Mama's Italian Restaurant

100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly

1352 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, NY 11769 Directions

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I love this place! Go at least once a week and I have never had a problem. Their GF mozzarella sticks are awesome but the GF pizza & GF lasagna.... wow! So happy to eat this stuff again!!!!

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free options are endless and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Offer a HUGE gluten free menu with a big variety. Very personable & knowledgeable about Gluten allergies. Excellent service and yummy food!!

Updated 7 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
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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So many options .... Much is catered to the gluten free. So glad this place is around.

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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You know you are in the right place when you walk in, and the first question is, “Is anyone in your party Gluten-Free?” You say, yes, and are handed a complete menu of GF options. Once seated, you are presented with GF bread. This first time, I tried the GF chicken parmigiana, which tastes even better than any other chicken parm, maybe because I haven’t had it in six months. The GF penne a la vodka was delicious as well. A side of veggies was large enough for four people. All of the portions are generous, both GF and non-GF. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his non-GF meal as well, and we both have lunch in the fridge for tomorrow. Everything GF is made separately and marked accordingly. What really made our night, however, was when John the owner came over, sat down to chat, and told us how he began serving GF meals over fifteen years ago. He reassured this GF newbie that it would get easier, and that I was safe eating at his restaurant. In the six months since I was diagnosed, I have not felt so safe and cared for anywhere. This may be our first meal here, but it’s certainly not our last. Thank you, John and staff, for all that you do. 🏆

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing GF menu. AMAZING meal! The staff are so knowledgeable! I will be back! One of my favorite new GF places!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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I have never seen such a large GF menu at an Italian place! It was such a pleasant surprise and the food was awesome. John was such a pleasure to visit with and he takes great pride in serving the GF community. He brought me the most delicious Italian GF bread, and also garlic cheese sticks with my fried calamari appetizer (with a tomato and pepper sauce then baked with mozzarella). I had GF eggplant rollatini and it was awesome! I can’t wait to fly back to Long Island so I can go back. You won’t be disappointed:)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a huge GF menu, really anything you can think of, including dessert! The staff was very attentive and very cautious throughout the entire meal. The food was amazing and I felt great afterwards!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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BEST!!!!! They have an unbelievable gluten free menu! There is designated kitchen space.. best dinner out ever!!! Even had gluten free dessert choices. A must go!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Most amazing gluten free menu. Staff is fabulous!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The owner, John, is so fantastic... even taught me about cross contamination in restaurants and how his restaurant has its own separate area for GF. You can tell he really cares about making everyone happy. First thing the server asks when you walk in is if you are GF. They have an extensive GF menu + desert!! Great prices too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Unbelievable menu. Delicious food. Very knowledgeable staff. Gluten free bread on the table!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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As soon as we walked in the hostess asked if any of us were GF. classic American Italian restaurant. HUGE portions. i got fried calamari appetizer and chicken parm with spaghetti. they had GF desserts , but I was to full to even look.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and a wonderful, pleasant staff!! There's such a wide range of gluten free options that I had a hard time deciding what to get. Not only do they have a variety of pizzas but also appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything was delicious and safe for someone with celiac.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gf Italian food on Long Island in my opinion.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent food, very friendly staff. A tray of gluten free desserts! Warm gluten free bread. I go several times a month

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No good. Food didn't take good and had belly ache after.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Awesome place!!! Johns pizza recipie is the best hands down. I have to travel from Deer Park to get the pizza but it's worth it. He perfected a crust that's thick And light. I keep telling him to start selling his dough to other places since it's the only one of its kind for gluten free. Dinner dishes are awesome too. Chicken parm is very tasty. We go often as his knowledge and catering to those with celiac disease is top shelf!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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While they do have an extensive gluten free menu the quality of food here is the worst I have ever seen. Went here twice, the first time they served me black rotten clams, I left unhappy and shouldn't of went back. After about 6 months I returned, this time me and the person I went with couldn't even finish anything we ate; for one it was horrible, and two we felt so nauseated. Ended up sick all night with food poisoning, when I called in the morning to let them know they told me nobody else has called so it must of been us... No wonder nobody else called we were the only ones there both times we went. I strongly advise if you go there don't eat any meat at the very least. An absolutely terrible experience.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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had a nice little pie for lunch. no issues. will go back again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Their gluten free menu is amazing and entirely reliable! One of the few places I trust not to gluten me! I have been here many, many, many times and I have never had a bad experience.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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their entire menu was gluten free! manicotti lasagna, you name it, all gf. hot bread, brought right to the table. really good food made our trip

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was skeptical at first, but we've been back a few times. The pizza is good for gf pizza (I'm admittedly a snob being raised in Brooklyn). The potato bacon soup we had last night felt like cheating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome place to go with so many gluten free options!! 4 pages with appetizers to desserts and specials! It's so nice to feel normal again and have choices and not worry you're going to end up sick after! Can't wait to go back and try more options available to me! The canolis were homemade and delicious also btw!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went to Mama's for the first time tonight while meeting friends who live in the area (I live 45 minutes away). I cannot say enough about this gem of a restaurant! I had the GF eggplant parmesan (first time ever since being diagnosed! )...incredible! Splurged before dinner with the GF mozzarella sticks. Yum! Owner, John, came by to check on our experience. ..what a great guy! I will DEFINITELY be returning, and quite often! Wish it was closer to home but absolutely worth the trip. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience! Oh, and the bonus is that they make their own GF Italian bread to start...delicious!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I don't know if they changed cooks or what but the food isn't nearly as good as it used to be. Yes they have a very extensive gf menu and the staff is well educated about it but the quality of the food is no longer there. Such a shame bc it used to be wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my family's favorite place in NY. Fantastic service, dedicated GF menu. All the favorites you just can't get anywhere--gluten free kids chicken nuggets!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food! I love the extensive menu and dessert menu. Unfortunately it's far from where I live so this is definitely a treat. Love that they offer gluten free bread that isn't a piece of udis or Schar brand. Even my gluten eating friend enjoyed it! Hopefully they bring it out to the western part of the island!

I have been there on one or 2 occasions where the food was less than optimal (sent it back to be reheated-they were gracious about it and the food came back where it was heated appropriately).

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The Pro's: the GF menu was extensive, the fried calamari was good. They offer gluten free bread.

The Con's: The waitstaff was awful, you want gluten free bread? Wait a half hour and you'll get 1 slice. The chairs were hard, the lighting was harsh, the prices don't match the decor. The baked clams were fishy and gross (how can you mess up baked clams?) and the Chicken Marsala pizza was an under-cooked sloppy mess. I would rather pop a frozen gluten free pizza in the oven, than waste my time and money eating here.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely The best gf Italian restaurant in the area wether dinning in or taking out!!!! Never a problem always accommodating !!! So many gf choices !! Soo nice to be able to dine and not worry about getting sick!!! Love love love

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible experience! Owner has been doing GF for about 15 years. Are very careful about x-contamination. Has one of the most extensive menus I've ever seen, and everything was excellent (including the desserts!). Service from all staff was great as well. Highly recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Tried this restaurant because of the good reviews here and it certainly did not disappoint..just about everything on their regular menu was on their gluten free menu as well. the fried calamari was delicious as was my pasta with chicken and veggies..had a nice conversation after our meal with the owner John about the steps they take for not only good food but SAFE food for those such as myself with celiac..i will be going back again and again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF mozzarella sticks and gf cannoli are extremely delicious! One if the few places that serve gf bread when you sit down to eat. The gf chicken parm is great. Eat in or carry out and your tastebuds will thank you.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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the biggest gluten free menu I've ever seen... delicious food ...friendly staff. best pasta night around. this Mamas is NOT affiliated with any other Mamas. this 1 is by the Oakdale train station next to bagel doctor.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Amazing pizza. Worth the trip, they have a huge gluten free menu!!!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is phenomenal! Gluten free menu is off the chain! I had mozzarella sticks and pasta chicken Alfredo plus a salad. They even had gluten free garlic bread! Amazing. The lunch portion is huge and will also be my dinner too.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Mama's has the BEST gluten free menu and the food is delicious! All of the bread is homemade and the pizza crust is awesome. The corn pasta is great! The owner Johnny takes special care of his food and makes sure that his g free menu is delicious. He absolutely knows what he is doing when it comes to g free! I will eat here all the time. I also trust Mama's when it comes to cross contamination issues, I eat here and never have an issue and I am never worried. Try Mama's and you will not be disappointed I promise!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great gf pizza and chicken fingers!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Seriously this place is FANTASTIC! They are VERY careful with our gluten free food, even if others at the table order off the regular menu. Monday and Tues 4-10 they have a Pasta night - even off the GF menu! includes wine, dessert, salad.

everything I have ever had here was great. Kids love the small individual pizzas. Chicken Marsala is wonderful. - tried it at another restaurant and HUGE difference. They really know how to make food taste GREAT. Its not cheap, but not over the top expensive either. you will have enough food for lunch the next day! They also have a LARGE selection of Gluten free desserts, including a 7 layer cake we were very pleased with. They make their own cannolis - so good! Everyone on staff has been friendly and helpful. We used to NEVER eat out since my son is extremely sensitive with ANY gluten contamination,but i feel safe at this place. It has quickly become out GO-TO restaurant. family friendly but also is a nice place for couples.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place is one of a kind!! I would recommend to anyone. The gf pizza, mozzarella sticks, bread and fried calamari was delicious!!! Will def be a frequent guest. :) they even have a huge selection of gf pastries.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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excellent!!!!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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