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Ciao, my name is Veronica and I live in Venice, Italy. Seven years ago I found out my 6 years daughter was celiac....it seems a life ago....At the beginning was hard, like for everybody, but than a lots of new gluten-free products came out. For those of you that would like to come to Italy, I would like to say that here it is not so difficult...we have a little book with all restaurants, pizzerie and ice cream places listed city by city......Please do not esitate to contact me for any informations........ciao Veronica

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Ciao, my name is Veronica and I live in Venice, Italy. Seven years ago I found out my 6 years daughter was celiac....it seems a life ago....At the beginning was hard, like for everybody, but than a lots of new gluten-free products came out. For those of you that would like to come to Italy, I would like to say that here it is not so difficult...we have a little book with all restaurants, pizzerie and ice cream places listed city by city......Please do not esitate to contact me for any informations........ciao Veronica

Ciao, Veronica. I just finished posting this under the other Italy thread a moment ago but want to add here, too, how much I love Italy (we currently live in Canada) and how wonderful it is to find great gluten-free restaurants, etc. I feel safe eating there because people are so aware and knowledgable.

We will be in Venice in a few weeks. Can you recommend gluten-free gelato places and restaurants? We will be staying in Mestre this time as we need to be close to the airport but will be spending time in Venice as well. We are very familiar with Venice. I am also trying to find a massage therapist as I have chronic pain. It would help to have a massage the day before we fly back to Canada. So far no one has responded to my inquiries.

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Ciao, Veronica. I just finished posting this under the other Italy thread a moment ago but want to add here, too, how much I love Italy (we currently live in Canada) and how wonderful it is to find great gluten-free restaurants, etc. I feel safe eating there because people are so aware and knowledgable.

We will be in Venice in a few weeks. Can you recommend gluten-free gelato places and restaurants? We will be staying in Mestre this time as we need to be close to the airport but will be spending time in Venice as well. We are very familiar with Venice. I am also trying to find a massage therapist as I have chronic pain. It would help to have a massage the day before we fly back to Canada. So far no one has responded to my inquiries.

Ciao,

sure I will give you names of restaurants and gelato places. I also would like to tell you that if you go to the pahrmacy you will find a lots of good items, such as pasta ( the best is asolane brand, coookies and snacks ). The only problem is that they are a little expensive for you, because of the dollar change. As far as a massage therapist I will try to give you some name.

I will get back to you tonight

Ciao

Veronica

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Ciao, Veronica. I just finished posting this under the other Italy thread a moment ago but want to add here, too, how much I love Italy (we currently live in Canada) and how wonderful it is to find great gluten-free restaurants, etc. I feel safe eating there because people are so aware and knowledgable.

We will be in Venice in a few weeks. Can you recommend gluten-free gelato places and restaurants? We will be staying in Mestre this time as we need to be close to the airport but will be spending time in Venice as well. We are very familiar with Venice. I am also trying to find a massage therapist as I have chronic pain. It would help to have a massage the day before we fly back to Canada. So far no one has responded to my inquiries.

Here all the informations:

Mestre:

- Al Corso restaurant, this is a pizzeria

Corso del popolo 37

tel 041/981642 closed sunday and monday

- Novotel this is an hotel and restaurant

Via Ceccherini 21

tel 041/5066511

Venice:

- Ristorante da Poggi, this is completely safe and it is close to the railway station

Cannaregio 2103

they also have a www.ristorantedapoggi.it

- Trattoria Do forni: this is a very expensive place, but they know very well the problem....I go there often...it is close to san marco square....everybody knows it

We also have a Hard Rock cafe and they are informed.

Remeber that prosciutto crudo is gluten free and if you are hungry you can buy in the shops everywhere.

I will get back to you with more informations tonight

Ciao

Icecream in Venice:

the best is Grom...you can look in google...Venezia-Grom

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Ciao Veronica,

My name is Alyssa and I am going to Italy in 9 days! I've heard that Venice is one of the worst parts of Italy for a celiac to find safe foods to eat... is this true? I don't speak italian (although I have learned the phrase "Io sono celiaca" and 'senza glutine per favore" as well as various other menial phrases (e.g. grazie). I'm a student that will be backpacking through Venice for a couple of days.

I had read that everyone is super aware of celiac, so I wasn't planning on searching out restaurants/ places where I can eat ahead of time... I was just going to say that phrase and wing it.... I've read that polenta and risoto are staples of Venice and that those are both gluten-free...

Grazie!!!!

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Ciao Veronica,

My name is Alyssa and I am going to Italy in 9 days! I've heard that Venice is one of the worst parts of Italy for a celiac to find safe foods to eat... is this true? I don't speak italian (although I have learned the phrase "Io sono celiaca" and 'senza glutine per favore" as well as various other menial phrases (e.g. grazie). I'm a student that will be backpacking through Venice for a couple of days.

I had read that everyone is super aware of celiac, so I wasn't planning on searching out restaurants/ places where I can eat ahead of time... I was just going to say that phrase and wing it.... I've read that polenta and risoto are staples of Venice and that those are both gluten-free...

Grazie!!!!

Ciao Alyssa,

Not sure whether Veronica is still here - I have not seen her post for ages. I've now been to Venice twice since gluten free (at least ten times before that). We now go twice a year. Venice is not bad for finding gluten free but I suggest you do your research first. Venice is very touristy so most people will understand English. However, whenever I travel to a foreign country, I take restaurant cards along in each language and have it taken to the chef. Grom has gluten free gelato but it is not gluten free everywhere, even some of the fruit flavours, so just be cautious with that. The vendors will tell you, though. I had gluten free pizza in November. If you go to higher-end places they can prepare things for you - just be clear on the cross contamination bit. And yes, risotto and polenta are usually safe - still ask to be sure. It depends on the stock they use (i.e. purchased or homemade). Go to the Rialto Market to pick up fresh fruit and veg. Or another market or even supermarket.

Other parts of Italy are definitely better known for their food than Venice (because it is so touristy and tourists unfortunately are catered to) but there are excellent spots to eat. In what area are you staying?

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