Via Roma

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 76 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 17 more
100% of 56 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2360 Lakewood Rd, Toms River, NJ 08755 Directions

(732) 364-1980
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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Nice safe Italian food with a big menu and dedicated kitchen space. But very over priced and the staff has recently changed within the last year and can be quite rude.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Via Roma has been my absolute favorite restaurant since the day I discovered them so many years ago. It's the only place I know that has an actual gf menu. A real one. Not just one sheet of cardstock or a giant binder full of confusing and outdated charts. They have an entire menu just for you. They also serve warm gf dinner rolls, an amazing selection of appetizers like fried calamari and giant mozzarella sticks. All gluten free. And the desserts! Via Roma has it all, including friendly staff. I hope they open a second location a half hour south. ;-)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    One of the most careful and thoughtful Celiac friendly restaurants I've ever been to. Amazing place. They will make anything for you by request. All the GF food is prepared in an isolated area of the kitchen. Here's the extra mile: ALL of the flour that is used for dusting in this restaurant is GF. Even for the regular pizza, just to reduce the chance of airborne contamination. THAT is going the extra mile. I love this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    What a menu! Wow! Celiac safe and the staff couldn’t be more friendly! The food was all delicious- from the GF mozzarella sticks to the amazing main courses and desserts, this place is a little slice of GF heaven! We will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    This place is amaaaaaazing!!!! They have a gluten free menu. I was so happy, there are so many options and they’re really nice!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    one of the few safe places I can get takeout for my son. The owner even showed me that they use rice flour to sprinkle on the counter for the regular pizza, since the flour goes everywhere. A pleasant place with no eye rolls

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    best gluten free restaurant ever! try the mozarella sticks!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The best gluten free mozzarella sticks ever!!! I had spaghetti with vodka sauce and it was delicious and filling. Largest gluten free menu I have ever seen. My mom just moved near here so we will be back.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent multipage menu. So many choices! Great food, fabulous service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So grateful this restaurant has a dedicated Gluten-free kitchen, knowledgeable, courteous & helpful staff, unbelievable Gluten-free & vegan menus. For the first time in 5 years, I felt normal ordering food without ANY anxiety. A profuse & sincere thank you to Via Roma for standing ABOVE the rest of the competition & giving the comfort of eating with peace of mind to those of us with Celiac disease! My Celiac friendly hidden & rare gem may be much BUSIER next time I visit... well-deserved Via Roma!

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have been here any times. The food is good BUT he place is messy and actually t is a bit dirty! I walked in for pickup and was shocked to see tables not bused, to the right was a bus tray half filled with dirty dishes. When a customer walks in we shouldn't see that kind filth. When waiting for food I watched the guy making Pizza grab handle on the pizza oven and then sink his hands into a bucket of shredded mozzarella to top a pizza...and he had no gloves on. It's needs clean up. However the biggest complaint is how SLOW the service is!!! I ordered two cold sandwiches at 7:45pm showed up at 8:10 to pick up and waited until 8:30 for them to be done. Brutal service.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best restaurant in town!! Great Gluten free menu!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Our go-to Italian restaurant where it's always so safe! A must for any celiac sufferer. Wish they would open a Howell location!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    the best place around to be found gluten free

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    Food was good nice extensive gluten free menu. Made my wife wait 1 hour for a special pie So they can put a take out order in front. Horrible management! Waitress was very nice!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gf mozzarella sticks!!! Need I say more? Hot gluten free rolls with butter

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    amazing food and i didnt get sick :-) i cant get over how big their gf menu is :-)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Oh so gluten free and dairy free friendly and bring your glutinous friends with you ; they serve pizza by the slice, as well as every Italian meat & seafood specialty. Best restaurant in my experience while traveling through the Northeast for the month. wish I lived closer; I'd never have to cook for myself. very friendly staff too. Top notch!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Exceptional!!! Everything can be made gluten free.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Celiac and gluten intolerant people. Food was great and the portions were huge and prices were reasonable. Will definitely be going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Had a wonderful family dinner here tonight - first time there - only twenty minutes away & the food was amazing & portions HUGE! Lots of yummy, safe leftovers for this celiac! So excited to find a place close by - they have everything from pizza & your typical Italian dinners to subs & cheesesteaks GF! I even got a GF cannoli for dessert - will be back again & again! Wait stuff was very friendly & knowledgable & the kitchen is TRAINED in GF - they even have a certificate for the training completion inside each (extensive) GF menu! Couldn't love this place more - worth any amount of wait IMO!

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    I absolutely love the gluten free mozzarella sticks and chicken parm! The food is delicious but the wait is always slow. Although, staff is very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The wait is awful. I really tried to be patient, but an hour and a half later with no dinner my patience was gone! A great place to order out from (pick it up when it's ready) that would literally give you time to clean your house, go to the gym, and bake a nice dessert.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Have been here several times and never had a bad meal. Many options for gluten free. Cheesesteaks are amazing, bread is good. Never had an issue and there are 2 celiacs in my family.

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    1 rating
    2 years ago

    I was very dissapointed in the quality of the food. I got the shrimp and tilapia scampi and the tilapia tasted old, fishy and moldy. They also put marinara sauce on the scampi which was weird. the mozarella sticks were not good either. I'm pretty sure they were baked and the quality of the breading wasn't good. I would not come back here

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best gluten free food that I have ever had out!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is a gift for newly diagnosed Celiac son ! So many delicious gluten free options to choose from. Everything I have had there (both gluten and gluten free) have been awesome ,can't wait to continue to try more. Staff knowledgeable of cross contamination which makes you feel safe . My only regret is they are not closer to home !

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great food, good service! Everyone was polite the manager even talked with us! They were very careful checking what allergies I had! I'm from Alaska, barely any options for me up there in so happy up und this place on my visit here! *note our last server was more knowledgeable than when we went back a second time. I'm also allergic to eggs and dairy and I stated I needed egg free and she kept saying yes dairy free we consider that dairy free, and I ended up with bread with egg in it. If you have egg issues make sure you get small sliders not a sub type if you get the Philly or garlic bread*

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My favorite place in the country because they truly have gf homemade Jersey Italian food! I go several times every time I'm in NJ. Even my boyfriend and my father love this place and they're not gf. I gave them 4 stars only because it really can take a long time to be greeted and served, especially around holidays, but I'm patient because I know how good the food is and it's worth waiting for! Love the tilapia frances and the eggplant parm!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent delicious! Sooo many GF meal choices to choose from. Love this place and eat there often!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Absolutely amazing menu and food. Largest Gf menu I've seen and the staff is extremely knowledgable. I make the trip down here at least once a year.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best and biggest Menu I ever encountered I'm very picky. But outstanding

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gluten free Italian restaurant big portions great prices. Totally worth it. Awesome.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Food was fantastic. It was nice not to worry for once

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    An absolutely wonderful experience. The largest selection of gluten free food I've ever seen. The staff was extremely knowledgable about the food. We were a party of 14 and there wasn't one mistake. The food all came out hot and it was delicious. The portions were huge and the prices were very reasonable. I wish it was closer to home because we would be there often. Other restaurants should take notice of what they offer.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Huge GF menu. Can't find GF ravioli anywhere else in this area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Wow! What an extensive GF menu - sautéed dishes, pasta, soups, pizza, sandwiches, dinner rolls. We had minestrone soup - it was very good. Loaded with veggies and beans. My daughter had spaghetti with Alfredo sauce and chicken. It was delicious. I couldn't even tell it was GF. The non GF entrees were just as good (and could have been GF if we wanted). My boys said the non GF pizza was very good. They do have an extensive GF pizza menu. The portions were huge! The only part we didn't really care for was the GF desserts. The cakes were GF, but also vegan. We found them a little dry. I was very impressed with the knowledge the staff seemed to have. They totally get GF. I noticed the pizza cutters were labeled and kept separate (GF, vegan GF). The owner has done the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Great Kitchens program. His certificate is in the front of the GF menu. We will be back!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Just had my first visit to this amazing restaurant. I have never seen such a large gf menu. The food was delicious and the portions very generous. We will be returning for sure.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Not bad here either but I prefer fresh gluten free food. Very slow service

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Simply the best! Always! Great service; great variety; great taste; great prices! Wait times could use some improvement on busy days. Otherwise, you will never go wrong at Via Roma. Everyone is knowledgeable. The place is certified. We've been going for years and never got sick. Just full of delicious food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    very safe and knowledgable about gluten free, very delicious and many items to choose from

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    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Great food. Slow service. Both my sister and I are gf and my nephew is dairy free. Ate w no issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Obsessed with this place & so thankful it's so close to me. My mom & I (both celiacs) have tried almost everything. Gf fried calamari is unreal, they also cater to my dairy free lifestyle as well. Subs, meals & salads are all awesome. Make sure you try a piece of their gf vegan cake- the Elvis cake is to die for. One piece feeds a few ppl!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    A lovely place. When I told them I was also lactose intolerant they told me I had the wrong menu and brought me a gf df menu with a lot of tasty options. Update 4/27/14 Still love this place just wish their service wasn't so slow. It can take better then a half an hour just to get a sandwich, which doesn't work when you have a toddler.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    I had the gluten free chicken parm, and was impressed that they even served it with gluten free bread! They have a very large selection for gluten free, and the staff is very good about it. I just wish it was closer to home!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    HUGE gluten free menu with every kind of Italian dish you can imagine, from mozzarella sticks to pasta dishes to cake desserts. I absolutely love this place and can't wait to go back!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Delicious food, friendly service and extremely careful about cross-contamination!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This place has it all! GF, Vegan & a regular menu. Staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable. Dine in or take out. BYO, also. You will LOVE this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    favorite place in the world!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Great menu for gluten free and vegan!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Gnocchi
  • Lasagna
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Wings

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
12 pm - 9 pm
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