The Original Mama D's Italian Kitchen

6 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
3012 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Top Reviews


Celiac

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AMAZING. They had delicious gluten free penne and we were able to put whatever sauce we wanted on it. They had gf bread and made sure to not cross contaminate. Absolutely fabulous. They gave us cookies (not gf), and lollipops for those who were gf. The servers were the kindest people I have ever met. They checked on us constantly and treated us like family. Say hi to Sam for us! Definitely would recommend!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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


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 dinner
  • Good for kids
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The most amazing, accommodating staff. Always GF pizza and pasta. No cross contamination. Felt great every time I’ve eaten here — couldn’t recommend Mama D’s enough for celiacs!

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very knowledgeable, waiter brought me gluten free bread and separate garlic and oil after I told him I had celiac. Gluten free penne with pink sauce delicious and I felt great after. Nicest waitstaff ever!

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


The staff is very knowledgeable. Took extra measures to prevent cross contamination. Friendly staff that cares to make your eating experience safe and pleasant.

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
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All of their pasta sauces are GF, and they have a fabulous GF penne noodle. They are also able to make GF pizza, and will serve GF flatbread for the table if asked. I had the primavera with marinara sauce and loved it! The servers were knowledgeable and immediately notified the kitchen. Despite it being a busy night, they were very careful, and I did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Fantastic!! We loved it so much after the first night that we went and visited their second location a few nights latter. Excellent food and the service was truly incredible. My wife is highly celiac and had no negative reaction to any of the food she eMate either time. We will be back next time we are in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Assured me she would talk to the kitchen. Offered me gf bread with dinner. Had the penne with pink sauce. The best I’ve ever had by far! Delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was amazing. The staff was awesome—so friendly and knowledgeable. I had the gluten free penne with the pink sauce. So good. They even offered me gluten free bread for a $2 charge. Worth every penny! My daughter, who doesn’t need to eat gluten free, loved it all as much as her own food. Will definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free penne pasta was amazing. Most sauces are GF also, so made it easy to order. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly, asked if my pasta needed to be cooked in separate water. They do bring comp bread and cookies so if you’re celiac may want to head that off. I’m not, so wasn’t a concern for me personally. Great place.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free options are only - gluten free penne pasta. I got the mama d's pink sauce and it was really good. Lots of sauces to choose from. Service and staff were amazing!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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