I ordered a chicken Marsala with broccoli for takeout. Unfortunately my Nima found gluten. I tested twice (used2capsules) just to be sure. The food looks delicious. I wanted to update that when I called to let them know the chef was very kind and delivered a new meal to me. Unfortunately the meal still tested as gluten found but the 3rd line on Nima was much fainter which means the gluten content was less than before.
In reply to kissedbyfire... hi there, I work at Marinelli's and I'm celiac as well. I'm sorry if you had a bad experience but just to try to make you feel better, we were all trained on celiac disease and how to handle the products. Myself personally I've never gotten sick from eating there. If you're willing to try it out again you can always ask for Vito, the owner or Karl, the chef if that makes you feel more comfortable. I can assure you we take all precautions to be safe.
My daughter and I are both celiac, my husband is not. We drove 20minutes out of our way home from a long event to this restaurant because of its celiac rating/reviews. Our experience was really bad. Both of us got sick, and the whole experience was frustrating. Staff was clueless, place was empty on a Saturday night, food took way too long and was still partially frozen inside(calzone). Waitress wasn't even apologetic about cold food after a 30 min wait! We were 1 of 3 tables. She proceeded to avoid/neglect us from that point on. Could barely choke out a sorry. They proceeded to microwave calzone, which didn't improve it in the least. Horrible food. Husbands basic burger meal was lackluster too. Total waste. I would've left if it wasn't for needing to feed ourselves after 6hrs out in the sun all day. I researched this place, prepped online and read reviews. I'm still shocked at how bad it was. If you are a business that wants to tout celiac friendly options, trained staff, etc.....you better deliver! Celiacs aren't a fad! If you wouldn't eat the celiac food you are serving, don't serve it! Train your staff!! Stop treating us as difficult when we choose your location on what you advertise to cater to!!eating out is so stressful! We have to go to great lengths to even find a place, then trust with our health, and hope for food to be at least edible. I'm so frustrated with the empty promises, crappy food, horrible staff knowledge.
Tonight was our first time trying Marinelli's and it was AWESOME. My son has celiac so we're always a little anxious when trying a new place. Once we asked about gluten free items, the owner came out without us even asking, and he explained to us how he and the staff are all trained on GF cooking and cross-contamination issues. He said just about any entree could be made gluten free-- so right there we were very happy. My son started with the GF mozzarella sticks. He was so happy since those were the first mozzarella sticks he's had in almost a year since he was diagnosed. For his entree he had GF penne w/ vodka sauce. Penne was a rice pasta and was cooked perfectly. The sauce was just as perfect, and overall, this was the best Italian meal he's had in the last year! All of the non-GF food was also very fresh and top notch. With such a friendly and knowledgeable owner and staff, we'll definitely be coming back as regulars to Marinelli's. My only regret is that it took us so long to try this place! :) Hint: if you're going during normal weekend dinner hours, call ahead and make a reservation. Not a lot of tables inside and the place fills up quickly since it's so good!