Feb 14

Gluten Free Pizza & Pasta at Beneventos, North End Boston (Restaurant Review)

IMG_2034

In the past year numerous restaurants in the North End have begun to offer gluten free menus. Diners with gluten sensitivities or celiac – and those who are dating us – should definitely make their way to the North End, a neighborhood many of us thought we would never be able to dine in again. Many restaurants are now offering gluten free pasta and pizza, and are becoming more aware of food allergies and how to cater to this group of diners. Beneventos on Salem St is just one of the many Italian restaurants I’ve dined at in the past year that offers gluten free pizza and a variety of pasta. The first thing you notice as you walk into the narrow restaurant (there is a basement with additional seating)… Read More »

2 Comments

Jan 17

Gluten Free Pasta at Nico Ristorante North End Boston

IMG_2059

We had a great dining experience at Nico last night. Our waiter was terrific. Not only was he professional, friendly, and welcoming (I felt like I was a dinner guest in his home), but he was also extremely knowledgeable about the menu. He was able to accommodate almost anything for us. Nico is part of the Varano Group, which owns Strega and Strega Waterfront. Both have gluten free pasta everyday. Nico, you must call a few days in advance, let them know you are coming, and voilà, they will have gluten free pasta ready for you! There’s a great groupon deal available! Get it here. You can choose tow options $30 for $60 or $35 for $80. Go for the $80, you will want it, especially if you have 3… Read More »

No Comments

Sep 25

Gluten Free Baked Eggplant Tomato and Mozzarella

This recipe is courtesy of my sister Katie. We went to Sowa Market today and bought fresh vegetables, and more gluten free spinach fettuccine, my new obsession. We spent the majority of our walk home talking about what she should make for dinner using the eggplant she just bought. She lives in the North End and has the luxury of fresh cheese and Italian spices right at her finger tips – yes we should all be jealous. So when she got home she picked up a few more ingredients and made a layered baked eggplant dish with tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella, our take on eggplant Parmesan without breadcrumbs, and then put it on top of fettuccine to make the meal complete. Ingredients: 1 eggplant, sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces… Read More »

No Comments

Aug 26

Gluten Free pasta at Artu Restaurant

When my sister turned 23 a few weeks ago we had a big family dinner at Artu in the North End (they also have a location in Beacon Hill). We all loved it. The food was great; everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We went on a Sunday night and had the upstairs space all to ourselves. I loved the ambiance here, semi modern but with the traditional Italian restaurant feel. Located on Price Street, right off of Hanover Street, it was little quieter than other restaurants right on Hanover. Jeremy ordered the Veal Piccata was a flavorful dish of thin slices of veal, capers and mushrooms in a white wine lemon sauce. The veal was not breaded or coated in anything and was gluten free, as was the sauce. I… Read More »

No Comments

Aug 20

Nebo

I heard about Nebo last year from a coworker of mine who has celiac. I’ve also heard other people rave about it and saw it on the Chronicle or Date Line last year. So when there was a Living Social deal last month I bought it without hesitation. I had been dying to go and last night I finally went. I was not blown away. The flavors were amazing, so fresh and so bold. But I was let down by the over price menu and extra chargers for gluten free substitutions. We started with two appetizers; the olives and timballo de melanzana. The olives were served warm in oil with orange zest and rosemary. This was delicious. I loved the warmth and citrus flavor mixed with the saltiness from the… Read More »

No Comments

Jun 22

Gluten Free Nebo Gluten Free Menu

Living Social Deal $25 for $50 worth of food at Nebo

No Comments

Apr 11

Gluten Free pasta and bread at Marco, North End

We took my dad to Marco last weekend for his birthday, and we had such a good time & great meal!  (unfortunately that piece of chocolate cake is not gluten free) Marco is a charming little Italian restaurant located on the 2nd floor above Bricco on Hanover Street. We were seated by the window (best seat in the house) and across from the cozy little fireplace. The restaurant has 10, maybe 12 tables, and a small bar that seats 5 or 6 people in the back. If you have a gluten allergy, Marco does a fabulous job of catering to you. Almost any dish can be made gluten free. Call 24 hours ahead of time and let them know you are coming in and request the gluten free bread. This… Read More »

No Comments

Mar 25

Gluten Free menu options at Da Vinci Ristorante

It is Restaurant Week in Boston, so my friend Molly and I decided to check out Da Vinci’s for the  $33.12 3-course meal. This is a good value for the quality and quantity of food we got.  The restaurant is beautiful, very romantic and elegant yet most of the people in there were not couples (including my friend and I), I definitely thought it would be a majority of couples and we would feel out of place, but it was not like that at all. (picture from DaVinci website) Da Vinci’s is fabulous for a gluten free diet. The gluten free penne can be substituted in almost any pasta dish. I’m not sure what kind of pasta it was (soy or corn maybe) but it was delicious; it tasted just… Read More »

No Comments

Feb 11

Gluten Free pasta dinner at Massimino’s in the North End

Massimino’s is a great authentic restaurant in the North End, a bit off the beaten path and away from the touristy parts, tucked away nicely into a side street. My mom and I decided last minute to go to the North End for dinner, with nowhere in particular in mind, we walked down a few side streets and stumbled upon this little place. Sitting outside was the maître d, a nice jolly old man, extremely friendly. He brought us inside and we were seated right away. The first floor is small and cozy, maybe 10 tables. It had a rustic atmosphere and great service. There is also a second floor in the basement with a bar. We never went down there do I am not sure how big – or… Read More »

No Comments