The Couch Tomato Cafe' & Bistro

21 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Pizza
85% of 20 votes say it's celiac friendly
102 Rector St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
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Good on anything on the menu!

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Celiac

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This is my absolute favorite place to order from. We live in the neighborhood and get takeout here every few weeks. The food is always delicious and I never get sick! There are also so many options to choose from. The pizza, garlic bread or knots, and fries are some of my favorites!

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 month ago read full review

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I was totally blown away by the amazing food and service! The GF cheesy bread and pizza were to die for!!! I’ll definitely be back!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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. The staff is great. Very knowledgable, friendly and ready to accomidate GF diners. They also include a free personal pizza cutter, very cute n eliminates cross contamination!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 5 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
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Clearly labeled. Gives me assurance during social distancing food delivery.
Gluten free cheesy bread!
So good and comforting
Gluten Free Garlic Knots
Gluten free Mac and Cheese with a side of garlic spinach. Amazing!
Non-gluten free small size pizza.
Gluten free pizza comes with it's own pizza cutter.
Waiter sent over samples of the gluten free tomato soup... So great! Biscottis that come with ARENT gf
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Celiac

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Was a bit nervous but food was great and didnt get sick. Burger and side salad

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We were visiting from out of town and ordered takeout- it was AMAZING! I got the GF coach tony pizza and it was the most delicious pizza I’ve ever had. I stopped on my way out of town to get another! No stomach issues and average prices. Would definitely recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a sandwich and soup. Everything was tasty. No stomach problems after, which is always a plus. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would recommend!

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best sandwich I have had in a looooong time. Staff was very knowledgeable.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Entirely gluten free, and amazing

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Brendon was our server and he was so polite and on top of the gluten free situation. He knew the fries were gluten free but took the extra step to check on the fryer. FYI….They are not in separate fryer I had a gluten free sandwich on gluten free focaccia bread. So delicious. They were fast to seat us outside and quick to bring food. I will definitely go back when I’m in the area again.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I went there 13 days before my wedding. I had been there before and been fine. They had a specific option to click for gluten allergy and the staff was very knowledgeable. I ordered the soba noodles which I had ordered before and they came out with fried onions on top. I knew they had a shared fried so I got worried. I asked the waitress and lo and behold, the chef has messed up. The waitress was extremely apologetic and promised to fix it. I should have left then but I stupidly trusted her. She brought out the new one and promised that it was “100% gluten free” the manager even comped our whole meal… when I am currently 11 days out from my wedding, glutened and crying from the pain. Hopefully I am better in time for my wedding.

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?

— 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?

— Poor

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is good but the service is terrible. Each time we were here it took upwards of 2 hours to get in and out. The wait staff doesn't work with a sense of urgency then just tells us they're short staffed or busy. The food isn't worth it for dealing with the service and I don't think we'll return unless it's for take out.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing gluten free pizza!!! The best I’ve ever had. They also have gluten free garlic knots and other bread options. I believe they make it themselves, and they also have an amazing sweet tomato sauce!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing lunch place!House made gluten free bread and pizza dough. They even had gf garlic knots that I ordered to go to save and freeze. Some of the best Ive ever had. Worth the visit.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This is one of the best grilled cheese and tomato soup combo that I have ever had! Whenever I am in Manayunk I can't resist this soup!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The Couch Tomato Bistro offered a great experience. Their menu offered anything from soup to eggplant dishes. My friends and I eat totally different; I like to choose healthier organic options as they prefer heavier dishes such as pizza or pasta. I can say that this visit, both of our dining needs were met. The atmosphere is modern, and a great place to bring family when they are in town. Service is timely. I personally love the ability to craft your own sandwich. I can say I am picky when it comes to my food. The Tomato Bistro is extremely accommodating. I definitely recommend.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food tasted great. My daughter and I did not react well to it though. I hate to say anything bad about an establishment in these tough times, but I feel for anyone who is trapped in a house with a celiac who got glutened.

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 years ago read full review

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Great-clean-trustworthy!

Many options for gluten-free that are delicious!

Couch Tomato Cafe is my favorite lunch spot! I can count on quick, healthy, and tasty meals--exactly what I want and my body needs!

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 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 2 years ago read full review

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My sister is gluten-free and when she comes to visit me in Manayunk, we always go to the Couch Tomato because they have a wide variety of gluten-free options (sandwiches, pizza).

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 2 years ago read full review

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This is a great option for those who are gluten-free and non-gluten-free diners, as they have both options which are equally as delicious! The staff is very knowledgeable and will be able to help you find a meal that meets your dietary needs!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great pizza and good amount of gluten free options. Staff seemed to know gluten allergies. Had to take 1 star off because they don't have gluten free fries. Good cider selection and my wife (not celiac) liked her food a lot.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I've eaten here every few months for many years, and despite frequent staff turnovers, they still manage to train the staff about handling GF food. I've ordered the pizza every time (excellent margherita pizza!) and never gotten sick from it. I would recommend that you ask for a newly washed glass for GF cider as they are the same as the beer glasses. Love the place!!

Excellent choice, excellent pizza crust and toppings!

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

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 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I used Couch Tomato catering for one of my events and the food was delicious. The ordering process was easy and staff was very friendly and helpful. The quantity of food was more than I expected, was fresh and hot, and had unique options that other restaurants did not have. They had several Gluten-Free and vegan options that tasted great. I will be using Couch Tomato for all of my future catering events!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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AMAZING! Loved my experience here. Especially the plant based options! Cant wait to go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Soooo good! Had the GF Florentine Pizza and the tomato bisque- YUM! $3 mimosas! Friendly service! My not-GF husband loved his regular pizza as well. We can’t wait to go back and try more deliciousness! 100% recommend!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We absolutely LOVE the couch tomato! 😀🍅Great atmosphere with high quality food, served by a friendly staff. Due to the organic taste, diverse menu, and great craft beer selections, this place has become a staple in Manayunk for my husband and I. We highly recommend trying one of their artisan pizzas & fries.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I LOVE their soup and grilled cheese combo. I've ordered it on 90 degree days because its just that good! Friendly atmosphere and good service. Will be going back many more times.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The food here is amazing. There’s options for every type of dietary restriction. They have a bunch of gluten free options as well as a whole plant based menu. There’s tons of healthy and organic options. I love it here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I love Couch Tomato! They have an awesome vegan menu and lots of gluten free options including gluten free crust for their delicious pizza!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The salads are super creative and fresh! My boyfriend loves the pizza! Super crispy! Customer service is exceptional! Can’t wait to take out and dine in again!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I had been here a while ago and loved it, but my recent visit was very disappointing. Tomato bisque was good but the pulled pork was very stringy, dried out, and overcooked. The bun that it was on (which I had loved before) was hard and dry. The coleslaw was so bitter that I couldn't eat it. Prices had increased. For the first time I didn't finish my meal.

Servers seem to be knowledgeable, but food was not that good.

Wonder what has happened but I don't plan to go again. Very disappointed as this had been my go-to place when in the area.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We have eaten here several times with our daughter who has allergies to gluten, corn, nuts and melons. Wait staff upstairs has been knowledgeable and handled all questions well. No problems ever as long as you discuss and stress need for separate pan or foil if getting something grilled

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have gotten glutened here multiple times when ordering out from the downstairs restaurant to-go. I have even called and complained afterwards to let them know and nothing changed. This is also after explaining while ordering that I have celiac/gluten allergy and need special care for my pizza and meal. I have eaten upstairs without problems, but glutened when ordering out. Get it together Couch Tomato!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They poisoned my wife about 4 months ago. They had dumplings on their "gluten free menu" that was definitely not gluten free, and didn't tell us until after she ate them. They are in it for the money and don't care about the people or their health.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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I had the cheese board with Gf bread, and two pizzas on gf crust. The prosciutto arugula pie was amazing. When the waitress brought my husband’s soup she stated it was not gluten free which reaffirmed she knew to watch everything coming our table. I felt comfortable and had an amazing dinner!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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By far the best pizza I've had. The sauce has such a better taste than most pizza places, and the pizza is always cooked perfectly. You'll pay for the quality, but it's definitely worth it - every time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the fig & pear pizza — GF of course. And it was amazingly delicious. We don’t live close but I would seriously drive a distance to get this pizza. They were knowledgeable about celiac and very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I visited the Couch Tomato for the first time this weekend while my parents were visiting the apartment, in Manayunk, my boyfriend and I have just moved into. It is a much larger restaurant then I thought it would be (and good thing because we wouldn't have found seating). There were food options for everybody and everything was delicious!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely not Celiac friendly. We have been dining here for years and never had a problem. They have a new menu and have edamame dumplings, we ordered them tonight. Since I have Celiac, I cook often and I ate 1 and looked at them and said there was no way the noodle wrapper was GF. I asked the waitress to check the ingredients and sure enough, they WERE NOT GLUTEN FREE. This place straight up fed a Celiac wheat. They compt our entire meal, but that is a small consolation to someone who's life will likely be ruined for days or weeks. It is extremely unfortunate that places offer gluten free food without being knowledgeable. Our waitress was a total sweetheart with all my questions and Im very sorry that because the owner is a money hungry idiot, she didn't get a tip. This is the place my husband and I dined on many of our first dates and the night we got engaged. So sad.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I loved this restaurant! The food was delicious with lots of flavor and cute presentation! I loved the lighting and aesthetic of the place, it was comfortable and casual. It was hipster and cute with nice table settings. The pizzas and pasta options were quite delicious and shareable. The service was great and our waitress made good recommendations! I went with a friend who is an avid yelper and her coupon was accepted for a free appetizer or side (this was during the Fall of last year). They offer valet and have a bar downstairs and seating both downstairs and upstairs. I will be back !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff is knowledgeable however i have been “glutened” here on more then one occasion. A few times I caught it before eating it but i always question everything now. At the end of the day it’s a very safe place to eat (they take a lot of precautions) but mistakes do happen and i would reconfirm with waitstaff when your meal comes out that it is indeed gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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A couple friends and I visited and it was so yummy! There's seating up and down stairs. We sat upstairs where there was high table stool seating. Very casual cute. The wait service was very attentive and kind. The food was really good. I wouldn't say the most amazing but it was really good. Admittedly, my friends and I are not gluten free. There were options and my friend had an amazing soup and salad (I tried some of it). I would definitely would recommend to friends as well as I'll definitely be going back soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I took my Mom and her friend here when they were visiting Philly. My Mom's friend has several dietary restrictions and avoids gluten due to IBS. The Couch Tomato offers gluten free crusts for their pizza and has several other menu items (appetizers and salads) that are also gluten free. The food is delicious and my mom's friend was very pleased about the gluten free entree too! The waitress was able to answer questions about whether or not the food had gluten. Overall a great experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This place is great! Being a vegan with non-vegan friends, I love that their menu has one side that is plant based and one side that is not. The vegan calamari was amazing, the texture was perfect and that sauce on the side! Yum. I can’t wait to get some more. Also, lots of gluten-free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The couch tomato has so many options especially for people with food allergies. I love having the option to get a gluten free crust. If you are vegan there are plenty of options to chose from as well. I am always satisfied with the food here and they never dissapoint! I will never stop going to the couch tomato and i cant wait to keep bringing my friends and family there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Cozy atmosphere with great food options for a decent price! The servers always ask if anyone is gluten free or has any dietary restrictions which they will accommodate!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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