Petrini's

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

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610 W Ash St
San Diego, CA 92101

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Don’t go to this place if you’re celiac or have gluten allergy. I ordered GF pizza and pasta. I told waitress that I’m allergic to gluten. After eating I felt really bad. I asked waitress if my food was cooked separately and if there was no cross contamination. She assured me everything was cooked separately. Also, after she tried to blame me that I shared food with other people, which was not GF. There was no apology or anything. Left this place in bad mood and feeling really sick. I read another people reviews after that says they cook pizza on the same tray as regular pizza and sometimes using same pots for all pastas.

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 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered delivery and got a pizza and Alfredo pasta. Overall pretty unremarkable and over priced. The crust was obviously just one of the standard pre-made thin cracker like crusts, not sure why others say it’s so good. The gf pasta was the standard penne and the sauce was runny and not particularly flavorful.

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?

— Below Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Based on the reviews, I was really excited to try this place. Menu is marked with lots of GF options. However, I ordered one of the GF options and advised that I have a gluten allergy. The waitress advised they can not make tue option that I selected gluten free. I told her the menu item I had chosen was marked as a GF item. She reiterated that I would need to choose something else that can actually be made gluten free. I made a different selection that came with a salad. I asked if there was anything on the salad that was not gluten free. She said it has croutons and I asked if they could be left off the salad. I apologized for the inconvenience as the waitress was seemingly irritated and reiterated that I have an allergy and just want to be sure. The waitress said no problem and walked away. The salad came out with croutons on it. At this point, I was feeling uncomfortable so my husband ate the salad instead of sending it back.

When our food came out, a different waitress came out and advised on the ingredients of my pasta dish and advised that it was made separate from everything else and with all gluten free ingredients. I had no reaction to the pasta and it was delicious.

Overall, I’d recommend this restaurant because the pasta was delicious and I had no reaction, but it really can be a completely different experience based on what server you have.

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?

— Some

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
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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This is a nice Italian venue with an outdoor seating area that’s located on the edge of Little Italy. They have several GF items marked on the menu. I had the Tuscan Shrimp Pasta - it was delicious! Server was very attentive to my being Celiac, and I had no issues.

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

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Went here for pizza and salad. The staff seemed very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable ordering. The salad was delicious. The pizza was standard gluten free pizza crust.

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?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server was very nice and seemed to have all the right answers about cross contamination, however I order a pizza and when I tested it with my Nima it came back positive for gluten.

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

Celiac

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This place had great knowledge about gluten free. Many items are gluten free and can be cooked separately. Gluten free buns, and pasta.

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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Went here because there were so many good reviews on this app. But ended up being underwhelmed. Was awesome that several of the pastas (not the tortellini or ravioli) & the pizza could be gf and apparently safe prep methods. The pizza was tasty though the crust is very thin & tough. I ordered kalamata olives on the pizza but ended up with regular (canned) black olives. My friends liked their pasta but said the garlic bread (not gf) was like something you’d get frozen & cheap from the store. The atmosphere/decor was uninteresting and a bit run down/cheap. Server was nice but basically ignored us after we got our food. Don’t think I’d go here again unless I was desperate for pizza.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Went here for dinner on a Thursday. Friendly wait staff. Asked the waitress if pasta Was cooked in a seperate Boiler than gluten pasta, she stated yes. I asked if the side salads were premade, she stated no. Our side salads came out, no croutons on mine. However, I was about the fith bite into the salad when I came across a soggy crouton. I requested new silverware and had the tainted salad and silverware removed. When the baked Ziti was brought to the table, I double checked to ensure it was gluten free. Luckily, I did not have any reactions from the salad or pasta.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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GF pizza was delicious. GF pasta cooked really well and designated as GF when it came out. Good spot!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I did a lot of searching to find the best Italian restaurant with gluten free options. Perrini's won and did not disappoint. We did notice everyone said get the gluten free pizza, so we did that. Not sure about the gf pasta options.

Tips and hints: 1) 330 to 630 happy hour petrinis , worth it 2) get the wings , they are gluten free! That was a nice surprise 3) 12 inch gf pizza is great 4) House salad is excellent

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Assured us everything was gluten free, but our salad contained gluten croutons when it came, after that we were nervous about the pizzas. The pizzas ended up being fine and tasted good.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They can do about half of the menu GF. Waitstaff was knowledgeable about menu and GF options. Good food. Cute, cozy atmosphere. Open for dining in June 2020.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Ate there 3 times. Had the shrimp scampi, spaghetti with meat sauce and pizza without any problems. They offered other options besides bread. Had their Wedding soup and salad without problems too. They also knew that they have to cook pizza longer or it comes out soggy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There were a few gluten free options and staff was accommodating. They definitely do not cater to gf and I suspect a high risk of cross contamination. The food itself was...... adequate.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Bread, pizza and pasta options. Staff was aware of gluten allergy and very accommodating and helpful. The salad was yummy and the Tuscan shrimp was sooooo good. And the Chianti is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have Gluten-Free penne and have an Italian wedding soup minus the meatballs. The soup was excellent. For my main meal I had the baked penne. It was a delicious meal. Very flavorful and filling. They have some good wines too. I felt fine and did not have any reaction. The pizza is great too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Exceptional restaurant. Nearly everything on menu can be made gluten free except for dishes with meatballs, Alfredo dishes, soups with noodles, or lasagna. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. As for the food: excellent. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The server said that their specially was safety for Celiacs. I got sick within hours. I will be calling them to let them know that not enough precautions are being taken.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lot's of GF Options. We had glutenfree Bruschetta and Pizza and it was really delicious. Staff is knowledged and I felt pretty safe. I had no reaction and come back as soon as I am back in town

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very friendly and helpful in making me feel safe eating here. Like most GF pizzas, it is thin crust. However, it was super tasty. Would eat here again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable staff. Kids had GF pasta and pizza - both very good. I had chicken piccata, which the kitchen modified to make sure it was all GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I got the GF pizza. The crust seemed pretty standard but I thought the pizza sauce was pretty fantastic! Best part is I didn't have any reaction!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was super friendly! I’m one of the super sensitive types and loved the food and did not get sick! 😍 Will return!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The staff here is very understanding and knowledgeable about gluten free (and dairy free) and it’s delicious! This is by far my favorite Italian restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac

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I eat here often and have never gotten sick and the food is good. Staff is also friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The server was very knowledgeable and helpful in ordering gluten free. The kitchen messed up my order and made it gluten full- but the server caught it and fixed it before the food ever made it to me! I would go there again. The gluten free pasta itself wasn’t great but the sauce and everything else was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Many thanks to the waitress for her patience with my questions..verifying good gluten free hygiene. Had a great experience and they were totally accommodating to me for gluten and nightshade free food. I will definitely return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here last week and had their gluten free pizza. It was a bit pricey but the pizza was good. They knew about Celiacs and they said the pizza is prepared and cooked separately.

I did not get sick but as always, make sure you talk to them about your specific allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pasta...it wasn’t the best GF pasta we’ve had but was decent. Their GF pizza was good, my kids really liked it but it was not a dedicated GF kitchen so my celiac husband didn’t eat it.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazingly friendly and knowledge staff, food was AMAZING. They have GF buns, pasta, and pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Super helpful staff! So willing to inform me of all gluten free options. You can get any pasta or pizza substituted for a GF options.The pizza was amazing. Will be back here for lunch tomorrow

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great food. Very good understanding of gluten free. Recommended to go.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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6 y/o is not only celiac but allergic to all nuts, egg, and soy protein. Enjoyed a nice family dinner that in my daughter's words was "awesomely good!" In talking in advance with manager and upon arrival, I learned they could prepare not only safe pizzas but also offer pastas (by cooking in dedicated pans preventing possible cross contact with gluten). I believe there were 3 choices of pasta and at least two sauces, if not 3. Had GF bread but not an option for us as our daughter is egg allergic. Although she could have eaten the pasta, being 6 she defaulted to her favorite item...pizza. She loved every bite. I tasted it and it was delicious! So were the meals ordered by the 4 other individuals with us! A smaller restaurant, not busy on a weeknight. A great find and would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Always good quality food and safe for severe celiac!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Delish!! They were very knowledgeable and accommodating with my daughter and my celiac as well as my dairy free restrictions (she had the baked ziti and I had the putenesca). We left full and completely satisfied! We'll be back when we're back in San Diego!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Excellent meal and very knowledgeable server! I had the house-made sausage with charred peppers and marinara, it was all superb. Lovely interior and good wine selection. Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Visiting from out of town, this was a great find. They have gluten-free pasta and bun options. No cross-contamination. The chicken sandwich was delicious. The staff was wonderful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and service... very knowledgeable staff. I went with the GF pizza, and it was awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Good pizza wings and beer! Knowledgeable staff and if they didn't know the answer they Will ask the kitchen!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great wings and pizza. Celiac friendly and staff is knowledgeable about all the items available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food, and a good variety of options. The hostess was knowledgeable about gluten-free issues, and explained what could and could not be made gluten-free. They can make 12" pizzas with a GF crust. Most of their pastas can be made gluten-free, with the major exception of their alfredo sauces, which do contain wheat. Their meatballs also have gluten, but they can substitute sausages, which do not. Most of their salads are also GF. We had the seafood pasta, which was delicious. I also liked their side salad; simple but tasty. We will probably be coming back this trip; their mushroom and meat sauces looks incredible.

I have celiac, but I don't have any symptoms if I accidentally ingest gluten (it's happened a few times), so I can't be certain that they have zero cross-contamination. However, they certainly seemed to understand celiac, and I felt confident eating there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Wonderful service. Knowledgeable staff. Good GF pizza. When I am back in San Diego I will head that way again.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My son loved the pizza and chicken wings. Waitress was knowledgeable about avoiding cross contamination! Great experience, will definitely return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Started with Italian Wedding soup - not a great recipe, sort of like shredded chicken soup with carrots...not what I was expecting. Next was the sausage and peppers with gf pasta. Pasta was good, sauce was a bit sweet. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Menu is marked with gf options.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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