First time eating at Paesano’s. They have gluten free pasta and pizza options. Tried the Sicilian pizza and it was the closest I’ve come to a glutenous pizza in years. I didn’t experience any problems (celiac) so I feel safe eating here again.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
So tasty!! They had a separate menu for all things they could make gluten free (gf pizza crust and a gf pasta) and my husband and I shared a pizza and a pasta. They were delicious and had no issues! Loved the music and our server was great too!
lots of options, but make sure you let them know you are celiac and not just sensitive. polenta fries are not safe unless you tell the wait staff specifically. Zuppa and Italian chop are pretty safe options
They were out of GF crusts which was disappointing. They have a GF menu and a lot of options.
I love this place. Delicious food, but beware! They do not have dedicated fryers, so while they offer GF polenta fries they are certain to be cross-contaminated.
I have loved Paesanos for years and would give 4 or 5 stars for their regular menu. However, their GF pizza is the worst I have had (and I have tried at least a dozen). The sauce and toppings are fine, but the crust is awful like cardboard. I couldn't force myself to finish it. Truly,it's bad compared to ANY other GF pizza in Sac or SF. Also, the GF gemelli spinaci advertised is misleading as they do not have GF gemelli! Instead they serve undercooked GF penne. Great restaurant, quite poor GF menu.
I love Paesanos. They try real hard for the Celiacs. However be warned, they do make GF Calamai but they do not have a dedicated fryer. If you are truly sensitive that is a pretty big cross contamination. Join us and start requesting for them to buy a separate fryer! Enough of us ask and they'll take action!! Also they do not make GF salad dressings (all they have to is use rice, wine or apple cider vinegars) or use Tamari. Join us and bug them!! Together we can make a good place great for Celiacs!!!!
Wonderful experience! Bartender was friendly and understanding! Food was awesome- had a larger selection of GF! First time have fried calamari in a restaurant in a long time!
— Separate gluten-free menu
GF pizza was flat, dry and totally unappealing. Plus they got my order wrong. My belief is that if you can’t offer a good product, take it off the menu. We only had pizza. They also have GF pasta and bread which we didn’t taste.
— Not very
— Separate gluten-free menu
— Below Average
Was there with a group of local Celiacs. We all ordered gluten-free food from the special gf menu, first the gf calamari (which was delicious) then gf pizza or pasta. I myself made sure to say explicitly that I wanted a gf pizza, just as the restaurant says to do on its menu but was served a gluten pizza. Fortunately my local buddy saw the pizza and immediately knew that it looked different than their gf pizzas usually do, or I would have gotten seriously I’ll. The waiter was suitably aghast, apologized, and got me a gf pizza as quickly as possible. That pizza was not as good as the calamari but okay except it was not worth the kind of reaction I suffered a few hours later, nausea, painful bloatedness, and finally throwing up, which usually happens to me when there’s a bit of cross contamination. I had eaten at Paesano’s once before without problems but after this experience I won’t risk it a third time.
Three stars as forced to give a rating. Went there tonight after reading these reviews and had to leave. It is NOT celiac safe. Use the same water as for regular pasta, etc.
Nice server went to check—major props for that, and honesty. I’m sure it’s a great place for those who don’t need to have true gf place was hopping.