Paesano's Restaurant and Wine Bar

13 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
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13 ratings

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3411 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Very good GF food. We've been there about 6 times and have never had a problem. They have GF bread they will bring to the table (there might be a charge for it though). They offer several items on their menu gf.

Safety


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

— Very

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I was given gluten filled pasta. Server could have cared less. Very bad experience. Very rude staff. Would not recommend, taste/price not worth the risk.

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Host was a little unfriendly, but food was good, service was good, and the menu had gluten free options, it just didn't have a separate menu. They did a really good job giving gluten-free/dairy-free options.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months 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

  • Pasta

Categories

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

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Gluten-Free at Paesano's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Gf tiramisu
Pear Salad! With salmon
Gluten-Free Dessert at Paesano's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Gluten-Free at Paesano's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Gluten-Free at Paesano's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Gluten-Free Pizza at Paesano's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Menu with GF items noted with yellow lettering
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Celiac

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First off.. the food always tastes incredible. Last night I ate here and had the special braised beef and asked if it was celiac safe. They cooked it without the fried leeks so it was GF. I woke up this morning with a headache and later stomach issues. I had brought home leftovers and decided to test them with my Nima (I know Nima is controversial). The leftovers tested gluten found. This is the second time I have eaten here and felt off after. I don’t want it to be true but I think I am crossing this place off my safe list.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We had a fantastic meal and completely safe with no issues. We had the Veal Scaloppine, Fettuccine alla Bolognese, Caesar Salad and the Pear & Gorgonzola Salad. All were fantastic and gluten free. Make sure you tell the waitress to make it GF. We will be back to this place. Our waitress was very helpful. Most entrees can be made gluten free.

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 7 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great food. Multiple gluten free options. They brought out a gluten free bread basket!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 7 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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An absolutely wonderful experience! Lots of GF options available. The GF eggplant parmigiana was exquisite! Totally GF and the noodles were to die for! GF bread for the table as well, something you don’t see too often. Servers very knowledgeable about GF. Ours brought out our dinner salads on a tray with regular bread, realized her mistake, apologized profusely and then served my husband his salad as he’s not GF and remade my salad and brought out the GF bread.

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 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is safe, the server went over everything with me. I LOVE the appetizers. The downside is the pasta's texture is lacking and they only have penne or spaghetti for gluten free.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was delicious and I didn’t get sick!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This has been a go to place for me the last 2 years. I have never gotten sick after eating here whether dine in or take out. My last dine in experience, the waitress seemed super knowledgeable about CC. I LOVE the chicken piccata and the GF tiramisu. The minestrone soup without noodles is very good. Just skip the GF bread though, it’s dry and not good.

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I always love my experience. Their seasonal menus always offer the gluten free individual plenty of options. They carry gluten free bread and a flat bread/pizza crust. They also usually have a gf/vegan option that is bursting with flavor! Make sure you let your server know your gluten free dietary needs and you may get a server that also lives the gf life and has the best recommendations.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Most/All

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 vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I order from here all the time and have super-sensitive celiac disease. I've never had any problems and they are always lovely about accommodating my needs, down to bread in the take-out! The tiramisu is incredible, and I'm a huge fan of the rigatoni and country greens. They have a lot of delicious options for all kinds of moods. You should tell them if you have an allergy or celiac and they will take the right precautions, they have dedicated pots for gluten free pasta.

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
  • 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Thought this was gonna be a great place since most people recommend, but honestly it was mid. Found gluten pasta in my gluten free pasta and food had no taste.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff here is so knowledgeable about celiac and their various gf options. My pasta was delicious and they even brought me gf bread out to the table! I will definitely be back here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place used to be amazing about taking care of gluten issues, but there have been some major red flags during my last two visits. The first one, my gluten-free grandmother ordered minestrone soup. They have two minestrone options, one with pasta and a GF soup. My grandma received the wrong one, and only found out after a few spoonfuls. Tonight, my “celiac” chicken paillard had a little glutenous angel hair noodle sitting under the arugula. I’m beyond disappointed as this was one of my favorite places to eat. Won’t be coming back.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They took such good care of me and my many food sensitivities. Chef drew made me something special and I'm very happy w this place. It has become my family favorite restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Unbelievably delicious food. They have many options and all looked amazing, it took us forever to decide. You get bread, dessert, and appetizers which is rare. The Minestrone soup was amazing as were our entrees. I can't say enough about this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Went here with my husband. I looked all over Ann Arbor for a great place to have dinner AND dessert. This place checked both boxes and then some. I was so excited to get my own bread basket. We ordered GF pizza for an app and t was delicious. I had a seasonal spaghetti dinner that was Greek inspired. Perfection. And I had GF tiramisu for dessert! I would go back just for that dessert. It was so incredibly delicious. Our server was phenomenal. Can’t say enough about how great an experience it was. Oh and the moscato wine was wonderful too. I’m a sweet wine gal and I had to have a second glass.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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PERFECT. The staff is wildly knowledgeable, and knows exactly what is necessary without any prompting or handholding. I had a pasta dish (pasta made in a dedicated water pot) which was absolutely wonderful. 5 stars, no question.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I cannot recommend this place more. Absolutely terrific meal, no reaction. So thankful to have some in-house pasta again since getting the celiac diagnosis. Tasted wonderful.

Edit: They just revamped their GF bread and it's terrific!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent place for GF Italian dishes. Highest quality and well informed staff. I have gone here for years and have never been dissatisfied.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Gluten free pasta at a restaurant that doesn’t taste like cardboard? Amazing! “Allergy” precautions are taken, servers are knowledgeable & gluten free options are quite extensive. I had the Bolognese & would absolutely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Paesano's is amazing! Many pasta meals are easily made gluten free! This is the first place I have ever been offered a gluten free bread basket! It is different (more like little toasts) but a great option! The overall price is worth it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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incredible! worth the money. the waiter was very knowledgeable about gluten free dining accommodations. they even brought the amazing gluten free bread in a warm paper bag. the manager said they have been doing gluten-free for 25 years because the chef has a family member with Celiac disease

I had a bowl of gluten-free minestrone (make sure to tell them to not add the pasta to the soup). the gluten free tuna tartare appetizer was delicious. the maple glazed hen was awesome! I had it with gluten free pasta and marinara sauce. my friend had the gluten free pork tenderloin with spinach and red potatoes. it was delicious. they have a gluten free Tiramisu also.

look forward to returning

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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It was nice to see such a large number of items available gluten free. Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I appreciate that they have a gluten free option, but for the price I expected better. I have had much better gluten free pasta at Pallios and at Gratzi, their competition down town, and it was cheaper!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gf bread I've ever had and it comes in a paper bag to avoid contamination! Delicious food and knowledgable staff.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice staff, great wines, decent albeit very pricey gf food. Would get 5 stars if I could afford it more.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff, several GF options - pastas, pizzas, and more...even two dessert selections.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Excellent food - great choices for everyone. Staff was helpful with gf options.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Great selection of GF and glutinous foods that everyone at our table enjoyed!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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A very nice range of GF entrees and apps! Menu is constantly changing but there are some nice old standbys like pizza and pasta.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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