Zaytinya

9 recent ratings
$$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Salad
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Symptomatic Celiac

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every time i come here, i am absolutely blown away. all of the restaurants by this chef are incredible, but zaytinya is my favorite. they are so knowledgeable about what you can eat and make accommodations so easily that actually taste good (aka not a sad salad with no dressing).

Safety


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

— Very

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 sugar-free
Updated 1 week ago read full review

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Zatinya is a go-to GF restaurant for me!! Other than the flatbread, they can do almost everything gluten free! Tell your waiter you are celiac and they will take care of you!

My only caution is that most of the dishes are shared and many are great for dipping. So be sure your dining mates know not to dip the bread directly into the dishes.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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They have an allergen menu with everything on their regular menu but it indicates which allergen each item is free of (gluten, dairy, fish, tree nuts, etc). I had Hommus ma Lahm and Imam Bayildi (both delicious). Since I couldn’t have pita, they gave me sliced carrots and cucumbers to dip with.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 month 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

  • Salad

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Sugar-Free Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly

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Crispy brussels with pomegranate and a lemon-yogurt sauce. The rest of my dishes looked so good, I forgot to take pics before eating!
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Had a great meal. Server was very attentive and verified order with the kitchen. Would definitely go again. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff, had a separate detailed menu marking gluten free, as well a few other allergens! Warned about cross contamination but took measures to avoid it. A lot of the menu was gluten free, including some desserts. Food was fantastic.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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There’s an allergens menu so you can see what is GF, but very limited options. There is cross contamination as well.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had an amazing experience here! Server started the conversation about allergens and was very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Went out of his way to accommodate my Celiac in combination with a nut allergy at our table, which ended up being a bit of a challenge, without making a big deal about. I felt very confident that the food was safe and ate very well! They have an allergen menu online without many gf options, but they were able to modify other dishes for me so I didn’t feel too limited.

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
  • 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

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

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Very few GF options. Bread is everywhere. Not feeling great at eating there last night, but I'm VERY sensitive.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They were able to do the chef’s tasting menu for me- even dessert! Great service and very flavorful food.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There’s not a gluten free menu or even designations on the normal menu. The server was helpful and worked with the kitchen to confirm my order was safe. However, I woke in the middle of the night knowing those discussions were in vain as I’d most definitely been glutened.

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?

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I didn’t get sick, that’s the most important thing. The waiter was knowledgeable about what I could/could not have. And the food is good! But he was really dismissive and acted like I was such an inconvenience. Also, there are a lot of things you’d think you should be able to order (like anything that has beef at all) that you can’t.

It’s good. We’d go again. But it was incredibly stressful. The dismissiveness made me feel like was going to get sick.

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience! I’ve now been here twice and both times the waiters were knowledgeable on what I could and couldn’t have. Tons of options, and the food was great!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great food! I asked for a gluten free menu and he told me that anything can be made gluten free. Instead of bread he brought vegetables. Great food, great service, very accommodating!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely great experience here! Would highly recommend for the celiacs in DC!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is Greek/mediterranean tapas. The food was SO DELICIOUS. One person’s portion is about 3 small plates. I got their 5-course tasting menu and my server helped me identify what I could and couldn’t have since the menu is not marked. She was polite and confident.

We spent about $50/person including drinks. I felt this was a very good price considering the quality of the food and experience, and we were all happy diners. PS they have heaters for their outside dining!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was hands down the best experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. They were able to take just about any menu item, change the way it was prepared, and offer me a gluten free version with no cross contamination. I’ve never had a restaurant do that for me before. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and hand delivered all the gluten free food. I’m definitely going back!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have an extensive allergy menu but at first glance at the menu for gf options, it was quite daunting. The waitress came by to ask if we were ready to order & I told her it was so hard because there wasn’t much. She just said I know. The second time she came I said,”Why are all the vegetable plates not gf?” Even the rice with lentils wasn’t. Thankfully she came back with a Chef. He said even though everything is made mostly in advance they could accommodate almost any item. This was great! Food was tasty, portions small & price was high.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. They had an extensive allergy menu and were able to customize a salad to meet me needs. Food was delicious and beautiful. I had the Hommus with carrots and cucumber, smoked beet salata (made custom GF), and octopus santorini! No reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very accommodating, they were able to make adjustments to make sure there wasn’t any cross contamination. Highly recommend! Had the Hummus, Shish Taouk, Skuna Bay Salmon, and Greek Yogurt and Apricots and the Turkish Delight without the phyllo and they were all delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I walked in they had already noted celiac. Server was able to talk through options and how chef would make GF. Fabulous meal. Just missed out on pita bread. We had 8 different dishes, everyone a 5 star plate. Fabulous

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and a large selection of GF options. The lamb shoulder is amazing but order a half portion - which is still huge!! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing place, go if you get the chance. They have a separate menu that covers all major food allergens. Server let us know they could still prepare additional items not marked on the allergen menu. We asked about a couple items and they were able to prepare them in a different way (separate pan vs. shared fryer). Service was impeccable and food was delicious. A must try if you're in DC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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One of the best if not the best restaurants I’ve eaten at and allergy friendly on top of that. I’ve had the same waitress twice and she knows the menu backwards and forwards and is very savvy about substitutions and cross contamination issues. Perfect date night or nice meal out. Lots and lots of options. Ask for the allergy menu where items are marked for gluten, dairy, nuts and other items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Small portions, very pricey, not the best food.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have very detailed allergen information, but by the time I narrowed it down to things I could have the options were limited (I also have to avoid nuts and dairy).

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of gluten free options and amazingly knowledgeable and helpful servers. They take all allergies very seriously. And the food is delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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The menu is very easy for GF. Lots of options. They are a little skimpy with the sauces and it is easy to spend a ton of money but that’s par for the course with tapas restaurants. Our server was very knowledgeable about GF.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Staff was well trained and able to help us navigate the menu. Allergen menu is comprehensive with many gf and df options. Food was great! One item did not come out and it was not on our bill, and they also sent out a gf dessert on the house.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Overpriced and food was not good. Better options in the city.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food. Extremely considerate about cross contamination - they ask you immediately when you bring up allergies

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Although the gf menu is limited, our waitress was very helpful in pointing out which items in the prix fixe menu could be made gluten free. The food was delicious, especially the baba ganoush!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Our meal was pretty good, but I agree with earlier reviews that they should have a few more options for the hummus and other spreads besides a few cucumber slices. I didn't realize they weren't kid-friendly either. Leave the kids with a sitter and enjoy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Yes, yes, and yes. GF friendly and knowledgeable.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I must have showed up on a bad night. Waiter was really annoyed that I had celiac. Had no appreciation for cross contamination and refused to help me understand the menu. I ended up eating very little with my group and being hungry. At least they have a gf menu--however they need

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great options on the gf menu. Delish!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They take great care to make sure there is no cross contamination and to warn you if there is any.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu and dairy free menu. Proactively offered to ask kitchen to prevent cross contamination. Would modify off menu items as well. One of the better gluten free meals I have ever had. Reasonable and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Yes, they have a gluten free menu but they have no substitute for bread and crackers. Given that many of their dishes are things like humus or eggplant, rice crackers or GF bread should be available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Outstanding food for celiacs & people with no dietary restrictions. I appreciated being asked whether they needed to consider cross contamination when making my food & servers being so aware of ingredients & kitchen procedures. Save room for dessert!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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First restaurant I've ever been to where the waitstaff asked the severity of my reaction to cross-contamination. He then pointed out the dishes where cc could be an issue and said if I wanted one of those it'd be extra wait time but the chef could do it. Entire experience and food were wonderful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten Sensitive

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Dedicated gluten-free menu. Server very knowledgeable about allergies and asked if I had cross-contamination issues. Everytime an item came to our table, she immediately was behind me (like she appeared out of nowhere!) to tell me if it was safe for me to eat. I had a great experience and the server made it such a great experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Excellent service. Dedicated menu. They also query about Cross contamination issues

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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