The Meatball Cafe

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 4 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta, Cafe
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 Directions

(956) 299-4605
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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    June 29, 2017

    It said you could make any pasta dish gluten free for an extra $2. I got fettuccine Alfredo, but they had to use skinny noodles. It was a little watery overall, but was still a good option if your family wants Italian :)

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 04, 2017

    We chose this restaurant because it was listed as having a GF menu. What a disappointment. The waitress didn't know anything about the GF menu. The menu did state that any pasta dish could be replaced with GF spaghetti. So, I order my meal and clarify with the waitress that the sauce IS GF. She says yes. Then she comes back and says no the sauce is not GF but I can have this and points to one dish on the menu. Yeah, one item on the menu is available completely GF. Why advertise a GF menu if all you're willing to do is change out the pasta? My dish I ended up getting was so bland. Why do people think GF means no seasoning. My husbands pizza was good! But, if you must be GF this isn't the place.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 19, 2017

    Wonderful gluten free options! The food was delicious and most of the menu choices can be made gluten free. I had the eggplant parmigiano, something that I haven't been able to order in a restaurant since going gluten free. It also came with pasta, also delicious. We will definitely return!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 27, 2016

    Delicious gluten free pasta! The best I have had in the U.S. The Meatball Cafe has a lot of different gluten free italian food options. Definitely worth the stop!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta


  • Cafe
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 9 pm

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