Semilla

9 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Calamari, Fish & Chips, Pasta
100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
1330 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Top Reviews


Gluten Sensitive

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I went to this restaurant because of the positive reviews. Unfortunately, my experience wasn’t very good. My husband and I (we are both gluten sensitive) arrived at 6:30. Our waitress was new and never told us that there was a “happy hour” separate menu thru 7:30. We were not given a menu and noticed the QR code at the empty table across from us. We took that lucite stand and scanned it for the menu. I had read from a previous review that the onion soup was GF and good. A different waitress took our order for the food. She tried to talk me out of ordering the soup because she felt that without the baguette, there would be no “body” to it. I wished I had listened to her. The soup tasted watered down and lacked the savory flavor I was expecting. My husband ordered the goat cheese salad which was bland. For my main course I ordered the mustard glazed lamb chops. I could not taste any hint of mustard. The lamb chops were tender and the side fried shredded potato was tasty, though. My husband ordered the tuna tartare which was good. I realized that the GF fried calamari I read about in a review was not on the menu. I asked about this and was told it was only on the happy hour menu (not found via the QR code we scanned.) It was 7:31 and she was able to put the order in. The order was half French fries and half fried calamari. The calamari was good. I wish the whole order was calamari. Takeaway is to know about the happy hour menu including the well priced drinks…cause no one will tell you about it unless you ask.

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is both simultaneously the best and most expensive take-out I've ever ordered in my life. First off, the staff here is excellent. The hostess spent easily five minutes on the phone just walking me through all the food they can make GF on their menu. Everything is cooked from scratch made-to-order, so you don't need to worry about cross-contamination. They were quite knowledgeable after all things GF. The food itself was excellent! My salmon was cooked to perfection. The mash potatoes where creamy and delightful. My girlfriend's food (who is not GF) was also cooked wonderfully. We both agreed it was the best meal on our trip. It was expensive, but I felt like it was completely worth it given how excellent the food was.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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What a wonderful dining experience in Miami. The chef and owner came over and discussed the menu with me. Everything is made to order and assured me that they only use rice flour in the restaurant. I ordered chicken with fried potatoes and asparagus. Also the iceberg salad. It was delicious and Nima tester approved! Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Calamari
  • Fish & Chips
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

Photos


Gluten-Free at Semilla
Escargot and tuna tartar
Fried calamari and truffle summer pasta
Chef Fredrick took wonderful care of me!
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More Reviews


Celiac

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This was our favorite experience in Miami! We had the oysters, deep fried calamari, truffle pasta, branzini fish (comes with broccoli), and French Onion soup, and it was ALL gluten free. Add 4 cocktails during happy hour and our bill was under $100. It was our cheapest dining experience this entire trip, but it was hands down the highest quality food and the most food we got the entire trip. Definitely put it on your list!!!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious. Many gluten-free options to choose from. We got filet mignon, mashed potatoes, Iceberg salad, floating islands dessert and chocolate mousse dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Waitress seemed very knowledgeable and said most items could be prepared gluten free. The fried calamari only comes GF which seems like a good sign. Food was all delicious.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Lovely dinner and the staff was so nice and accommodating. The menu online has GF marked options but now that they use the QR code, you will have to ask the waitress. The GF fried calamari and truffle pasta on happy hour was so good. The bone marrow escargot was also fantastic

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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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Excellent meal. Great appetizer, entree and desserts.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were knowledgeable and had no issues at all. Just a fabulous dinner.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free food was amazing! I loved the fish and chips! The truffle pasta is very good. It’s amazing scenery of the kitchen and chef!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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