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December 2014/January 2015

Dining Gluten Free at Several Restaurants in Rome

5.0 Palms
3 Restaurants in Rome: L'Invincible, Cotto, and Mama! Eat
Review Type: Restaurants
Location: Rome, Italy (specific street addresses detailed below)
Phone: L'Invincible (+39 06 7049 6047), Cotto (+39 06 8351 1947), Mama! Eat (39 06 5806 2227 )

Contact: Contact each restaurant individually at the numbers above
Date Visited: November 2014
Review Posted: November 29, 2014
Summary These three restaurants in Rome provide a safe and delicious meal for gluten free diners


L'Invincible (Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 48, Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy) is located steps from the Colosseo. We saw the Gluten Free Menu available sign and stopped for lunch. They can make most dishes gluten free, with different kinds of pasta. I ordered Pasta Carbonara (shown here). At this time they did not have gluten free pizza. Their other, non-pasta dishes can also be prepared gluten free. The Pasta Carbonara was incredibly good. Prices were very reasonable too.



Cotto (Via Torino 124, 00184 Rome, Italy) is located behind the Piazza della Republica. We went here as a recommendation by the hotel concierge, and she called ahead to make sure they had a Gluten Free menu. They only had penne pasta but could use it to prepare most of the pasta dishes. Most of their other menu items were either gluten free or could be prepared gluten free. I ordered Pasta Ammatricia and Rack of Lamb. Service and food were both excellent. I should mention that in our week in Rome, we found it to be a paradise for gluten free dining.


Mama! Eat

In our five days in Rome, we went to two of what I thought were the best gluten free options there, both recommended on this website by others (Renovatio La Soffitta, and Voglia di Pizza). Our hotel concierge had also recommended Mama! Eat (Via di San Cosimato 7, 00153 Rome, Italy). It turned out to be our best gluten free dining experience in Rome. I am just sorry that we only made it there on our last day. I could call this a dedicated gluten free restaurant since their gluten free menu is practically the same size as the regular menu (6-7 pages), and all the desserts they had that day were gluten free. We had our best meal of an already exemplary trip where food was concerned. I ordered Mushroom and Parmesan Rissotto and Margherita Pizza -- and the gluten free Tiramisu shown here. The restaurant is well hidden in a small back street in Trastevere, so I suggest either a taxi or make sure you can use your phone GPS. Again, highly recommended if you are in Rome. Can't wait to go back.


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