NeMa Eatery & Lounge

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 24 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 13 more
100% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly

225 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401 Directions

(910) 769-3709
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 08, 2017

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff asks you right away if you have allergies/sensitivities, explains how they manage overcoming contamination and provides gluten-free menu. Plates are color coded so they don't confuse them and pizzas are baked on parchment paper to prevent exposure to metals. Most (if not all) meats are antibiotic-free and uncured and they offer non-dairy cheese. They make a lot of their foods from scratch except Udi's bread. The interior is bar-like and fairly small, and there are a few tables along the walls outside. Really appreciate their focus on those of us with dietary restrictions and the food is delicious!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 01, 2017

    The staff was very knowledgeable and food was worth the price. Everyone was nice. It's a small place. We didn't make a reservation and got in quick but the place filled up fast. The fries are wonderful both desserts are gf and there are some vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan options as well.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 10, 2017

    First question they asked when we sat down, "Any food allergies?" Second question, "Are you celiac?" Awesome! Burger was awesome as were the (safe) fries! Highly recommend.

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    5 rating
    August 06, 2017

    They take GF very seriously, and do a great job avoiding cross contamination. I had the smoked salmon pizza, and it was delicious! They only have a few tables, so during more busy times you may have to wait. Overall this place is great, and I will definitely be back next time I am Wilmington.

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    5 rating
    August 06, 2017

    Most of the food (outside of gluten free buns and pizza crust) is scratch made and absolutely delicious. We talked with one of the owners and the chef has several allergies and wanted to create a restaurant with great food for people with food sensitivities and allergies. The only reason they do not make their own gluten free buns and crust is cost prohibitive. Must have are the fries which are fried in rice bran oil and coated with parsley, garlic, truffle salt, and Parmesan cheese. Their special cooking technique makes them extra crispy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 31, 2017

    Great spot for Celiacs (and other allergies). One of the top 3 spots we found in Wilmington for GF. 2 celiacs, no reaction - excellent, natural food. Had pizza, salmon burger & fancy fries. Some of my best GF pizza to date (had the Supreme).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 21, 2017

    Great pizza! Burgers, fries and desserts are gf as well. Staff is very knowledgeable about food allergies. Pizza is baked on a parchment paper, gf dishes are served on color coded plates. Very recommendable!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 08, 2017

    Love everything about this place!

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    5 rating
    May 30, 2017

    Very knowledgeable staff. Not a huge menu, but what they have is great. One of my favorites. I always feel safe eating there, and the service is great.

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    5 rating
    April 24, 2017

    This place is incredible! Best fries I've ever had. Excellent wait staff and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 23, 2017

    Amazing! They asked if we had any allergies as soon as we sat down. So delicious!

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    5 rating
    April 11, 2017

    GF options come on purple plates so you know what you are getting. I had their specialty pizza on GF crust - nice and crispy and cooked perfectly. Staff is super nice too

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 31, 2017

    Excellent, knowledgeable staff! Delicious fries and cauliflower crust pizza!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 04, 2016

    I'm GF DF SF and don't eat out often. I was in town for a wedding and had a great lunch without any symptoms after. Which is amazing with being celiac. I even came back for dinner because I couldn't eat at the wedding. I called ahead and they had it ready for me. Superb food and service. Plus I had fries! 🙌🏻

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    5 rating
    October 22, 2016

    Fantastic . Loved the Greek chicken sandwich

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 25, 2016

    This is a great restaurant. The food is delicious and they are very aware of allergies and other diet restrictions. All but two things can be made gluten free and the staff is very knowledgeable and diligent.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 10, 2016

    Wow! Awesome experience. Excellent food, great atmosphere and attentive service. They were happy to accommodate my allergies. Great communication between the waiter and chef. The chef came out and took extra steps to ensure my meal was safe. Looking forward to our next meal here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 26, 2016

    Great dining experience! First question server asked was are there any food allergies in your party? He immediately notified kitchen that I am Celiac. Many menu items are gf and clearly marked. Chef came out after our meal to see how everything was. He explained the process they use for gf orders. They also offer gf desserts on their menu.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 19, 2016

    Our first time here and certainly not our last. We had an awesome experience, Matt was our server (phenomenal!) and Mark (chef - out of this world!). Food was delicious, they have a dedicated fryer for gluten free. Staff was very knowledgeable. We had the fry appetizer (amazing!), grass fed burger with gf bun and chicken fajitas (both outstanding!) and shared the salted caramel chocolate mousse dessert. We aren't local to Wilmington but we will certainly wish we lived closer to eat here more. Definitely celiac safe. Would recommend to any and everyone.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 19, 2016

    Excellent service and array of GF options (also vegetarian and vegan). Loved the GF pizza crust - one of the best we've had anywhere. All desserts are GF - amazing to have choices!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 21, 2016

    Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten free, and there are lots of vegan option. Allergy friendly and completely nut free establishment.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
4 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
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