The Meatball Cafe

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta + 2 more
80% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2412 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 Directions

(956) 299-4605
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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    atmosphere was nice. sat on the patio. glad we were not in a hurry as wait staff was a bit o. the slow side. had a gluten free pasta (needed salt) but not terruble.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I have always had the most wonderful meals here. I have a habit of going in, grabbing a manager and have them instruct the cook to make me something GF. They make their sausage in house, so it too is GF. They have done lots of creative things for me. I am not a big pasta fan, so I get a lot of sauteed veggies with Fish, chicken or sausage. I also enjoy the Risotto.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Late Night
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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