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We are spending a few days in Venice before boarding a cruise and when I think of Italy all I can think of is pizza and pasta...any suggestions for restaurants in Venice...We will be staying on the Grand Canal at the Hotel Carlton.

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We are spending a few days in Venice before boarding a cruise and when I think of Italy all I can think of is pizza and pasta...any suggestions for restaurants in Venice...We will be staying on the Grand Canal at the Hotel Carlton.

As far as I know, Italy is great for gluten free. I haven't been there since I was diagnosed, but many of the gluten free pastas, breads etc we get in Australia are Italian. Apparently they test all school kids for coeliac disease in Italy and as such there's a pretty good awareness of gluten intolerance. I'm not sure of any specfic restaurants, but hopefully as awareness is so high, you should simply be able to request a gluten free meal. Hope this helps!

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Thanks Olivegirl, that is encouraging news. I also have a Select Wisely card in Italian so I will be able to communicate with the waiters that I am gluten intolerant. I hope that someone who has been to Venice can recommend a restaurant or two.

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I'll try to find the names but there are two great gluten-free restaurants in Venice, I can remember how to walk there from anywhere but cant recall the names! There is also a Italian restaurant site which lists it and others. Maybe someone has the link or if you search our forum you can find the names from a year or two ago.

If you go to Ancona, there is a great gluten-free place there too.

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Thanks Olivegirl, that is encouraging news. I also have a Select Wisely card in Italian so I will be able to communicate with the waiters that I am gluten intolerant. I hope that someone who has been to Venice can recommend a restaurant or two.

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We are spending a few days in Venice before boarding a cruise and when I think of Italy all I can think of is pizza and pasta...any suggestions for restaurants in Venice...We will be staying on the Grand Canal at the Hotel Carlton.

I was in Venice last year and found it very easy to find gluten and lactose free foods. I don't speak very much italian, but simply said 'senza glutine e senza latte' (without gluten or milk) - I had no problems at all. Seems like they're very used to allergic visitors :)

Have a wonderful trip!

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Italy is great for celiac disease, it is a recognised disease there and sufferers get free gluten free food. Maybe the people at the celiac society of italy will be able to help? You can contact them here segreteria@celiachia.it

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Thanks for the info..I will definetly follow up on it. Will only be there 2 days but would love to be able to eat something other than a salad...LOL

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Ciao,

my name is Veronica and I live in Venice.

Here in Italy it is quite easy...we have restaurants in all the city and the are secure.

If you need any informations do9 not esiste to contact me

Ciao Veronica

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one other place too but I cant find the name just now

Thanks for the info..I will definetly follow up on it. Will only be there 2 days but would love to be able to eat something other than a salad...LOL

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Ciao,

my name is Veronica and I live in Venice.

Here in Italy it is quite easy...we have restaurants in all the city and the are secure.

If you need any informations do9 not esiste to contact me

Ciao Veronica

Ciao, Veronica! I love Italy and have been there many times. My husband and I own a house in Istria and fly into and out of Venice. We hope to be there in a few weeks. Italy is the easiest place to be gluten free I have found. Are you aware of any gluten-free places in Mestre? We will be staying there this time as it is so close to the airport (early flight).

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