Chicago Fire is NO LONGER celiac friendly!!!!! They have made changes in the kitchen and now note on the new menus that everything in he kitchen is SHARED. The waitstaff notified me that it was too much trouble to keep everything separate, especially when it gets busy. We had to leave and can't eat there anymore. This is a huge shame, as it WAS a really great place to get a safe meal! 😔 If I could give NO STARS I would.
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!!!!
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.
Amazing. Kind and friendly staff, knowledgeable about celiac's and their gluten free bread is amazing and comes from right across the street. Their sandwich ingredients are top notch. Best sandwich I've had since I've been gluten free.
The waitress was not knowledgeable about GF. Ordered a pizza with GF dough, comes with a salad and I asked to leave off the croutons. She said they can't alter the way it's made. I said ok I'll pick them off. Salad arrives and I realized the croutons are ground up and sprinkled all over the salad. I didn't eat it and waitress noticed, apologized and took it off the bill.