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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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
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!
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!
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.
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:
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
– 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
Have you been to Venice? Do you have any recommendations for great gluten free eats?
Gluten Free Travellers
Gluten Free Travellers was born from the need to find gluten-free-friendly restaurants that offer more than just a boring old salad. We love food, but travelling with food allergies and intolerances can be extremely challenging. We started this gluten-free diet blog in order to help others discover new restaurants and to travel safely, while still enjoying the local cuisine. Feel free to look around. Happy eating!