without the breading, and two meals with alfredo sauce gluten free. He assured us he could do it without getting us sick and he was right. No one got sick and my dancer did great the next day. I would definitely come again.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful experience and delicious food. The gluten free bread basket was a yummy treat (we got a refill, too!) and it was so nice to have many options to choose from. Our waitress had the manager come over and talk to us about the different options and the food was prepared separately. Everything was so good! We’re excited to return.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Perfection is an understatement! The atmosphere and service was excellent! We had the Lobster pasta dish and supplemented the GF pasta. It was superb. The Chef came at and assured us he would make ours separate with no risk of cross contamination. Finished our meal with Creme Brûlée, also superb!

4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress explained that they cater to people with allergies. The chef came out and talked to me: all sauces are gf, they have a gf penne pasta. Most dishes, with the exception of the lasagna, can be modified to be gf! Food was amazing!!!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Just ask to speak with the chef. Chef took the bread we brought and made it into garlic bread. It was amazing!! Extremely pleased and will definitely go back again. Our chef was Terrance.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Highly recommend this place. The prices are reasonable and there are lots of options. The chef came out to talk to me about the menu and told me my food would be prepared in a separate part of the kitchen.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I had previously given this place a 4 star rating but now I have to change that. My past 2 experiences have been awful. I was invited back due to a bad experience and during my 2nd visit it was worse. No care about my allergy. My what should have been gluten free pasta was not. I sent it back and got gluten free soup. Yup my Alfredo sauce was so thin it was soup. I told the server and he said he would get me another. I didn't want another so he said he would get me one to go. In my bag when I got home was a gluten Alfredo not gluten free. I called the restaurant and spoke with the manager who said "what do you want a gift card". I told him I expected what I paid for. Since that is the 2nd time they have not taken my allergy serious no more Magginos for me.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Unfortunately this place is not suitable for actual celiacs (perhaps for people that are gluten intolerant but defo not celiacs). I got very sick after eating here about 2 weeks ago and I'm still feeling the effects of the cross contamination. Now I must also say that all the staff were extremely attentive, helpful and friendly and I do think they tried everything to avoid any contamination, however in this instance whatever approach they took didn't work. It's a pity as this restaurant had all good reviews by this app so I assumed I would have no problems. I write this review very heavyhearted as I don't like to say bad things about places that have nice staff and that have tried but I feel it's important to warn any other celiacs that there's a cross contamination possibility here as I don't want more people to have a reaction. So please be careful.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The downtown location does an amazing job including the chef coming to speak to you and serving your food. I have eaten at the Englewood location twice and the chef did not come speak to us on either occasion. The first visit, I was sick the next day. This visit, my food was placed in front of me with meatball and marinara sauce on my GF mashed potatoes, clearly contaminated. When the food was pointed out to the waitress the scoop of potatoes was replaced on the same plate of food. I cannot be certain if the rest of my meal was contaminated by the food from another plate that was obviously splashed onto my plate. My daughters meal (who also has celiac). Appeared to be fine. When we asked for her meal to be bagged to go separately, it was included with the other pasta dishes. Disappointed since we have had such amazing experiences at the downtown location!!!!

Celiac
5 months ago

Waiter didn’t know what celiac is... but I asked for the chef and he took care of me. Great option.

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

GF and allergy friendly. Chef came to speak with us, recommended dishes and was knowledgeable and reassuring. Daughter ate several times and have never gotten sick (celiac) or allergic (dairy, eggs, nuts). Also delicious food and easy going atmosphere.

6 months ago

I previously came here once in the past and let them know that I have celiac disease. They were very accommodating and even brought out the chef to make sure I was okay. However, the second time that I came was very different. The server seemed to brush off my illness and said that she would handle it all without needing to bring out the chef. Unfortunately, I became ill within 10-15 minutes and was throwing up all night. I won’t be coming back here.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had the pasta with meat sauce and meatballs before seeing Blue Man Group. It was delicious. Not a 5 because it would’ve been nice to have some bread with the pasta.

Celiac
6 months ago

Knowledgeable staff. Wide variety of options. Staff double checked on allergies and on the quality once food was served.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have a dedicated, separate kitchen! The food is fantastic, and you can order nearly anything on the menu and explain that it needs to be gluten-free. They take dietary issues seriously. All dishes are made from scratch and modified to be completely safe. I was extremely impressed! Edit, 12/18: my second visit here, and I want all of you to know that the staff is still knowledgeable about making GF accommodations, this restaurant is very safe, and the beef tenderloin medallions are maybe the best thing I’ve ever tasted.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Loved that I could have my choice of dishes. Chef came out to make sure I was confident in ordering.

Not celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Most amazing food and service I’ve ever had! They were so accommodating and wonderful! 100% recommend this place!

7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I used to eat here all the time with no issue. However, over the past year or so, almost every time I have ordered pasta there has been one gluten noodle mixed in. No one can tell me why this is happening or how they keep pastas separate. I have made it a point to tell them about this and try to keep it from happening again, but it keeps happening. Sad to say I may not be back.

7 months ago

I have been to this location before but this visit was disappointing. Chef did not come out and talk to me about options. I was told I couldn’t have a few of the salads so I skipped that. I had a bland version of Chicken Marsala and they brought that out with a side of plain GF noodles. Wasn’t exactly what I expected. I asked the waitress to put some red sauce on it, which she did, but when she returned the noodles were cold. I have been to other locations that went above and beyond and had GF bread!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

No dedicated GF menu, but most dishes can be prepared GF (except lasagna. Ravioli, etc.). Chef cane out to discuss recommendations and personally cooked my meal to avoid cc. Great experience!

8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The waiter was great! The restaurant boasts that they are allergen friendly, but then the chef refused to alter my meal. The waiter and manager tried repeatedly to get me to order another item which I couldn't do because it was the only item that met all my allergy needs with only one (gluten) alteration needed. After I restated my specific needs over and over again the manager finally made my meal herself. We ended up waiting quite a long time and were made to feel pretty lousy about the whole thing. It was a let down and a waste of time for us. Don't go to this restaurant if you want to eat without a hassle.

9 months ago

I had been kind of worried about going to a Maggiano's because of the reviews but our usual Italian place lost power so we decided to try it. I felt really good about the fact that the staff knew the protocol, from the hostess to the waiter and chef. To be safe I went for a non pasta dish and ordered the filet and risotto which was delicious! I didn't have any issues and I can usually tell pretty quickly after starting to eat. I had a good experience.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledgeable staff, super aware and accommodating of a Celiac’s GF needs. The Chef personally took our GF diner’s order table-side. We’ll certainly dine here again.

Not celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Soon after sitting down, the staff asked if anyone in the party had any food allergies. After telling him I was gluten free, he offered some menu suggestions. The manager stopped by after my third choice still wouldn’t quite work, but was willing to change the meat option to accommodate my needs.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

The waiter asked about dietary restrictions when we sat down, then brought out a dedicated allergen chef to talk with me about my restrictions and what I’d like to order.

Celiac
10 months ago

Had the salmon with lemon butter sauce and spinach, super delicious!! As a side I ordered GF pasta with marinara sauce. The pasta was good but I had a reaction to the sauce. There isn't a GF menu, however their policy is that the chef will always come out to reassure you that what you ordered is truly GF

10 months ago

Did not have the same sparkling experience here as the other review. Yes, they can put GF penne in most pasta dishes. But our server gave me no further information about what was safe to eat, and there is no GF menu. I was not offered a visit from the chef. Basically, “we have GF penne, ready to order?” Actually, in general, the service was really bad. Disappointing and would not return to this location.

10 months ago

The staff asked about allergies right off the bat which was nice. The GF pasta is soo good- actually sent it back to confirm it was GF since it is soo delicious I wasn’t sure it was GF. Service is excellent.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff are knowledgeable and there were a lot of gluten free options. Not marked on the menu, but communicate with your waiter and they will help you customize your meal. Everything is made to order and it is super easy to modify dishes. The gnocchi can not be made gf because they are coated in flour, but other then that they have tons of options. They do have gf pasta and starter chips, in place of bread.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Outstanding service and flavour! Huge portions! ALL staff is very well trained in handling food allergies! I ordered an Italian tossed salad(no croutons) and their signature “rigatoni D” with gluten free penne—it was sooo good:) Gluten-free pasta or whole wheat penne available for substitution (570/690 cal) $19.75 Our Famous Rigatoni "D"® Herb-Roasted Chicken, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Marsala Cream Sauce (1610 cal)

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Went to a private party, they were serving a family style menu. I told the server of my needs. The chef came out and discussed my needs. He let me know he would personally make my food. When they brought a course out, he brought mine separate. I had gf pasta, salad, spinach artichoke dip, all excellent, and when they were eating cake, he made me a creme Brule. Way to go!

Not celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Chef came out to talk to my celiac daughter about her gf pasta.

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