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Buca di Beppo
90 Yorktown Mall Drive
Lombard, IL 60148


4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
Delicious Gluten Free Food and Knowledgeable Staff at restaurant in Lombard, Illinois Aug 29, 2011
reviewer: Angelbuttons77 from Chicagoland, IL, USA

Buca di Beppo is a very special restaurant to my husband and me, as it was the site of our first date, as well as our rehearsal dinner. So when I figured out that I am gluten intolerant, I was very upset to think of our annual anniversary meal at our favorite restaurant being "taken away" from me. I was able to see on their web site that I could still have several gluten-free options, however. So we decided to take a chance and have our anniversary lunch at Buca. When I was ordering, I had made sure ahead of time that I knew what to ask for, from studying the web site. When I asked the server to substitute veggies for the pasta that came with the dish, and then asked for no flour dredge, he asked if I needed my meal to be gluten-free. It was surprising to know that they train their staff to be knowledgeable of their menu, and how to help someone dine there gluten-free. He made sure that my chicken was cooked in a fresh pan, had no flour, and that the broccoli I ordered was cooked in a gluten-free pan as well. It was delicious, and safe. A very nice combination. I'm not sure how much cross-contamination is evident in their kitchen, as I'm not severely sensitive to cross-contamination. But since they are knowledgeable and trained about gluten allergies, I'm hoping that others will have as wonderful an experience as I did! **Note from GlutenFreeTravelSite: We're not sure if this reviewer knew this or not, but Buca di Beppo actually offers a gluten-free menu: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/pdf/GlutenFreeMenu.pdf

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Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery
13 West 1st Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten Free Bakery in Hinsdale, Illinois - Tastes Better Than Traditional!! Aug 29, 2011
reviewer: Angelbuttons77 from Chicagoland, IL, USA

Sweet Ali's Gluten-free Bakery is AMAZING. I have tried bread, rolls, cupcakes, and cinnamon rolls from this bakery so far. And everything has been superb. The cinnamon rolls are better than any cinnamon roll I've ever eaten (Gluten Free or otherwise). Sweet Ali's has a standard set of cupcakes each day, with a special weekly flavor offered. I've had the yellow cake with buttercream, and the coconut cloud cupcake. Both were absolutely wonderful, with none of the grittiness that can be found in GF baking. Their sandwich bread is soft and tasty, and the hot dog and hamburger rolls are perfect. The cheesy rolls are so good, you won't want to stop eating! This bakery also offers dairy-free and soy-free variations of many foods. Buy fresh baked products, frozen doughs and breads, or even their special Gluten Free flour mix! Definitely worth the trip to this dedicated gluten-free bakery!

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Weber Grill
2331 Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL 60148


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Delicious AND conscientious gluten-free dining at restaurant in Lombard, Illinois! Aug 29, 2011
reviewer: Angelbuttons77 from Chicagoland, IL, USA

I went to Weber Grill with my entire family (10 guests in all) this past Saturday. I didn't know if they had a gluten-free menu or not, but I figured I could find something to eat. I am gluten intolerant, and tend to have a bit easier time finding things I can eat. I want to recommend this restaurant to any person who cannot have gluten. Not only do they serve delicious food, their staff is very knowledgeable and conscientious about gluten contamination. They have a truly dedicated procedure in place for people who cannot have gluten. They have a "real" gluten-free menu to hand you, and there is a wide variety of foods they serve gluten-free. They also have gluten-free hamburger buns! From appetizers, to sides, they have everything spelled out well. The server we had said that they take gluten allergies very seriously, and would prepare my food in such a way as to minimize cross-contamination as much as possible. The kitchen staff signs off on the plate being gluten-free, and the manager brings that plate directly to the diner. They were completely amazing. They even have a gluten-free beer on their bar menu! Everything I ate was delicious, and I had no problems afterward. I highly recommend this restaurant both for the quality and taste of the food, as well as for the attentiveness and caring of the staff.

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