Travinia Italian Kitchen (Closed)

264 Thetford St, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

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We had a super nice server and they were more than willing to double check with the kitchen on things for me. My food was so so. The salad was great but the alfredo sauce was very bland. My husband, who isn't gluten free, said his gluten filled meal was really good. So maybe I just got the wrong dish. They did say the only penne pasta they serve is gluten free so be aware of that as a double check. No ill effects afterwards, just not a fan of my meal.

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The food was okay. A bit overpriced for what it is. There is a GF menu and the staff appear to be knowledgable. However, they are pretentious and would prefer you to just shut up,eat and go. Which is the wrong attitude when the average dish is 20.00 for a plate of pasta. If it were homeade, that would be one thing. But its not... While I was greatful they had GF options, the service was awful. I don't think I will ne returning.

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Staff is very mindful of dietary needs, and their new menu is much easier to read. They use penne pasta as their dedicated gluten-free pasta, which prevents any mixups, and it can be substituted in any of their dishes for only $1 more! They also have a delicious cauliflower crust available for their flatbreads. They don’t have a dedicated gluten-free setup, however if you tell them you have celiac, then they can explain the options. Ask for Fay, she’s especially helpful!! They also are very friendly to dairy-free diets.

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Great gf pasta options ($1 more for gf), but can swap it into so many dishes. Menu easily labled - even had 2 apps which never seems to be the case besides shrimp cocktail. Kitchen and server gave excellent care so our 3 with celiac felt safe.

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The restaurant is under new ownership. Had the chicken marsala, and as sick as I am, there is no way it was gluten free. The pasta that was served was gluten free and very undercooked. Do not recommend for celiacs.

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A lot of gluten free options-I had the Pasta Mia Nonna with sausage instead of chicken. Very tasty! However, our service experience was sub par to put it nicely.

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Molly was an amazing waitress. I literally would love to take her with me everywhere. The food was absolutely perfect. This is my new favorite place!!!

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The service was horrible. Brought me out a regular entree (not gluten free) and said “my bad” absolutely terrible experience overall. Had to walk out after waiting over 45 minutes and my correct entree still had not come out.

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The menu is marked with GF items but the waitress literally knew nothing about GF. Even admitted it. Then when the menu was questioned, she said she didn’t know and didn’t even inquire. When my pasta came, it tasted GF so let’s hope it was!!

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The staff was knowledgeable of Celiac disease. Many gluten free choices on menu. Great ambiance. Has the pine nut encrusted salmon. Highly recommend. 22 minute drive from Columbia.

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They have gluten free options marked but we had to ask for everything that would be dairy free. The waiter wasn’t that knowledgeable but when asked him to ask the chef, he did so. They asked the chef and he seemed very knowledgeable and just replaced items to accommodate us. We are highly sensitive to gluten/dairy free with celiac. The gluten free pasta was delicious! And cooked perfectly.

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Excellent food, very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Lots of choices. Only negative it’s very cold bring a sweater.

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Been there several times and all but once have had excellent experience and yummy food. Seems fairly safe and knowledgeable. Just one bad server once.

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The staff was nice but not knowledgeable. Got the pasta and had a reaction, wouldn’t go back again

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Fantastic food with good gf selection. I had short rib rigatoni and it was amazing! They have creme brûlée for a dessert option. Highly recommend.

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Had a celiac reaction here and the management told me there was no way I could prove there was gluten in my food. My intestines disagreed

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Awesome food, knowledgeable wait staff and enjoyed the atmosphere

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We had a nice time here. The wait staff was accommodating of our request that the food be free of cross contamination.

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Great selection, delicious food, good service. I am also allergic to dairy and they were very accommodating.

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Fantastic menu selection of gf. The Myrtle Beach restaurant menu has gf next to available items and can be viewed online. Delish!!!

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Absolute nasty!! Chef and manager couldn't understand simple questions and didn't care to answer with respect. Disgrace will never recommend or visit again.

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Great gluten free menu options. Pine nut salmon was awesome! A must stop if traveling through this area. Waitress understood gluten free options. The only reason I did not rate a five is be cause they do not offer gluten free table bread.

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Great place. Totally get celiac and very accommodating. Gluten and soy intolerant and they made it all work easily. More than 1/2 the menu is gf. Enjoy. It's pretty great food.

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The hostess explained about 'GF' printed right next to the entrees printed on the menu. The waitress who took our orders, acknowledged my GF request, and even advised me that GF pasta would take a bit longer to cook. When the entree was carried in by a different staff, it looked wonderful. I ate half including pasta as it was delicious. Then I started feel bloated. I asked my daughter to taste my pasta and my mom's regular pasta. She said they both tasted same. I immediately called the waitress and she told me that the pasta was not GF. She apologized and agreed to deduct my dinner from the bill. By then, I already became so upset because I wasn't looking forward to be sick. I decided to talk w/the manager & told him it was no fun for me to miss work by dealing with gluten allergy symptoms. He kept apologizing and asked me if he could do anything. He asked me to email him if I get worse. He gave a full refund. It turned out the cooks or chefs were not reading the orders right.

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They do not have gluten free menu.

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Love this place!!! Celiac friendly 👍

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Hosted a dinner where multiple guest were celiac. The food and service were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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My husband and I were traveling and chose this restaurant based on the excellent reviews. We often use the Find Me Gluten Free App when we travel. The service we received was incredible! I can say that there was a variety of gluten free options available. I had the chicken Marsala. I will say that this was the best gluten free meal I have had at any restaurant. We will definitely dine here in the future. The staff was very knowledgeable regarding gluten free options and also gave us suggestions. This restaurant is a must try!

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This place used to be great for Celiac. But they have lost an understanding. This weekend my gluten free penne pasta had pieces of regular linguini and shells in it. The chef said they stopped using wheat pasta and only use egg pasta so I should be fine.

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I've been here twice. They tend to cook the GF pasta Al dente and that's fine for the regular pasta, but not for the GF kind. If you order GF pasta, ask your server to make sure it's well done. otherwise they have the best GF menu selection anywhere.

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I ate here twice and had a reaction both times. ( wasn't sure it was the restaurant the first time so treed again). They do have an extensive gf menu, but must cross contamination. My son also reacted.

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Great GF options that are clearly labeled on the regular menu. No bread though and food was just okay. Kind of bland. Good to be able to get pasta with Alfredo sauce though! Probably wouldn't go back again.

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Visited only once but had a great selection and were quite knowledgable. Would feel comfortable returning again.

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pasta was good, crème brulé was amazing.

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The pasta was great! Wonderful meal. Our server was very knowledgeable.

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Excellent gluten free menu! Amazing scallop app

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Clearly marked gf menu items and overall a fantastic meal.

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Fantastic service and very aware of gf. Ate here and didn't get sick. Most of the menu is available and marked GF on menu! Delicious mushroom Ragu and polenta.

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Awesome food, separate kitchen for gluten free options! Many things on the menu are available as gluten free.

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Food was amazing! Even had my favorite GF desert (creme brûlée) and GF ginger beer. Seemed a little pricey ($15+) until the food came, so well worth it. Even my 2yr old ate my chicken and he eats nothing. The whole family left happy and best of all no reactions. This is on our permanent list of favs.

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Fantastic! Great server. Educated in celiac disease. Chef will make almost anything gluten free using quinoa. (I really miss Italian - not anymore!!)

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Amazing food and very knowledgeable staff. Our server was so friendly and helpful! Hard to find in a restaurant here in the midlands. Moving from CA to SC was so discouraging; but I know Travinia will get it right and I will be able to eat without worry of being sick later. Absolutely 5 stars!!

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If you want to go out for a nice dinner, this is a good choice. More upscale than the chains. Good food and GF options.

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In general, my food has been ok here. I've eaten here several times and never had a reaction. Staff is always great. I usually get gf pasta with Alfredo sauce and ask for veggies to be added. Sometimes the veggies are cooked and other times not. Then I get up-charged for veggies and gf. My dish often costs more than a dish with meat in it. I don't understand that at all but us celiacs are used to it, aren't we?

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Tons of gluten-free options and staff is trained on cross-contamination!

Celiac

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GF pizza and pasta. I have had good experiences here. The GF pasta is pretty good. They assured me it was cooked separately.

Not celiac

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So many gluten free options and the food was wonderful!

Celiac

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So many glutenfree options! Some of the best food I've ever eaten out. Got the antipasto platter and the veal piccata (with gluten free pasta). I ate every last bite, and the people I was dining with all enjoyed their food very much too.

Not celiac

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I haven't had Italian since learning I have a wheat intolerance & would've never thought to venture into an Italian restaurant for GF. Absolutely fantastic food. Many dishes available as GF. Nice ambiance. Professional, friendly & knowledgeable server. Highly recommend.

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Place suck food suck if I had to recommend anyone to this place I would tell them run ! It was a waste of time , it take a lot for me to not like a place.

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Great place. Tons of options. Appetizers like antipasto platter. Almost all entrees can be made GF. GF pasta too. great wine selection.

Not celiac

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DELICIOUS! They have so many options and the waitress was very educated on gluten. I had to stop and make sure that my meal was gluten free because it didn't taste like it! I had a pasta dish and a crème brûlée. My new favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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