The Melting Pot

8 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Fondue
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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901 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Collections
Validated Gluten Free Safe Spot & 4 Other Public Collections

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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I had a wonderful evening while on a business trip. The experience was amazing and the food was not only great, but fun. My server was very knowledgeable about gluten intolerance and helped me through the menu and ordering. All 4 courses were amazing and I will eat here again.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 days ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Wonderful gluten free experience. Very knowledgeable staff and the food was delicious. There’s really barely any difference between the gluten and non gluten platters.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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 can’t even express how friendly and accommodating this place was. This makes for a wonderful date night experience. You will not be short of options so come prepared to not feel left out in any way. Food was to die for and so was dessert! HIGHLY recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Dessert
  • Fondue
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gf brownies and snickerdoodle cookies for dipping in the chocolate fondue.
All sauces meats and cooking broths are gf minus one sauce that is teriyaki. You will not be short of options
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Gluten Intolerant

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They were really good about letting us know what we could and couldn’t eat. We also can’t have dairy and even though gluten containing items are clearly listed on the menu dairy items are not. But our server was excellent and knowledgeable and checked with the chef when he didn’t know. We felt totally safe here. When making a reservation just make sure to ask for a table with two burners if some of your party will be eating gluten so you can get separate pots.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was great, and they even had vegan cheese and chocolate (I can’t eat dairy). I could hardly tell that the cheese was vegan. The waiter was very knowledgeable and let me know that some of the gluten free dippers (bread and desserts) had dairy in them. I tested everything with my Nima sensor and it all came up gluten free. I’m very sensitive and I didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Verified gf safe spot by GIG. All dips but one are gf and they have gf bread, brownies, cookies, and more. Delicious food and a great time.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/All

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 dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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such an incredible experience having dinner here, not everything was gf but the staff knew about coeliac disease and they were so friendly and nice. the food was incredible (it is a fondant restaurant and so so yummy) highly recommend!!!!!!! 😋😋

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is super knowledgeable about allergies and cross contamination. Most if not all of the menu can be made completely gluten free. They cooked our food with separate pans in a separate area of the kitchen. Not to mention the great food and experience.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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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My favourite restaurant ever. Everything is incredibly delicious, dining there is super fun and staff is really knowledgeable.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not only was the food excellent, but they were very aware of celiac and did a great job.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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We ordered the cheese and chocolate fondues. They had a gf bread cubes for the cheese and gluten free brownie bites for the chocolate. It was delicious and they seemed to be understanding of cc.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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We had a great dining experience! Staff was knowledgable, whole separate menu, my celiac daughter ate a great dinner worry free! The gluten free bread was delicious, the chocolate fondue Poundcake and brownies were delightful! All in all safe, easy and delicious!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Had a wonderful 4-course meal. Our server was so helpful with our gluten free options that I felt completely safe. Even the drink menu specified gluten free. Their GIG training goes a long way towards putting me at ease too.

The gluten free bread, brownies and pound cake were called out when she put them on the table, something I appreciate when a thing looks like it's gluten doppelganger. No one at my table was eating gluten, so dipping into the same mixture was always safe for me (the server made sure we understood that aspect). Also, the gluten eater didn't feel like they were settling for less with the gluten-free options.

The price is high, but fair for such a lengthy meal and wine. When you make your reservation, plan on being there for something like 2 hours if you're having 4-courses. It was a lovely time and I still felt great the next day too.

Recommended that you go with someone you trust since you cook raw things at the table - don't want some dingbat throwing raw meats around. lol

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Amazing experience! Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the specific items I could have and not have. Very accommodating, I got my own fondue pot and tray of foods that were all gluten friendly. The brownie with the chocolate fondue was amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner

Overall Rating

Review


We had an amazing Mother’s Day dinner at Melting Pot. They now have gluten free bread for the cheese course. They had gf cookies and brownies to dip in the chocolate fondue. Our waitress was well versed in cross contamination. They were willing to adjust for other food intolerances and likes. There was a sticker on the front door announcing that it was a validated gluten free safe spot. We felt safe and normal eating there.

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for fish-free
Celiac

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Staff was super knowledgeable about celiac, gf options clearly marked. I’m super sensitive and had no reaction. All the food was great!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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First time eating here. It was a wonderful experience. The waiter was so good. Everything was so good. The only thing was when we had dessert I only ate the fruit dipped in the chocolate. Took the gluten free brownies and snickerdoodle’s home with me. I ate them the next day and I did get sick after I had ate them. Would still recommend them but not the cookies and brownies. And would go back again but just avoiding the brownies and snickerdoodle’s.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Never on my radar, BUT I read an article by Gluten Free Dad about how it is Gluten free safe spot certified by an independent company. We were surprised at how well versed the employees were the variety offered. So far no one has gotten sick. Everything is brought/made in front of you by you and everything was labeled on the menu. The dessert was the best! GF brownie and cookie that weren’t hard as a rock. I doubled checked with the waitress every time and she wasn’t annoyed by my questions!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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