Romano's Macaroni Grill (Closed)

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66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly

315 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828 Directions

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Location closed in 2015

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They no longer have gluten free pasta. I was so excited to go there until I found out they stopped carrying it. I had the Bibb & bleu salad and the prosciutto and mozzarella appetizer, and everything was delicious, so as long as you don't have your heart set on pasta, you'll be happy!

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Best gf pasta wish they gf bread

Updated 6 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.

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Great GF menu! They have GF pasta, just hope they get GF bread one of these days because it's so hard to look at that yummy loaf my husband always gets to enjoy while I drool! Ha ha

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So they only really offer a pasta substitute that is gluten free, which isn’t bad and if you have cooked gluten free pasta you know it’s temperamental, which in my case they did a great wonderful job. I was told only 2 sauces were considered gluten free which is a olive oil garlic one, & normal red sauce. I am sure both would be great but not ideal for things like fettuccine Alfredo, or other dishes. But I did opt for their garlic cream sauce since i am gluten intolerant not celiac but it’s been a hour and so far no issues. So i would just say for celiac it’s extremely limited, for gluten intolerance i would say at your own risk. But i very much enjoyed my meal, they made sure to let me know when it came out it was gluten free and if there were any issues they would take it back ASAP. Also they do offer to add sauce on the side if you want to try the sauce out before pouring it over your entire meal.

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I asked the waiter about gluten free options and he said “We have pasta, but it is really bad. You don’t want it.” Then proceeded to tell me I should get the regular pasta instead. We walked out. Not gluten friendly at all!

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Create your own pasta... very knowledgeable staff!!!

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The staff was NOT knowledgeable about gluten free. Don’t have a separate menu. I walked out because I didn’t feel certain about it at all.

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2 items on the whole menu that had no wheat.

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Gluten free menu is limited but good. Get the create your pasta bowl and they have gluten free pasta and sauce. They said they rest of the food on the menu can made to be gluten free but is cross contaminated.

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The staff was knowledgeable about the menu and allowed me to make substitutions without trouble. Good meal for being airport food!

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My server was very rude about giving me a gluten free menu until I mentioned I had celiac. He said the only safe options was the gf noodles with oil and butter but that he would watch them make it. I still got very sick and won’t ever be back

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The staff was horrible . They took over an hour to take our orders . The gluten free pasta tasted disgusting . Staff had no education and waitress bad mouthed the cooks . Will never go their again .

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Not a good experience. Ordered the gluten free create your own pasta dish and the first thing I see in my pasta is a piece of penne that is not gluten free. Very disappointing.

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Went yesterday and the waiter said they no longer had nutritional/allergy info available. He was also uneducated and told me a sauce was GF that was not (based on the corporate website). I had the GF pasta with pesto. It was vile. I couldn’t even pretend to eat the pasta.

2 stars because there was something for me to eat, but only 2 because it was gross and the wait staff was misleading.

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Not a good experience here tonight. The waiter seemed cavalier with my concerns about the food and gluten. I ordered GF spaghetti with meatballs. He assured me there was no gluten in the meatballs, but I got sick shortly after eating. I don’t recommend if you have celiac.

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Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. What our server didn’t know he went and asked. I had gluten free pasta with Alfredo sauce which was very good!

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The staff was super knowledgeable and helpful with my allergy! The restaurant offers a gluten free noodle, so nearly any dish could be modified as gluten free. I got the pollo caprese, and it was amazing! The only thing that could make this restaurant better would be more gluten free variety, such as a pizza crust. Other than that, absolutely fantastic!

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Beware if you have food allergies — the GF pasta they are serving had egg and dairy in it.

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Asked if they use a fresh pot of water to boil the gf pasta and the cook said he didn’t have time to do that.

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Great place with nice people and good food. Two of our family members need to be gluten free; not only did they have gluten free options but they were delicious! Our waiter, Nicholas, was very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! It was so nice to eat at a place and feel safe about our allergies.

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Nice place, friendly and helpful staff. They have gluten free pastas and are quite accommodating. Oh, the food is good too.

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Staff clueless to GF. No GF menu and No GF options except a gf pasta. Please I’m gf pasta”d” to death!

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I had lunch there and had gluten free pasta with some grilled chicken. It was very good. I would like to go back and try some of there other options.

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While they do not have a separate gluten-free menu, they do offer gluten-free pasta and will tell you which sauces are gf. Not one to test the theory, I chose the Chicken Under a Brick entree. Kaiti, our waitress, was very knowledgeable and also spoke with the chef. I had a delicious, tender, moist and flavorful half chicken served with grilled red potatoes seasoned with fresh rosemary as well as broccolini spears. I would definitely go back.

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The waiter was very knowledgeable and super helpful. He went to double check with the chef on which sauces we could do with the gluten free pasta. There was lots of options! I did the spicy arrabiata with shrimp. Kids did mac and cheese, butter sauce with chicken and a meat sauce. Loved it all and so happy we can eat here since the celiac diagnosis.

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Do not eat here if you have celiac disease. They do offer gluten-free pasta which is cooked in the same water as the regular pasta so it is been cross contaminated. My daughter was able to eat a Caesar salad and a piece of chicken anything else was likely not safe for her to eat.

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I have not gone for a long time because my last time was a disaster. A friend wanted to treat us to carry out and I refused. Made me look it up and I found this.

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Manager came to table to discuss gluten free menu. Even brought a can of their sauce so I could read ingredients.

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Although they offer gluten free pasta, only one of their sauces were guaranteed to be gluten free. The waitress was not knowledgeable and I had to leave and go somewhere else.

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This was great. I was skeptical because of the reviews on here but I'm happy I gave it a shot. I'm not only gluten free, but also dairy free, and my waiter made sure every time he came over with a serving that he mentioned my food didn't have any gluten or dairy in it.

I ordered the gluten free pasta and it was so delicious I almost didn't believe it was gluten free! So I asked where it was from and my waiter sent over the manager. He came over and assured me they use separate pots of water as well as separate pots in general specifically set aside for gluten free pasta. (Even though I didn't ask) He also wasn't sure exactly how I could buy the pasta despite telling me the brand because they buy in bulk, but told me I can buy it through them if I give them notice, and gave me a great price. It was a great experience and I will definitely be returning!

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Although The menu refutes any liability for allergies, the order taker assured us that every action would be taken to ensure no cross-contamination. When I arrived to pick up my to go order I checked with the waiter and he double checked with the whole staff that handled my food that gloves were changed separate utensil separate pots were used. I haven't been this ill from "GF" food in months. I will NEVER go back there.

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Ordered gluten free noodles and received regular noodles! Had to ask for it to be re-made. Server didn't care or recognize they weren't gluten free. Service wasn't great. They don't guarantee the noodles and dishes are safe and they aren't knowledgeable or safe when it comes to making and serving the dishes.

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The North Olmstead (Ohio) location is excellent for celiacs if you can forego the bread offered to everyone else. They have a true gf pasta dish every day, and you can add chicken or vegetables. The red sauce is gf but they have to make you gf white sauce, which takes some extra time, so tell them as soon as you get there if you will want white sauce. They have always made it for me. The staff is very knowledgeable about cross contamination and honest if they need to find out the answer to a question for you. I have never been sick from eating there and the food is amazing.

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I called ahead and spoke with a manager about their gluten free options. He was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. He told me all about their gluten free pasta which is made and transported from Italy! When I got to the restaurant, the hard part was watching my husband eat the delicious bread without me. By far the worst part of gluten free Italian eating. :( I placed the order with the waiter and she seemed competent in preventing cross contamination. Then came the pasta. It changes from time to time but currently they have a thin fettuccine type noodle that's not actually fettuccine. I ordered the chicken "fettuccine" alfredo plate. It was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Seriously, I cannot stop thinking about it a month later. You could not tell if was gluten free pasta! I have no idea how they managed this but it is truly a miracle. And I didn't get sick so it passed the test. The manager that I had spoken with on the phone even came out and pulled up a chair while we were eating, just to tell me a little more about the pasta and the company that makes it. Service was above and beyond excellent. This will be our go-to for Italian food. If you can just get past the bread portion of the evening without losing your mind! :(

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Ask for Gary... Very well knowledgeable on GF. I always get their Carmen's Chicken with GF fettucine. So good!! Must must try!!

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Gluten free pasta is back and the staff is knowledgable and careful. Have celiac and did not get sick after eating create your own pasta with chicken and veggies and Caesar salad minus the croutons. Only downside is it's not on the menu so be prepared to talk to waiter/waitress for a bit.

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No GF

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They changed their menus & no longer offer anything. Gluten free.

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No more gluten free pasta

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No longer have gluten free option. Disappointing.

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Should NOT be on here. No longer have GF pasta and no knowledge of Celiac disease or gluten.

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no longer offering gf pasta! boooooo! didn't deserve one star

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They no longer have GF options! This is across the country. Very disappointed!

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I ordered a 2 kid sized gf Mac n cheese on one plate. I got almost what I ordered I got 2 kid sized mac n cheese but it was not gluten free. I got trebly sick and my father called the restaurant and it was the waiters fault and he did not write or punch in gluten free. The waiter was also fired right after the phone call but I found out right away well not right away after few bites of pasta I was told and left instantly and got sick 3-5 hours later for 10 hours straight!!!

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Limited selection and no printed menu but the waitress was smart enough not to put bread on the table. You'd be surprised how many aren't!

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They no longer have gluten free pasta, so disappointing

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WARNING... they no longer have even the crappy gf pasta, not safe to eat there!

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They no longer have gluten free pasta. Sad... They now have a few limited options, but no pasta.

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Looked on line for somewhere to eat gluten free for lunch. Website said that any pasta menu item could be made with gluten free pasta. Okay-excited at this point. I am a true celiac so I cannot have gluten at all. Went in and asked about gluten free. NOT!! They do not have a gluten free menu and they do not have gluten free pasta. The bartender came over and told me what was gluten free. Their potatoes even have gluten. Since I am also allergic to seafood there was really nothing for me to eat but a salad. Don't get me wrong I like salad but I was looking forward to pasta since this is what they advertise. They need to update their website. I won't go back nor will I recommend them to anyone. Just being honest and upfront would have made a lot of difference. If they truly stopped serving gluten free they have had time to update the website.

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I loved going here but they only have a few things that are gluten free now since they no longer offer the pasta gluten free.

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Dangerous for sensitive people.

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I was very disappointed. Last time I came I had my choice of pasta dishes. This most recent visit I was informed that they had discontinued their GF menu. Why would a chain restaurant take such a step backwards? I basically was limited to steak, chicken or fish with no starches as a side because not even their potatoes could be made gluten free (SERIOUSLY?!?!). The manager did say they were looking into reintroducing GF pasta. I guess until then I will head to the Cheesecake Factory or Olive Garden instead.

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Does not have a GF menu - I went with my daughter and was told there is no GF pasta - but I could get a salad. How annoying. I do not know why someone gave it 5 stars.

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