Malibu Of Surfside

11 recent ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Chicken Parmesan, Pasta
100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
815 Surfside Dr
Surfside Beach, SC 29575

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Celiac

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You must have a reservation now! We had reservations and still had to wait 30 minutes. Food is amazing with huge portions. I get three meals out of the chicken park or the veal special (which I highly recommend!). Lots of gf options. If you tell them you want gf eggplant park when you make your reservation, they will make it for you but it must be prepped ahead of time. Great place (but small).

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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We had a wonderful early Sunday afternoon lunch at Malibu. GF is not called out on the menu, but the owner said he could make almost anything on the menu GF. Someone in his family is “gluten intolerant,” and he really understands what is safe and what isn’t. They offer GF bread and can use GF breadcrumbs. My husband enjoyed “Sunday Sauce” which is made and cooked for 6 hours by the owner’s mother. The flavors were excellent and the service superb! Be sure to make a reservation!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic!!! They had no reservation for us but were so kind to take my number in case of a cancellation. They came through for us. WOW WOW WOW the chicken parmesan and shrimp parmesan were AMAZING. The cheese cake is made there by someone with celiac and is to DIE FOR. Call well in advance but hit this place up when you are in the area.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 9 months 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Parmesean Shrimp (dug in before remembering to photograph so parital shot)
GF Cheesecake AMAZING
Gluten-Free Cakes at Malibu Of Surfside
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This was July 2020 that I ate here when they were only doing takeout during the pandemic. It was the most AMAZING gf Italian food I’ve EVER had. The owner was super nice as well. I had the chicken Parmesan and I would have never known it was gf. The flavor was incredible. Better than any gluten variation I’ve ever had. They also had gf cheesecake that was delicious. I did not have any gluten reactions. We are going again tomorrow so I’ll leave another review.

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 9 months ago read full review

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After seeing some great reviews, we arrived at Malibu of Surfside only to be snapped at by someone in line who advised it’s reservation only. So I stepped away and called the restaurant. The fellow who answered said, “we are reservation only.” Being patient (we were in no hurry), I politely asked, “when is the next availability?”. He hung up on me. Maybe it was my fault for being from 14 states away and not knowing their policy, but they could have been decent about it. I was willing to come back the next day or days. Perhaps they stay booked for months? With that attitude, I in no way would want them preparing a gluten free meal for my family.

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How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Our family had a wonderful experience. My daughter and I are both gluten free. She was able to try foods that she never had and I enjoyed foods that it’s been a long time since I was able to enjoy. Some best food I have had in a long time and great service. Our whole family said the best meal they had in ages.

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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What an amazing experience start to finish! Such a relaxing genuine Italian family restaurant they make you feel like family from beginning to end. Owner of the restaurant waited on us he was extremely knowledgeable about the meal. The service was impeccable every employee was great. So impressed with the food! They even had gluten free bread (hands down the best gluten free bread I’ve ever tried didn’t break apart and was so tasty) and eggplant marinara which I had. It was definitely the best dish I’ve had since having to remove gluten from my diet!!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food, staff, and overall a phenomenal restaurant. Daughter has celiac and she’s eaten here many times with no issues. Owner goes out of his way to take care of her and the GF needs.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This was the best meal at a restaurant I've had since being diagnosed with Celiac in 2007. The eggplant parmasean and sauce were excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Wonderful! I have celiac and did not get sick. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. I had the stuffed pepper which is a special and it was great! They even brought me warm GF bread. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This restaurant is amazing!! One of the family members has Celiac so there are wonderful options! Fresh gluten free bread! I ordered the chicken parmigiana and my date ordered the veal special. And the dishes were Delicious! And the cheesecake is worthy of the trip alone!! Just make a reservation for wine and dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing!! Gf breaded chicken parm I called ahead and they made me gf eggplant. Gf bread, pasta and cheesecake

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owners of this restaurant mom is celiac. I walked in told them what I needed and they’re freshly made me chicken Parmesan. The servings are huge and it was very yummy. I ate it for two days no reaction. Highly recommended

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We are visiting from Florida. Loved our dinner here - hot GF bread, gf veal parmesan and a very attentive chef. A really lovely meal with GF cheesecake with raspberry sauce for dessert. It's a nice intimate setting and great service. Our new go-to place in S.C.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Only got the cheesecake for take-out, but it was amazing!! A bit pricey, but big enough to share. Gluten free cheesecake... Woohoo!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great options! Made me chicken & shrimp parmigiana!! Cheesecake was a bonus!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They can make just about anything GF, including the fried calamari appetizer. Everything is fresh and delicious and authentically Italian. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. You can’t go wrong here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This place is fantastic! It is family owned and you can tell they take pride in their business. They make you feel like family. Now...the food! I can't say enough, it was all amazing. I called and spoke with them prior to our visit and they were able to offer me almost everything on their menu. The cheesecake is always gluten free and is also amazing! I highly recommend Malibu of Surfside!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The owner’s mother is Celiac- they have pasta, bread, breadcrumbs. Can make basically anything gf. Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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