Spaghetti Works

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 15 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pasta, Late Night, Restaurant
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

310 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions

(515) 243-2195
GREAT Kitchens trained
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Gluten-free pasta! Unlimited! All salad dressings are gluten-free. I’d definitely go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Spaghetti Works has a great gluten-free menu for pasta options. I frequently dine. They serve all pastas with rice noodles and have a couple different sauces and additions to choose from. I add sausage to my pasta. The portions are not large. If your waiter/waitress doesn't inform you, make sure to ask for all you can eat pasta. It is included. I ate from the salad bar and was just fine - obviously use your best judgement on things like croutons, cheese, and bacon bits. All salad dressings are GF. I have Celiac Disease and had no problems eating at Spaghetti Works. Definitely good option for gluten free!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    The salad bar was just ok but the pasta was really good and unlimited as stated in other reviews. I would definitely go back.

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    This restaurant gives you great value for the price. My GF spaghetti was bottomless, and the meals (even kids) included salad bar.

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    5 rating
    10 months ago

    Great spaghetti. Meal was very good, did not have any problems and waitress seemed educated. Not super fond of the salad bar concept because of cross-contact, but felt very confident of my pasta.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    The GF menu has shrunk since a year ago when I was there, a couple options only. The only salad offered (included with the meal) is at the salad bar, so CC is highly likely. Even without eating from the salad bar, was still glutened. It seems this section of the menu has lost priority.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great menu options and polite staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Had a great experience here for my sons birthday. Good pasta dishes and sauces. This place seems to know their stuff about safely serving gluten free. Knowledgable staff. Each time my food came out someone separate brought it and clearly stated it was gf. The salad bar is a bit of a gamble. It would be nice to see them come up with another option, maybe a salad from the kitchen. I have Celiac and felt comfortable here and had no reaction. Great place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Easy downtown location. Great food. Waitress knew to tell the kitchen we were GF so they could set up to avoid cross contamination. Also the price was good. We will return when in Des Moines.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent gf menu, and very knowledgable staff. Pasta, chicken fingers, and pizza all gf.

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Great GF section on the menu with Pizza, pasta and chicken nuggets. I didn't try the pasta, but the pizza was good.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    They have a GF menu with pizza, pasta, and chicken tenders. The pasta is angel hair made from rice and it is the greatest. You're able to get up to three different sauces on it and the GF ones are labeled. Portions are small but you get free pasta refills! The meal also comes with a salad bar. All their dressings are GF. They also make Italian sodas with 20+ different flavors. It has a very cute location in the downtown area next to the capital building, which is great for travelers who don't know the area. AND THEY ARE OPEN ON SUNDAYS, which I guess is rare in this area since nothing else was. I highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    Our go to for a celiac safe dinner. Rice pasta is always a safe option. But they just added a new option of 4 cheese ravioli...best gluten free ravioli ever. Staff are all very well trained in allergies. If you are sensitive I would avoid the salad bar but my daughter is very sensitive and always eats salad bar safely here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    10 stars! Best gf ravioli ever! I am a celiac and have never had an issue here.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 months ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Normally have a decent dinning experience. I have eaten here multiple times and once I was glutened... but I also ate from the salad bar so I'm pretty sure it was my fault. Will go there again.

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    1 rating
    5 months ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    only options are the salad bar...which could have cross contamination....or angel hair pasta with sauce...no meats...no breads and the pasta looks like sprouts. I ate there 3 hours ago and I feel sick.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Over the top fast service. gf pasta & sauce are yummy!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    8 months ago

    910 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373

    You have three options here to eat: grilled fish, grilled shrimp, and grilled chicken. That's it. There is a soup and salad bar but the soup is thickened so it isn't gluten free. You can make a salad with ranch dressing and the croutons and bread are separated. I had the gigantic grilled shrimp or something like that. It was good but for $25.99 I was expecting more shrimp. The rice was good. The vegetables were okay.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    So so good! They really know their stuff! Great food and staff!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    As someone who used to work here I am extremely disappointed. Back then I can say with 100% certainty they followed extremely strict protocols to avoid cross-contamination but I have eaten there 3 times recently and each time have been sick. I'm not sure what exactly is going on back there but following a major shift in management someone has dropped the ball big time. I will certainly be calling GREAT Kitchens and alerting them to the fact they need to be checking up on this kitchen.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Terrible food and got sick.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    I went here tonight and had watery gluten free pasta with a lump of sauce on it. Even my friend who was with me said it looked very unappetizing. They used to have gf chicken strips and pizza and now only have pasta with sauce and very little protein. I would rather a restaurant have no gluten free menu (so I would just know to skip it) than a gluten free menu with bad food. It makes me sad to write a bad review but the meal was so rough I couldn't even finish it.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Aweful! No flavor! So bland! I feel terrible writing a bad review but it really was bad:(

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    Both greeter and server were aware of gluten free options. Food was fresh and delivered in a reasonable time.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    There is a gf menu but there is either a lack of knowledge or some serious cross contamination going on. Both my daughter and I got very sick.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    was quite expensive for the food we got... might try it one more time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    Every time I go, the food is great. They have a large selection of gluten free sauces.

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    1 rating
    4 years ago

    8416 Park Drive, Omaha, NE 68127

    The pasta was over cooked and very watery. The sauce had no flavor. Would not go back

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    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    I love that they have Alfredo sauce on gluten free menu and that they are growing that section of it! most places don't see the benefit of going gr

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    5 years ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Friendly inviting environment. Gluten Free menu is small could use more items, pasta was cooked right but sauce did not have really any flavor. I will not return.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Good GF rice pasta option. Small GF menu but plenty of sauce and topping options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    502 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

    Great food... Call ahead for G-Free pasta!!!!!!!!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9:30 pm
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