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Need a celiac friendly restaurant

Lazar Nov 10, 2010 03:59 AM

My GF's parents are coming over this weekend and her mother has cannot eat gluten (part of the woes of celiac).

Right now we are looking at the Villa restaurant on Bloor West for supper on Saturday, but I am not overwhelmed by the menu.

Any suggestions?

  1. Breadcrumbs Nov 10, 2010 03:32 PM

    If you happen to be going out on Friday night, I'd highly recommend FOUR in Commerce Court (beneath Far Niente) they have many gluten free options, including breads that are clearly marked on their in-restaurant menus. Unfortunately they are not open on Sat and Sunday though. The food is always excellent, healthy and the atmosphere and service is consistently great.

    Far Niente
    187 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5L 1G5, CA

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      nuts4food Nov 10, 2010 09:51 AM

      Nota Bene is very good about accomodating allergies. Went with a friend who can't eat gluten and she had absolutely no problem.

      I can also confirm that Riz has a gluten free menu and La Bruschetta on St Clair West has gluten free pasta. Both are good, wildly different, but I far prefer La Bruschetta.

      La Bruschetta
      1317 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E1C2, CA

      Nota Bene
      180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

      1. Rabbit Nov 10, 2010 05:50 AM

        My aunt has celiac disease. We called ahead and spoke with the receptionist at Mildred's Temple Kitchen and apparently the chef has a relative who is also celiac so he is knowledgeable and aware of issues surrounding celiac disease. Especially if you called ahead I suspect they could accommodate and tailor entrees to accommodate your guest. They were very kind and responsive to us on the phone.

        Mildred's Temple Kitchen
        85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3, CA

        1. jlunar Nov 10, 2010 05:17 AM

          From what I recall, Riz on Bayview accommodates gluten allergies. But do call and confirm. I also don't know how good this resto is.

          1. sloweater Nov 10, 2010 04:05 AM

            Aside from bread, pasta/pizza, and a chunk of desserts, most decent restaurants should be able to navigate the gluten allergy. Are you looking to stay in the west end?

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            1. re: sloweater
              Lazar Nov 10, 2010 11:51 AM

              West End is preferable, but we are willing to go other places. Riz (Bayview) may be a bit too far East. Originally, we were thinking Jacob & Co steakhouse, but that is about as far from the High Park area that we would want to go.

              1. re: sloweater
                Lazar Nov 10, 2010 11:52 AM

                I have eaten at La Bruschetta before, and not been too impressed. Also, when I went, it was incredibly, incredibly dark. I don't think that it is the right atmosphere

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