Traverso's Restaurant

20 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fried Chicken, Pasta, Pizza
100% of 18 votes say it's celiac friendly
2523 Plainfield Naperville Rd
Naperville, IL 60564

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Celiac

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Love love love Traverso’s. They have a separate GF menu and it’s huge. Staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. Owners treat you like family and the food is excellent. So many options. I’ve been there many times over the last 10 years and they keep getting better. Get there early as this is a popular neighborhood gem.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 days ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my favorite place ever. Their gluten free menu is HUGE!!! I’ve never gotten sick and they are very knowledgeable. I’d eat here everyday if I could. :)

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

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AMAZING food! Has a GF menu with endless options from pasta to pizza and fried chicken! Staff is well experienced with GF customers

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks 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
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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gluten free goosy cake
Salad and gf loaf of table bread
Fried chicken
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This is one of thr few places I truly trust earing our at. I have dine pick up and dine in and everything it's amazing!

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic comprehensive GF menu with loads of fried options!

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Amazing. Ambiance is fantastic. Huge gluten free menu. Staff was super helpful and nice. We will be back and we don’t even live near here.

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered our entire meal from gluten free menu. A Caesar salad was on the gf menu and it came with croutons. My husband and daughter assumed they were gf and are some when I said no we have to ask. Then we asked and sure enough they were gluten. A big exposure and I hope my family doesn’t get sick. They have a big gf menu. Make sure your waitstaff knows your needs as we told ours a lot of times but obviously she didn’t get it.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Good size gluten free menu. They use a separate fryer for the gluten free food, and they even have gluten free beer! Everything was delish and I didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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THEY HAVE GF FRIED CHICKEN! Large gluten free menu and delicious food. Gluten free beer options as well

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I have never seen such an extensive gluten free menu it was the best day. I felt totally included as I was the only one gluten free one in my group. I got my own loaf of bread before the meal- I have never had this anywhere before! For my meal I ordered alfredo pasta which was also amazing!!! Then to top it off we ordered the “goosy cake” gluten free and regular, and everyone was loving the gluten free version. Overall amazing meal and will be back again sometime.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free options. No cross contamination. Love the grinder and pizza. Great fries.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome restaurant. They definitely cater to the celiac and gluten free customers. Will definitely be returning many many times!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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It is so nice to have a restaurant option that feels almost normal. Extensive GF menu - including appetizers and desserts!!! I have only been here once, but will definitely be back!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This was my first time actually eating in a restaurant since being diagnosed 8 months ago. I was very scared. I asked for the gluten free menu and right away when the waitress got to the table asked if I was gluten free when I notified them I had celiacs. She proceeded to ask if it would be okay if she brought me a gluten free bread roll. My food was FANTASTIC. It was also my anniversary so they brought out a gluten free dessert for us and it was so good. I got home and cried from happiness to feel somewhat normal. I had 0 reaction and felt completely safe.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They’re awesome here, one of the owners kids I believe has celiac and they’re very safe with their gluten free items! (:

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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First time there and definitely will be back. Confirmed that they have a dedicated fryer and prep area for gluten free. Also knowledgeable about gf as well as other food allergies. Best part: tastes great and I didn’t get sick!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Spoke with manager who said they have dedicated fryers, dedicated prep area, dedicated fridge. Their pizza crust is pre made so that it is not contaminated.

Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, desserts, GF bread, and more! Really complete menu.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Head chef has family members with celiac disease

Delicious and large quantities.

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff

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?

— Most

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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Go to place for celiac-safe meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So much good gluten free Italian food! I love the Grinder and Fried Calamari. They also have a GF kid's menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As a previous commenter said... It felt so "normal" to order here! It was so nice to have so many choices! Very delicious and was able to take left overs home!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing! We have celiac and my teens enjoyed gf fried chicken, calamari and bruschetta. We have never felt more ‘normal’ eating out. Food was delicious and service was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I will drive out here from downtown Chicago for the fried chicken. It’s delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing! Dedicated kitchen and staff makes sure they clean and minimize the risk of cross contamination. Their menu is huge and the kids menu gives young gluten free kids an opportunity to eat like other kids. Also they have many appetizers and a gluten free bread basket. This restaurant includes everyone and makes sure everyone celiac or not feels safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Went here after reading the great reviews. Staff is very friendly and extremely helpful and accommodating. I am GF as well as corn-free, with the latter actually being the more difficult sensitivity when eating out. Our server Karen was awesome, being careful to check with the kitchen regarding any GF menu item that I was interested in. Unfortunately the GF pastas, breads and pizza crusts all contained corn, but Karen helped me come up with a cocktail as well as a custom GF/CF entree combination that worked and was delicious (although the breaded chicken strips were barely seasoned and lacking in flavor.) My husband had the regular pizza and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would not hesitate to recommend Traverso's to someone who has to eat gluten-free; the selection is great, and the staff's attention to detail certainly increases the odds of a good dining experience.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Extensive gluten free menu (almost mirrors the regular menu). I have been told they have a GF dedicated fryer.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My daughter has multiple food allergies. The waitress and chef were wonderful. They produced a food list with asterisked items that could be substituted in addition to the gluten free menu! The chef seems like an expert on allergens in food ingredients. All of our food was delish. My husband, daughter and I were very pleased.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very impressed. The GF bruschetta was SO good. I asked where they get their bread, the waitress said the bakery on sells to restaurants. ☹ Will definitely be coming back to try more food off the GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I ate here after wanting to try a new place and reading about all the gf options people talked about in their comments. Everyone is right- the gf menu is in unbelievable and the food is fantastic. Usually there aren't many options so it's not hard to make a choice, but TrAverso's has a little bit of everything! I had the gf chicken carbonara. It tastes like the real deal and I even got some gf bread to go with it! I went on a Saturday night and I did have to wait quite a while for my food, but they stagger the salad and bread so it's not like you're just waiting with an empty stomach. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back to try more of what they have to offer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had chicken wings and chicken strips—the ranch was to die for. So great to eat some “football food” along with everyone else :)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place. Four words gluten free fried chicken. Homemade and not out of a box. I live about 45 minutes from this restaurant and I can definitely say it is worth the drive.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They have FRIED CHICKEN! This is a great place with a huge GF menu and everything is great too. On a busy night my food took longer that expected (which I didn't care about because that usually means they're being cautious in the kitchen) and they gave my wife and I both free dessert! They have a gluten free version of a signature dessert there and it was great. Awesome experience at this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF but bad food or at least the pizza

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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awesome even have gluten free bread

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the most Amazing dinner last night! Ever since I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease it's been a challenge to go out to dinner and not worry about cross contamination and getting extremely sick and not to mention finding something worthy to eat. Traverso's Restaurant did an amazing job. I felt totally fine after dinner. The GlutenFree Menu was rather large. There were so many options. I felt like I was looking at a regular menu from most restaurants compared to places that give you very limited options. I was so impressed 😊. And to top it all off it was Good. ThankYou Traverso's you have given me a gift that I will never forget. The gift of feeling normal for once!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I got to have warm gf bread as appetizer at Italian restaurant!so good, I so missed having bread like everyone else while out! I had an avocado App that was divine, side salad with no croutons but good tasting ceasar dressing, gf penned with meat sauce. I was really impressed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Tonight's dinner was indicative of all our experiences with Traversos, excellent food with excellent service. We have been regulars of their delivery service for years, always quality pizza, soups, pasta. The house cheeseburger is top notch! However, we were delighted to find they had an unbelievably extensive gluten free menu, including bread, buns, pasta, and pizza. To top it off, we have had great luck with friendly delivery drivers and in house servers. Truly a family favorite.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We love this place! Gluten free fried chicken is the best. Great staff too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Oh my gosh! Warm delicious gf bread. Huge gf menu! Fried chicken was amazing. A must for gf people who are missing having options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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4 words - Gluten Free Fried Chicken. Love - will be back. Ribs were only ok... Chicken was awesome. Also have GF beer. Felt so normal eating out

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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First place I went to eat out after being diagnosed with Celiacs. The entire staff was wonderful answering all my questions. We will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. They even have gf bread baskets and gf cake for dessert. Love this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Having gf bruschetta as an appetizer was such a treat! Amazing gf selection and I did not have any issues with cross-contamination. My waitress was very thorough and double checked with the kitchen to make sure everything was safe. My pasta dish was just okay, but I had a good experience all-around.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome! Food was great and our server was wonderful. She even brought me a brand new unopened bottle of ketchup! We will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I really love the extensive GF menu. However I would be really cautious getting GF items delivered from here. I am having a pretty bad reaction so I don't know if it was cross contamination or what.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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