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We live in Estes Park, and my husband is a celiac. We often eat at Mama Rose's, discuss gluten-free protocol with waitstaff, and have repeatedly spoken to managers there over the past three years. Their gluten-free food is wonderful, and the spaghetti-like zucchini is NOT boiled in the pasta water. Mama Rose's Italian Restaurant created special menu items that are delicious, nutricious and gluten-free; and they are following proper protocol from the kitchen to the table. The person who wrote on this blog that the zucchini is boiled with the pasta is spreading false information. After I read that, I have been interviewing everyone there from the maitre d' to the waitstaff, and EVERYONE I have spoken to there has explained how the zucchini is kept away from the pasta. The restaurant personnel KNOW the proper protocol, and they follow it. Why would a restaurant go through the trouble of creating this special menu for celiacs, lie about it, and serve food that will make their patrons sick? Let's be more responsible about what we report and more appreciative of the restaurants who have chosen to accommodate celiacs.