Maria's Taste Of Italy

33 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
322 Center Street
South Haven, MI 49090

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Celiac

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We had a great lunch. Our server was knowledgeable and answered my questions. Had the BBQ chicken pizza, and it was great. We will go again.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Had lunch at Maria’s. GF pizza and salad options as well as appetizer choices. The GF flatbread was great! Very large garden salad. Would recommend.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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We read great reviews and Maria’s did not disappoint! We ordered carry out and all of our food was delicious! We had salads, cheese bread, two GF pizzas, sides of marinara and Alfredo sauce, and chocolate cheesecake. All GF and yummy! Our celiac daughter did not have any stomachaches after eating. Will definitely be back!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 4 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

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Great pizza and gf pasta

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 7 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great people and incredible food! You have to check it out if you're Celiac.

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 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So disappointed. We ordered take out and the waitress who brought me the food said that the breadsticks were in the top box and I questioned her why there were breadsticks included in my order and she said that the entrees came with breadsticks. I then said even though the meals are gluten free and she said yes, all of the restaurants breadsticks are gluten free. I questioned her again and she assured me that all of the breadsticks were Gf. I should not have believed her. I called when we got home and were eating bc they tasted too good to be gf. I was told over the phone that they do not gf breadsticks.

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?

— 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?

— Below Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place was fantastic! I got the cheese bread starter because I haven’t been able to have cheese bread in forever. The waitress warned me that I wouldn’t think it would be gluten free, and she was right! It was on their gluten free pizza dough, and it was the softest pizza dough I’ve ever had. My dad tried it and said he couldn’t taste a difference between this and regular gluten-y pizza dough. I also got their gluten free cheese ravioli for dinner—highly recommend. It was baked gf cheese ravioli with marinara and mozzarella. My sister also has an allergy (dairy) and the waitress knew exactly what was in the food. It was so easy to eat there with allergies. Also (as a side note for COVID), we ate outside and the tables are super spread out so you’re really far away from the people next to you.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The smell of garlic was wafting through the air outside...it definitely drew us in. So many GF choices. I had the fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp. Server was knowledgeable and portions were huge! Oh, they had an amazing GF chocolate cheesecake option too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Don’t miss this place! Fantastic and so much gluten free! We had the bruschetta, ravioli, catch of the day...yum!!’

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing, incredible pizza!!!! Sarah warned me that I would think it wasn’t gf because it was so good. She was right! They take every precaution that they can. I really recommend them!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge menu, lots of GF pasta and bread option. Great prices and delicious restaurant.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent options! Very knowledgeable. Had fresh fish and spaghetti noodles, they were out fo all of their other GF options for noodles. Only issue is they served my meal with a breadstick on the side. She took my plate back and had it remade, but it didn’t come out until everyone else had finished their meal. They did not charge us for my meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Outstanding GF Food. Many options and everything is marked on the menu. GF spaghetti and cheese ravioli - both are fantastic. They also offer a GF pizza I can't wait to try. House made dressings, pasta, and sauces. Incredible GF food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I was so pleased to find an Italian restaurant that had both gluten and dairy free options...and delicious to boot! Bravo! I had no reactions to the food - yeah!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledge. We wound up eating at this restaurant twice during our trip because we had such a good experience and the food was yummy!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There were many gluten free options and the staff were knowledgeable about cross contamination. There were gluten free appetizers, main courses, and desserts. The food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious pasta and no reaction for my highly sensitive celiac daughter. GF chocolate cheesecake is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So many gluten free pasta options and two cheesecake options. Very knowledgeable about celiac and so very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable wait staff. Friendly. Even offered to make a plain pizza crust for bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Meal was good, were seated by the washroom which was pretty nasty while trying to enjoy your food. i however did not have a reaction to my food so thats a huge plus.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great little corner for Italian and American food. Love the atmosphere and great service. The gluten sensitive option are great for celiac people. Very aware people and they very knowledgeable in the matter of GF. So ask if you have doubts. Ate here twice no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgable staff, delicious food. The kids loved the GF pizza. The carbonara was amazing, and the spinach artichoke dip was served with tasty GF flatbread. My daughter who has celiac was excited to find Maria's, and she did not get sick! Highly recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sarah was EXTREMELY helpful! I explained that I have Celiac disease, and appreciate any precautions to prevent cross-contamination would be greatly appreciated. Had the spinach artichoke dip w/ GF flatbread, a Mediterranean GF pizza and an INCREDIBLY delicious GF chocolate cheesecake (seriously, OMG!) and had ABSOLUTELY NO reaction.... besides a full belly

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Artichoke dip with flat bread was good. Cheese ravioli was excellent. Small cafe atmosphere. Large selection of root beers. Amazing cheesecake!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had GF pizza and GF cookie and Sprecher root beer of course. Great taste. Great service. Emily was very helpful.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Extremely Celiac friendly! Numerous menu choices (including pastas), all very clearly marked. I had the GF pizza and it was very good. Old-fashioned, family atmosphere. Recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place to eat. I've eaten here twice now in the last two years when I've visited South Haven. Although there is a shared kitchen space, the staff are really good about making sure they do whatever they can to prevent cross contamination. All you have to do is explain that you have to be super careful and if you get pizza, just ask that all utensils and the space is cleaned off before they prepare and cook your pizza. They are great about it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just finished the GF pizza and it was awesome! Service great and so was the pizza! Would come back 100%!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Their gluten free pizza was so delicious! It tasted exactly like (really good) normal pizza, and even though on the menu it says they don't have a separate gf kitchen, when I explained to them I had celiac and had to be extra careful, they were sure to take extra precautions and cleaned all the surfaces they used to make my pizza. Highly recommend Maria's!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent restaurant. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and made some excellent recommendations. I had a gluten-free pasta dish with italien sausage. My son, had a gluten-free pizza. The pizza was so-so. The crust was soggy. I think this could be solved if they would put holes underneath the pizza pan while it's being baked.

They offer many gluten-free options. I would highly recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I love this place! Great food! The owner, AJ, is very friendly & has created a wonderful gluten-free menu!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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