Stefani's Tuscany Cafe

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer (Reduced)
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
At the airport
5600 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Top Reviews


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Said they couldn’t ask the kitchen about prep areas or “they would get mad” and to assume it is all cross contaminated.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Food wasn't that great, but I was ecstatic just to find a restaurant open with a gluten free menu during covid. Great wine and mashed potatoes!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is great! Only a few options that are gf (one pasta, ministrone, salmon, some salads, burger with no bun), BUT my entree was tasty and hot and not junk food, which is great for an airport. I rate any place that’s celiac-safe as 5 stars (really the only thing that matters to me as long as the taste isn’t awful…I use this app to find safe places first, good tasting ones second), and this place has a manager that is celiac! And his wife is celiac! So they know the drill! Took me very seriously and knew exactly what was needed. 5 stars. Food taste is 4 stars (secondary)

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?

— Some

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

— Good

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

  • Beer (Reduced)
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • At the Airport
  • Delivery
  • Restaurant

Photos


Minestrone and GF pasta with marinara.
Tuscany Salad
Pollo con zucchini
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Celiac

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Great salad and GF, vegetarian minestrone soup and pasta options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Location in airport does not have gf pasta

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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3-4 GF options for dining specifically flagged on menu. Waiter understood celiac needs. Great sit down option for airport. I ordered chicken with zucchini and tasted OK.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Was told they had gf pasta, they don’t. they do have soup and a salad. High prices. Not recommended.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely a good choice for a hearty and warm meal at the airport. We really enjoyed it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just a few GF items (7 in all). Nothing really Italian, except for maybe the minestrone soup! No pasta, no red sauce dishes. But at least items are flagged as GF on the menu. A find in O’Hare, where very few other options exist for other than a salad!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious! A hot meal during travel is a welcome change.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly. Pricey but certainly worth the cost not to get sick.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager and staff took my concerns seriously. Had a delicious steak and grilled vegetables, clearly from a cleaned grill. It's been hours and all I am is happy I ate there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Has identified gluten-free items on the menu and is very flexible in terms of preparation. The Tuscany Salad with chicken is a good choice.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The are no gf pasta options. Minestrone, salad, chicken with zucchini, or salmon with potatoes are you options. The pollo con zucchini was good $20 was expected in the airport

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable about gluten. The waitress didn't try to offer us bread when we said we were gf, which is always a good sign. The food is really good, too. We had the Pollo con Zucchini, and it was amazing. The caprese appetizer was also fresh and delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Chicken and salmon previously reviewed were both outstanding - shocking thing to write about airport food. Service was great, too. Best airport food experience.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Currently on my 2nd meal here, thanks to delays. Had soup and a huge salad this am, just finished salmon & green beans dinner entree. Menu items are clearly marked gf. Surprisingly good, I'd order the salmon again for sure!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Options are pretty limited for GF in the O'Hare airport. This place at least has GF options clearly marked on their menu and there are several to choose from. I've been here twice and gotten the Caprese Salad and the Chicken with Zucchini. The description on the Chicken said "bruschetta" so I double checked that there was no bread. It's just the tomato topping part actually and the waitress seemed informed about GF. I am generally very sensitive, but maybe a little less so now, and I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After the one hour security line I was hungry, and we all know our options in airports are nearly non existent. I was not looking forward to my normal solution of a hard boiled egg and cheese stick from the Hudson News. Then I stumbled upon the Tuscany Cafe down towards the end of terminal B (by B16-B18). They have a gluten free menu and the server understood my concerns. The Pollo con Zucchini was very good and the service was quick so I was able to catch my flight. Great atmosphere too if you want to escape the airport rush for a moment. Safe travels.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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