100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly

1319 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240 Directions

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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

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food and safe to eat for celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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

Updated 1 year 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
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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GF bread.
The GF bread and EVOO for dipping (I added the pepper to the olive oil.)
No missing the allergy issue for diners!
Margherita D.O.C. Pizza
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Look at the receipt!  Very happy with service they gave us.
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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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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!

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free chicken part is SO GOOD. They also have gluten free bread. I eat here every time I’m in Columbus!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was careful and knew celiac. Be careful: new menu is combined w regular, so make sure you specify you want the GF version.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Lunch

Options were broad and creative

Service, timely and professional

The gluten free bread is very good " its better than our regular bread" quoting our waitress

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The waiter was super helpful with choosing my meal and knew what desserts I could get without needing to check with anyone. He also gave me an extra helping of their gluten free bread to go! Loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Fantastic GF menu!!! Food was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable with food allergies (gluten especially). Plus, they have good GF bread. Our server even sent us home with some bread (Big score in our book!!!). Definitely recommend Marcella’s!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Amazing Staff and the food was FANTASTIC! They were very knowledgeable and took the extra step whenever an opportunity presented itself. Their staff member Jordan couldn't have done a better job. It was our family's best gluten free dining experience. Three of us are gluten free while the other three have no dietary restrictions. He made the whole table feel special.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The absolute best GF restaurant in Columbus. They take it very seriously, have separate prep areas and even a dedicated GF oven for pizza to be safe. They will also bake you fresh bread to enjoy while waiting for your meal. I feel 100% safe here

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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very good gluten free pizza and no upcharge!! knowledgeable staff & great happy hour menu & prices!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Since being diagnosed with celiac disease, the only thing I have missed is "easy" pizza that still tastes good. Either we do somewhere and they have a GF crust but not a dedicated over or they have both but it tastes terrible. I finally have a pizza! After reading the MANY positive reviews, I made a reservation at Marcella's and made sure to mention that I had CD. When I got there, they acknowledged the need for a GF menu and brought it to the table. The server, Nick, ALSO acknowledged my need for GF safety and assured me that it would not be an issue. When the server is on board, I always feel better. To my surprise, Chef James came out to greet us and let me know that they were prepared to make and experienced at making GF selections. He was very proud to let us know that Marcella's takes food allergies very seriously. I felt great! I ordered the GF Margherita D.O.C. pizza and small salad. Nick brought out a basket of good gluten free bread. It was a bit dense but very herby and flavorful. The salad was just like any side salad you would expect. The pizza was a bit more like a flatbread pizza BUT the crust was slightly crispy and slightly chewy and it tasted like CRUST! Not some odd bland, wheaty mixture. I was thrilled. I ate a little over half before I got full and then I took the rest home (which was finished off the next night). I did not get sick the next day nor did I experience any symptoms that evening. Right now, if I'm jones-ing pizza, this is going to be my go-to. Very pleased with the experience. Oh, and if you don't think they aren't on top of the allergy-thing, take a look at the receipt.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was wonderful, loved the gluten free bread!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing...the menu has so many options and they actually have GF ravioli!! The server was very knowledgeable and everything was so good we came back the second day for lunch. My GF New York-Italian friend and his father came here and they both loved it as well. Was happy to finally find a GF restaurant that served excellent Italian food!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a great experience here. Staff is well trained. I felt very safe and had no reactions. Only wish they had more vegetables.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very good gluten free menu. Lots to choose from. Asked the server about where the gluten free food is prepared and said they had a separate area just used for gluten free food. My wife and I shared a gluten free pizza and each had a salad. Gluten free crust was very good. Recommend the crispy potato pizza! They even had gluten free bread to have with my salad. I felt very safe eating here and staff was well informed. This will be my go to Italian Restaurant in the Columbus area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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With 3 little ones with Celiac Disease, we rarely eat out...let alone Italian. Marcella's staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They have separate prep areas and utensils. Would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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LOVE THIS PLACE!!! The pasta is amazing! I enjoy going here and would defiantly recommend it to a friend!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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we went for lunch and it was delicious. they brought out hot gf bread. my husband and I split a lobster and shrimp salad and a pepperoni and sausage pizza. it was great. the server mentioned that we could customize any of the menu items. we didn't but it was nice that they were so accommodating.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly recommend this restaurant for especially those looking for gluten free / celiac disease. We have a difficult time with cross contamination and the chef and staff are VERY accommodating and friendly. ๐Ÿ˜Š They also serve gf bread that is wonderful. The chef us also working on more gf options and you just cannot ask for more! Thanks so much to the owners for their care and response to our gf community. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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great food. many choices. nice atmosphere . didn't get sick. a+!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very yummy and lots of choices!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What can I say but Perfection! Many gf choices here & they brought me gf bread before my meal. That's never happened before! I chose the crispy potato pizza which was uniquely different. Gr8 crust. Fast service for a busy Sat night. Easy access to interstate. This will def be my restaurant of choice when visiting N Columbus.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The bread was great! The pasta was cooked to perfection. The menu was awesome so many choices I had a hard time choosing. I will come back again and get the pizza to many choices!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent GF crispy potato pizza. They bring GF bread along with regular before the meal. Large GF menu.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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A very extensive GF menu with several pasta dishes available. Have been there twice recently and will be going back soon! Planning on having the GF pizza next visit!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The pizza was amazing!!! After reading local reviews chose this place and am super pleased we did. The crust was so good!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I almost asked for them to double check that my pizza was gf! Amazing pizza! We will definitely be going back!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Our waitress was fantastic! She explained the gluten free menu options very well. She even offered to bring me some fresh fruit to munch on. No other restaurant has ever done that for me; usually I have to just sit there watching the rest of the table snack on bread. I had the clam pasta, with gluten free penne, and it was very good. We will definitely be going back!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This is the place for GF pasta! Way better than olive garden! It doesn't taste GF which is huge with me. My first visit I had the chicken carbonara penne pasta, excellent! Second time I had their crispy potato pizza, excellent also!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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great GF menu with many options!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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

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

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

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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