One of the best restaurants in California. Seriously.
I make a point to stop and eat here when I’m in the area. Everything at Pico is thought out. The experience starts when you walk in. The airy but cozy non fussy rustic feeling of the interiors, the exceptionally beautiful outdoor eating and working garden, the wine list, cocktails, and of course the menu... Which changes seasonally.
The food is exceptional. And there are enough options for us celiacs. They will of course do what they can to accommodate on menu items that are not GF as well.
They are very concerned about any dietary issues.
— Separate gluten-free menu
We brought our young daughters who are both Celiac and were immediately on board when the hostess said that she too was Celiac and ate there regularly without problems. The staff was knowledgeable and beyond accommodating. The chef came out to talk to us and we were impressed by his willingness and understanding of the celiac diet and cross contamination. My daughters loved the food and tried dishes they’d never had before (ie the avocado sushi appetizers and duck entree). We would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.
— No gluten-free information on the menu
The new chef is dedicated to offering lots of options and a safe experience to people with celiac disease and food allergies. He’s got a following of people with dietary restrictions who trust him for safe, delicious food. He came out to talk to me without me asking and described how there is no cross contamination in his kitchen. A bold claim, but he backs it up perfectly.
The vast majority of the menu is gluten free. There are only a few things that have gluten and they were pointed out to me.
The truffle fries are life-changingly good. I literally cried at being able to have fries in a restaurant and to have them be that good.
This is, in my opinion, the most delicious and safest restaurant on the central coast. Don’t miss this place.