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The Burnham OIP (Original Italian Pizza) near Lewistown, PA has introduced a varied gluten-free menu.
They are careful w/ cross contamination. gluten-free spouse has already had pizza, chicken tenders, handcut fries, and salad. The waitress even asked if ketchup and andes candies were safe, so they are cautious and trained. Other than Hoss's, this is the only Mifflin County gluten-free restaurant, and it's only 2 minutes from our house!!!!
If traveling north to State College, Burnham OIP is only about 3 minutes off the Electric Ave Exit of 322.
Did anyone hear if McDonald's is changing their gluten free menu? The website nutrtion info appears to be different and with only the wheat listing for allergens, I can't find anything mentioning gluten-free options now.
I agree, my gluten-free spouse and I have enjoyed Piazza Sorrento several times, and were disappointed in September when we drove there on a Sunday to discover they aren't open that day!
My wife loved the gluten-free tags on the dishes, I think that is an awesome idea and it makes one feel confident in what they're eating. We're looking forward to going again soon when in Harrisburg, and highly recommend it.
cpag53: Sorry you had a bad experience, but is one bad apple worth ruining a terrific gluten-free restaurant--one of the few that will serve delicious gluten-free pizza? Picazzo's has gone out of their way to design a gluten-free menu, and even have a separate part of the kitchen for gluten-free food.
I would have taken the free gift card and come back another time. And after 30 minutes, I'd be asking where my pizza was.
We went to Piazza Sorrento on Saturday. It is the third time we have been there, and it was amazing. My gluten-free wife and sister in law are delighted when a gluten-free roll is automatically baked for gluten-free guests. Anything on the menu can be made gluten-free. My wife loves the lasagna and fettucine alfredo. She had a wonderful gluten-free tiramisu for dessert (creme brulee is available also). They even have a live accordion player on Saturdays!
The only bad thing...we went again on Sunday and they were closed, so we had to settle for Red Robin in Hershey. I would highly recommend for any celiacs who need an "Italian Food" fix.
My wife, who is celiac, and I recently vacationed in Maine, and travelled thru NH. Other than the typical favorable experiences at Outback, we had 3 good experiences at local eateries...
Annello's Pastries, Wells, ME: We got there 15 minutes before they closed. My wife loved the Pumpkin Puffs and the Cheese Rolls (she said they were the softest gluten-free rolls she's ever had). We will be ordering from them.
Galyn's Restaurant, Bar Harbor: We emailed owner Gail ahead of time, and she sent us a list of all menu items with gluten. When we got there, Gail talked to us, and then gave instructions to our server and the kitchen. Wonderful meals included Whole lobster, Chef Salad, and the Tarragon Chicken. The gluten-free desserts were amzing, especially the mousse and the Irish Flourless cake!
Rafferty's Pub, North Conway, NH: Very extensive gluten-free menu had my wife's eyes bulging. The Cheese/Bacon Fries were delicious. Chicken Parm was best she ever had (pasta was a little too al dente). Flourless chocolate cake was awesome.
We've always enjoyed Red Robins, other than the one in Southgate, MI near Detroit. After we were sat at a table, a manager told us that they are a franchise separate from corporate RR, and get their supplies from different vendors and couldn't guarantee gluten-free items. We decided to go to an Outback instead. The RR's in PA have all been great though.
BTW, my wife, who is the celiac in the family, absolutely loved Giulio's in Livonia, MI. She says it was her best gluten-free dining experience ever. We may visit Detroit again just for Giulio's pasta.