Delicious food and great service. They take extra care to make sure the GF options are safe to eat as well as delicious. I ordered the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer that my husband and I split. It was delicious! But my entree was outstanding: GF fettuccine with shrimp in a garlic cream sauce. My husband who does not have celiac tried some of my dish and loved it too. My husband ordered a swordfish dish with risotto that was a special and he said it was the best swordfish dish he’s ever had. Extra kudos for the chef stopping by our table to get feedback on how we liked our meal. I definitely recommend this restaurant!
In theory, this place should be great - has a GF menu, knowledgeable servers, and positive reviews. Ate lunch there for the first time last week, had the chicken salad and GF bread (tasteless and gritty), and got really sick. Still recovering from being glutened. Do not go here if you're celiac.
We loved our meal at Panzano, we went for happy hour and sat near the bar with our two kids. Andres was our waiter and was very kind and knowledgeable about gluten-free items And cross contamination. The pizza was delicious. We ordered so many small plates and they all tasted great.
Celiac and extremely sensitive to Cross contamination. This place was unbelievable. Staff was beyond accommodating, were knowledgeable, and took it seriously. It was the best Italian I’ve EVER eaten and my grandmas parents are from Italy. Butterscotch pudding was also ridiculous. Can’t recommend more. No sickness or symptoms at all.
The food is wonderful, and I haven't gotten sick here, but saw a couple of red flags last time I went. First, I had a brussel sprout dish that I've had before. This time, the waiter asked if I wanted it sauteed to prevent cross contamination. I said yes. I've had the same dish before without anyone mentioning the issue. The brussel sprouts were not nearly as food this time. I guess they are usually fried and I got lucky not getting sick last time. Also, they told me they screwed up my plate by putting bread on it and it would be coming later, but then it came really fast. That was suspicious. Have eaten here 3 times without getting sick, but don't think I would try it again.
Staff is very knowledgeable about Celiac (not just gluten free). They asked about allergies when I made the reservation, they have separate gluten free menus, and waitstaff was on it. When we ordered Brussels sprouts as an appetizer, they automatically prepared them unfried without my asking to avoid cross-contamination from the fryer. It is expensive and not what I would consider kid-friendly, but definitely somewhere I will go for nice work lunches again in the future. However, I do note another reviewer said they make their own bread and so cross contamination from airborne flower is a concern, so that’s definitely something worth calling and asking about for next time.
As someone mentioned, there is a large cross-contamination risk, especially near the bread station and bar. The first time I ate here, I did not get sick; the second time, yes, as it was much busier and they were clearly understaffed. While the staff is generally knowledgeable about celiac disease, the busier it gets, the more corners they cut. Avoid.
Waiter was extremely accommodating, and they have a gluten free menu. They have gluten free bread to pair with their excellent tapenade. When sending my order to the cooks you could hear the waiter yell "celiac!", so it was clear they have a plan in place for folks who can't handle gluten
I'm a celiac and did not react. We went for brunch and I had a salad with grilled chicken. Tested the meal and dressing with my nima sensor and it tested safe. They are very knowledgeable, just make sure to tell them you have celiac disease. Bread is made on site, but in a separate kitchen from where they made my meal. (gf bread and pizza is made in the same kitchen as normal bread though) Waiter advised not to eat the gluten free bread because of how it was stored.
Food was amazing but portions are very small considering the price - it felt like eating out in NYC! My husband & I shared the risotto dish & the short ribs. They do bake their own bread but it's in a different area from the main kitchen. I am very sensitive and had no issues.
People! They bake their own wheat bread! Flour stays airborne. Huge cross contamination risk! I cannot believe no one else has posted this previously Sadly, I couldn't stay and eat there. I will say, though that the staff is amazing and honest about cross contamination risks. The food looked wonderful! I wish I could have stayed.
I stayed at the Kimpton Monaco, and came here for brunch. They have separate menus for each meal of the day, anything that might be put in a shared fryer is pan fried instead. I had a gluten free muffin (coconut chocolate chip), and the eggs Benedict with polenta. It was all amazing, and I felt very secure with their knowledge of celiac. The muffin was so good, my boyfriend was worried it contained gluten! I wanted to take some home with me, but the were out, so our waitress gave us free homemade gluten free focaccia bread. This restaurant is a must if you're in downtown Denver!
Deliciously romantic and worry free! HIGHLY knowledge staff will bend over backwards to accommodate any and every allergy. Having Celiac, soy, and corn eating out can be scary. This place makes you feel totally at ease and safe to eat anything including breads and pasta dishes. While on the higher end of the price spectrum it is worth every dollar spent.
this restaurant is amazing, go there if you get the chance! gluten free herb bread on arrival, full gluten free menu, amazing staff and beautiful food!! I really just couldn't fit it all in, this is a genuine gluten free friendly restaurant and I only hope I get the chance to return there one day. Sincere Thanks
Absolutely amazing! I was recently diagnosed with Celiac's and kept reading about horror stories of restaurants not knowing what they're talking about when it came to gluten and cross-contamination. My waiter knew more than I did! He was telling me how a dish was changed so that it as gkuten free, their processes to ensure no cross-contamination, and more. He even asked it my table would like to share a gluten free bread basket instead. I'm glad he mentioned this as old habits might not have made me think twice before grabbing a piece. Wonderful experience, great food (if a bit pricy), and I'd recommend it.
I was being cheap and got a delicious arugula salad and a still pretty expensive turkey panini that was alright, but if you're willing to pay, their other dishes looked amazing. Waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable and I did not get sick.
Had two great breakfasts here and they were so accommodating! They offer a GF muffin of the day and can make 2/3 of menu items GF. Our first server was amazingly knowledgable and offered to have my potatoes pan fried instead of deep fried to make sure they were safe. A chef brought my meal out to confirm. Second server was enthusiastic but said something about the oil being high enough temperature to "kill" the gluten, which I was skeptical of. Had a great GF continental breakfast though and was brought extra muffins at no charge. Would definitely recommend.
While traveling in Denver Panzano popped up as GF so we checked it out. They had many GF options, our waiter was aware, it was nice, but... Traveler beware.. It's pretty foofoo- pricey. Ultimately we left because there was nothing on the menu suitable for picky kids
This was the best meal I had ever had and included bread! No sacrifices for an amazing meal...fried Brussels sprouts, egg plant Parmesan, scallops with risotto and dessert. Just wish I lived in Denver...would make the snow bareable.