They have designated facilities, dedicated plates, and the staff are very knowledgeable. Everything on the menu can be made gluten free, which for an Italian restaurant is pretty impressive. I have celiac and I’ve never gotten sick here and the food is fantastic.
Staff is very knowledgable about celiac and cross contamination. Chef's wife & the General Manager are both celiac. Gluten free food comes out on green plates so it's easily distinguishable ftom gluten filled food. The food is beyond amazing. I had an an appitizer, meatballs with Sunday sauce and zeppolis. ALL GLUTEN FREE The entire menu is available gluten free.
Celiac DREAM come true. The food was amazing. The staff was wonderful. Everything on the menu can be made gluten free. So so happy. Wish I lived here so I could eat it every day! Mozzerella sticks, Chicken Parm, and the canoli were all delicious. Cannot have this experience anywhere else!
Amazing food. Their gluten free focaccia is incredible and I am so happy that almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free easily! I haven’t had a gluten free cannoli before trying this place and I have eaten here at least three times since my first visit and show no signs of stopping!!
We were visiting Nashville from NY. I have celiac disease and was afraid of eating places. They were wonderful here. Their plates are color coded to avoid confusion. All of their menu items can be made gluten free. It was the best meal since being diagnosed! We ate there twice! Highly recommend!
Took a chance and went for a Friday “Mangia” dinner, even though it’s family-style and my family is divided (2 omnivore, 1 GF omnivore, 1 GF vegetarian). Thank heavens we did! I’ve never been somewhere so accommodating; from GF focaccia (in 2 flavors) to incredibly perfect GF pasta (al dente!) to GF eggplant parm as a surprise veggie sub for the Secondi course of meat, we were absolutely spoiled. It’s a 3+ hour extravaganza with singing, dancing, and more food than I’ve ever eaten, and it was worth every second. The food is way better than it has to be...given the party atmosphere, it could get by with lower quality, and yet every dish was amazing. Run, don’t walk.
If I could give this place 10 stars I would. My girlfriend has celiac disease and we have fallen in love with this place. I have a difficult time believing that the entire menu can be gluten free (upon request) because it’s so good. Favorite restaurant in Nashville (and I’m NOT gluten free myself)!
While not a strictly gluten-free restaurant, you can get every single item on the menu gluten free! Focaccia, pasta, chicken and eggplant parmigiana, cannoli, etc. The food is delicious, and the menu includes so many things you cannot order anywhere else. The owner and manager are gluten-free, and the kitchen makes sure you’ll always be safe eating there.
This restaurant is such a fun experience and the manager and chef’s wife are gluten free and know exactly what people with celiac can and cannot eat. Delicious. Also they had Italian donuts for dessert (gluten-free) and i haven’t had something so delicious in a very long time!
Echoing what others have posted, the entire menu can be made gluten free. They bake their bread fresh every day; garlic and activated charcoal options. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Really enjoyed my meal including the desserts! So happy I tried this place. Felt safe eating here based on other reviews.
Had the most amazing dinner last night at Mangia. Went with another celiac friend and was told by the waitress and general manager that EVERYTHING can be made gluten free as the General manager and the chef’s wife both have celiac. Was blown away with how delicious everything was and they even had fried chicken parm, not grilled chicken with sauce and cheese. I will definitely be coming back next time I’m in Nashville. P.s. they use activated charcoal in all their GF doughs, so it comes out black. Strange at first but SO good
I've been here on family dinner night Saturday and also on a weeknight. They've been nothing but helpful and I've never gotten sick. the bread....be sure whatever you do get the bread and also know that you can buy fresh baked bread there as well!!!
Our experience couldn't have been better. Our waitress carefully explained the menu options and told me about the dedicated fryer and prep space for gluten free food. Once my meal came (pasta with meatballs, 2 slices of bread on the side) I had a panicky moment of not trusting. It all looked so good, and the bread was soft and tender. The manager, Rachel, came over and explained things even further, told me she's Celiac, too, and eats there every day. I'll happily update this later if I notice any ill-effects, but I really don't expect to. They were all on top of it, different color plates for my food, changing gloves to prevent cross-contamination, etc. The food was delicious and I'll definitely be going back there.
Sick as a dog-not worth it!! 4 days later I am finally back on my feet. I went to eat here because of the raving reviews on FindMeGlutenFree and the comments that stated the manager and the chef’s wife both had celiac disease. First warning sign were bread crumbs on the table right underneath my fork. Second warning sign was the manager assuring me they knew all there was to know about celiac disease and that they couldn’t control bread crumbs on the table and I shouldn’t worry because they weren’t on my plate. Shortly after eating the risotto cakes I started going down. I react within 15 minutes. I think the saddest part of all was the complete lack of sympathy and arrogance on the staff’s part-especially the one who “supposedly” also has celiac. Had they of sat on the board of directors of the CSA and met as many celiac patients as I have they would understand that all individuals react completely differently as it is an auto immune disease. Once the poisonous lectin gets inside a person’s body, each person’s immune system attacks their own body quite differently. The chef was simply convinced that because his wife takes 4 hours for her immune system to start attacking itself, that surely mine could not start reacting within 15 Minutes. I have met patients that react almost immediately! I left before the main course was served- in excruciating pain, completely embarrassed, and in literal tears on the drive home. My biggest take away was the terrible service. Thank God it was Friday so I didn’t miss two more sick days at work. I have never been so humiliated or treated so poorly in all my life. The manager was just plain rude to me and literally angry that I got sick. I have never in all my life had a restaurant staff act or treat me in the manner that they did after becoming ill. It was heartbreaking. Final takeaways- had I not of gotten sick, the food was just “ok”. Most certainly not like my 100% Italian Granny would of made it... it just wasn’t worth the risk. Every dish was bland, unbalanced in acidity and lacked overall flavor. Even the pasta was undercooked- not aldente. Eat at your own risk folks. And if you do get sick, prepare to be treated like a complete dog. Never in my life...Shame on them!
Oh hell yes! This place is on freaking point. Owner's wife has Celiac. Knowledgeable staff. Foods made on the premises... Come here! Eat here! Be safe while enjoying dinner out of the house!! This is def a favorite...The food is fantastic. This is Italian home cooking and it's delicious. Makes sense the chef/owner is from NYC. You can't fake food this good!!! This is authentic and it will make your soul smile... Only one thing left to say; Mangia!
Fabulous! Please support this restaurant! The food is excellent, the manager is GF AND the prices and quality should be supported. Just had Penne in Vodka sauce was to die for & , &, & got awesome bread with y meal.Manager is GF! Support businesses like this so we can have fabulous meals without worry!
Owner's wife is gluten free. My celiac support group had a meeting here. Everything on the menu can be made gluten free, though if you have very many people, you need to call a day or so ahead so they can prepare. Even the desserts are gluten-free.