Gluten Free at Zio's Italian Kitchen

8 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Restaurant
Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is a must eat!!! They have a decent GF menu and our server Kyler was very knowledgeable and accommodating. For a small charge you can get GF "bread" which is more like flat bread but yummy. I had GF pasta with seafood and hubby had GF chicken alfredo and we were both very happy. Best GF pasta ever!!!

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Get the GF bread ! It’s the best

Not celiac
1 year ago

I am allergic to gluten , so they have me a gluten free menu, they made sure there was not croutons on the salad, even brought me gluten free bread! Food was excellent, will definitely go back!!!

1 year ago

Disappointed but I didn't get sick. The "gluten free bread option", for which there is an extra charge, is their gluten free pizza dough. It's not even reshaped. You are served a salty, pizza dough. The gluten free pasta tasted like a microwave dinner and was poorly seasoned. However, I did not get c glutened. It's not the best option but it's not the worst.

2 years ago

My husband found out had gluten free and took me there . They had a variety of gluten free options. The even brought out gluten free bread and dipping sauce prior to the meal! I felt like everyone else being able to eat bread prior to the meal.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have gluten free bread and a gluten free menu that actually includes pasta! And a gluten free kids menu, as well. I was very impressed. Everything I ate was delicious!

Not celiac
3 years ago

Excellent gluten-free menu options. They even have a gluten free flatbread that they can substitute in place of the regular bread. The food is good and the service has been good as well.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Their GF Menu is back and I think it has a big selection and is very clear. I liked the gluten free stuffed mushrooms and the lemon chicken pasta primavera. Our server understood food allergies and communicated to the kitchen very effectively.

3 years ago

One of the last times we ate here we ordered a pizza on the gluten free rice bread that they make. When it came out it was clearly not the gf. Our waiter was new to serving and not very knowledgeable about the gf menu..so it's unclear if the mistake was made on his end or in the kitchen. That was the only negative experience that we've had. We've even returned a few times since then and every time we have been very well taken care of. Just make sure you check that your order is gluten free! Otherwise the options are plentiful and delicious!!

3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

This review is based on my second experience here. My first experience there were no issues, which is why I'm rating this three stars instead of one. Quite disappointed with our experience here last night. I asked for a gluten free menu, and ordered the Caesar salad with chicken, right off the gluten free menu, but I was brought a house salad. When I stated that I had ordered the gluten free caesar salad, the runner who brought it out snapped back in a very rude tone, "the caesar salad is NOT gluten free!", I attempted to tell her that I had ordered the one on their gluten free menu, however she walked away from me as I was talking to her. I could see her talking with the chefs in front of the open kitchen, looking quite annoyed with me, then came back and mumbled that she "would tell my server for me" as she walked passed our table, not stopping to talk with me or look at me, and a few minutes later returned with my salad. The salad barely had any dressing, which was fine because my server hooked me up with extra, but there were only about four small slivers of chicken on top (way less than the previous time I had ordered it), but I didn't bother bringing that up. Our server, however was awesome, the poor girl was the only one working our section and was also the bartender, but for some reason, that runner was quite inconvenienced by me. My family really likes Zio's, and I really like that gluten free caesar salad, but I don't think I'll be back any time too soon.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly. Offer gf bread and are wise enough to know that they need separate oil if there is regular bread in the party. Love this place.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

tragically, they have discontinued the gluten free menu. they used to be one of the best, now we probably won't ever go back.

4 years ago

Ok, so um. I really hate giving bad reviews. But I called the restaurant prior to visiting to ensure that when you lovely people said they could make practically anything gluten free, that they really could. The woman on the phone assured me this was the case. So imagine my surprise when we got there (by the way, the atmosphere is nice, but I also didn't feel too out of place in my traveling sweatpants) and our waitress told us that they'd recently changed sauce providers, so the only thing we could have was the marinara. Which should have been a red flag, because if you have a sauce provider, then the sauce is clearly not made in-house. And you can definitely taste the difference. So...yeah. A bit disappointing.

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Tried to eat here yesterday. Asked for GF menu when first got there and was told they no longer have GF pasta. Only thing they would be able to make me was grilled chicken and veggies. We left and went across the street to McAllister's Deli.

4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

NO GF MENU. Corp pulled it 9-1-15

4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

NO GF MENU. Corp pulled it 9-1-15

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Per manager they do not have anything that is gluten free. :-(

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

As of 8/17/15 this location no longer offers gluten free crust or pasta.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I am Celiac and waa visiting Tulsa when I found Zios recommended on Find Me Gluten Free. This local chain is very GF conscious. One of the chefs came out and answered by questions and delivered my food. And the food was great!!!

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Loved the place pre-celiac, but after being served gluten on TWO different occasions, and having had to wait extra due to meal bring prepped with gluten on another occasion (they caught it before they brought it to my table), I won't ever go back. Not worth the risk or frustration.

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Stopped in here recently and was told that they nixed their GF menu because some items weren't completely gluten-free. They still had the rice pasta on hand and after clarifying that it was an allergy agreed to make another dish using it. The dish itself was tasty but I was brought salad covered in croutons. Probably wouldn't visit a second time.

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Why are restaurants that had gluten-free menus going away from that? Several local restaurants have stopped carrying informational menus and act like it is safer if we talk to our server. The problem is that no matter how nice or accommodating the server is, this person's knowledge may be inadequate to protect my health. What my server offered me was gluten-free pasta. The sauces? "They're all fine." Is the chicken marinated in anything? "It's breaded and then sautéed." When I told him I couldn't eat that, he seemed surprised and told me that the pasta was the main thing. This was not his fault, but the Zio's chain. Why take something away that helps us and put it on servers to be the experts? Shame on Zio's management. I had the grilled Tilapia which was very good, and it came with gluten-free pasta with no sauce. I left hungry and probably will not return.

Celiac
4 years ago

Zio's has an amazing gluten free menu, with pastas, pizza, and flatbread! By far, my favorite restaurant in Springfield.

4 years ago

Great gluten free menu with lots of options, including appetizers and Alfredo. Finally, I can enjoy olive oil dipping sauce again.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a huge gf menu. I've never seen so many items! They have appetizers, pastas, salads, pizzas and dessert. I did not have a reaction to any of their food. They even have gluten free flat bread for the table. I dined in during lunch time. The food came out fast and yummy.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food. Had an appatizer and main dish was really good. I have found a place to eat out, that I know I will enjoy everytime and be able to choose something different each time if I want! Very large selection.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Best gluten-free menu I have seen. I would like to see more dairy-free options as well, but if you're only concerned with gluten-free, this restaurant is the place to be!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

We went to the Arlington location and the staff were amazing! Very friendly and very careful there was no cross contamination. On top of everything, the food was absolutely delicious! They brought out gluten free flat bread out for me while my husband had their house bread. Absolutely amazing experience!

Not celiac
4 years ago

Large selection of gf items. Delicious food and they even have gf bread upon request. Only recommendation is to be clear about a gluten allergy. One day they served our son gf pasta with a few regular spaghetti noodles mixed in. Check your food when you get it!

Celiac
4 years ago

The waiter was great. He provided a double sided one page menu with lots of yummy options. The GF bread option is $2.50 extra. It was okay, better than nothing. I had the GF Greek chicken pasta, it was delicious. would definitely go back with the family.

4 years ago

Zio's has an extensive gluten free menu. When I asked my server about some things, like if the gelato was gluten free, he tried to go get the answer and someone told him that it wasn't, but he wasn't too sure of the answer. It was plain chocolate gelato, with no cookies, so it was fine. my point is that I do agree with another reviewer's comment about the staff not being able to answer questions. However, the sheer size of their menu is good enough for me. You will not be limited to a salad or burger with no bun here!

Celiac
4 years ago

I agree that I have had better froZen meals. got the chicken with veggies & pasta.

4 years ago

I love that they have a specific menu to make it easy! Also a gluten free bread option that was very tasty!

Not celiac
4 years ago

This was a great experience and the food was yummy! The waiter, Thomas, was very attentive to the need of GF. He offered flat bread and even left the croutons off of my salad even though I forgot to ask. He also offered a separate plate for the herbs so there would be no contamination. The fact that he mentioned "contamination" was a big plus.

Celiac
4 years ago

Great choices on gf menu. They even have gf choices for kids too. Best thing is gf flat bread to dip in olive oil & herbs.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

What a great place Very Very Celiac friendly. Love it when my wife (Celiac) can enjoy the meal as much as me.

5 years ago

I've been there twice. Fairly large menu. They even have a gluten free flat bread. Pasta has been great.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

I was completely impressed by the extensive GF menu, portion size, and the fact that they just bring you GF bread right away. Great tasting food and good, knowledgeable wait staff. We will go back for sure.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

DELICIOUS!!! I was so surprised by how large the gluten free menu was! It was doubled sided! And for you glutards like myself out there, you all know that is rare!! The food was outstanding. I had the stuffed mushrooms, gluten free bread with Olive oil dipping sauce, and the shrimp and prosciutto pasta. All gluten free, all amazing. My waiter was Henry and he was also just as amazing as the food! I am going home with sick tummy but not because I got glutened, I just are way too much!! Five stars all the way!!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

This was great. They served regular bread and dipping sauce to my husband, and then I was able to order gluten free flatbread to go with my seperate dipping plate. It is the pizza crust and its flavorful and delish. They also didn't charge any extra for it. They have a seperate menu and the pizza was yummy. They cook it in a brick oven. Just have any gluten eaters keep their bread as far away from you as possible as waitstaff would come by and wave loaves in the air asking if they wanted more.

5 years ago

The salad was not good at all. It seemed as it had been frozen. The pasta was alright but I got sick after so I will not be going back to this restaurant.

5 years ago

Really good service,and I loved that they had more than one meals that are gf

Not celiac
5 years ago

Amazing. Of course it's American Italian food but if you need gf it's Delish! Not smart when they put croutons on salad though. Wouldn't say celiac friendly.

5 years ago

The skinny white male waiter sucks he needs to go and get skills on customer service. The food is good though

5 years ago

Very extensive gluten free menu! Lots of wonderful choices! I had the Seafood Alfredo on gluten free pasta. It was delicious! Zio's will stay at the top of my list for gluten free dining!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

They had SO many gf options I had trouble deciding what to choose. The pasta was delicious! New fave!

5 years ago

Company I work for placed a large to go order and I ordered my separate gf entree with caesar salad, but to be picked up together. When I rcvd my food the salad had croutons in it. So I didn't have a salad. The pasta was ok. When I called manager he said he'll compensate next time I'm in but that the salads were free with entree anyway.

5 years ago

Wonderful gluten free pasta choices

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Loved the Chicken Alfredo! The Stuffed Mushrooms were GREAT! I really enjoyed the flat bread and seasonings with olive oil ;) wait staff was great!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

I had pasta which was very good. They also have gf flat bread you can have with the meal at a slight charge. I made sure they used new water and pans for the pasta. I did not have a stomach ache or any bad feelings after :-) The waitress was very uneducated however about the gf menu and I basically had to give her a little education...I would say cross contamination could happen fairly easy but during this visit I was fine. The menu was also nice with many options.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Restaurant
Gluten free pasta with shrimp? Triple yes!
Gluten free stuffed mushrooms?  Double yes!!
Gluten free bread? Yes!
Gf pasta Alfredo
I asked to have green peas added. I loved it even more! ;)
Plenty of Italian seasonings ;)
The flat bread was pretty good ;)
Chicken Alfredo was so satisfying ;) a wonderful comfort food that I've been missing!
Stuffed Mushrooms ;)))
Yummy yummy GF pasta!!