Venticellos Ristorante Italiano

3 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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911 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510

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Celiac

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Although the extensive menu does not identify the gluten free dishes, the kitchen and wait staff are very attentive to gluten-free and take avoiding cross contamination seriously. After having lunched here several times, my wife confirmed that it would be a great place for a gluten free dinner, and it was. Instead of the limited offerings that are usually available, there are numerous options in each of the seafood, chicken, beef and pasta categories. I had the macadamia crusted mahi mahi (encrusted without the flour), mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Others in our party had the scallops and shrimp pasta in a creamy red sauce, the meatball dish, and the gnocchi dish. The portions are generous, as are the soup or salad starters that are included in the very reasonable prices of the entrees. The place is small and intimate, and the service is attentive; we never had to hail a wait person for refills of water, bread, etc. Although we live almost an hour away, we are already planning our next visit. So many more dishes to try.

p.s. They are liberal with the use of garlic in the dishes, which we enjoyed. If you are sensitive to garlic (or on a first date), ask some questions!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Chef is very knowledgeable about Celiac’s and cross contamination. He has GF pasta and is willing to make modifications for other entrees to ensure it is GF. I’ve gone back many times and never gotten sick! Great food and friendly staff

Safety


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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great tasty Italian food. Gluten free pasta for most pastas. We usually get buttered gf noodles, white clam noodles, and modify one of gnocchi dishes to have gf noodles. He uses a separate pot to boil. The salads are huge. No gf bread but lots of Parmesan cheese and wine!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 1 year 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

  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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