Really enjoyed the meal. Really did not enjoy the aftermath. Chef came over, seemed safe, food was good, but I was glutened.
I ordered a caprese salad and entree after the chef came out and spoke with me about how they could accommodate someone with celiac. The caprese salad came back cross contaminated after using my Nima gluten sensor but the entree was safe and tested gluten free. They stated the salads are prepared around other gluten ingredients and the entree was separate so my review is great for the entree and poor for my salad. I'll go again but am not totally confident it's celiac friendly so I'll bring my gluten tester to be sure. The staff seemed to really care and take interest in making the accommodations as well which made me feel comfortable.
They will make almost anything on the menu GF! Outstanding meal!!! My family including me had a delicious meal! Highly recommended!
Absolutely delicious. Chef came to table and offered to prepare 80% of the menu gluten free - not just pastas, all the main courses. Only thing couldn't modify to gluten free was desserts. Speaking of desserts- the creme brûlée was gluten free and it was outstanding, probably the best tasting I have EVER had. The food here is fresh, cooked to order, the staff is friendly, GF knowledgeable, and everything we had was so tasty. BTW they will accommodate many food allergies, ie. eggs, milk, nuts etc. Highly recommend this place even if you have to drive a little while to get there because it is so worth it.
Have eaten here many times and have never gotten a Celiac reaction. Most times manager or chef comes to table before I order!
There was no gluten free menu, but I was able to talk to the chef and ordered gluten free penne with alfredo sauce. It was very delicious, and the service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend it
Great place! Highly recommended!
Wow awesome place !!!! food was the best and chef came out and talk to us about our needs to make sure we were comfortable . Service was great and manger Scott was also great I never been to a place that took care of allergy people before like here !!! I hope they keep it up !!!!!!!!
Have eaten here several times and pleased with no reaction later. Chef comes out to speak to you first and provides options. Seem very knowledgeable about cross-contamination.
Went last night and had a horrible experience. After following their protocol and speaking to the chef, they apparently mixed up my dish with my daughter's. They looked similar so after they were served I asked if the server was sure. He said yes he double checked. But no...he mixed up the dishes and I am now paying for it. Will never eat there again.
All of their sauces are gluten free so just about any pasta dish on the menu can be served with their gluten free penne.
a chef will come to the table to disdcuss gf options, but they are not that happy about it. they have gf pasta but not much else. keep asking for what you want, I did have a great piece of grilled salmon on spinach after a long conversation with the chef one time. as always, make sure you have a conversation about your situation and confirm when your food comes out.
They did offer gluten free pasta BUT were not willing to make me grilled chicken to have a protein option. So I was limited to pasta with tomato sauce and that was it! My daughter asked for no orzo with her salmon and it came out with the salmon on the pasta! Don't plan in returning
have eaten gf here often. they are very careful and a chef comes out to review your gf order every time.
I read below that if you call in advance they will make meatballs GF but I called and that is not the case. However we enjoyed our meal. The chef came out to talk to us about our order and pretty much let us make up what we wanted (we are also dairy free). Portions were large. Service was excellent and attentive. Pasta was broken apart, however, which happens sometimes with rice/corn pasta.
I unfortunately have Celiac disease, so finding safe restaurants can be a challenge. Maggiano's has always prided itself on being extremely careful with cross contamination and has numerous gluten free options. Last Friday (5/25/18) I went out do dinner with my family at this location, which we have done about 10 times in the past year. I didn't finish my meal (GF ziti) so I had the server put it in a take home box. Several days later I went to eat my left overs and found a piece of regular spaghetti in it. For those who haven't eaten at Maggiano's and gotten GF pasta, they only have one type of GF pasta and it isn't spaghetti. This is the SECOND time this has happened at this location in the past 6 months. The previous time the chef and manager came out and really bent over backwards to apologize and told me it was a new employee, etc. They assured me that this would not happen again and that the problem has been corrected. Well now that this has happened again I see that the problem is now a pattern. My family and I really love this restaurant but it just isn't safe. As much as it saddens me I would highly recommend that anyone with a serious gluten allergy or someone with Celiac disease avoid eating at this particular location.
Bland generic pasta only served in penne, gluten free pasta needs to be cooked differently and served differenu than resilient regular pasta- it completely falls apart and is flarvorless in sauce. You can do better.
The chef came out and discussed my options, and said he would cook my meal in a separate part of the kitchen. I am also dairy free and they could still accommodate. I’ve eaten at this location 3 times and always been fine. Definitely recommend!
I ordered my Chicken Romano to be gluten free. The Sous chef came out and when I asked if that dish could be made gluten free he said yes. The dish came and had no Parmesan or any type of breading, just a piece of grilled chicken. Why wouldn’t the chef tell me that the chicken would be absolutely plain? I would have ordered something else!
Great for celiac. Go here. They will send someone dedicated to Celiac appropriate food to your table to work with you and the waiter. No issues.
No gf menu but the chef comes out to discuss. Not that many options, but ok for a nice lunch. The taste of my chicken salad was excellent. No reactions.
Really nice and attentive staff, but i definitely got glutened.
Chef always comes to table to ensure that you are comfortable with preparation methods. I do not recommend ordering pasta, as I do not believe they (or anyone rew) are careful enough with cross contamination between pastas on the stove. I have never had a reaction, and I am extremely sensitive to contamination.
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.
The staff was super knowledgeable about gluten free offerings. The chef even came out to talk to me about what the kitchen would be able to do to accommodate me. A+.
I didn’t get a reaction and I am a celiac. The sauces were good but the pasta was tough. Not very good. Feel like I probably could have made better at home, but maybe this was because I got it to go. Maybe it would have been better if we ate there? Staff was very nice. Knew the GF menu. All sauces and dressings GF. Priced fairly. Probably won’t return just cause I didn’t feel like it was that yummy but I’m not disappointed we went.
I've had to stop going. One time, perfect the next something like a regular noodle mixed in to the dish.
The food is always delicious! When I let them know I need to eat gluten free, they send out the chef to personally take my order and answer any questions. Yummy gluten free rolls every time. Service is always outstanding, and I never feel like a bother for having food limitations.
This was my first dinner out as a Celiac. Man was I impressed with the level of respect from their staff. They are highly educated on Celiac. They have more options for GF items than they did years ago. Although, still lacking on GF desserts, but you can always get Creme Brûlée. Who doesn't like that? The food was amazing. Definitely plan to go back often!
I called ahead and spoke with a chef who told me they use separate strainers, separate water to cook the pasta, separate tools when preparing the gf pasta. When we got there, I let the waiter know my daughter had celiac disease. The chef came out and he walked us through the whole menu. He made the meal himself and delivered my daughter’s meal himself. I could not have felt better about her meal and safety. No issues with getting sick. We will definitely be returning customers!
They don’t have a gluten free menu but the chef came to the table and offered to make my daughter whatever she wanted. She ordered simple pasta but she had no reaction. Staff were all very knowledgeable.
They have the ability to make many things GF and know what they’re doing. They have GF pasta too. I’ve never gotten sick and been here many times. Very tasty. They also offer “lighter take” items that have fewer calories. This is my go to Italian restaurant. Yum!
Manager takes your order. The best way to show customers your serious about taking care of them. add to original review. This add is December 27, 2017. My wife, who is Celiac, have dined here three more times. Manager takes the order. No issues.
I would not recommend this establishment for take-out. The person taking my order seemed unaware of gluten containing ingredients for pasta dishes (does the sausage contain gluten? I still don't know!) When we went to pick up our meals, we found that my gluten free meal was actually standard pasta- and with the wrong sauce. Without apology, they "corrected" the dish - again with standard pasta. Finally, after 45 minutes of waiting on the correct gluten free meal, we were given a bag full of (gluten containing) bread as an apology ("to apologize").
Best GF pasta I’ve ever had. Waiter was knowledgeable about GF options. There were so many choices! I don’t have celiac, but it seemed to be celiac friendly. I would highly recommend if you are GF by choice. If you have celiac, perhaps call ahead to confirm.
Great food, even better waitstaff - very attentive to our dietary needs. Lots of GF options from which to choose but no separate menu. The assistant manager came over to talk to us since we were eating GF and he was also very helpful. We will be back!
The last 2 times I've been here, they screwed up my order and had to remake my food. The chef will come out for show and pretty much just nod if the dish can be made gluten free, but they aren't terribly diligent. Take a close look at your dish and make sure they used the GF penne (pointy and grooved) and not the wheat rigatoni (smooth and cylindrical).
*updated* I initially had fabulous experiences here, but after eating successfully 3-4 times, I got very sick 2 times in a row. The first time I was accidentally served regular pasta and I thought it tasted too good to be gluten free but I ate it and became incredibly sick. The second time I believe it was cross contamination. Both times I called the restaurant. After the first incident, the management was incredibly apologetic. After the second, they blamed me as being too sensitive to eat out because they can't control if a waiter touches bread and then touches my water glass. I thought that was a bit far fetched and insulting. Unfortunately, I no longer feel comfortable eating here.
Went with 8 other people, so we ordered Family Style. The waiter brought me a Gluten-Free version of the 3 of the items we ordered. The sautéed calamari was good. The Grilled Chicken Piccata was lacking flavor, it just needed a little more lemon sauce. The Braised Beef with Gluten-Free Penne instead of Pappardelle was excellent, I don’t know what brand of gluten-free pasta they used but it was the best I’ve ever had. For dessert, the waiter brought me a dish of strawberries since we ordered Cheesecake and Hit Apple Crostata. The only item I couldn’t eat was the Chef’s Italian Antipasti and I chose not to eat the Salmon.
Staff Very aware of what items have gluten. I had beef Medallions. (I'm sick of ordering it cuz only thing gf tasty on menu that isn't seafood .) But it was good. Maggianos salad has to be ordered minus prosciutto and blue cheese unfortunately. Boo that!
I called and spoke to the chef and he said they use the same serving dishes, strainers etc as regular pasta and when I pointed out cross contamination he said well they are clean to start..not Celiac safe in my opinion
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.
I was very impressed with this place. The chef came out to speak to us personally after saying I had a gluten allergy. He discussed all of my options and was willing to prepare anything I wanted GF, which was incredible. Food was really, really good. LARGE portions. Not sure about how they handle cross contamination in the kitchen but I'm a sensitive celiac and I did not get sick. Definitely a great option when going out with a large group of non-celiacs.
I was very impressed. The waiter asked if we had any allergies without prompting. The chef came to the table to discuss what we could order. They could make many things gluten free. My girls had spaghetti with meat sauce. I had chix parm with grilled chix. (3 celiacs) They even had gf creme brulee. We loved it.
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