Maggiano's

2 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
7875 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

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Celiac

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Very knowledgeable. Celiac friendly.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always have had positive experiences as celiac , servers and chef very helpful, good variety of options and delicious food!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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.

Updated 3 years 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

  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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More Reviews


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one of my most favorite places to eat, chef Karl is the best

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Not only the best Italian food I've eaten, the service was incredible, and the staff took exceptional care to provide safe food. The chef spoke directly to me to ensure that my meal was GF. I am so impressed with them! We will visit every time we are in Cinci!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Chef Karl is amazing. My favorite place to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Upon hearing celiac, the server brought the chef to the table to discuss options. The chef was very helpful when discussing options, and brought the salads and entrées to the table himself.

Their corn/rice based pasta was delicious, as was the creme brûlée. This was one of our best dining experiences. We'll definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is delicious!! The chef comes out and actually talks with you. The chef made grilled eggplant Parmesan for me and it came with gluten free penne noodles. It has become my son's favorite place to get gluten free pasta.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent service and server. They knew all about celiac and made every accommodation to make sure my dinner was safe. Viva Italia.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY!

We've been there many times and really liked the food (based on food it gets more than one star, but this a gluten free review).

Unfortunately the last two times we've been there the gluten free meals have been contaminated with non-gluten free pasta (it's a different pasta shape so it is obvious)!! That can make people with celiac ill. They claimed to have spoken to the people behind the scenes after the first time it happened, but it happened again. They gave us our take-home meal but we gave that to a family member because we can't trust that is gluten free.

Not sure what they can do to make us believe that they are serious about being gluten free. Not worth the risk!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Staff are very knowledgeable about celiac. One of our favorite places to go. Chef or manager will come out to the table if they know that you have celiac to explain the menu options and how the food is prepared. Food is great also and you can get enough to take home for the next day.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As mentioned in other reviews, the chef comes out to talk to you about the GF options and to make sure you are comfortable with how your food is being prepared. I've never had issues eating here except that I over eat and complain about being overstuffed... It's the "good" kind of bloating! ;-) This is one of the only places I will add "celiac friendly" to the rating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I am sitting at Maggianos as I write this review because they absolutely deserve it. I came to eat here mid day and the chef himself came to my table to talk to me about my options and the pasta and my mom and I both had (both gluten free but different dishes) was by far the best gluten free pasta I have ever had whether at home or I'm a restaurant. They care about allergies and made sure I was satisfied and I am leaving full with leftovers I can't wait to eat later.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great food and the server I had was very aware of celiacs/gluten intolerant diet.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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person who cooks your food comes out to review options with you and takes notes on your needs. my son has celiac, and they graciously accommodated his picky kid taste buds, as well as his dietary needs. he devoured the gf pasta, and I had some too. it was quite tasty and had a nice mouth feel. great dining option! we'll be back again and again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Today I found a hidden gem of the gluten free foodie world. My best friend and blogger – Sara Wyen of Words To Run By went with me to the Celiac Awareness Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio today. We were excited to see all the fun, new gluten free goodies with all the vendors. Another blog post coming soon on that… While we were there, Maggiano’s Little Italy chef Karl Lenz was there speaking and doing a gluten free demo. Well, I knew exactly where the Maggiano’s Kenwood was located and we zipped on over there for lunch. I am so glad we did. Upon entering the restaurant, I asked for the gluten free menu. They explained rather than having a gluten free menu, the Assistant Manager would come out and explain the gluten free options and ensure my meal was allergy safe. Matthew Powell, the Assistant General Manager came over to the table after our waiter quickly brought us drinks and very thoroughly explained how 90% of their menu items can be made into gluten free dishes. He walked me through the menu and made sure I was clear on food preparation, ingredients and options for celiac disease. This was the most gluten friendly and celiac aware place I’ve been to yet. 90% of their menu items could be made gluten free – surely it wasn’t so. This place isn’t on any of the safe lists or gluten free places to eat. Oh boy, did they knock my socks off. I decided to try their corn pasta. It. Was. Amazing. Gluten Free Corn Pasta Maggiano’s Sara and I ended up sharing a meal because it was really big. You know what the best part was? They have several menu items that you can get a to go item FREE if you order from the list. Yup – I got 2 meals for the price of one. 1 being a gluten free specialty menu item – without paying extra. Our entire lunch with the meal, Cesar salad for Sara and 2 iced teas was $24. Can you tell we didn’t like it? Just kidding. Matthew even came out after the meal and ensured everything was ok and up to my gluten free liking! Of course I explained. The chef that was doing the demo at the Celiac Awareness Tour, Karl Lenz – was back before we finished lunch and he even came out to welcome us and explain their cooking methods and showed me their pastas! Maggiano’s Corn Pasta I felt completely safe eating here, had no stomach ailments after my meal and will certainly make this a go to spot when we are in Cincinnati. The manager, chef and waiter all made me feel comfortable and took care of me the way a restaurant should with people suffering from food allergies. We already have a big enough burden of having this food allergy, we shouldn’t have to feel like one while eating out.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Magianno’s has amazing food and service. They were knowledgeable about gf options.

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

Celiac

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The sous chef came out to personally speak with my son about his needs, took his order, and prepared the food himself. The food was amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Very good. Waiter was well versed in gluten containing items an recommended options that went well with the dish.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Celiac

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Review


Good GF Chicken Alfredo!! Waiter asked if it was an allergies and let the chef know. He also asked if it was ok to bring bread out. I had enough sauce that is was good after I heated it for lunch the next day.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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