66% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

131 River Rd, Andover, MA 01810 Directions

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Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Most of the time this location is great with allergies. They have a good selection for meals and the staff is friendly. There’s always a manager who checks in and makes sure everything is ok. DO NOT get the steak tips! Like the other review I got glutened from eating the steak tip dinner. Must be in the marinade. First and only time getting sick here.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I went thinking I would be ok. Gluten free menu, Manager told me she would oversee my meal. I am now very sick. I had steak tips and rice Florentine. Thank was a mistake on my part.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

A manager came over to tell us exactly how they were going to prepare the pizza safely. Also the whole atmosphere is so homey. It reminds me of how all restaurants used to be in the 90s.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I've always had great experiences here and have never been sick. love the pizza and chicken parm. mmmm

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Yikes! About six months ago got to bottom of chicken Parmesan and saw several long spaghetti strands! Went today and they served my "gf" buffalo chicken sandwich on a regular bun. On both occasions I stressed celiac I asked upon ordering reiterating upon being delivered and in the case of the bun even before I bit into it...only to find out in both cases neither were actually gluten-free! People make mistakes but this place seems to have fundamental and persistant ignorance about celiac and apparently process.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

My daughter and I, both Celiac, were in Andover for a dance competition and saw a good review so we decided to try it. The first night we were pleasantly surprised. Manager came out and assured us they were on it. The second night we decided to go back but it was much busier. My daughter ordered the GF kids pizza. When I questioned it, because it didn't look like any GF pizza I've ever had, the server said yes and assured me it was. My daughter is now vomiting. I will not be going back!

Celiac
3 years ago

We have been here a few times. Good food and decent selection

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gf chicken broccoli ziti. It can be great. The issue is really with consistency. I've never gotten sick, but I've also never had this meal served the same way any time I've ever ordered it. The kitchen staff appear to be vigilant in avoiding cross contamination.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I felt safe after talking to the manager, but the food wasn't worth the experience. The waitress didn't know much about the food - couldn't tell me what was in the various salads. The broccoli was tasteless mush. I asked for a medium rare burger, and got it on the third try. The first two were well done. The roll was Udi's, wrapped separately, but barely toasted, so it tasted bad. I won't be going here again.

Not celiac
4 years ago

Nice selection of GF options. Very tasty food! Conscious of needs for multiple allergens.

Celiac
4 years ago

Gluten free kids menu, which is very hard to find! My son loves the GF bread!

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

They were really accommodating with my gluten allergy. I had chicken, veggies, and pasta with marinara sauce. Everything tastes very fresh, the chicken was perfectly marinated and grilled. One of the better Italian places I've been to for gluten free food

Celiac
6 years ago

9/1/13 I've upped my rating. We've had take out a few more times without issue. 12/26/12 I've had takeout 2x. They have a GF Sauteed chicken penne & broccoli that my 4yr old daughter likes. The pasta is Heartland - the best GF pasta we've found so far. The low rating is because they mixed up my GF veggies with my wife's non-GF rice. It was busy when we ordered.

Not celiac
6 years ago

They have gluten free and yeast free pizza crust that is really really good and one of the only pizza that can say this.

6 years ago

Nice gf menu with varied choices

7 years ago

Great service,very knowledgable about the gluten free diet. Italian food

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Was glutened. Very sensitive to cross contamination and was quite sick after eating here

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Unless I go to a steakhouse with a good reputation, I’m usually stuck eating salads in many restaurants to try to stay safe. I’ve eaten here three times in the past nine months and have felt safe and like attention was given to my food’s preparation each time. It’s nice to have so many options on at a restaurant and staff that understand what my needs are. I have been served by a manager each time who reassured me that special care would be taken with my food. The last time I ate here, I ordered the wings as an appetizer and the Haddock St. Germaine as my main course with butternut squash and broccoli. The wings were tasty and juicy, but the haddock was out of this world good and paired wonderfully with the squash and broccoli. I normally would have had a white wine to go with food like this, but couldn’t resist the Redbridge beer since I never see this offered at restaurants. I’m an out of towner, but have family who live locally and will be back each time I visit just to have this meal. It’s THAT good.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Our waitress informed me that they did not have gluten free rolls...my meal was served with the everyone's meal and I questioned why? I then asked for the manager. She informed me that she was told it was not an allergy..no apology....I have always been served by a manager. Not sure I will go back!

Not celiac
2 months ago

Great experience! Asked for a Gluten free menu before we were seated which had a large variety of choices on it. The waiter brought over gluten free rolls which I didnt like but it was nice that they even had them as an option so I wont knock off points. Will definitely be going back 😀

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

I acknowledge that they have a gf pizza on their menu. And you can always order a salad. But the gf pizza was a soggy, floppy mess that only barely qualified as edible. It sustained life, but it did not rise even to the level of a decent dish.

Celiac
3 months ago

Not impressed. Even though they have a GF menu, the food and service was horrible. Entree and sides were cold. Ran out of honey for hot tea. Didn't have two sides available - at 6pm? The GF rolls came out partially frozen. Overall bad experience.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Had a pretty large gluten free menu. Staff was really knowledgeable about how the dish would be made gluten free. Got the gluten free chicken parm and the roasted wings. Both were great.

Celiac
7 months ago

very good. no cross contamination. Manager comes to check.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Asked for a gluten free menu and server said absolutely and I’ll send my manager over. Manager was knowledgeable. When my food was ready they paged the server and he brought it out separately. Food was delicious.

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Their options are weak, and they are not at all knowledgeable. Go somewhere else.

Celiac
1 year ago

Horrible food in general. Got a burger on a GF bun and they totally messed it up. The menu is limited. And they don’t really know what celiac means. “Gluten friendly” at best.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Felt very comfortable here. Gluten free menu including drink choices—many options. Staff reassured that items ordered were from the gluten free menu. A definite keeper!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Phenomenal! Separate GF menu with knowledgeable staff. Manager was sent over before and after meal was brought out. Delicious food 100% will come again.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was super helpful and knew a lot about serving gf as well as other allergies. Gf pasta cooked in separate pots, and they even brought me out warm gf rolls to start. Amazing!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable staff/management for celiac/gluten allergy. I tried their chicken parm penne and it was tasty. Will consider going back there for sure.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Each of my last 5 visits had a problem from sauces forgotten or burned away to over done. The last straw was getting badly glutened with the chicken parmesan. Seems like they have lost their attention to quality and allergy protocols in the kitchen over the past year.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This was a great experience for all of my family especially my son who has celiac. Gluten free mac and cheese made his day as did the complimentary GF bread. The rest of us also thought the traditional menu items were delicious!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff and manager were very attentive and knowledgeable about Celiac. They don’t have a separate oven but are very careful with pizza prep . Many gf offerings on the menu too! Highly recommend !

Celiac
1 year ago

I felt that the food was not celiac friendly

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This was a great experience. Manager came for every course to ensure I was safe . Great food and very celiac friendly .

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

When I told the waitress that I have a gluten allergy (celiac), they sent over a manager. They evidently do this for all allergies. There was a GF roll, and delicious GF chicken parm (no breading) with GF penne. Delicious sauce too - you can see why this place is a Boston institution. Very old world Boston Italian. And best of all - no gluten reaction!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great place - knowledgeable and the manager came out with my meal separately; greatly appreciated as I am celiac. They even had gluten free dinner rolls! Will come back again.

Celiac
2 years ago

Excellent gluten free menu with a large selection.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I had a good experience here. They have a separate gluten free menu which outlines numerous options. The server was knowledgeable and immediately alerted the manager of my restrictions. The manager came over and personally handled the delivery of my order. The server did bring bread to our table for the rest of my party and the manager asked if I would like gluten free bread. It was brought out warm and wrapped in foil to ensure compliance. I had the Greek salad, the GF roll and the sauté chicken and broccoli pasta. Very delicious and I did not get sick. I would recommend this location for sure.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

As soon as the waitress saw the gluten free menu in front of me, she brought me gluten free bread. After ordering, a manager came to our table to assure me that she had spoken to the kitchen to ensure there wouldn't be any cross contamination. They have an extensive GF menu which includes several mixed drinks and GF beer. They made me very comfortable.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

got good GF options, but food is meh. nice view on the golf course if you got a window seat.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Specifically Burlington location...They don't put much (if any) effort into their "GF" menu options. I'll NOT be returning. Their are many other GF friendly places nearby where plentiful options AND better prepared and tasty GF food is available.

Celiac
2 years ago

Had the gf chicken parm - it was good! I want to go back and try some of their other options

2 years ago

ordered gf chicken parm and got a microwaved chicken breast in a puddle of watery sauce.

3 years ago

worst meal ever. forgot one person's meal and rest came out cold. ordered the gluten free pasta ..got rice. so have no idea if any of the gluten free are any good.will not go back

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Ok food but they offer no GF food that you couldn't make at home the same for half the price. Nothing I'd leave the house for.

Not celiac
3 years ago

I needed a pizza for a birthday party last minute, and the staff was accommodating. Separate utensils and the pizza is cooked in its own tray (looks like Against the Grain, but I didn't ask). It cost about $12.00.

Celiac
3 years ago

Amazing for allergies! I have Celiac and a tree nut allergy; well done!

3 years ago

Two in our party had food poisoning after eating at the Waltham restaurant. We called the manager to report their unsafe food handling. He senied it saying we must have food alergies!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Manager involvement in GF orders and helpful staff. Food is quite good. We go regularly. Manager comes out for gf orders.

Celiac
3 years ago

Just had a great experience at the Chateau in Stoughton. They have a pretty decent sized GF menu, including pasta, bread and pizza. Was offered a GF roll that came out with the bread basket- and it was brought out separate by the manager. I just got penne and sauce but it was delicious- and again brought out by the manager. The waitress was awesome and went out of her way to make sure my food was safe.

4 years ago

Good selection of gluten free meals, manager came over and made sure I knew they would make my meal carefully to avoid cross contamination. Great food and very friendly staff!

4 years ago

such a bad experience. eating here was like going back in time when gluten free menus were rare or just didn't exist. there are so many better places to eat gluten free and this place isn't even careful with cross contamination.

4 years ago

Lots of options and the management was fantastic with making sure there was no cross contamination.

4 years ago

I would give 5 stars for being gluten free but the food needs work. the pasta was under done and the chicken parm was dry. this place is amazing for people who need gluten free 10 years ago but in today's world of accommodating restaurants it left a lot to be desired.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Pretty decent selection of GF foods. I have several other food allergies as well and waitress brought the manager over to discuss my allergies. Manager spoke to the chef directly. No problems accommodating. Food was just okay but totally appreciate the extra care to make sure we were safe. I would go back again.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

This place is fantastic! I enjoyed the rolls, and when the server saw the GF menu, she was quick to bring over the manager. They assured me that they use separate utensils, cookware, everything in the back. My food even came out covered with another plate to ensure no contamination.

4 years ago

Decent chicken parm! Overall not a bad place if you're craving italian food.

Celiac
4 years ago

Came here after my college graduation and both my aunt and I agreed the GF menu was awesome! Pasta, bread. . very yummy! Knowledgeable staff. Overall a great experience.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gf bread roll, amazing chicken broccoli penne, and much care on behalf of the staff. Excellent meal, reasonable price, deliciously gluten free.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

While everyone's opinion of the food will vary, I'm giving 5 stars based on the gf menu and staff's attention to detail. I have both a gluten and dairy allergy. The staff checked everything. In fact, I ordered the marinara sauce because I checked the jar of sauce they sell in the lobby and it was dairy free. The manager informed me that the one from the kitchen was different and used to contain onions sauteed in butter, but since someone else asked for it to be diary free like the jarred sauce they recently changed the recipe. They definitely take cross contamination seriously. They double checked the rolls to make sure they were truly dairy free and they heated them wrapped in foil to avoid gluten contamination. It was nice to have so many choices and feel safe that I was getting something that wouldn't make me sick.

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

The pasta with veggies and chicken was outstanding. They even had gf bread. The pasta was cooked just right and has a great texture. I asked what company makes the pasta and was told, Heartland. We will definately go again.

5 years ago

Was here visiting from Rochester for the Needham Soccer Tournament and absolutely loved my GF sautéed broccoli and chicken pasta. Service was great and I got a bonus of a nice GF roll as I watched my wife and kids destroy 2 baskets of Italian bread. They loved their meals too!!

5 years ago

Very attentive to gf needs. Relaxed sit down restaurant.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

So many GF options.... I was in GF heaven! Started with warm tasty GF bread; then I had scallops & shrimp in cream sauce with mashed & garlic spinach......Deelish! Manager visits table personally. Ambiance lovely! We had a table at the window overlooking the water. Highly recommend! Will def be returning!!

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