Nicolosi's Italian Restaurant

12 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
7005 Navajo Road
San Diego, CA 92119

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Celiac

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I have been here twice now and very pleased both times. First time I had the spaghetti and ravioli combination and then made a personal pizza the second time. Cannot wait to try the rest of the gluten free menu. A big plus for having a separate menu.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is one of the few restaurants that has GF ravioli. Decent selection of GF options and overall staff are competent and careful, but we had a couple of run-ins when they put croutons on salad or added bread to take out order. Food is too greasy in my opinion, and overpriced. Once in a while it’s good but I think there are better options out there.

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Disclaimer: this place is probably really good if you don't also need to be dairy free. I think you can hide a lot under some great cheese.

What worked for me here is a great view on the patio that we could bring the dog on. Reasonably friendly staff. They had a gf menu!

What didn't work: there were two choices I could make due to also needing to be dairy free, chicken marsala and spaghetti with clams and red sauce. I got the marsala. It was much sweeter than I expected but otherwise had little flavor. I kept putting salt and pepper on it. The pasta had a mildly objectionable texture. I've had much better. The marsala on the regular menu didn't come with steamed veggies but with roasted potatoes. I believe those are easily made gf but they weren't an option for the gf version. The streamed veg was done well, but well, it's boring by nature. We were also really not into the music but whatever.

Updated 2 years 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

Categories

  • Happy Hour
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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Gluten Free Menu
GF Mac and cheese! Yum!
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Celiac

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I had baked mac n cheese and ravioli and they were both amazing and I didn’t get sick. You should definitely go here. Very cute little restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free Italian in town!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Ravioli... when was the last time you had it? What about baked mac and cheese? They have an amazing Gluten Free menu. It's not just spaghetti.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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In Feb 2014, I gave this place 5 stars. The server was very helpful & understanding (her daughter has celiac). The vibe is a sweet, neighborhood place (all ages, sometimes a little loud). I particularly liked the crispy little pepperoni, the well-cooked pizza crust, and the chef salad which was simple but delicious.

UPDATE in Aug 2014: 1st time back since Februrary, and unfortunately I'm not well since last night's dinner. I suspect it wasn't the kitchen, but some cc mishandling from our server who was dropping things and getting stuff wrong at nearby tables. My pizza crust wasn't cooked crispy, which was what I liked last time (it seemed like a standard Udi crust). I'm lowering my rating to the average of my two visits. For pizza, I'm gonna stick with my usual (mostly GIG) restaurants from now on.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Best gf Italian food I've ever had. They give 100% guaranteed that it will be gf. Waiters are very aware of celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly but slow service. Big GF menu & food is rich but tasty.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome new GF menu! Mac and cheese was very good and rich!!!! Only have 4 stars because of price. All the gf entrees are $18, a bit pricey.... Still will go for special occasions!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Just added their new gluten free menu. They have their famous macaroni and cheese now in gluten free as well as cheese ravioli and other pasta choices. Also have a gluten free thin crust pizza that is very good.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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