Gluten Free at Carino's

108 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Kid Friendly, Italian, Restaurant
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Celiac
3 days ago
Celiac friendly

Was handed an alergen menu at the door, but it was 7 years old. Found no mention in either menu of their GF pizza or pasta. However, the waiter knew, knew how to treat a celiac order, and was very helpful and accommodating.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff and manager know absolutely nothing about gluten, which sauces contain it, or how much risk there is of cross-contamination. We left without ordering.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

The food was great, however I do feel like I got sick the next day. I’m not sure if it was just me or a fluke, but I don’t think I’ll risk it and eat there again. Big bummer.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

Gluten free pizza is great! They have gluten free menu...

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

I always make sure the wait staff knows that eating gluten free is not a choice but necessity. I have eaten here several times and just no more... The last time I was served croutons in my salad and when they took it back I am pretty sure all they did was pick them off because when I started to eat my new "GF" salad I found several croutons in the bottom. I set that aside knowing I was now going to have a week of stomach cramps. Got my main meal and they were indeed GF noodles but were terribly under cooked and found regular noodles when I got a little ways through the dish and stopped eating all together. I talked to the manager who apologized and brought me a GF brownie. We left everything on the table brownie included and were still charged full price. Every time I have gone there has been an issue. I wait up to a year before trying again hoping that with education they will get better but it is worse every time. This is a favorite for my large family and no one eats there now because of my allergy. Bummer.

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Not celiac
1 month ago

Best pasta I've ever had, and it was gluten free! I ordered the Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival. Our server, David, assured me they could swap out bowtie pasta for gf penne, and make any other changes needed. After checking, they modified the asiago cream sauce as well. It was one of those "Are you sure this is really gluten free?" meals. Also, you can get gf bread (baked pizza crust) to dip in olive oil and roasted garlic for an extra fee of about $5. Obviously, it's not the same as free loaves of fluffy fresh-baked bread, but I appreciate having the option, and David was clear it would be an extra charge. For me, it was worth it. The staff was very friendly and our food was served quickly with no problems at all. We had planned to eat at Olive Garden, but the parking lot was full. I'm glad we chose to try Carino's, aa there was no wait and there are more options than Oilve Garden if you are gluten free.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I’ve eaten here three times in the last year. They have a separate kitchen area and almost any pasta on the menu can be made gluten free. I always make sure I let the waiter know how sensitive I am as a celiac and they seem to go above and beyond to make sure it is gluten free.

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2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

We were never offered the gluten free menu another reviewer posted a photo of. I let them know with my son it was an allergy. Waiter was nice but not informed about what was gluten free on the menu. I had a salad taken back because it had croutons. My son’s sausage and noodle dinner was taken back because the sausage might have wheat in it. (After he already ate a little) The gluten free pizza was not that good. The server and the manager were very kind and accommodating but it’s not a great tasting or safe place for gluten free folks.

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Celiac
3 months ago

We tried eating here with our daughter (Celiacs) who did the gluten free option, unfortunately she had some pain later that night. Possibly ok for gluten intolerance but not Celiac friendly (at least for this kiddo).

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3 months ago

Only gluten free pasta available was spaghetti. Kinda sad about that, After reading other reviews. Fortunately for myself it's only a sensitivity not allergy. But heads up. Food was good. Service lacking. Maybe cause it a Monday night. Idk

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Celiac
3 months ago

Lots of choices which I appreciated. They do have a gluten free bread option which is $1 extra. They just really over cooked the gluten free pasta.

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Celiac
3 months ago

Its been a while, but I found gluten containing pasta mixed in with my gluten free pasta. If I eat here I get a salad or get the meal on spinach instead of pasta. Communicate your allergen level with the manager.

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4 months ago

They have done away with their GF menu but still have the GF pasta & GF bread for the dipping oil. (However though it looks kinda like a pita cut up. All the red sauces are GF but the Alfredo is not.

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4 months ago

Disappointed. Try the Columbus location where they go above and beyond for gluten free customers.

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Not celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered a pasta dish from the gluten free menu and half way through eating my pasta I found a normal pasta noodle in my food. Not safe

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Menu is not clearly marked on all GF options. I spoke to a manager who gave me confidence that they take good precautions to avoid cross contamination. When ordering, my server had no idea what contained gluten, he was unsure on meatballs and salad dressings and would say “I think” which doesn’t fly with a Celiac so I confirmed with a manager that what I got was safe to consume. (The meatballs do contain bread crumbs so don’t get them). I got the sizzler and it was VERY good, I was nervous that it wasn’t GF, I made my husband taste test against his and he couldn’t tell the difference in the GF noodles, the flavor was outstanding. I wish they had GF bread, even for a small fee, watching everyone else eat fresh bread before the meal was torture.

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Celiac
6 months ago

Every time we had poor service and crummy food even before we were diagnosed as celiacs. So I'd never go there now.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

NOT celiac friendly. The waiter and kitchen were great but their menu is not true GF. I trusted reviews here and their menu and got sick immediately I had to leave my kids with their dad to finish eating so I could be home and be miserable. Later my husband checked the online allergy list and the items they gave me ( Caesar salad no croutons and Alfredo with Pene noodles that were in gf menu) both clearly say contain wheat but “not other gluten” I completely blame management and whoever does the menu, they need to be more aware and educated on what gluten is.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff was very nice and knowledgeable about Celiac disease, but I ended up having a pretty nasty reaction.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was good...nothing special. Waitress was very kind. When I had eaten about 1/2 of my pasta, I found a cooked fettuccini noodle mixed in with the gf spaghetti. Sigh. :(

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating for people with Celiac and those eating gluten free. Fast service too!

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

RJ is a very knowledgeable server/manager. You do have to speak with a member of the management team to talk about the available options but this is definitely a great place to eat. I have eaten there at least 4 times from February 2018-March 2018 and have not gotten sick once. They even make a from scratch Alfredo sauce for gluten free. 👍

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Celiac
8 months ago

Food is good, staff is well trained. We like to eat here a lot. Weekends has a cheap lunch deal 11 to 4 where you get soup and an entree.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great staff... the bartender has always been my favorite waiter. Very knowledgeable and friendly

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

4 Celiacs in my family. We go here about once monthly. Great options! Nobody has ever gotten sick. Dedicated kitchen space and utensils, pots and pans. So refreshing!

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9 months ago

The Muncie location did away with the gluten free pizza. Call to confirm availability as gluten free options vary by location.

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9 months ago

Called for take out because we were tired from a long drive. The woman we ordered from wasn't very knowledgeable about the GF menu so I settled for a salmon salad. It was fine and no ill effects.

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9 months ago

we walked out of this restaurant. they expected the customer to order spinach or potatoes to replace pasta to make menu items gluten free I no pasta. this is not Italian.

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Not celiac
10 months ago

Food was gf, but don’t waste your time here. The food is no good!

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Celiac
10 months ago

They’ve changed their menu and don’t have a gluten free menu any longer. they are willing to prepare gluten free pasta or take gluten items off. however cross contamination is a possibility and they lack of knowledge about ingredients.

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Not celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ate the gluten free pasta twice. Very good! But even after talking to waitresses each time and making sure that my food would be completely safe, I still got unsafe food. 1st day the kitchen staff brought a full gluten meal, then after eating 3 spoon fulls the waitress noticed it was the wrong pasta and took it from me. The manager came and offered me cake to say sorry... and still charged me full price... 2nd day, I told them what happened the 1st time and they said they would make sure that never happened again. I ate a great tasting meal, and half way through the bowl of pasta... I found 2 gluten noodles! I was so upset, and they just said sorry and felt bad, still chartered me full price, didn’t offer me anything to make it up to me. Later that day I puked for 6 hours. Will never eat there again, even though they have the only gluten free Alfredo I have found. And it’s good. It’s not worth it!

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Not celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Was in San Antonio for my son's graduation and we ate at Carino's. The food was delicious and they have plenty of gluten free options.

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Not celiac
10 months ago

The Chicken Marsala was so good!

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Celiac
11 months ago

Gluten free menu. Had the salmon avocado salad, it was delicious. They had plenty of pasta options and other salads.

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11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Really good food. Good selection in gluten free menu. Wish they had more options that didn't include pasta edit. unfortunately the second time I went there they screwed my order three times. they included croutons in the salad and bread sticks in the order. I didn't even eat the food afraid they had screwed it also.

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11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Warning! No gluten free menu at this location (unlike others). Waitress clarified they are "gluten friendly" then she goes, "we have a gluten free penne pasta that can be subbed for any of our pasta dishes and that's about it" with an attitude that didn't make me feel too good about not getting glutened... we left.

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Celiac
11 months ago

They DO NOT have GF pasta at this location.

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Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered off the gluten free menu. Found half a crouton in my salad. Either they’re cross contamination protocol is bad, or they accidentally put croutons on and picked them off. Either way, risky.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered gluten free pasta, ate 3 bites and immediately knew that had been glutened.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

They have GF pasta. but do not have a GF pizza any more. They do have many GF options and can adjust most menu items to accommodate.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Wonderful food! They have a handful of options, most offered with pasta. Initially I was told they ran out of gf pasta earlier in the evening but my waiter (Casey) ran back to check and thankfully they had some! He offered to have the chicken scallopini over red potatoes if they didn’t have the pasta. Also had the Gf bread offering prior to main course which was their gf pizza crust with a garlic-cheese on top. I was a little saddened the online menu states they have a flourless chocolate cake but they do not. As an extremely sensitive celiac, I haven’t had any issues and even ate leftovers the next day.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The server (who was senior enough to be training a new server) told me that in their gluten free dishes they "cook down the flour" to eliminate the gluten. I did not stay to eat.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Not even manager knows what gluten is. Options are limited and they do no even have majority of GF menu available. Do not eat here.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This is a great restaurant. I've eaten at this Carinos many times since living in Lubbock and I have never been sick. The servers have always been fantastic and seem to understand.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

So good! Gluten free pasta and some other dishes. Staff was nice, but the food was just so good. Just the right amount of sauce on both my salad and my pasta. Just a really good lighter than usual Italian meal

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

We ate at Carinos in Pigeon Forge this month while on vacation. I had a good GF experience two years ago at this same restaurant so we decided to go back again. They have a gluten free menu with several GF pasta dishes to choose from along with several other GF items. They also have a GF kid's menu. My GF pasta was delicious and my husband said his gluten-filled pasta was great too. Nice atmosphere - unless they sit you back by the kitchen which is very noisy with servers, cooks, and pots and pans.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They were great about cross contamination knowledge. Brought out fresh gf flatbread with my own oil for dipping. I got the bacon mac and cheese and it was great.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

No gf pasta or pizza

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Found a large piece of spaghetti in my gluten free pasta.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

The chicken caesar salad was great! I was at a restaurant that was supposed to have a gluten-free menu but did not. While my party enjoyed their food, I ordered and went to pick up the aforementioned salad. A lovely smelling loaf of bread (not GF) came with the order which justified the price. Quality taste

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
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GF bread for dipping.
Modified Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival (subbed gf penne and modified the asiago cream sauce)
I was very nervous to keep eating because it was “too good to be GF”, but it checked out as SAFE for this Celiac! I think this was called the Sizzler with chicken
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