Mama Tosca Italian Restaurant

4 ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
9000 Ming Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93311

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I was sick and worshiping the ivory throne within a few short hours. The server was very reluctant to answer specific ingredient questions or how the food was prepared because all that is "top secret." He informed me they only make substitutions if they make someone sick and asked if that was the case. I informed him it was. He vaguely described what he could offer me (which was off menu), but again, refused to answer any direct questions about ingredients and preparation. He guaranteed it would be safe. It wasn't. I second guessed myself several times while ordering. I should have gone with my gut feeling and stuck with the iced tea and nothing else. The quality of the food was gross anyway. Under cooked brown rice pasta, overcooked salmon swimming in a bland lemon sauce and steamed, unseasoned veggies. Not sure how one can manage to make anything lemon bland, but they certainly accomplished it.


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 months ago read full review


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This has been a favorite of my parent's for years. After I got the CD diagnosis, we ruled this place out since it was Italian food & we lacked data to say otherwise. Learned we were wrong last Winter. Most of their pasta dishes can have GF pasta substituted. Nearly all of their standard pasta sauces are also GF. Service is great & personable while food is delicious!

Celiac friendly?


Updated 3 years ago read full review

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A wonderful first ever GF DF night out. Erin the waitress was also GF DF and was super helpful and patient w suggestions on how to adapt a ton of menu items . They serve GF pasta if asked and obviously willing to Accomodate . The sea bass dinner was great and my dinner partner said the clam chowder soup was best ever.

Updated 5 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

  • None Listed


  • Delivery
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout


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Had a choice of fish or steak with vegetables. I had the steak and it was out of this world delicious! Asked for salad without dressing and brought my own and they accommodated me. Will go back. Did not get sick and I am sensitive.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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