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Caffe Accademia
34 Via del Tritone
Roma, 00187
Italy

4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
Some gluten free options at this restaurant in central Rome

Reviewer: Gftraveler from South Riding, VA
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

We decided to eat at this restaurant near our hotel and right near the Trevi Fountain in the heart of Rome. Because the street was teeming with tourists and a bit crowded, we decided to sit inside, not out. It was nice inside and the menu was very helpful, in that all items containing gluten were marked. Other allergens were marked, too. While they didn't have any gluten free pizza or pasta, there were many, many options to choose from among the antipasti, salads, and meat entrees (and good grilled vegetables, too!). We had a nice meal and some good wine here. It is a bit pricier than some comparable restaurants, probably because of its location right in the heart of things. For example, I regretted paying 5 euros for a cappuccino, when ordering one from the counter of a bar/coffee shop is usually no more than 2 euros. That's what happens when you order one seated at a restaurant! Oh well...it's Rome!

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Il Tempio Del Gusto
Via Arco di Druso, 11
Spoleto, 06049
Italy

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Wonderful cooking class and dinner in Spoleto, Italy

Reviewer: Gftraveler from South Riding, VA
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Our small tour group of 10 people had a cooking class at this wonderful restaurant with a celebrated chef. We actually helped prepare all the courses of the dinner we ate: an appetizer of prosciutto and squash blossoms stuffed with cheese, an amazing mushroom risotto (or two different homemade pastas for those that were not gluten free), a stuffed chicken breast (specialty of the house), and gluten free crepes stuffed with pastry cream for dessert (this is the course I had the good fortune to prepare!). I would highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of the food, the wonderful and welcoming chef, and the fact that they are open to substituting courses when necessary to make things gluten free. In fact, this was the first time they had attempted making their crepes dessert gluten free, and I think they were happy with the result, so that should be a dessert option in their arsenal now!

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Mama Frites
28 Borgo Pio
Roma, 00193
Italy

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Amazing gluten free Neapolitan style pizza

Reviewer: Gftraveler from South Riding, VA
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

I found myself back in Rome only 16 months after my family's last visit. This time I was with a friend, and we were going on a food/wine tour of Umbria. We flew in and out of Rome, and because I love this city so much -- and because my friend had never been -- we decided to spend a night on either end of our Umbria journey in Rome. On the first night after arriving in Rome, we stayed close to the Vatican, so we'd be close by for our early morning tour. I had, of course, remembered this amazing little cafe on Borgo Pio, which ended up being right down the street from our hotel. So, after our morning tour of the Vatican, and before rushing off to the train station to catch our train up to Umbria, I just had to stop in at Mama Frites and order one of their amazing hard-to-believe-it's-gluten-free Neapolitan pizzas. I'd literally craved this pizza since leaving Rome the last time. This time, I ordered it with ham on top. The entire restaurant (tiny, with only a few tables, and offering take-away) is gluten free, and there are plenty of other things other than pizza on the menu. However, I really think pizza is the thing to order here. I didn't have time to order dessert on this particular visit, but their desserts are amazing, too! You can find a larger restaurant in Trastevere that's owned by the same folks. It is called Mama Eat! (also reviewed here on this website). There is a Mama Eat! in Naples as well. Those two Mama Eat! restaurants aren't 100% gluten free like Mama Frites, but they are very careful and have separate kitchens for the preparation of their gluten free orders.

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L' Officina del Gelato
79 Corso Cavour
Orvieto, 05018
Italy

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
All gelato is gluten free at this shop in Orvieto, Italy

Reviewer: Gftraveler from South Riding, VA
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017

We stumbled up this gelato shop and, when we asked about which flavors might be gluten free, we were told that ALL the flavors were gluten free. They were very proud of that, and they also had gluten free cones. (I think they may also have "regular" cones, too, so I can't say with 100% certainty that everything in the shop is GF or not). Very good gelato...artisan, small batch style. High quality.

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Villa Iva
13 Via Casco dell'Acqua
Casco Dell'acqua, 06039
Italy

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Wonderful grilled meats and family style setting in Trevi

Reviewer: Gftraveler from South Riding, VA
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017

This meal was a real treat. The restaurant is out in the country, and our small tour group of 12 people ate here the first night of our Food and Wine Tour of Umbria. It is a place popular with locals, so you know it must be good. I don’t know that a lot of tourists would go here, unless they were with local guides, like we were, because it is hard to find. The owner (I think his name was Luca), cooks the many meats on the open flame (during the summer, he does this outside, but being October, we were inside). Everything is served family style, course after course. We enjoyed prosciutto, risotto, broccoli rabe, potatoes, and the many meats (pork, steak, and pigeon). All were delicious, as was the panna cotta with a berry topping for dessert. Wonderful experience! The English spoken by the servers was limited, so again, it’s helpful to know Italian or have someone accompany you who does (like a guide)…especially if you need to articulate your gluten free requirements. Most of the food is gluten free, but you’ll need to let them know to substitute risotto for pasta if they are able to (depends on the night).

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