Marcella's

17 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pasta, Pizza
93% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly

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Celiac

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Excellent food! We had GF Italian bread (amazing) with olive oil. Appetizer was another kind of GF bread (like naan bread) with melted pecorino cheese, apple slices, and honey- LOVED that! Main course was GF fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp. The pasta was soft and delicious and the Alfredo sauce was one of the best I’ve had. Highly recommend! Every dish was marked as an allergy and the server verified as it was delivered. They obviously take it very seriously .

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Hands down, best GF food money can buy!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent both times I have been and I have felt perfectly fine after eating there. They have a separate prep area, oven etc and I felt extremely comfortable eating there. Highly recommend the gluten free chicken parmesan. and gluten free bread:)

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


Ricotta cheesecake with orange strawberries. I was expecting no crust, so I tested this with my Nima. It's safe
Gluten free ravioli, 2 -3 ravioli gone
Pan fried Chicken parmasean, 2/3 gone.
4 cheese pizza, with fresh crust 3 pieces missing
Gluten free ravioli with truffle slices, 2 ravioli missing.
GF Chicken Parmigiana
YUM x a million!
Sausage, mushroom, and black olive pizza; SO yummy!!!
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Celiac

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Wow! Amazing gluten free bread (for only $1), ravioli is delicious and boiled in separate pasta water, pizza is cooked separately, really impressed! Even the girl I spoke to on the phone was familiar with celiac. Would absolutely eat here again!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Stellar experience for my 9 yr old with celiac. They made us fresh GF bread. We enjoyed Italian sausage appetizer and melted cheese & honey & GF Crostini appetizer. GF Chicken Parmasan was fantastic. Excellent experience.

Safety


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

— Very

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a wide variety of GF options: breads, pasta, pizza. The server was very knowledgeable about the ingredients in dishes and had tried most of the GF options. Food came out marked with a “allergy” flag. The gnocchi is 100% potato flour and was delicious. I’ve also tried the GF burrata and pasta, and both are very good. A friend tried the GF eggplant parm (sub breading for rice flour) and thought it was good.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free options at Marcella’s were extensive. They have a separate oven for gf pizza, separate water pots for pasta, and also many normal items on the menu, like chicken parm were gluten free. Our waiter brought out some tasty gluten free bread before the meal. I ordered the chicken parm with pasta and it was the best I’ve had, even before CD diagnosis!! My plate came out with a little allergy flag. I’ll be back many times!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was amazing! Such friendly staff who are knowledgeable about gluten free food needs. Everything we ordered (from the app, bread, chicken parmigiana, to cheesecake were amazing! We will definitely be back!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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PRE-COVID: So good! They have gluten free ravioli and gnocchi! They are very aware of cross contamination and I did not get sick! POST COVID: I am very sad to say that after ordering take-out, they have been terrible with glutening me. The first time I did take out, I got violently ill. I spoke with the manager and it turns out they gave me the gluten gnocchi. I ordered GF meatball penne and found multiple gluten linguine stands (they only have Gf penne). I’m pregnant and can not afford to get sick so I will not return here. Ever.

I will say both times management was nice, they claim they are refunding my meal tonight.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I Did Not get sick! Wow!! I Never eat at pasta places because it is too risky. Ever. Before I was diagnosed I would all the time, and my husband misses them still. We were in town and saw no negative reviews on find me gluten free, so we went for it. I am a human gluten detector and get a migraine within 30 minutes of tiny tiny traces, so I know when A place has done their job or not. My family of 6 all went and 2 of my children are intolerant so we all ordered Gluten free to try each others. Gluten free cheese Ravioli! With truffles! Wonderful! a bit small though. Yes gluten free foccocia style bread. Yes wonderful fresh gluten free pizza with awesome Crust, not udi's, fresh dough. Separate cooking area, and oven. Only pastas available are penne, gnocchi, and Ravioli. Which is awesome, I would love a spaghetti or fettuccine. But still awesome. We order a second order of breaded, chicken parmasean, our second order was much smaller. I don't know if they ran out, or were over taxed in the glutefree area? I can't handle sending gluten free food back, because I worry they will be mad and not as cautious. They do usually have hand made gluten free meatballs, but we're not quite ready at 4 when they opened, and needed another hour so we missed out. Overall totally awesome, get ravioli, chicken parm, and pizza!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place to find gluten free pasta and good portions— I had some leftovers! The staff knew about celiac and were very helpful, they even have gluten free bread to put out if you want some before your meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Absolutely fabulous. Took care of me and made sure everything was safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had ravioli and pizza for the first time without having any issues afterwards — totally gluten free and celiac smart!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and there are so many delicious options!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The gluten free bread to dip in olive oil was a treat as was gluten free gnocchi! The service was great too. Top it all off with gf ricotta cheesecake and it was a perfect experience!!! Our server’s name was Cody. Highly recommend requesting him!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing experience. Very knowledgeable right at the start, and food was delicious. I highly recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My initial contact with waiter would have normally made me run for the hills. Me: are any of your signature cocktails gluten free? Waiter: they all are, none are made with beer😬. Turned out only their manhattan was gf. Luckily, due to all the perfect scores I pushed on. They hand cut all of their gluten free pasta. It is not listed on menu, but you can get ravioli and gnocchi in addition to other noodles. It was very good. They also make their own gluten free bread. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Haven’t been but I’m assuming this place has flour floating all over the place if they make from scratch stuff, they also probably share equipment to make their gf stuff. This makes me nervous and sad that my fellow celiac don’t seem so think about that. Just because you are asymptomatic doesn’t mean you are not causing damage

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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OMG! This place is amazing!! They make their own gluten free bread and pasta!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We are always so nervous to eat out but we had a great experience at Marcella’s. The staff were very ice and the gluten free menu is extensive including antipasto, cheeses, salads, appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and entrees. We had the carpaccio (comes over a bed of arugula), caprese salad and chicken Marsala. All were delicious and, more importantly, no one got sick (Celiac Disease). A little on the loud side but not too bad. Everyone looked to be enjoying themselves.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They are EXTREMELY celiac friendly and have a huge gluten free menu. When I told the waiter I was gluten free, he assured me (before I could even ask) that they would take extra precaution in the kitchen. He brought me gluten free bread, that they make fresh, to the table. I ordered gluten free chicken parmesan, which they do bread with gluten free breadcrumbs. It came with a side of gluten free pasta with Alfredo sauce. I’ve been diagnosed with celiac for 5 years now, and have never come across a restaurant this accommodating and delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best places we have ever been post Dx of celiac! Wonderful food, very friendly staff! Absolutely recommended. And worth the wait!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I told the waitress I had celiac and she brought out gluten free bread. I got pasta and it was amazing. I didn't have any reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great dinner at Marcella’s! Server was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable and safe! Meal was great. I will be back!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable. The appetizer and dinner both were very good. I would go back if I was in the area again.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is very knowledgeable, the food is wonderful and they were able to accommodate my corn and soy allergy as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We had dinner here last night. Two adults, two children. Two of us with Celiac. They were very accommodating. They have a great GF menu including bread for the table. They answered all questions and reassured us even as I asked multiple times to verify that the pasta was GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was super impressed with how comfortable this restaurant made me feel and how great the food was. My husband noted that I have Celiac disease when he made the reservation, and they automatically gave me a full gluten-free menu that even included cocktails—all with prices (one of my pet peeves is GF menus that don't list prices). Our interaction with our server started with her bringing gluten-free bread for the table. Then she went over the specials and noted which one was gluten-free. I ended up getting a caprese salad and that special, which was risotto with taleggio cheese, chicken, mushrooms and truffles, and both were incredible. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Actually went to the Polaris location. Very extensive GF menu and they GF seriously. The bill had "Allergy Gluten" marked on my selections. They brought me GF bread to dip in olive oil. I got a Caesar salad that had yummy Parmesan crisps and also ordered a pizza because of previous reviews. It was a flat bread pizza and rather than tomato sauce there were tomatoes. Very good meal and enjoyed eating outside. Highly recommend.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My daughters have celiac disease and ate at Marcella's without any problems. They loved their pizza! Staff were very knowledgeable and reassuring about how food for celiacs should be prepared! Thank you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My wife has Celiac disease with dairy intolerance, and enjoyed the food with no reaction. She had the roasted cauliflower appetizer, Marcella's chopped salad, and penne all a Arrabiatta. She said the penne dish was spicy and delicious.

I tried the GF chicken parmesan (unbreaded with cheese), which tasted amazing. Good GF pasta (penne). The food was amazing, and the environment was warm and welcoming. We'll definitely come back when visiting Columbus in the future.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was great! The food was amazing, as well as the service! I would highly recommend. There is a designated gluten free menu and all workers are aware of gluten free. No complaints at all.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have Celiac disease!! Marcella's was delicious!!! No reaction!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Outstanding food, fantastic serve, great wine! The gluten free bread that comes with the meal is the best focaccia style bread I've ever had!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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YES. Ordered a take-out gluten-free margarita pizza and it was delicious! They have an extensive GF menu (which is great for celiacs like me). The GF dough was not an up charge like at many other places, so the cost was totally reasonable. Cool atmosphere. I want to go back and try more!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Seems like they are good about cross contamination and everything, which I appreciate. But I got a pasta dish for pick up and the serving size was a box the size of my hand, for $16! Small for the price. I had the carbonara which is my go-to pasta and truthfully I didn't really like theirs much even aside from the price. UPDATE: went another time and got a gf 4 cheese pizza and holy mackerel that was good! They also gave me gf bread which was awesome. I'll be back for the pizza

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Food is DELICIOUS!! I was traveling for a conference decided to do take out. Got a sausage, mushroom, black olive pizza (I posted a pic) it was so stinkin good. Olives are a bit salty so I'd leave them off next time. GF bread with my order was the selling point! It's a focaccia style with seasoning and a side of dipping oil; it was soft and delectable. You should absolutely visit this restaurant!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great place to dine! Offered GF bread when we sat down. Variety of options. I ate pasta, which is freshly made and delivered to the restaurant. Appetizers were plentiful. Staff is very knowledgable and curtious. Overall wonderful experience!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was very pleased and surprised to hear from our waitress that the gf pizza and bread is prepared at a separate station ,separate oven, pans, ingredients etc How refreshing! Finally someone tAking cross contamination seriously!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is so unbelievable! I absolutely love it and the staff is so courteous and careful. For once I felt safe eating out! Definitely going to eat here for my graduation dinner!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great service and a huge GF menu! The food was delicious and, although minor, each time they brought food to the table they made sure to say it was GF. I appreciated that because to me it showed they cared and it eased some of my anxiety of eating out :)

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free food! Huge menu to choose from and they even have gluten free bread available ....great service as well!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge gf menu, gf bread....lots of options and as a celiac I felt very safe and didn't get sick. The food is heavy and has lots of garlic (lots). It's a solid safe option but overall it wasn't a favorite of mine. I had a gf risotto with sausage and broccoli and my celiac daughter had gf pasta with Alfredo sauce. The gf bread has a strong garlic taste on the crust. Nice to have a safe place to eat while visiting the Columbus convention center. I wish we had tried the pizzas.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best. Gluten free restaurant. Ever. This is my all-time favorite place! They basically offer gluten free options for their entire menu! The gluten free bread is made to order and is amazing! The pizzas are fabulous, the pasta is outstanding- they truly make you feel like you don't have any sort of dietary restriction. It's a must-visit for anyone on a gluten free diet!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Marcella's was so delicious. They were very aware of celiac disease and gluten free. The waiter brought out bread and it was amazing and because it was so good, he cooked more for us to take home. The pizza was delicious. The service was amazing and they were so nice. Wish we could have gone back , but we were only there that day.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free food! I even got complementary gf and dairy free bread. Delicious pasta! The pizza are even cooked in a separate oven.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Oh my god, best gluten free good ever! Though the wait was semi long it was worth that and even longer. When I asked for the gluten free menu upon seating the manager came over and reassumed me they had their own oven for their to die for gluten free bread (best I've ever had) and pizza (tasted like the real thing!) I decided to have gluten free penne Bolognese and my date had the pizza. Best meal of my life, I will definitely be a frequent visitor. As a celiac who is sensitive I felt great afterwards!!! Wish I could give it 10 stars!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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We dined at Marcella's Short North on 9/7/13. The bread, pizza, antipasta, and parmesan onion appetizer were all fantastic. Wide variety of entrees available and the staff is very knowledgeable.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Delicious! They have gluten free bread for appetizer and amazing gf pizza and pasta!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Our server was very knowledgeable about all the gluten free items. I felt very safe ordering food for my 10yr old daughter. She ended up doing penne pasta with red sauce and a capresse salad. Pasta was cooked perfectly. As a side note they have GF ravioli and gnocchis! Looking forward to try those next time

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

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Very good food and safe to eat for celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food, great service. Was willing to accommodate my food allergies and helped me find a safe meal. Haven’t had chicken piccata with lemon and capers in years. Delicious and filling - definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This place is heaven for a celiac. Separate oven for GF pizza, separate water for GF pasta. AMAZING, Fresh food and super knowledgeable staff. The melon and prosciutto is to die for. And GF bread ... hooray!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We are visiting Columbus from out of town and tried this resturant based solely on the great reviews on here. This restuarant is such an awesome find! Such a great variety of GF menu options it was hard to decide! We had the warm olive appetizer to share then I had the shrimp and lobster risotto with my own little plate of their DELICIOUS GF bread dipped in my own plate of EVOO. The bread was topped with herbs and had more of a "quick bread" texture but tasted amazing. I thought my days of warm bread at my table in a resturant were over. Such a treat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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