North Italia

3 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
2957 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Top Reviews


Celiac

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I’ve eaten there twice and had problems. The first time I ordered a scallop dish and my Nima tested gluten found. I notified the server and they remade the dish - gluten found again.

The second time I ate there, I ordered a salad. I didn’t test it, but my stomach was in knots for the rest of the afternoon.

There are better gluten free options in the same parking lot that I’ve had a better experience with.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My server was knowledgeable and doubled checked with the kitchen to make sure my order was safe. I got the house specialty bolognese with gluten free pasta. They are not kidding when they say it is their specialty, I savored every bite. We also had one of the desserts (the caramel one- I can’t remember the name) it was awesome as well. I had no issue eating here and plan on going back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Their atmosphere is fun and vibrant. Fmgf pastas and salads but pizzas are not gf.

Updated 5 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
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


Salted caramel budino
Bolognese with gluten free pasta
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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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We ate dinner here as a family in September. My teenagers loved the food as much as I did. The Waiter went above and beyond, in fact all the staff was impressive. The staff was Very knowledgeable about celiac and eager to make our dining experience positive. I would without hesitation eat here again.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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The gf bread is a pizza crust the toast but it's good. Salmon was tasty, got it with a risotto. Which was delicious. The staff is knowledgeable about gf options and very pleasant.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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I ordered a gluten free pasta online and put in the notes that I can’t have gluten. My body ended up having a strongly negative reaction to it, so there was definitely gluten in the dish. I feel a little anxious about going back there again. Maybe if you order in person they’re more careful to not cross contaminate, but I don’t know for certain.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I loved getting to go out to eat with my friends and be able to enjoy a good similar meal to them! The margarhita pizza on gluten free crust was amazing. I would definitely go back. The waiter seemed confident in the gluten free aspect and was sure to point out every option that I could get, which included pasta and appetizers. (Btw, I went to the one in Austin.)

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating

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