The beautiful Italian metropolis of Milan is a fantastic choice for gluten free travellers. Not only is it a stunning city with plenty to see and do, it’s also great for those living a gluten free lifestyle. Click To Tweet

In Milan, you’ll be treated to so many options when it comes to gluten free dining. These are just a few of our favourite gluten free hotspots in Milan.

GluFree Bakery

Via Curtatone, 6, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

With its central location and an amazing variety of treats, this is the perfect place to start your first day of sightseeing in Milan. Nothing excites us quite like a gluten free bakery, and when you visit the GluFree Bakery of Milan you won’t be disappointed!

PanPerMe

Viale Monte Nero, 57, 20135 Milano MI, Italy

This is the ideal spot for a lazy Italian brunch, something we definitely recommend you indulge in during your time in Milan. A favourite with locals, PanPerMe serves a wide range of gluten free delicacies. Don’t miss it.

La Cantina Piemontese

Via Laghetto, 2, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

For a decadent Italian dinner make your way to La Cantina Piemontese, a wonderful authentic Italian restaurant serving up simple, wholesome dishes made with beautiful locally sourced ingredients.

Shaolin State of Harmony

Via Teglio, 11, 20158 Milano MI, Italy

Shaolin State of Harmony is a fantastic spot for a health kick. This restaurant specialises in raw, vegan food so if you dine here you’ll definitely leave with a spring in your step. Diners have commended the restaurant for its fabulous gluten free choices, too.

Gusto 17

Via Savona, 17, 20144 Milano MI, Italy

No one should ever visit Milan without trying a gelato, and Gusto 17 is the perfect place to do just that. The ice cream parlour offers a wide range of delicious gluten free gelatos, so make sure you leave room for dessert and head here!

Tigella’s

Via Anfiteatro, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Sample a delicious platter of classic Italian charcuterie at Tigella’s, along with wonderful gluten free bread, fresh from the oven. This is a good choice if you’re on a budget, as not only is the food at Tigella’s delicious – it won’t break the bank either.

Be Bop Ristorante e Pizzeria

Viale Col di Lana, 4, 20136 Milano MI, Italy

You can’t tour Milan without indulging in pizzas, gluten free or not! Thankfully, Be Bop serves up a huge variety of classic Italian pizzas which are gluten free and don’t make any sacrifices in terms of flavour. Make sure you try one.

Peperino Pizza

Via Crispi, 2, 20154 Milano MI, Italy

Another great choice if you’re on the hunt for gluten free pizza, Peperino offers no less than 35 different gluten free pizzas, so you’ll definitely find something you fancy here. In fact, the gluten free pizzas are so good that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally been served the real deal!

Iyo

Via Piero della Francesca, 74, 20154 Milano MI, Italy

For something completely different, why not try this fantastic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Milan? The sushi and sashimi are wonderful, and there are so many gluten free dishes to choose from. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Osteria dei 5 Sensi

17, Via Cicco Simonetta, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

Rest assured that the owners of this beautiful Mediterranean restaurant really know their stuff when it comes to gluten free dining. That’s because they decided to launch their gluten free menu when they learnt that their son was a celiac. The food is a sight to behold, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Have we missed any of your favourite gluten free spots in Milan? Leave us a comment and let us know!

 

Pin to Pinterest

Gluten Free Madrid
Eating gluten free in Madrid definitely doesn’t mean you have to miss out on trying the world-famous Spanish cuisine. You can still indulge in typical Mediterranean dishes like tapas and paella without the risk of consuming any gluten. Click To Tweet

 

Madrid’s association for Coeliacs and gluten sensitive people boasts a list brimming with more than 50 fantastic restaurants. Each of these establishments has been individually tested and certified as gluten free and safe for coeliacs, giving you plenty to choose from. Here are just 5 incredible gluten free restaurants in Madrid we recommend for delicious eats.

Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Madrid

Celicioso

Address: Calle Hortaleza, 3

A fun play on the words “celiac” (coeliac) and “delicioso” (delicious), this bakery is famous throughout the city for its wonderful baked goods made without even the slightest hint of gluten. From indulgent peanut butter cupcakes and creamy cheesecakes to wonderfully chewy cookies and savoury sandwich breads, Celicioso has everything you need to satisfy any type of craving. The best part is this bakery is 100% gluten free, so you can order anything you like!

El Nerú

Address: Calle Boradores, 5

Drinking beer with friends is a huge part of Spanish culture, but it’s not easy for people with a gluten-intolerance to join in. Until now! El Nerú is a cider house in the centre of the city which offers a fantastic choice of locally-brewed gluten-free ciders, plus a couple of gluten-free beers. They’ve also got an incredible tapas menu with a handful of gluten-free options, such as Asturian pork and beans, as well as hake fish served in a cider-prawn sauce.

La Concha

Address: Cava Baja, 7

Another fantastic option for tapas when you’re gluten free in Madrid, La Concha is a small tavern nestled in amongst the many bars in the La Latino area that offers a full gluten-free menu. The dishes closely mimic those on the standard tapas menu, with delicious options such as smoked cod, homemade meatballs in tomato sauce and mini squids cooked in their own ink. The gluten-free items are even the same price as the standard items – something you rarely see!

El Arrozal

Address: Calle Segovia, 13

Most locals agree that you get the best gluten-free paella from El Arrozal. And we’re not going to argue! This restaurant specialises in rice dishes and has a separate gluten-free kitchen where they make all their coeliac-friendly dishes, from paella and grilled meat to salads and desserts. There’s a huge variety of paellas to choose from (16 the last time we counted!) most of which are available in single-serving portions, making them perfect if your dining partner fancies something else.

Lambuzo

Address: Calle de Las Conchas, 9

Lambuzo is a small, family-run restaurant that serves up a delectable selection of Andalusian specialities. Although they don’t advertise a gluten free menu, the staff at Lambuzo cater exceptionally well for anyone avoiding gluten. Simply let your waiter know and they’ll return with all kinds of tempting gluten-free options that will be freshly prepared especially for you.

Eating gluten free in Madrid definitely doesn’t mean you have to miss out on trying the world-famous Spanish cuisine. You can still indulge in typical Mediterranean dishes like tapas and paella without the risk of consuming any gluten.

Gluten Free Rome
Good cuisine doesn’t have to be a distant memory for those who suffer from gluten intolerance. Click To Tweet

Rome has a lot to offer its visitors: historically-rich monuments, breathtakingly beautiful architecture, incredible designer fashion and (best of all) deliciously drool-worthy food! Despite being known for its gluten-heavy pasta, pizzas and breads, Rome is an excellent place for coeliac foodies to visit, with a huge number of gluten free restaurants delivering traditional Italian cuisine without the gluten.

Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Rome

Il Viaggio

Address: Via Isonzo, 14

With a mission statement of “Good cuisine doesn’t have to be a distant memory for those who suffer from gluten intolerance”, you know a meal at Il Viaggio is going to be amazing. Both the standard and the gluten free menus offer the same delectable dishes and the kitchen is strict when it comes to using separate utensils to avoid cross-contamination.

Choose from classics such as spaghetti with clams and tiramisu or be adventurous and order veal salad with a sweet mustard sauce followed by sesame salmon with crunchy vegetables. If you want to get more involved, you can even sign up for their gluten-free cooking classes!

La Soffitta Renovatio

Address: Piazza del Risorgimento, 46/A

One of the best gluten free restaurants in Rome for pizza lovers, La Soffitta Renovatio is certified gluten free by the AIC (Associazione Italiana Celiachia) and specialises in thin and crispy Roman-style pizzas.

Other gluten free delights include amazing gnocchi, incredible calzones, a vast selection of antipasti and truly decadent cheesecake. La Soffitta Renovatio is situated just a short distance away from the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Square, making it the ideal place to stop for lunch when you’re sightseeing.

Voglia di Pizza

Address: Via dei Giubbonari, 33

Another excellent choice for gluten free pizza, Voglia di Pizza serves up all the traditional types of oven-fired pizza, like Napoli, marinara and Margherita, as well as super-creative pizzas made with exciting, flavour-packed ingredients such as pancetta, German sausages and brie.

There’s also a great selection of gluten free desserts, including an incredibly rich and creamy tiramisu. One of the best things about this restaurant is that the prices are very reasonable and the gluten free pizzas cost the same as the regular ones!

Sans de Blé

Address: Via G. Chiabrera 58/C

When a sweet craving hits, pop into Sans de Blé and pair a deliciously frothy cappuccino with one of their amazing gluten free goodies. From sweet cakes, biscuits, pastries, doughnuts, meringues and tarts to savoury sandwiches, pizza, muffins and bread, this bakery has got everything to give you the extra energy you need to carry on exploring the city. Absolutely everything is gluten free, so you can order whatever you like and not have to worry about the consequences!

Zuma

Address: Palazzo Fendi, Via Della Fontanella di Borghese, 48

One of the more unusual gluten free restaurants in Rome, Zuma serves up a fantastic fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisine. From the fancy décor which combines elegant Japanese design with glamorous Italian cinema to the menu brimming with delights such as roasted lobster with green chilli butter and spicy beef tenderloin with sesame and sweet soy sauce, everything about Zuma is the perfect balance of Asian-Mediterranean and offers a delectable insight into the city’s developing international food scene.

Rome might not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of travel destinations for anyone avoiding gluten. But the city’s impressive knowledge of coeliac disease and their almost constantly expanding range of gluten free restaurants make being gluten free in Rome easy!

Gluten Free Tenerife Spain
Although you’ll struggle to find any completely gluten-free Tenerife restaurants that cater entirely to Coeliacs, there are plenty of restaurants that serve a decent selection of gluten-free options. Click To Tweet

Tenerife is a tiny volcanic island off the northwestern coast of Africa which, along with Gran Canaria and five other small islands, makes up the Canary Islands. Home to year-round gorgeous weather and a wonderful landscape brimming with everything from natural beaches and hiking trails to purpose-built resorts and award-winning water parks, this island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, visited by millions of tourists from around the world each year.

One of the best parts about being on holiday in gluten free Tenerife is eating out and trying the local food. And although you’ll struggle to find any completely gluten-free Tenerife restaurants that cater entirely to Coeliacs, there are plenty of restaurants that serve a decent selection of gluten-free options.

To help you get started, here are some of my favourite gluten-free Tenerife restaurants which serve up delicious eats:

Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for Breakfast

Olive Garden Deli

Address: Floor 1, Avenida San Francisco, 6, Los Cristianos

Whatever you do, make sure you visit Olive Garden Deli on an empty stomach because you’ll need it! This homely café serves some of the most amazing breakfasts in Tenerife, including a host of gluten-free options. From light and fluffy American-style waffles drizzled with maple syrup to homemade gluten-free toast sliced into huge wedges and slathered with butter, the portions are so generous here you’ll end up taking half of your meal back to your room for later!

Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for Lunch

Milano Eis Café

Address: Urbanizacion Playa Fañabe, 9, Costa Adeje

One of the best places on the island if you’re a fan of Italian food, Milano Eis Café offers a full gluten-free menu brimming with pizzas and kinds of pasta, which contain absolutely no gluten at all. Better yet, there’s even a couple of gluten-free beers to choose from to wash down your lunch. If you’re not in the mood for Italian, there are plenty of Canarian grilled fish and meat dishes which can be made gluten-free, too.

Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for an Afternoon Snack

Harriet’s Tea Room and Restaurant

Address: Local 56 Central Commercial, Playa Fanabe, Costa Adeje

This typical British tea room is a wonderful place to visit for a comforting taste of home. From rich fruit cakes loaded with sultanas and decadent brownies drizzled with chocolate sauce to sandwich cakes piled high with fresh cream and crumbly almond slices with buttery flaked nuts, Harriet’s Tea Room and Restaurant offers a huge selection of gluten-free baked goods. If you’re in the mood for something a little more hearty, they also serve sandwiches, burgers, jacket potatoes and salads.

Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for Dinner

Union Café Bar

Address: Avenida Juan Carlos I, 33, Arona

Offering up the perfect blend of gluten-free dishes and healthy eats, Union Café Bar is the place to go when you want to indulge without piling on the pounds. They’ve got a huge gluten-free menu which includes gourmet vegan burgers, freshly prepared salads, sweet potato chips and loads more nutritious, gluten-free twists on traditional fast food. If you visit in the morning, you’ll also find a plethora of healthy breakfast options, plus smoothies and exotic fruit juices.

If Tenerife is on your travel bucket list and you’re worried you’ll end up going hungry, don’t be! The food scene might be a little behind the times when it comes to restaurants offering exclusively gluten-free food, but you’ll still find plenty of choices when dining out, no matter where you go. And if all else fails, you can always put on a polite smile and ask the chef if they’ll make you something special.

Gluten Free Gran Canaria
Tourism is the main industry of Gran Canaria with lots of resorts, hotels, restaurants and activities to do all around the island. Click To Tweet

The volcanic island of Gran Canaria makes up one of the seven Spanish Canary islands. It’s located in the Atlantic Ocean, around 210km off the coast of Africa. Due to the island’s location it experiences year round sunshine and has it’s very own microclimate. Tourism is the main industry of Gran Canaria with lots of resorts, hotels, restaurants and activities to do all around the island.

Question is, for a coeliac traveller, what are the gluten free food options like over there?

On first glance, when strolling through a resort and scanning the menus outside each restaurant, it doesn’t seem like there is a great deal of choice on offer. However, if you speak to the waiting staff, most of who speak very good English, they are usually more than obliging to help you pick something gluten-free off the menu or tell you how a meal can be adapted. In terms of gluten free meals actually being highlighted on restaurant menus, I found this was quite rare in Gran Canaria but there were a few restaurants that did this.

Having travelled around a lot of the island and after visiting many of the towns and resorts,

I have picked my top 3 gluten free friendly restaurants in Gran Canaria:

Mana 264

Avenida Estados Unidos 54 Local, 131-18, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain

This was a funky, dimly lit restaurant that served spanish cuisine, including tapas style food. They, unlike a lot of restaurants in Gran Canaria, actually marked on their menu card what was gluten free and what food was not, which was great for a coeliac. A few of the tapas choices were gluten free and others were able to be adapted.

Basils

108 Local, 35138 Puerto de MoganMogan, Gran Canaria, Spain (permanently closed)

A cosy, small restaurant on the edge of the harbour, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. This restaurant served mediterranean style meals, from pizza to paella. Once I had explained to the waiting staff about my gluten allergy they brought out a menu card which described the ingredients of each dish and if there were any allergens, they also explained how dishes could be amended to be gluten free. Fish dishes are really great here and even better when washed down with a nice glass of sangria and looking out to sea, heaven!

 

Ristorante Pizzeria Piccola Italia

C.C. San Agustin 2a Planta Loc. 156 | Calle Las Dalia, Gran Canaria, Spain

Quite a large restaurant located in San Augustin, Maspalomas. This place was really worth seeking out as they served both gluten free pizza and gluten free pasta, the only place I came across in Gran Canaria that did, so lots of choice for the coeliac visitor! The waiting staff appeared to be very knowledgeable regarding allergies. I recommend the gluten free pizza margherita, the base was really good and the creamy mozzarella and tomato topping was delicious, they did not skimp on the cheese here!

As Gran Canaria is a Spanish island, tapas is a very popular menu choice there and a lot of them are actually gluten free. Listed below are a few of the most popular dishes that are also naturally gluten free (always confirm with restaurant):

  • Patatas Bravas: Potatoes cooked in a tomato sauce.
  • Pimientos de Padron: Cooked small, green peppers seasoned with salt.
  • Gambas al Ajillo: King prawns fried in a garlic and chilli oil.
  • Serrano Ham: A cured spanish ham, cut into wafer thin slices.
  • Tortilla da Patatas: A spanish omelette, usually made with egg, onions and potato.
  • Olives
  • Manchego Cheese.
Sin Gluten! Eat Your Way Around Gluten Free Spain
The Biocasa health food shop in the old town central district is huge and offers a great range of gluten free foods. Click To Tweet

Living with a food allergy or intolerance can be a challenge even in our own country. I remember the hours spent searching supermarket aisles, reading ingredients labels, trying different brands to finally find a range of foods that not only taste delicious but more importantly food I felt I could trust.

For me going on holiday or traveling, meant packing as much gluten free food as I could. Oats, bread, pasta, and snacks would all be stuffed into my suitcase. I did not want to risk living on a diet of fruit, vegetables, and rice or even worse – getting sick!

On many occasion I would be asking ‘Do I pack the cute orange shoes or that extra pack of gluten free oats’?! Tough decision and yes we have all been there!

I did not know what to expect from Spain, a Mediterranean diet with bread (and red wine) at the heart of every meal. I assumed gluten free would not be easily available and I would be sat watching everyone else tucking into their morning tostadas!

Upon arriving in the beautiful city of Malaga, the choices of places to eat was pretty impressive. Most restaurants offer a gluten free bread option, as well as gluten free tapas.

If like me, you like to prepare your own food Malaga has one of the best health food shops I have been in for a long time. The Biocasa health food shop in the old town central district is huge and offers a great range of gluten free foods. You will spend way to much time looking through all of their quirky and beautifully packaged food.

Move further down the coast to Vera Playa, Garrucha and Mojacar and you are welcomed into rural Spain.

Has gluten free made it’s way to the smaller and more traditionally ‘Spanish’ towns?

Thankfully the answer to this is YES!

Spanish supermarkets such as Consum and Mercadona have aisles dedicated to gluten free food and you will be able to buy pasta, bread, pastries, soups and many more food items you would ordinarily buy at home.

spanish gluten free logoMost food in general in the supermarket will also be labeled with a gluten free logo too – for example nearly all of the crisps have a logo detailing if they are gluten free, as well as other food products.

I was really surprised at how much easier it is to actually shop in Spanish supermarkets because of the clear markings.gluten free chickpea flour

The Spanish LOVE to cook with different flours, so chickpea flour and rice flour are super cheap and easy to find. I was able to make some delicious chickpea pastry!

Search around as many gluten free products are also neatly nestled in with other food.

The towns of Vera and Garrucha both have amazing health food shops, small but perfectly formed and offering other gluten free food options.

gluten free muesliHerbolario in Garrucha stocks many well-recognised brands as well as quirkier food brands too. I found this delicious gluten free ‘low sugar’ muesli in Herbolario in Garrucha.

Eating out ‘gluten free’ in Garrucha and Vera is relatively easy, menus offer lots of fresh fish and deliciously cooked tapas. When it comes to gluten free bread, Spain can offer you several varieties, which can be found not only in supermarkets but also in restaurants and coffee shops.

If you do not speak Spanish, communicating will obviously be a challenge, but as long as you can say ‘Sin Gluten’ most servers will understand what you mean.

We have recommended a couple of places, you can feel safe in the knowledge you can eat, get merry and be happy!

Eating Gluten free in Garrucha

  1. La Cantina De Flor Paseo del Malecon, 80, 04630 Garrucha, Almería – Coffee Shop with great tapas and breakfast
  2. Alcala Calle Mayor, 150, 04630 Garrucha, Almería – Coffee Shop by day and tapas bar by night. Lovely terrace in the old town
  3. Gnomo Feliz Ctra. Vera – Garrucha, Desvío Puerto Rey, 04620, Almería – Delicious restaurant with great views and traditional Spanish food

Eating Gluten free in Vera

  1. Pepe’s bar and grill Plaza del Hospital, 6, 04620 Vera, Almería – Lovely restaurant offering main meals and tapas
  2. Juan Moreno Ctra. de Ronda, 3, 04620 Vera, Almería – Traditional restaurant offering home cooked delicious food

 

Related Tag: Gluten Free Meals

Beautiful Gluten Free Barcelona Spain
Like any city and depending on how much time you plan on staying, Barcelona is home to some beautiful markets. Markets where you can pick up fresh fruit, veg, cheese and other traditional delicacies. Click To Tweet

Traveling in Spain has certainly opened up my eyes to just how ‘common’ gluten free diets have become – thankfully for us, this is a good thing!

Southern Spain has impressed me; with small towns home to many small but awesome cafes and restaurants offering gluten free menu options. For a country with a HUGE reliance on wheat for many of their meals, it was certainly a welcome surprise.

Yay, I could eat the same food as everyone else!

I always hoped a city like Barcelona would live up to its reputation of offering diverse and amazing cuisine, and even more so for those with Coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Like any city and depending on how much time you plan on staying, Barcelona is home to some beautiful markets. Markets where you can pick up fresh fruit, veg, cheese and other traditional delicacies.

For me, having the option to buy and cook my own food is a ‘backup’ plan I like to know I can fall back on. I have walked away from restaurants with the rumble of hunger in my stomach way too often, you soon become a pro at planning when you have a dietary requirement like gluten intolerance.

Get ready to feast your eyes on our top picks of places you can eat gluten free in the beautiful and romantic city of Barcelona.

Buenos Dias or good morning, let’s start with gluten free breakfast of champions in Barcelona.

There are a host of bakeries you can pick up a snack time breakfast treat (see below bakeries), but if you want to sit down and enjoy your breakfast in polite surroundings then look no further!

  1. Brunch & Cake Carrer d’Enric Granados, 19, 08007
    Such a cute name for a lovely little breakfast place. Offering an impressive range and well thought out creative menu. Gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian are all well catered for.  It does get busy, so be prepared to queue or arrive at 9am!
  2. Menssana Carrer Sardenya 48, 08005
    Reminiscent of a breakfast space you would find in California, the laid back feel of Menssana immediately puts you at ease. An interesting and varied menu offering delicious, fresh gluten free food. Staff are also very helpful and knowledgeable!

Gluten Free Lunch and Dinner

There is never enough time to eat in all the places you want, so the below are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to lunch and dinner options in bountiful Barcelona.

  1. Flax & Kale allers 74B, 08001
    As someone with a dietary requirement, when you see the word Kale in the name of a restaurant, you know there will be something you can eat. This lovely restaurant serves fresh food in a calm atmosphere. The service could have been better, but the food menu and taste certainly made up for it. Vegetarians and vegans are also catered for too. A lovely relaxed place for a spot of lunch.
  2. L’Antic Bocoi del Gotic Baixada de Viladecols, 3, 08002
    Certainly, a mouthful to pronounce, but definitely worth a visit. A lovely, cozy restaurant offering traditional Spanish food. Impressive gluten free menu and impeccable service make for a very special dinner.

Sugar and spice and all things nice (and gluten free of course)!

  1. Jansana Gluten Free Bakery C/Balmes 106, 08008
    Donuts, cakes, muffins and other lovely little fancies are waiting to be devoured. A very swish, modern and ultra cool bakery where you can sit in or take away. A true gluten free gem.
  2. Pasticelia Carrer de París, 165, 08036
    Our next sweet option is the traditional Pasticelia. A very cute traditional bakery offering a lovely range of gluten free treats. Choose one of their small and delicate Spanish fancies and sit on one of the many benches outside and watch the world go by. Great atmosphere, with friendly service.

Eating gluten free in Barcelona is easy and with so many options available, you really will be spoilt for choice. Let’s face it, choice makes a refreshing change for people with dietary requirements.

Gluten Free Venice Italy
With a bit of googling, some trial and error and a lot of saying the words 'senza glutine' (gluten free) and 'Io sono celiaco' (I am Coeliac), we found some great restaurants. Click To Tweet
gluten free Burano Venice Italy

Burano, Venice

Italy… land of pizza, pasta and bread. When my mum wanted to treat my sister to pre-wedding celebrations for a long weekend in Venice I was beyond excited but a little nervous about eating gluten free and getting around any language barriers in restaurants.

True to its reputation Venice was simply stunning. After arriving at the airport we jumped into a private water taxi to our hotel; just around the corner from St Marks Square. The canals, piazzas, art and cathedrals are exquisite. The islands of Murano and Burano are not to be missed for their glass blowing and windy streets with multi-coloured houses.

glass blowing gluten free murano venice italy

Glass blowing in Murano, Venice

But I’ll be honest we found it pretty difficult to find gluten free dining in Venice, a lot of restaurants we tried just said no when we asked about gluten free options. However with a bit of googling, some trial and error and a lot of saying the words ‘senza glutine’ (gluten free) and ‘Io sono celiaco’ (I am Coeliac), we found some great restaurants.

In fact Italy is pretty clued up when it comes to Coeliac disease. Children are routinely screened for coeliac disease and subsidies are available to compensate people with coeliac disease for the higher cost of gluten free food. Italian law even requires gluten free food be available in schools, hospitals and public places. The Associazione Italiana Celiachia publishes a restaurant guide and provides annual reports for the Italian Parliament.

If you are looking for gluten free alternatives to cook your own food, go to a Pharmacy, they are considered medicine for Coeliacs. Supermarkets tend to stock some gluten free pastas and things too.

Here are the restaurants we ate at which had great gluten free options:

gluten free kori restaurant venice

Kori Restaurant

  1. Kori Restaurant – This was the best restaurant we visited in Venice hands down. We were strolling past when one of the waiters approached us, we asked about gluten free options and they assured us they could provide pretty much anything on the menu gluten free. We had the most amazing night our waiters were excellent (and handsome) especially Stefano. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very aware of dietary requirements.
    We had a gorgeous platter of Lobster, Prawns and Langoustines which they prepared and served for us. Finished of course with some delicious Limoncello.
    Calle Larga S.Marco, 280
gluten free kori restaurant venice

Kori Restaurant

  • Restaurant Galuppi – Great seafood restaurant, very accommodating and understanding of gluten allergies, in beautiful Burano. Lots of fresh grilled seafood to choose from, risotto and even gluten free spaghetti. They gave us rice cakes in place of the bread before the meal.
    Via B. Galuppi, 468 (Burano)

    gluten free restaurant galuppi Venice

    Restaurant Galuppi

  • La Zucca – Famous for its Venetian delicacies, fish, meat, and vegetarian recipes. The waiter was able to tell us exactly what was gluten free on the menu and the food was great.
    Santa Croce, 1762

    Gluten Free Pizza Venice AeOche

    Gluten Free Pizza at Pizzerie AeOche

  • Pizzerie AeOche – Great pizza and sports bar, the only Italian gluten free pizza we managed to find in Venice! Huge range of pizza toppings to choose from.
    Santa Croce, 1552/A
  • Grom – Amazing gelato and gluten free (except for flavours noted on a sign which is in clear display). The staff were clued up about which flavours were gluten free and took precautions with cross-contamination.
    Various locations:
    – Salizada S. Giovanni Grisostomo, 5803
    – Campo San Barnaba, 2761
    – Cannaregio, 3844
    – Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, Fondamenta Santa Lucia, 30100

Translations to help you out:

Gluten free: senza glutine
I am Coeliac: lo sono celiaco
May contain: possono contenere
Contains: contiene
Wheat: grano
Barley: orzo
Rye: segale
Oats: avena

Have you been to Venice? Do you have any recommendations for great gluten free eats?