One of the few restaurants in San Francisco that offers gluten free pasta is BACCO Ristorante in Noe Valley. Their authentic Italian menu includes eight excellent pasta dishes and each sauce can be made with their organic gluten free linguine or penne pasta for $2 extra. Many other items on the menu including the daily Risotto special naturally do not contain gluten or can be modified to be gluten free. The somewhat pricey menu is worth every penny to enjoy a simple, classic plate of pasta in a romantic Italian cafe.

Featured dishes: Rigatone (tube pasta, tomato, cream, home made sausage, roasted red peppers and peas) and Tagliolini (thin noodles with rock shrimp, fresh chopped tomatoes and arugula).

737 Diamond Street San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 282-4969

 

For an authentic Mediterranean meal with a cozy, warm atmosphere, try Cafe La Mediteranee on Fillmore Street. Although they have 3 locations in the Bay Area that will accommodate gf customers, their Fillmore St. location is the only spot that provides a gluten free menu. A multitude of exceptional gluten free options include items like kebabs, soups, and an Armenian potato salad, which is not to be missed. For the main course, “Chicken Pomegranate” is an absolute must. Served atop perfectly spiced rice pilaf with hummus and fresh greens, the 4 chicken drumsticks have been marinated to perfection in a tangy, delicious sauce that will leave you craving it days after the fact. For dessert, try the Crème Brulee.

*Please note: Although their menus are virtually identical, the ingredients vary at each location so please check with your server.

2210 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 921-2956