Victoria's Ristorante & Wine Bar

5 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
7 1st Avenue Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


The bad reviews are very unfortunate, as we had such a great experience here! There are many items marked GF on the normal menu. Our server was very knowledgeable and offered GF bread with a new plate of dipping sauce when she found out I was GF. I specifically asked if they have separate water for cooking, and she said yes. I had dessert also and did not have any reaction. Our server also noted she has a “regular” who is very sensitive and eats there often.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We ate dinner here. Lots of gluten free choices clearly marked in the menu, and they had yummy gluten free bread for the table.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Most/All

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Do not eat here if you have Celiacs. I ordered gluten free chicken Alfredo. Two bites in I knew it wasn't gluten free. Luckily, as soon as it hit my stomach it came back up quick!!! Let the waitress know it was not gluten free, she gave me a deer in a headlights look and walked off. Never checked back at our table the entire visit. Worst experience I've had. Husband had regular lasagna, overly salted. When I ordered I made sure she knew I had celiac and needed gf. When she sat the food down, I asked to make sure it was gluten free, she assured me it was.... biggest mistake of the trip to Mayo. First day there and sick the first 2, not good.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 4 months 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


GF bread + separate dipping sauce
Seafood pasta
Almond Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Nima tested a "gluten free" pasta dish and it came back as containing gluten.
They wrap the warm soft gf roll to make sure no cross contamination.
Add a photo View all photos

More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the lasagna and as soon as I let the restaurant I began have a really bad reaction. It stated it was gluten free on the menu....it was not! Or at least not celiac friendly at all!!!!

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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Absolutely delicious gluten free Italian restaurant. They take great precautions to ensure safely preparing your mea. I had the mechi’s pasta dish with chicken veal garlic mushrooms and green peas mixed in a marinara and cream sauce. Absolutely phenomenal meal 😋 I have severe sensitivity and had no issues at all. 50 items on the menu are gluten free They even have a delicious gluten free Belgian chocolate cake

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
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I was glutened twice in the last month while visiting Mayo. I ordered children’s gluten free spaghetti both times. I asked several times -IS THAT GLUTEN FREE. I was sick for days afterward both times. They had been my favorite place to eat-no more

It was NOT gluten free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Outstanding! Service and food. I'll be back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We are in town for Mayo Clinic and I have celiac. After a long day of doctors visits and tests we didn’t feel like going out to dinner. So I looked on find me gluten free app and found this wonderful restaurant. I ordered some crab cakes and my husband picked them up. He brought them back they were huge three crab cakes the size of hamburgers! Included was a piping hot roll! Gluten-free! It all tasted so good it made my terrible day dissolve into joy! I wish I lived around here this food was awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place was fabulous!!! We sat outside on the patios with our pups. They immediately brought us delicious GF bread! It was seriously the best we’ve ever had. We ordered two of the pasta dishes, and they were both amazing! We finished off the meal with a slice of GF chocolate cake. We absolutely loved everything about this restaurant! They had so many GF options, and everything we had was outstanding.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The gluten free menche is so good!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Service was great topped only by the food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Good food, but not safe for celiacs. Found a piece of penne pasta in my gluten free dish, and they only offer gluten free spaghetti. Got sick. 😔

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Tons of gf options, wonderful staff and nice atmosphere. Loved that they even had gf rolls for me (for before the meal). Unfortunately though, I got cross contaminated there. They were very knowledgeable and attentive, so I'm not sure what the cause was. The food was awesome though.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The waitress was super sweet and helped me choose a gf/df meatfree dish. The quality of the food was fine, nothing to write home about. The problem came about an hour later when IBS kicked in and I spent the rest of the night in pain. Due to the delayed reaction I’ll blame micro doses of cross contamination, not severe, but unpleasant and unfortunate.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Extensive gluten free menu. Lasagna was better than I ever remembered in my gluten eating days.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Huge GF menu! I couldn’t decide. I ended up with a salad and it was amazing. I will be back to try the lasagna or crab cakes!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Nima tested one of their gluten free pasta dishes and it came back as containing gluten. So disappointed because they have such a big gluten free menu but obviously they are not trained enough.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Since my Celiac diagnosis, I have tried various restaurants and Victoria's did not disappoint! I also have food allergies and our server was wonderful, asking questions and relaying information to the kitchen. I travel frequently for work and would highly recommend Victoria's!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


In the past, we have enjoyed our meals and serving staff. This server seemed bored. She didn’t order what I requested. She didn’t come back to see how our food was. I had to flag her down for Parmesan. The food was not the quality I remember from previous experiences. Not sure we will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Terrific Italian lunch & dinner(for all diets & diners)-many menu items & specials are/can be ordered GF, though you can’t believe it is when tasting. Kitchen and staff are food-allergy educated. Can go for a casual meal, a social, family or business gathering, or fun/special occasion. (They even have good GF rolls, pizza, & pasta). A full bar can dine in. Large wine list. Happy hour. Near Mayo-a great area for Express orders & To Go. Delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Good GF options and staff very knowledgeable.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great place, lots of GF options and GF bread!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


8.18.17 I had the GF bread, crab cakes and pizza. All of it was very good. I am a celiac visiting Rochester and would recommend Victoria's as a place you have to go to if needing a GF meal. Excellent knowledgeable staff. The left overs smell great in the fridge!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I ate at Victoria's a couple weeks ago for the first time in about a year. If you order pasta and it doesn't look like a spaghetti noodle don't eat it!!!! My food came and it was a flat type noodle (like linguine) so I questioned the waiter who said that my food was 100% gf. It most definitely wasn't. Needless to say I spent the night in miserable pain. It's been weeks and my body still feel out of whack.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I am a frequent visitor of Victoria's and love it. From the fluffy GF roll to the excellent pasta it's a 5-star meal. So blessed to have this restaurant as one of my go-tos!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food is spectacular!! Atmosphere is grand!! To me it was heaven because I had so many choices and I even got gf roll, yay!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We have been here twice to give it a try, both times we both got sick from cross contamination. I am always worried when ordering gluten free and the ask if you would like bread.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Would rate 10+ stars if I could!! Best & biggest GF menu I've ever seen. Waiter offered a GF bun before I asked & was very knowledgeable. The crab cakes were amazing as was the GF cheese ravioli.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF pasta (one option for base pasta, multiple sauce options), GF pizza, GF bread served hot, knowledgeable wait staff and even GF cheesecake for dessert. So many other GF options on menu marked as such, I just didn't try them. No reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


love the fettuccine alfredo!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Work catered it so I didn't get to see the full menu, but gluten free pizza crust was the best I've had since being diagnosed!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious and always super safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My wife is celiac and I choose to always eat gf. I have to say this is the celiac's paradise. Almost every option in the menu has gf next to it!. And besides that, the food taste heavenly! :) a must try. Ohh and the price is not bad at all. From -$8 to -$24 great taste great price

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Exceptional choices and everything we ordered was delicious. It's difficult to find places to eat that have so many GF choices. We will be back!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Superb!!! The bread served with our delicious spaghetti in meat sauce is SOFT and warm. We will make the 45 mile trip again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Always a favorite place for us to eat. Wife is gluten free and I enjoy sharing the plates. Abundance of food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I just had the most delicious Italian meal at Victoria's -- the best I've had since my celiac diagnosis. Highly recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

Overall Rating

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Dined at the bar at Victoria's twice as I'm traveling alone. Excellent service and GF menu. Enjoyed delicious GF mushroom pasta dish and incredible GF cheesecake on first visit. Tried the equally delicious GF pizza on return visit. Bar at least had one GF beer, would recommend stocking more variety. Great experience overall.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

More Info

Is this your business? Claim the listing

Nearby Restaurants