North Italia

2 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
7055 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108

Top Reviews


Celiac

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I ordered the chicken pesto with GF pasta and a salad. The salad was good. The pasta was partly hard and crunchy so I sent it back. They tried to tell me that GF pasta is firmer than regular but I know better. The manager assured me they would cook it longer and the next serving I got was fine. They didn’t charge me for the meal. I was surprised they didn’t know to cook it longer than regular. Everyone else in my party, non GF, enjoyed their meal. The food was good but not anything special.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating, strongly recommend. Most menu items can be adjusted to be GF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

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The food was AMAZING! Best GF pizza! Staff had no idea what gluten free was. At one point when I asked if something was gluten free she replied, “ well it’s just coated in flour and fried so I think you’re good”.... but the food was great, just need to know what your ordering

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Antipasto plate was fabulous. Was served with gluten free pizza crusts cut into wedges. Yum!!!! The pasta was very good also

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable about the difference between gluten free and actually being celiac safe. The kitchen is trained in handling allergies. GF pasta was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Wow. Surprised how bad this was. Asked for the gf bread to go with the olive oil while everyone else got the regular. They gave it to me plain, no oil, cheese, or pesto like the regular so it tasted like cardboard and charged me for it; it’s the gf pizza crust cut up into triangles. Then told me not to get the pizza because they cook it on same equipment. This was after I was told the bread was safe to eat. Already had two bites. So, ordered the pasta. It was too firm and there wasn’t any sauce. I started to get very sick before even leaving the restaurant. This was the worst cross-contamination experience I’ve had yet. Will never go back. This location does not follow precautions.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Gluten free pizza and bread here are definitely not celiac safe. Our server told us pizza is cooked on the same grill as the regular pizza. "It's too small back there for a separate gluten free area." Gluten free bread is just their gf pizza crust. Which is also cooked on the regular grill. Our celiac family member got gf pasta and said it was good. Just a bummer because we read reviews here and chose North for a celebration meal, because we mistakenly thought celiac safe pizza and bread were an option. I even asked about it when I made the reservation and was assured pizza and bread were celiac safe.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Not celiac

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They have gluten-free pasta and pizza! It also does not contain egg which is very exciting for me! I had the pizza and it was great! The server and manager took my sensitive very serious and were very kind! I would definitely go back

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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Was hesitant to try it, but planned a client dinner. The staff was amazing. Offered the items on the menu that were gf or could be adjusted to be gf. Had the salmon w pesto and veggies, side salad, top notch bruschetta and a chocolate salted caramel pudding. Food was so good

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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The waiter was really knowledgeable about the gluten free options and offered to replace "normal" menu things with GF bread or vegetables. The GF pasta and pizza were DELICIOUS! They have amazing GF dessert too. Highly recommend!

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

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