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Mama Ristrobistrot
19 Via Sforza Pallavicini
Roma, 00193
Italy

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
This restaurant in Rome had plenty of gluten free options

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

While this restaurant didn’t have gluten free markings on their menu, they could make all their pastas gluten free by substituting gluten free pasta, and most of the rest of the menu is gluten free as well. They even brought me gluten free bread. I wasn’t in the mood for pasta, so I ordered a grilled vegetable and mozzarella stack to start, followed by the shrimp with lime and mint. Both were outstanding.

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Hotel Della Conciliazione
163 Borgo Pio
Roma, 00193
Italy

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Wonderful Hotel near Vatican, with GF choices at breakfast

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

LOVED this hotel, and it was a great value for the money. If you will be spending some time at the Vatican/St. Peter’s and other sites in the area, like Castel Sant’ Angelo, this is a wonderful location. It took us just 10 minutes to walk to the entrance to the Vatican Museum where our early morning tour started, so this location enabled us to sleep in a bit vs. getting to the area from the more “central” part of Rome. For those days you want to visit the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and other tourist sites in the main part of Rome east of the Vatican, you can still stay here and get to those areas via Rome’s Metro, a taxi, or even walking. I loved the street this hotel was on (Borgo Pio). Very safe, with cafes on either side of the hotel, along with other shops and restaurants lining both sides of the street. It was lively at night in this area as well…plenty to do. The staff at the hotel was super-friendly and helpful, the lobby was light, beautiful, and spacious (with a small bar open at night). The rooms were modern and clean. In fact, this hotel is relatively new, and it shows (in a good way). The rooms had everything we needed and were minimalist but bright and cheery. We also had a lovely fenced-off patio outside our room. Breakfast is sometimes included, depending on how you book the room (some rates include breakfast, others do not…but you can always add it on for about 10 euros, which is a very fair price). It is a very nice buffet, and in addition to deli meats, cheeses, vegetables, hard boiled eggs, and juices, tea, coffee, you can also request gluten free toast. (For your gluten-eating companions, there are croissants, plenty of breads and cereals, too.) I didn’t have time for them to defrost/heat the GF toast (I don’t think they use microwaves like we do here in the States!), as we were in a rush to get to our early-morning Vatican tour, but they gave me three small packets of delicious gluten free tea cookies (never seen this brand in the U.S.). I had one packet then and packed the others in my purse for later.

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Hedera, Sweetness & Company
22 Piazza del Catalone
Roma, 00193
Italy

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten free gelato in Rome

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

Located between St. Peter’s Square and Castel Sant’ Angelo, this gelato shop is worth a visit. All flavors posted that day were gluten free. They offer 6 gelatos and 6 sorbets each day, all made in small batches and free of preservatives, dyes, inulins, chemical thickeners, and alginates. They use the highest quality ingredients, including only fresh, in-season fruit.

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Agriturismo Bartoli
Frazione Patrico sul Monteluco
Spoleto, 06049
Italy

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Place to stay, dine, and truffle hunt in Spoleto, Italy

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

We spent a good chunk of the day at this agriturismo, which is a working farm that welcomes guests to stay (like a B&B). Although we didn't stay here (we were staying at another agriturismo in nearby Bevagna), this looked very nice and sat atop a big hill/small mountain in Umbria with fantastic views. I think I recall that the proprietor said this was the first agriturismo in Umbria (or all of Italy -- I just can't remember). We began the day going out with one of the family members and their truffle hunting dogs to see if we could find some truffles, found only in this part of Italy. Unfortunately, after a little over an hour, the dogs hadn't turned anything up, so we went back to the farmhouse. Here, we enjoyed a wonderful meal of many courses, sitting at a long table with other guests and members of the family. The wife cooks all the meals, and she was glad to accommodate gluten free requests. In fact, a member of their family (granddaughter, I think) has Celiac, so they are well aware of how to prepare safe, tasty gluten free dishes. After a first course of cured meats, cheese, a mini salad, and a wonderful eggplant creation with cheese and tomato sauce, we had gluten free pasta with a light tomato sauce. Our third course was roasted pork, with truffle pesto, sausage, and potatoes. We also enjoyed good wine and capuccinos afterward. This was a unique and lovely way to spend the day. Good views, fresh air, truffle hunting, seeing their beautiful horses grazing, and relaxing with a true Italian family for a true Italian meal.

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Taverna Del 7
8 Vc. Del Sette
Trevi, 06039
Italy

4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Lovely restaurant in Trevi with gluten free options

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

This restaurant is sort of a cave-like atmosphere (you step down to enter the restaurant and it’s mostly underground, but it’s very light, with white brick walls and vaulted ceilings). Our group had a really nice meal. I had a basic salad and gluten free pasta with wild boar ragu for an entrée. They brought me delicious rosemary crackers (in cellphane packaging) instead of bread. They were delicious…wish I’d found out where they bought them so I could have gotten some more to take home!). Our server didn’t speak English, but with the help of our guide, we were able to find out what was gluten free at this restaurant (nothing is marked as such, but there are many options, as is typical in Italy, including the gluten free pasta which could be substituted upon request). A gluten free card explaining your gluten free dietary requirements in Italian would work just fine as well. Their chocolate soufflé for dessert was naturally gluten free…no modifications needed!

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