Taverna

5 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pasta, Pizza
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
258 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

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Celiac

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Server double checked with manager to confirm gf and answer my questions. Food was good...lots of gf options.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager and server were very knowledgeable and reassuring. I had the black truffle oil risotto and it was delicious. This was our second time here after a great experience durning our visit last year.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The pasta dishes are my go2 here! I love the Bolognese and I love their house salad!!

Updated 2 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
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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GF pizza with arugala
Gf hash for brunch!
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Celiac

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The server was very knowledgeable about their gluten free options and happy to accommodate. The pizza was very good although the crust was not a crunchy as I had hoped, the pasta was good but not anything better than we make at home. However, it was very expensive, they charged an extra $3 for the gf pasta as well as an extra $4 for gf pizza crust. Would definitely eat there again just not very often.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the mozzarella and tomatoes as an appetizer and vegetable risotto. All good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Let me start out by saying Taverna is expensive. But, we knew that going in. I have a gluten allergy and I heard thru the grapevine that Taverna offered a lot of GF options and Italian is my favorite food so we wanted to give it a try. We split the house salad and had the GF focaccia bread to start. The salad was amazing. The bread was $9 with the GF up-charge which is ridiculous but it tasted pretty good! I was glad we tried it but we wouldn't get it again because of the price. I had a glass of Pinot and it was $10. It was really good. For the main dish I had the bolognese with gluten pasta--it was amazing! But again, $2 extra for GF noodles. It sucks having an allergy because everything is extra and it's not like I want to have this problem lol. Anyway it was a good sized portion and tasted amazing. My husband tried it and loved it. He had the carbonara with regular noodles and loved his too. The total with tip was almost $100....so yeah really pricey for what you get but really good GF Italian food for me. Best part, I didn't get sick at all after eating anything and service was on point!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here last night for the first time. The menu is extensive. The server steered me clear of the pizza since I have celiac but recommended several other options and double checked with the kitchen twice.

I always appreciate that kind of awareness. I had the risotto, which was wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing!!! We had pizza and Scampi pasta. So tasty. My husband had the best "mule" ever!!! Thank you Silvia for your fun service:)

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best dang spaghetti I've had in my life. And it's gluten free. Amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated GF menu, but my server was clueless. I tried to have a conversation with him about what I would be safe to choose from the menu (I'm also allergic to dairy) and he pretty much ignored me. He brought out my salad and I found a crouton in it about halfway through. Even the main dish that I ordered came out different than it was described on the menu (Frito misto breaded in garbanzo flour -- just came out steamed (?) with vegetables). If you brave this place, ask for a manager.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place was perfect while we were in the area and didn't know where else to go. Their gf menu was very easy to navigate, and made my options very easy to chose from. (It's always nice when there is a totally separate menu) The risotto with shrimp and pesto was wonderful, and the portion was very generous. There was a bite of shrimp for ever bite of risotto, and that's not usually the case with most higher end restaurants. Our waiter was very easy going, and the atmosphere was very relaxing. And although I opted for a glass of vino, they had Omission beer on the menu. Thumbs up. Would definitely come back again at dinner and give their gf pasta dishes a try.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Amazing menu selection, staff extremely knowledgeable. Got a delicious pasta dish with mushrooms and chicken and a pizza with arugula, chicken and avocado.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have an extensive gluten free menu but they tried to charge me a different price than was on the gluten free menu & then they said it was because its a $2 up-charge from the menu - deceptive! And the service was horrible!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I went to Taverna pretty excited to be able to get a decent-size gluten-free italian menu and wasn't disappointed. I'm celiac but don't get sick, so I can't speak to cross contamination, but the waiter was knowledgeable enough to help me out with questions. He also waived the two dollar upcharge for the bread (which still isn't listed on the gluten free menu, so in some ways it was the right thing to do). The food tasted delicious, and I'd definitely go back next time I'm in Ausin. Food-wise, rich, tasty, and delicious. The gluten free foccacia seems to be a commonly found gluten free pizza crust that they've customized, but it's very good still and has their own touch to it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Went here for lunch yesterday while visiting Austin. They had special bread which was delicious and I ordered a pizza which was also very good (although later that afternoon I didnt feel well so I wonder about contamination - I didnt mark down for this as I'm not 100% it was them but I thought I would note that for future diners). The problem lies in their menu. They have a dedicated GF lunch menu which they clearly need to have re printed. The manager came over to "point a few things out" on the menu before I ordered. Those things were even though the prices were clearly listed on the menu they charge an "upcharge" of $2 more than what the menu says for GF items such as pizza and pasta. I was also tomd that although they have 5 different pasta dishes listed each listing a different noodle, they dont really have those noodles… so your feticcini alfredo would actually be served on their 1 GF pasta option which is a penne. Reprint your menus so they are accurate! Why have a different menu if everything on it is wrong?? I still gave 4 stars because my meal was tasty, as was hubby's non GF pizza.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Taverna has an excellent gluten free menu! They have gluten free focaccia which is excellent, multiple pastas and pizza and entrees. The wait staff was very knowledgable as well! They have gluten free desserts listed!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

Overall Rating

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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Be cautious. We had one bad and one good experience here prior to this evening. When my food was delivered, I asked 2 separate people if my pasta was truly GF and they said yes. I noticed that it wasn’t the same type of noodle as my GF child and they took it away and came back later with actual GF. Also, they tried to serve a salad with bread and then just remove the bread to make it GF.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Not celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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If your Celiac you are eating cross contained pizza . The pizza was cross contaminated w tested w Nima . The caprese salad was ok . They need a separate area w cheese , sauce etc for gf pizza .

Celiac friendly?

No

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