We had a lovely lunch with plenty of gluten free options. The majority of pasta dishes can be done gluten free, salads, etc. The staff was knowledgeable and every server announced the gluten free dish as being such before placing it in front of me. This really helped me feel secure that there were no miscommunications with the kitchen. Great job!
Ristorante Allegria serves up gourmet Italian fare with California influences. Our friendly server had me at "our soup of the day is Shrimp Bisque and it's gluten-free." To say the bisque was delicious is an understatement and I wondered if the rest of the meal could live up to its standards. Thankfully, every dish did exactly that! The tasty Caesar Salad (sans croutons) with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese was large enough for two people to split. For my entree, I chose the Pollo Ripeno which is an oven roasted chicken breast stuffed with ricotta and fontina cheese, spinach and wild mushrooms. It's served over garlic mashed potatoes and roasted sweet pepper cream. For dessert, we shared the Lavender and Orange Crème Brulee.