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My husband and I are going to Boston this weekend to visit friends. I am the only Celiac and I am pregnant so I have to be super careful about where I eat. Any restaurant suggestions in Boston?

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My husband and I are going to Boston this weekend to visit friends. I am the only Celiac and I am pregnant so I have to be super careful about where I eat. Any restaurant suggestions in Boston?

Welcome! I have some good choices for you, however, they are on the high end scale but you will get a fabulous gluten-free meal and won't have to worry that the restaurant will mess up. My favorite is "Rialto" in the Charles Hotel, Harvard Square in Cambridge. Great area to walk around in, very historic. Rialto is one of the few restaurants that has an exclusive, large gluten-free menu. It's outstanding and worth the money. You can choose a prix fix, with courses, or order a la' carte. They have a chocolate lava cake that is gluten-free, which is worth the trip alone. Reservations are required though....it's a popular spot. If you call for a ressie, tell them you are Celiac and they will be ready for you!

The other would be "Elephant Walk", which is Thai. They also have a good gluten-free menu. It has been a couple of years since I have eaten there though, so don't know what the menu looks like.

A good chain restaurant around here, that has excellent Italian is "Carraba's". They are very good for a chain and have a great gluten-free menu. They have a website so you can check on locations.

Boston is a great city in that it is pretty gluten-free friendly. Most waitstaff here, in better restaurants, will get you a good meal where you won't have to worry about being glutened. I eat out successfully in Boston more so than in the suburbs.

One more....Blue Ginger in Wellesley, outside of Boston and not too far, is fantastic. The owner, Ming Tsai, has a PBS cooking show and his son is allergic to everything. So Ming knows allergies and intolerances well and, as long as you tell them in advance, they will be ready and welcoming.

It's another pricey place but safe. They are hard to get a reservation for on a Saturday night though. Wellesley is right off of Rt. 9, which goes into Boston on the Brighton end.

Hope this helps and happy, safe eating!

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Hi!

For something not too expensive and pretty main stream, try Mangiano's. I always stayed away from this place because its a pasta chain so obviously gluten heavy. But when I went there to eat for a work lunch, I was pleasantly suprised that they offered gluten free pasta and a list of sauces I could and could not have. They brought out a salad just for me with only olive oil and vinegar, instead of sharing the community salad everyone else had. I choose the gluten-free pasta with this primavera sauce. And then for dessert, they brought me a creme brulee and I hadnt even ordered it yet! The portions were huge and lasted me for two more meals after. It's located right downtown near the Park Plaza Hotel. You can take the Boylston or Arlington T stops on the Green Line. Buono Appetito!

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PF Changs and Legal Seafoods in the Theatre district are good. PF Changs is great chinese, has a gluten free menu and a dedicated gluten free section in their kitchen. Very affordable and nice atmosphere. Make a reservation though because it is always busy. They even have gluten free desert, just ask.

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Hi!

For something not too expensive and pretty main stream, try Mangiano's. I always stayed away from this place because its a pasta chain so obviously gluten heavy. But when I went there to eat for a work lunch, I was pleasantly suprised that they offered gluten free pasta and a list of sauces I could and could not have. They brought out a salad just for me with only olive oil and vinegar, instead of sharing the community salad everyone else had. I choose the gluten-free pasta with this primavera sauce. And then for dessert, they brought me a creme brulee and I hadnt even ordered it yet! The portions were huge and lasted me for two more meals after. It's located right downtown near the Park Plaza Hotel. You can take the Boylston or Arlington T stops on the Green Line. Buono Appetito!

I love italian! Do they have a special gluten-free menu? Do you have to tell them you have Celiac when you make the reservation?

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I love italian! Do they have a special gluten-free menu? Do you have to tell them you have Celiac when you make the reservation?

I just ate at the Maggianos in south Denver and it was GREAT! The chef came out and went over the menu with me since they don't have an actual printed gluten free menu. We had to wait long er b/c of the special order, but it was REALLY good!!!

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Thanks for this post. I live in Brookline, which is surrounded by Boston, and am always looking for good places.

In Washington Square there's a place conveniently called The Washington Square Tavern that serves Redbridge. The owner has some friends with Celiac disease and the cook and staff are familiar with it. Trustworthy folks with really good-looking food. They change their menu all the time, but they usually have a gluten-free option, just ask.

It's also just a nice place, but small, so come early (around 5:30 or 6ish)

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In Brookline, there's Fireplace (there's duck hash for brunch -- absolutely divine). It's a bit pricey, though.

Also, there's a Wagamama's in Quincy Market, though you might want to double-check everything -- I've eaten there maybe a half dozen times, but was glutened once.

And another place not mentioned is there's a japanese restaurant right next to Back Bay station -- Douzo (I think that's spelled right) -- that has a few regulars who are allergic to gluten, so they usually have gluten-free tamari sauce (and the last time I was there, I was trying to convince them to make some dishes with it)

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