Roti

28 ratings
$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
89% of 28 votes say it's celiac friendly
1311 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

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Celiac

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Great for a celiac safe lunch on the go! I wish I had a Roti location near home because it’s such a treat to have a wide selection of vegetable-based dishes to combine into a bowl.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Super tasty if you like Middle Eastern food. It’s kinda like a Mediterranean Chipotle. You can walk down the line of meats and starches and sides and pick what you want. They not only tell you what’s GF right on the menu, their servers know the whole routine of wiping everything down and changing gloves before serving you. I’m sure there are a few ways some cross contamination could creep in, but I am a Celiac and had zero issues with my lunch when I visited. I will go back again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Roti was great! Visited for lunch while touring GWU. Many GF options and friendly, knowledgeable staff. They all changed their gloves and got some ingredients from the back to ensure no cross-contam.
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Celiac

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A design-your-own dish restaurant, with a lot of options. Most of the ingredients are GF, and are clearly marked as such. I had a rice bowl with chicken shishkebab and tzatziki sauce; very tasty! I recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Loved this place! They had a dedicated gf station and provide me with gf pita. I'm a sensitive Celiac and had no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious meal in D.C. The menu is all clearly mark what is GF. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I food was awesome and I did not get sick. Highly recommend and will return the next time we are in D.C..

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very friendly for GF folks - most of the menu qualifies, and they also have GF pita that they toasted on separate equipment while wrapped in foil. Falafels were a little small, but tasty and had plenty of chickpeas. Quick, easy, and tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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they separated my GF from everything else despite being busy. did not get sick so is good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Came here twice during our stay in DC. Great options for our family member with Celiac. GF pita option. All of the protein options were delicious, but my favorite was the salmon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions food was good had gluten free pita bread. Well worth the visit

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My wife and I came in during our trip to D.C. They heated up the gluten free pita in a separate area and made us feel at ease with their knowledge.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pitas were fixed by separate personnel, changed gloves without us asking. Food is excellent, highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I was so happy when I found out that a Mediterranean restaurant was gluten free because they usually aren't. The employees are very knowledgeable and they cook the gluten free food in a separate area and insured there was no cross contamination. They even have gluten free pita bread, which was a nice surprise! I would defiantly recommend this place for people who need to be gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband got so sick immediately after eating. Not sure if it was cross contamination or what. But he is not loving this place.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is incredible! I'm not extremely sensitive to gluten (even though I am medically diagnosed CD), but I did not have issues with the food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very friendly staff. Bread is individually wrapped and kept separate. May be some cross contamination issues with the spoons but I felt fine after and have sensitive celiac. Very nice staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a separate food prep area for GF. Go to the last register and that cashier will take care of you.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Despite advertising their gluten free options and warning of the risk of cross contamination, my initial server refused to change his glothes before preparing my meal. His colleague begrudgingly did. However. clearly a lack of education regarding gluten at this location.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It has its own GF station! Unreal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Separate area to prep for GF options. Just go to the last register and the employee will set you up and wear fresh gloves. Lots of options for GF.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We went a couple of times to Roti on our recent visit to Washington. It was terrific and the staff was quite knowledgeable about GF. They had gluten free pita available and took care to prepare it properly. Most items were gluten free and super tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Carmen, the manager, was the unbelievably accommodating and knowledgeable. He used new gloves and cleaned the grill before preparing our salmon, without even being asked. He prepared our meals personally every time we were there - once even staying late (he saw us in line as he was leaving and came back into the kitchen to prepare our meals himself). This is our new favorite restaurant. Most items can be made gf, including salmon, chicken, steak, salad and rice. The gf pita is heated in its own 'toaster'.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable of GF foods. Everything, but 2 items were GF. They also have GF pita for a $2 charge. My daughter, who has Celiac Disease, had the chicken kabobs with cucumber salad, rice, hummus and salad with GF pita bread and loved it. The woman preparing the food knew to change her gloves before preparing her food and stayed with my daughter's plate from start to finish.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved this place! I've had gluten-free pita bread before but this was hands down the best. when I asked for gluten-free pita (because it's not really advertised) the waiter asked if it was preference or an allergy. When I told him it was an allergy he directed me a completely different preparation area. This way only one person was preparing my food with fresh gloves and my own blissfully uncontaminated toppings. The chicken roti on gf pita w/ all the fixings was phenomenal! Extra $2 is annoying but worth it. Delicious, filling meal.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Visiting DC and found this on FMGF. Awesome find! The gf pita was surprisingly delicious. I had a pita 'sandwich.' The meat (Roti chicken and steak schwarma) were so good and I'm picky about meat. The garlic sauce rocks. Was not a fan of the mixed veggies- they were ok but didn't care for the flavors and especially didn't like them on the sandwich. I'd eat them again but in the side next time. Right when we walked in the door, Manny noticed we were bewildered and gave us red carpet treatment. He was super nice, answered all our questions and was patient. Because we're gluten-free he took us over to the place in the kitchen that's dedicated to preparing the gf items. What a professional individual who made our trip here so worth it. Definitely would come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I just learned that Roti has gluten-free pita available - they also have a listing of all their gf menu items available online. I tried the pita yesterday; the flavor and texture was good, and they have a separate area for storing and heating them (separate from the regular pita). There is a $2 charge (boo) but I am hoping once they see there's demand for the gf option, that will go away.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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All their food is gluten free besides the Pita bread! They change gloves when you say you have celiacs and they also have a gluten free pita bread that they heat up inside of aluminium foil!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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One of our go to places. They recently updated the menu so all of the toppings are gluten free to help eliminate cross-contact. They also do have GF pitas, which they heat up wrapped in foil. The regular pitas come wrapped in plastic so they can safely grab them. Delicious and I have never gotten sick!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Everything is Gluten-Free-hurrah! Fantastic gluten free pitas, Mediterranean rice bowls(or cauliflower rice bowl)I chose the make-your-own bowl and chose lots of cool toppings like spicy steak, feta cheese, beets, olives, dill yogurt dressing and rainbow veggies on top…it tasted great. The gluten-free falafel was melt-in-your-mouth tasty! I highly recommend this place-fun neighborhood vibe, at this location they were especially super, super friendly!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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When I asked what I could eat, they told me everything except the pita was gluten free, and that they could give me GF pita if I wanted it.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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I was told everything was gluten free except the pita and dessert. I didn’t get sick and it was a decent meal for the price.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Good

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