North Italia

4 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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2957 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
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Overall Rating

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I went to North Italia after reading good reviews. I told the Manager that I am symptomatic celiac and do you have safe protocols in place? They welcomed and made sure everything will be fine.

Luckily I had a NIMA tester. I tested the chicken Alfredo Pasta and Margarita Pizza which both tested positive for Gluten. I will never go here again for GF food. I don’t think this place have safe protocols. Even the server when she came to know food was positive and said: I was thinking initially how you will manage food here but she kept quiet when we ordered food.

I will not recommend this place for people with Celiac disease.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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My server Jordan was very knowledgeable about what items had Gluten in them and did a great job recommending alternatives. They even had a really amazing Gluten Free dessert!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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
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

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

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Gluten-Free at North Italia
Salted caramel budino
Bolognese with gluten free pasta
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


It was all gluten free I have celiac and ate it. Literally the best pasta and meatballs I have ever had!!! SO FREAKING GOOOOD!!! You have the menu and can substitute gluten free crust and gluten free noodles

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


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 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Waitress was good about gf. Got gf pasta was good, no reaction for me!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So tasty, but so not safe for a celiac. Ate here for dinner on Monday 5/6/2024. Service was great. Talked with the server about my gluten issue. Her assurance and that of the positive reviews led me to order bolognese pasta. Portion suffered from shrinkflation for sure. I am sure that I was glutened here. I had eaten at home for 3 weeks prior and this was the first thing I’d eaten that day. Very tasty and probably safe for gluten preference people but I can’t see why I’d ever go back.

Gluten Intolerant

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This might be the best gf pizza I have had. The crust was light and crispy. It seemed to be the size of a normal pizza which was appreciated.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Gluten Sensitive

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Delicious! And creative! Like another comment, I wanted the truffle bread, but gluten free, and they used their GF pizza crust to replicate the dish for me. By far the best GF pizza I've ever had! It's thicker and softer than places like Blaze and Mod and Maddio's. All pasta options on the menu are offered GF, and they'll try to find a way to make other menu items GF if requested. Have already been back! Definitely a new favorite.

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/All

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

— Excellent

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

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