Portobello's Italian Bistro

5 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches
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5 ratings

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1805 W State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN 37604

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Celiac

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The service was good but it was'nt busy this afternoon. The food was OK but nothing special. I had the dish with mussels and some spinach dip with some of their pizza dough. The chips wasn"t GF and the dip was too runny. If I want italian I will go back to The Black Olive which is much better food.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 1 week ago read full review

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Amazing! Extremely knowledgeable and conscientious about gluten-free food options. Their spinach dip is amazing! It takes longer because they have to fry the chips is fresh oil. Even their French fries are safe if you request gluten-free. I eat here frequently with no problems.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing gluten free pasta! It was a great texture and taste and the staff immediately alerted the kitchen that it was an allergy. Would recommend!!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Excellent selection of gluten free items. I was pleasantly surprised when the waitress told me that they could make just about anything gluten free…even the garlic knots!! Sadly they were out of the GF dough to make the knots so I didn’t get to try them, however the spinach dip and pasta was wonderful. Soooo tasty and no stomach upset issues. 10/10 recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I used to work here! The staff are not actually trained on what gluten free means, however the owner and cooks know. There's not a dedicated menu, but many items can be made gluten free. Including appetizers and sides. The gluten free pasta is very good, and my family has never been glutenized here.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I ordered the grilled chicken sub and it was DELICIOUS! They replacement the regular bread with their homemade gluten free wraps and it was the best tasting alternative I have had to bread (was diagnosed Celiac in 2006 so I’ve tried around lol) will for sure be going back to this place!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Called to ask about the gluten free availability and was amazed to hear that they knew what Celiacs was and they have an employee that has it too! They have regulars that have never had reactions!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I think this place changed hands within the last year. There was different personnel there and the menu changed a bit. The last time I ate here, I was glutened and went to the emergency room twice that week as a result. I won’t eat there again.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Food was good tasting but I’m not convinced it was completely gluten free or if not then just cross contaminated. Either way my stomach has been torn up by it. Not sure if it was just a fluke or not, but I’ll be hesitant next time I order from there.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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While they do offer gluten free noodles, it is not celiac friendly as the baked products are prepared in the same oven as the pizza. Since I have only had the noodles that were CC I cannot speak for the rest of the food, and it's preparation. I only wish I had asked before ordering, and not after.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner & staff know Gluten Free and opinions clearly marked on the menu. Owner has family that must be gluten free, so gluten free is personal. Often the owner makes sure of your dining experience personally.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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get the Philly it's so good!!!!! I love this place!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Love this place! I eat here on a regular basis and I have never had a reaction. Ash personally prepares your food while taking precautions not to cross contaminate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their staff is highly trained to do gluten free/ celiac safe cooking! LOVE their GF Philly Cheese Steak! Chicken Alfredo is SO YUM and spinach dip with fried tortilla chips is to die for!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pasta, pizza and wrap options. Waitress knowledgeable of allergens. Big portions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I tried the gf Philly cheese steak due to the praises of another reviewer. I must say I was not disappoint. I have not had a sandwich that awesome in a long time! As a person with celiac it brought tears to my eyes to taste a wrap so good. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Pure Happiness! If you are Gluten Free this is one of the Best GF restaurants I have dined in! Not only was the food delicious you also felt like a normal person. For those of you who are Celiac you understand what I mean! Their Philly Cheese steak is amazing and with the wrap they make from their own dough you don't miss out on anything. Our server was Katie who was delightful and the co-owner of the establishment was so friendly that you felt as though you were visiting family!! We will be back every time we dine in JC!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free options with knowledge about cross contamination. The owners wife has celiac, so he knows the importance of avoiding gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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