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Lorraine Lim Catering
1401 Tower Square
Ventura, CA 93003
United States

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Catering company offers gluten free options in Ventura, CA Apr 04, 2018
reviewer: Lovetodinegf

We recently attended a small outdoor lunch in Santa Barbara catered by Lorraine Lim catering. It was casual (sandwiches, salads, beverages, and dessert), but it was beautifully presented, and EVERYTHING was gluten free, as many of the guests, including us, at the event were gluten free. I'm not sure the non-GF guests even noticed that it was gluten free, to be honest. Everything was tasty, and it was nice to learn that this catering company is able to not only accommodate special dietary requests like gluten free -- but really make everything delicious. They even had wonderful macarons and meringues for dessert. If you are hosting an event, big or small, and have guests with special dietary needs, you will want to give this company consideration. They service Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Ventura.

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Patxi's Pizza
515 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Santa Barbara restaurant offers gluten free pizza Apr 04, 2018
reviewer: Lovetodinegf

This restaurant on State Street in Santa Barbara has gluten free pizza crust (homemade) available, and they even offer large sized gluten free pizzas, which is often hard to find. When you tell them upon ordering that you are Celiac (or following a medically necessary gluten free diet), they take proper precautions in the kitchen to avoid cross contamination. They also offer an extensive array of salads at this restaurant, most of which are gluten free by nature or can be adapted to be (just talk to your server). They are generously portioned, fresh, and delicious. The dine in area of the restaurant is quite spacious and nice.

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Persona Pizza
905 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States

4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
Gluten free pizza in Santa Barbara, CA Apr 04, 2018
reviewer: Lovetodinegf

This is a wood fired pizza restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara. It’s one of those places where you go through the line choosing your own toppings for the pizza, similar to how you would go through the line at Chipotle. They have gluten free crusts premade and wrapped in plastic wrap. They are not one of the typical brands of pre-made pizza crusts you find a lot of places. I forgot to ask, but I think they are homemade. They are thin, Italian wood-fired Neapolitan style (but without the thicker edges). They clean the whole prep area when you request a gluten free pizza and also put on new plastic gloves. Then they pull out a wooden pizza board and sprinkle just a little bit of gluten free flour on it. Then they put the gluten free crust on the board and top it with sauce and your choice of toppings. It is probably best to request that they use “fresh” tomato sauce that hasn’t been dipped in with the ladle, since they rub the ladle around the pizza crusts. Using a fresh supply of sauce and a clean ladle will reduce the chance of cross contamination. The pizza was ready in about 5 minutes and was really good. We ordered the Margherita pizza.

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Lilac Patisserie
1017 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Santa Barbara cafe and bakery is Heaven on Earth for gluten free diners Apr 04, 2018
reviewer: Lovetodinegf

Oh my goodness...I don't even know what to say about this place. It is literally Heaven on Earth for anyone who is gluten free, especially those with Celiac Disease. That's because it's 100% gluten free, so there is no risk of cross contamination, and you can order anything in the restaurant. There is some seating here (but not a ton), and they offer savory breakfast and lunch entrees, in addition to many baked goods and sweets.

We had lunch here, ordering an array of sandwiches, grilled cheese, salads and brunch items. Then, we went back a little while later to get cookies, lemon bars, and cake slices for dessert -- and then some coffee cakes and muffins to take with us for breakfast the next morning.

They are only open until 5 pm, so if you want a light dinner, you have to eat early. Otherwise, this cafe is perfect for any healthy meal, and their pastries and baked goods are absolutely divine. There is no way to tell they are gluten free...you would never guess it. They were moist and perfectly prepared. The bread for the sandwiches was outstanding, too. They make 4-5 varieties in house, and we even ordered a loaf of the honey oat to take with us. They brioche bread was equally outstanding.

I have to say this may just be the very best dedicated gluten free cafe/bakery we've ever been to. Because we only need to be gluten free (not dairy free or free of any other allergens), I didn't pay particular attention to whether they also offered items free of other allergens. But if you are only gluten free, this is the place for you. I am so sad we don't live closer (we made a point of coming here while on vacation, after reading other reviews of the cafe/bakery on this website). Can't wait to go back to Santa Barbara again someday just to visit Lilac Patisserie! I'd give this a 10-palm rating if I could!

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BRIO Tuscan Grille
11776 Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA 22033
United States

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Good gluten free options at Italian restaurant in Fairfax VA Jun 07, 2017
reviewer: Lovetodinegf

Their Gluten Free Menu is fairly limited, but everything on it is really good. They have some salads to choose from (2 starter ones and one entree one with salmon), a Pasta Brio that I order a lot (it's GF pasta with chicken, mushrooms, and red pepper sauce -- yummy!), and 5 other options (steaks, grilled salmon with lemon caper sauce, a wonderful grilled chicken breast with delicious sides, and shrimp risotto with lobster tail). Nothing is plain here...you will enjoy wonderful full-flavor cooking with any gluten free dish you order. Really delicious food. This is a chain, so check their website for other locations where you might be traveling, too.

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