Vinny Vanucchi's

7 recent ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta
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6 ratings

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201 S Main St
Galena, IL 61036
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Celiac

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Ordered the GF chicken Parmesan. Chicken was good, however, the gf pasta was chewy and I did not care for their red sauce. I was disappointed in my meal. My husband ordered the Italian beef and he said it was very good.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was sick before I left the restaurant. 😔I ordered the seafood dish from the GF menu. So, there must have been cross contamination somehow.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate GF menu so I’m not sure why it’s marked that way. Had the delicious chicken parmesan with GF pasta. Nice people. Beautiful restaurant.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

  • Dessert
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Restaurant

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Chicken penne with artichokes
Gf pasta they use
Salad with balsamic and oil
Vinny Vanucchi's gluten-free menu
Gluten-Free at Vinny Vanucchi's
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Gluten Intolerant

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Pasta was great, they had a separate menu HOWEVER the house salad they brought to the table apparently was not GF and she caught it right before I ate it, the dessert they told me about was supposed to be flourless and it definitely was not. 6 hours of vomiting and I will stick with Fried Green Tomatoes next time (I am VERY gluten intolerant, causes vertigo and vomiting for an extended about of time)

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

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I was extremely impressed the entire time I was at the restaurant. I double checked at the host stand when I put my name in and the host assured me there was a gluten free menu. When my table was ready, the host remembered I wanted a gluten free menu which was great! The menu had several options, which I appreciated, and it felt like the staff was all very knowledgeable about the gluten free options. My food came out great and my server even made sure to say it was the "gluten free" item. Definitely going back next time I am in Galena!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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After calling and being told that they take all the precautionary measures for cross-contamination that I asked about, my family and I went there and ordered. Just to make sure, we tested the food with our NIMA (gluten detecting sensor for those who don’t know) and EVERYTHING came back gluten. That food would have made me sick for weeks. If that weren’t enough, we told the waiter and manager and they just said sorry and still wanted us to pay for the food. Unacceptable.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I called ahead because they do list a gluten free menu on their site. I wanted to find out more about their protocols. They said that they cook all the gluten free to order so it's all fresh and safe. She said if you come when they are not busy (we went on a monday day night for my birthday) they can be a lot more careful with cross contact. When they are busy it gets a little harder. I spoke with the manager. And he assured me to talk to my server and they would treat me well. I felt comfortable! Server was amazing. He even asked about bringing bread to the table and if I wanted that or not. Food was amazing! Definitely will reccomended

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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We had a great meal there. Our celiac daughter had the penne olio, which she loved. They were aware of cross-contamination and even brought a separately prepared small container of safe “house prepared” salad dressing. Spumoni for dessert! Us non-GF eaters loved our meal as well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very small GF menu, but the food was not good. Nobody liked the food even the gluten eaters.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Seperate gf menu. I ordered the gf penne bake. It did not make me sick. It was yummy for the most part. The noodles were undercooked more than I like. It came with a salad, which was very good. No gf bread :-(

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Separate GF menu. We shared 3 of the gf pasta dishes so the person with us w celiac would have choices too. All were excellent. Staff seemed careful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the chicken parmigiana. It was okay, nothing special in my opinion. Flavor and appearance was okay. Service was okay. Didn’t get GF bread, nor did he bring a separate salad. He just said he made sure there were no croutons instead. Server said there was no GF dessert that evening. I don’t know if I would necessarily return next time I’m in the area.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the penne olio, very delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Delicious chicken Parmesan and dinner salad. Our server was delightful and even put in a word about the need for gluten free bread. She recommended the chocolate Nutella tort and it did not disappoint. Great atmosphere and aervice.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had gf chicken parmigiano. ..delicious. ..and I still feel good. They brought me a separate salad also.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I thought the service was great and the gluten free menu had many choices.

The waitress said the pasta is cooked separately from gluten water and said it is actually steamed.

I ordered a chicken dish with penne pasta. flavorful and it was filling for lunch. I was hoping for a meal without pasta but that wasn't on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I became terribly sick minutes after my first bite. Don't eat here! Besides that, the food was terribly bland and the management could care less that I was made ill. We left without paying.

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Favorite restaurant by far in Galena. Have come back multiple times and have never gotten sick. Great gluten free menu and friendly staff. Chicken Parmesan is delicious!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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If you're gluten free, stay far away. They prepare the gluten free pasta in the same pot of water as wheat pasta. When I asked the waitress if this was the case she confirmed they use the same pot. Gluten free means free of gluten. If a restaurant can't guarantee this, please don't advertise your place as gluten free.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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