North Italia

3 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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840 S Sepulveda Blvd #110
El Segundo, CA 90245

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I go to this restaurant often with my job and family and order the same safe meal. I always tell the waitress about my allergies. But this time I was glutened. Hoping this is an isolated incident because it’s one of my favorite places to eat. But also afraid to try it again because the pain isn’t worth it.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was so pleased when the server displayed an amazing fluency in gluten issues. She told me about the gluten-free pizza crust and the gluten-free pasta. She said that most dishes could be made gluten free with the appropriate substitutions or elimination of gluten products. And if I had any questions about any particular entree, the chef will be glad to accommodate. I had the gluten-free pasta with the pesto sauce, without the capers (they are fried in a shared fryer), and everything was delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My daughter is celiac. North Italia in El Segundo is a really nice place in Los Angeles. A lot of plates on the menu are indicated as being gluten free. Waiter was well aware of celiac requirements and dubbelchecked with the kichen to be on the safe side. Food was really good, both the regular pasta and the gluten free options.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Interior North Italia, photo by Cg.
GF cheese pizza with basil.
At The Point.
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Review


High prices, small portions. Many items can be made gluten free (they say). I ordered a $15 salad and was planning to split my wife’s pizza that she considerately ordered with the GF crust. After my tiny little salad was delivered, they came back saying they were out of gluten free crust. So my wife got a pizza that we couldn’t share. Later I discovered that they tacked on a GF pizza crust charge of $2.50 for a pizza that was never delivered. I flagged it as celiac friendly, based in their menu, but I didn’t have a good experience. I didn’t get sick but paid an outrageous price for a meal I couldn’t enjoy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I was glad to find that although not listed on their menu they do make GF pizza, so ask. They also have GF pasta though I did not try it. My friends who had food off the regular menu said that the spaghetti and meatballs was really delicious. Nice atmosphere, especially the patio on a spring night.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I had one of the best meals I’ve experienced since having to go GF! They have GF pasta and I honestly couldn’t tell the difference. Would recommend and would go again for sure.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Had options for GF pasta and pizza. There was 3 of us all that were gluten free with different sensitivities. By half way through I could tell it wasn’t gluten free and had issues. And by the time the other two got home they also had issues

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Ordered a salad without bread as the GF options were only penne pasta and premade cauliflower crust pizza. Kale salad was good with salmon atop. Server was good to point out where cross contamination might be possibe.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Good pasta. Server was knowledgeable and directed me to items they could make GF. Food was delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


BEWARE! I ordered a gluten free pizza from them to be delivered and called to confirm it would be GF before even placing my order. When the pizza arrived I suspected it looked too good to be true. I called again and they said "oh we actually ran out of the gluten free crust". They clearly do NOT understand the severity of allergens and offered no compensation for the lie/mistake. I can’t speak for their dine in experience, but I can’t imagine why they would think it was okay to do that. I wish they had been honest about being out of the crust during my first phone call and I would have ordered elsewhere.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

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