Pinched on the River

3 recent ratings
$$ • Mediterranean Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cider, Pita
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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443 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I had a wonderful experience eating here! It’s in such a great location and we sat outside next to the river. Usually I have to sit and watch everyone else eat their bread but here they offered gluten free pita so I was in absolute heaven! My waitress was very knowledgeable on the gluten free options on the menu. Most of the items on the menu can be modified to be gf.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve never had such an awful experience at a restaurant relating to my celiac before. I ordered a gluten free pita roll and when it came out, I took a bite and it tasted suspiciously good. I waited for the waitress to come back and asked her if my pita was gluten free and she said no. I kindly asked that my plate be remade because I had ordered a GF pita roll due to my celiac. She immediately responded, “You NEVER ordered a gluten free pita.” First of all… what the f??? Even if this was true, you don’t respond to anyone this way. But of course, it was NOT true because I literally cannot eat a regular pita and would never order a regular pita. When my friend confirmed to the waitress that she had also heard me order GF, the waitress said, “If you had ordered a GF pita, I would have known because we have GF pitas so it would have been easy to write down.” ….She’s telling on herself because, yeah, I KNOW you have GF pitas which is why I ordered one - and it SHOULD be easy to write down, she just wasn’t paying attention. I asked her why she was arguing with me about what I ordered instead of finding a resolution. She acted surprised I called her out and then angrily took my plate and walked off - without saying if she would be replacing it. Eventually, she did come back out with the GF pita roll and apologized and was suddenly very nice - likely to save her tip. Entirely unimpressed and pretty appalled to be honest.

TLDR: Rude waitress arguing about what I ordered; if you do decide to go, make sure to clarify that you have celiac and that they heard you say gluten free.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We were told everything on the menu was GF except the couscous, falafel, and tabouli. There was lots to choose from, and the GF pita was the best I’ve ever had!

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

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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pita

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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They have gf pita and have several options for good gf bowls and salads! Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten and dairy free options. Sadly the falafel is not gluten free but most of the meats and topping options are gf.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not 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 2 years ago read full review

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