VAI's Italian Inspired Restaurant Kitchen + Bar

7 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
916 IL-59
Naperville, IL 60540

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Owners treat customers so badly. Do not eat here!

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Celiac

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When I asked about gluten free the waitress pointed out all of the vegetarian dishes. Pizza was good and I didn't get sick but too risky with their staff not being trained.

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I have eaten safely here before but last night I ordered the GF margarita pizza and got sick. I explained to the waiter that I had Celiac Disease and that separate utensils, prep space, etc. were important. He shrugged and acted very nonchalant ... and, I got sick. If you eat here and are Celiac, please explain that you are not simply on a GF diet for fun. Perhaps that would have made a difference for me.

All that aside, the pizza was burnt to a crisp. I was so disappointed.

Updated 2 years 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
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Not celiac

Don't eat here. They do not care about customers!

1 month ago

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Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Gluten-free menu. Food delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server, Lauren, was knowledgeable re GF and offered several options. Meatballs are not gf but spaghetti and sauce are (actually more of a penne-type pasta rather than noodles). GF upcharge for each item is steep - $2.50 for pasta and $3 for pizza. Skip the mediocre pizza bread. It was more like an Udis pizza crust with some parm sprinkled on it and baked; $3 upcharge was not worth it for that. Noise level was a bit loud but will definitely return in the future to try other options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Amazing Gf vodka pasta and dessert

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Celiac

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The staff was very helpful and did say that the pizza was cooked in a separate oven and pasta was cooked in separate pots. There were several gfree options for entrees and the desserts. We enjoyed the gfree and regular pizza bread sticks prior to our main course.My daughter has Celiac and loved the bolognese dish and flourless chocolate cake. I had a fantastic salmon dish. Others enjoyed the filet medallions and the spaghetti and meatballs. The mark up for gluten free is a bit higher than most places at $2.50 for pasta amd $3.00 for pizza. We were happy with the outdoor patio seating which was enclosed and had a fire pit. We will be back!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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