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{"id":850229100591,"title":"Gluten-free in the Land of Pizza and Pasta: My Top 9 GF Picks in Milan","handle":"gluten-free-in-the-land-of-pizza-and-pasta-my-top-9-gf-picks-in-milan","description":"\u003ch1\u003eby Adora Aiza\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome countries treat gluten intolerance like a fad diet that can be “handled” by labeling tasteless weight loss food as “gluten-free,” but not in Italy. Italy’s approach to Celiac Disease is different.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCeliac Disease does it's best to attack the oldest culinary traditions in Italian culture, but in this country, where food is a celebrated as a way to strengthen culture, create bonds, and share traditions, Celiacs and gluten intolerants come out victorious! People diagnosed with Celiac Disease can receive up to 140 Euro per month from the government to offset the higher cost of gluten-free products.  Schools, hospitals, metro station vending machines, movie theaters, grocery stores, etc., are required to have packaged gluten-free options available.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eTo date, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.celiachia.it.\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eThe Association of Italian Celiacs\u003c\/a\u003e (AiC) has recognized over 4,000 gluten-free restaurants throughout Italy that cater to gluten-free eaters!\u003c\/span\u003e Restaurants and culinary students learn to meet gluten-free food label standards set by \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ec.europa.eu\/food\/safety_en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eThe European Food Committee\u003c\/a\u003e. Because establishments face consequences for violations, waiters will often volunteer any necessary information regarding safe meal preparation if there are cross-contamination risks. The AiC provides an extensive course in Celiac safe meal preparation. Hotels, restaurants, bars, and many other locations that complete the course and agree to random yearly audits, are listed by region on the website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI encourage any person with gluten intolerance to visit Italy.  The experience will change how you feel about gluten-free food and how you view your life without gluten. In Italy, asking for gluten-free feels as natural as asking for a burger without tomatoes. After working in the fashion industry for so many years, I think its only fitting that I share my favorite gluten-free restaurants and foods in the City of Fashion, Milan. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and I hope my list inspires you to travel to Italy!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMy Top 9 GF Restaurant Picks in Milan:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEvery restaurant listed takes special care of gluten-free customers. The staff notifies managers of the gluten intolerance and the manager oversees the preparation of the food.  Regardless of my personal experience, if you feel that the staff is not taking your situation serious on the day of your visit, I encourage you to leave and try one of the other listed establishments.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1). Il Coriandillo\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIl Coriandillo is always my go-to for lunch and dinner with friends. The owners have a family member with Celiac Disease, so they take meal prep seriously.  Caviar with a section of fresh butter on gluten-free bread is a must.  You can also try a dish with truffle flakes, seafood pasta, or salmon tartar. Most designated gluten-free establishments do not have delicacies like these. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_2_large.jpeg?v=1528173388\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2). QOR Fusion Restaurant\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\nThis place is not typical Italian food, but their stir fry rice with salmon is something you should experience.  The ambiance inside\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d803801-Reviews-Qor-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e QOR \u003c\/a\u003eis chic and upscale.  Most of their dishes are gluten-free, and they take extra precautions with each meal prepared for someone who is intolerant.\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_6_large.jpg?v=1528173475\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3). Pepe Nero\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI have tried a lot of pizza in Milan, but \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d2313709-Reviews-Pepe_Nero-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePepe Nero\u003c\/a\u003e is at the top of my list.  It is also the only 24-hour restaurant that I know of in Milan. Every gluten-free pizza is prepared in a separate area.  It is then cooked to order with a protective covering in the oven.  They specify that their pizza is for people with Celiac Disease. This location also has the largest selection of pizza toppings! I visited with a large group of friends, and my pie looked like everyone else’s. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e4). Ristorante New Tentacoli Da Gege\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003ca style=\"cursor: auto; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.it\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d2002360-Reviews-Ristorante_New_Tentacoli_da_Gege-Milan_Lombardy.html#photos;aggregationId=101\u0026amp;albumid=101\u0026amp;filter=7\u0026amp;ff=298211752\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRistorante New Tentacoli Da Gege’\u003c\/a\u003e is a family-owned restaurant with a father-son combination in the kitchen, and the mother manages customer satisfaction and reservations.  Here I had fried artichoke and sautéed potatoes with steak.  The seafood is so fresh that you can pick out your fish from the ice display in front of the kitchen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e5). Giacomo Bistrot\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003eThis \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.it\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d1847714-Reviews-Giacomo_Bistrot-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBistro \u003c\/a\u003ehas been around for decades. Reservations are a must. They have gluten-free bread with a gluten-free guide in the menu. I highly recommend this establishment for date night.  For my antipasto, I enjoyed their seasoned raw fish for the and pork with a pureed side.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_1_large.JPG?v=1528176367\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e6). Convivium\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d1575086-Reviews-Convivium-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eConvivium\u003c\/a\u003e \u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003ehas gluten-free pasta, fish and many other entrees listed on the menu.  I went with a group of people, and I was worried that the ordering process would annoy everyone.  The waiter answered all of my food questions before I even asked them and they brought my food out on a separate tray from the other plates. The best thing about this location is that they make gluten-free tiramisu to order.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e7). GluFree \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d6676563-Reviews-GluFree_Bakery-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGluFree\u003c\/a\u003e a 100% dedicated gluten-free establishment. They specialize in savory Italian Street Food and pastries. On my first visit, I tried the Sicilian Croquettes, Focaccia, Cipolina, and many other stuffed bread variations. The dessert pastries have a soft texture with creams and chocolate fillings. Their hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and semi-sweet. GluFree is certified by AiC. A tip; ask them to warm your treats to make them taste even better!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/adora_3_large.jpeg?v=1528177084\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e8). Pan Per Me\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d11733829-Reviews-PanPerMe_Gluten_Free_Bakery-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePan Per Me\u003c\/a\u003e is a 100% dedicated gluten-free establishment. They delicious croissants with Nutella filling. They also have cheesecake pie and a softly textured pound cake made daily. Pan Per Me is a perfect breakfast and lunch location. They serve sandwiches and mini pizza, prepared in the dedicated gluten-free kitchen next to the counter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_7_large.jpg?v=1528177435\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e9). Be Bop\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d940170-Reviews-Be_Bop-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBe Bop\u003c\/a\u003e caters to customers with dietary restrictions. The restaurant is within walking distance of the Naviglio Grande (the large canal). They proudly highlight all their dairy-free and vegan menu options! The ambiance is very romantic, and the staff makes you feel like you are having a special occasion during every visit.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #0c0101; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,'HelveticaNeue','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eAdora Aiza is into good food, fashion, fitness, and travel! Be sure to follow her on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca style=\"background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #3cb0a7; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,\u0026amp;quot; helveticaneue\u0026amp;quot;,\u0026amp;quot;helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;\" href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/thecurvyceliac\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #0c0101; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,'HelveticaNeue','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e to keep up with her latest adventure! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #0c0101; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,'HelveticaNeue','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eTake a listen to our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/soundcloud.com\/user-529897932\/podcast-with-adora-aiza-from-the-curvy-celiac\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePodcast Interview\u003c\/a\u003e from Friday, June 15th with Adora Aiza where she shares all about living with Celiac Disease, International Travel, and the realities (good and bad) of life. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #0c0101; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,'HelveticaNeue','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_Aiza_Logo_large.jpg?v=1529083674\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNo part of this article can be republished without documented permission from the publisher. © Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine. All rights reserved. \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group \u003cbr\u003e© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation \u003cbr\u003eAll Rights Reserved. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-06-04T20:57:13-07:00","created_at":"2018-06-04T20:58:51-07:00","vendor":"Glutenfreeglobalicious Magazine","type":"GF Travel Foodies","tags":["Gluten-free","Gluten-free Europe","Gluten-free Food","Gluten-free Foodies","Gluten-free Italy","Gluten-free Milan","Gluten-free Reviews","Gluten-free Travel","GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":8633982222383,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Gluten-free in the Land of Pizza and Pasta: My Top 9 GF Picks in Milan","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/image_ec611640-5bb3-46e9-a232-eb2c8674bd74.jpg?v=1528178628"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/image_ec611640-5bb3-46e9-a232-eb2c8674bd74.jpg?v=1528178628","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch1\u003eby Adora Aiza\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome countries treat gluten intolerance like a fad diet that can be “handled” by labeling tasteless weight loss food as “gluten-free,” but not in Italy. Italy’s approach to Celiac Disease is different.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCeliac Disease does it's best to attack the oldest culinary traditions in Italian culture, but in this country, where food is a celebrated as a way to strengthen culture, create bonds, and share traditions, Celiacs and gluten intolerants come out victorious! People diagnosed with Celiac Disease can receive up to 140 Euro per month from the government to offset the higher cost of gluten-free products.  Schools, hospitals, metro station vending machines, movie theaters, grocery stores, etc., are required to have packaged gluten-free options available.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 21px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eTo date, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.celiachia.it.\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eThe Association of Italian Celiacs\u003c\/a\u003e (AiC) has recognized over 4,000 gluten-free restaurants throughout Italy that cater to gluten-free eaters!\u003c\/span\u003e Restaurants and culinary students learn to meet gluten-free food label standards set by \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ec.europa.eu\/food\/safety_en\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eThe European Food Committee\u003c\/a\u003e. Because establishments face consequences for violations, waiters will often volunteer any necessary information regarding safe meal preparation if there are cross-contamination risks. The AiC provides an extensive course in Celiac safe meal preparation. Hotels, restaurants, bars, and many other locations that complete the course and agree to random yearly audits, are listed by region on the website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI encourage any person with gluten intolerance to visit Italy.  The experience will change how you feel about gluten-free food and how you view your life without gluten. In Italy, asking for gluten-free feels as natural as asking for a burger without tomatoes. After working in the fashion industry for so many years, I think its only fitting that I share my favorite gluten-free restaurants and foods in the City of Fashion, Milan. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and I hope my list inspires you to travel to Italy!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMy Top 9 GF Restaurant Picks in Milan:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEvery restaurant listed takes special care of gluten-free customers. The staff notifies managers of the gluten intolerance and the manager oversees the preparation of the food.  Regardless of my personal experience, if you feel that the staff is not taking your situation serious on the day of your visit, I encourage you to leave and try one of the other listed establishments.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1). Il Coriandillo\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIl Coriandillo is always my go-to for lunch and dinner with friends. The owners have a family member with Celiac Disease, so they take meal prep seriously.  Caviar with a section of fresh butter on gluten-free bread is a must.  You can also try a dish with truffle flakes, seafood pasta, or salmon tartar. Most designated gluten-free establishments do not have delicacies like these. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_2_large.jpeg?v=1528173388\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2). QOR Fusion Restaurant\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\nThis place is not typical Italian food, but their stir fry rice with salmon is something you should experience.  The ambiance inside\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d803801-Reviews-Qor-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e QOR \u003c\/a\u003eis chic and upscale.  Most of their dishes are gluten-free, and they take extra precautions with each meal prepared for someone who is intolerant.\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_6_large.jpg?v=1528173475\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3). Pepe Nero\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI have tried a lot of pizza in Milan, but \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d2313709-Reviews-Pepe_Nero-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePepe Nero\u003c\/a\u003e is at the top of my list.  It is also the only 24-hour restaurant that I know of in Milan. Every gluten-free pizza is prepared in a separate area.  It is then cooked to order with a protective covering in the oven.  They specify that their pizza is for people with Celiac Disease. This location also has the largest selection of pizza toppings! I visited with a large group of friends, and my pie looked like everyone else’s. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e4). Ristorante New Tentacoli Da Gege\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003ca style=\"cursor: auto; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; margin: 0px;\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.it\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d2002360-Reviews-Ristorante_New_Tentacoli_da_Gege-Milan_Lombardy.html#photos;aggregationId=101\u0026amp;albumid=101\u0026amp;filter=7\u0026amp;ff=298211752\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRistorante New Tentacoli Da Gege’\u003c\/a\u003e is a family-owned restaurant with a father-son combination in the kitchen, and the mother manages customer satisfaction and reservations.  Here I had fried artichoke and sautéed potatoes with steak.  The seafood is so fresh that you can pick out your fish from the ice display in front of the kitchen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; 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Giacomo Bistrot\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5px; min-height: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003eThis \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.it\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d1847714-Reviews-Giacomo_Bistrot-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBistro \u003c\/a\u003ehas been around for decades. Reservations are a must. They have gluten-free bread with a gluten-free guide in the menu. I highly recommend this establishment for date night.  For my antipasto, I enjoyed their seasoned raw fish for the and pork with a pureed side.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_1_large.JPG?v=1528176367\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e6). Convivium\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d1575086-Reviews-Convivium-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eConvivium\u003c\/a\u003e \u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003ehas gluten-free pasta, fish and many other entrees listed on the menu.  I went with a group of people, and I was worried that the ordering process would annoy everyone.  The waiter answered all of my food questions before I even asked them and they brought my food out on a separate tray from the other plates. The best thing about this location is that they make gluten-free tiramisu to order.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e7). GluFree \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d6676563-Reviews-GluFree_Bakery-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGluFree\u003c\/a\u003e a 100% dedicated gluten-free establishment. They specialize in savory Italian Street Food and pastries. On my first visit, I tried the Sicilian Croquettes, Focaccia, Cipolina, and many other stuffed bread variations. The dessert pastries have a soft texture with creams and chocolate fillings. Their hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and semi-sweet. GluFree is certified by AiC. A tip; ask them to warm your treats to make them taste even better!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/adora_3_large.jpeg?v=1528177084\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e8). Pan Per Me\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tripadvisor.com\/Restaurant_Review-g187849-d11733829-Reviews-PanPerMe_Gluten_Free_Bakery-Milan_Lombardy.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePan Per Me\u003c\/a\u003e is a 100% dedicated gluten-free establishment. They delicious croissants with Nutella filling. They also have cheesecake pie and a softly textured pound cake made daily. Pan Per Me is a perfect breakfast and lunch location. They serve sandwiches and mini pizza, prepared in the dedicated gluten-free kitchen next to the counter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Adora_7_large.jpg?v=1528177435\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 15px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: left; color: #000000; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e9). 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Gluten-free in the Land of Pizza and Pasta: My Top 9 GF Picks in Milan

by Adora Aiza

Some countries treat gluten intolerance like a fad diet that can be “handled” by labeling tasteless weight loss food as “gluten-free,” but not in Italy. Italy’s approach to Celiac Disease is different.

Celiac Disease does it's best to attack the oldest culinary traditions in Italian culture, but in this country, where food is a celebrated as a way to strengthen culture, create bonds, and share traditions, Celiacs and gluten intolerants come out victorious! People diagnosed with Celiac Disease can receive up to 140 Euro per month from the government to offset the higher cost of gluten-free products.  Schools, hospitals, metro station vending machines, movie theaters, grocery stores, etc., are required to have packaged gluten-free options available.

To date, The Association of Italian Celiacs (AiC) has recognized over 4,000 gluten-free restaurants throughout Italy that cater to gluten-free eaters! Restaurants and culinary students learn to meet gluten-free food label standards set by The European Food Committee. Because establishments face consequences for violations, waiters will often volunteer any necessary information regarding safe meal preparation if there are cross-contamination risks. The AiC provides an extensive course in Celiac safe meal preparation. Hotels, restaurants, bars, and many other locations that complete the course and agree to random yearly audits, are listed by region on the website.

I encourage any person with gluten intolerance to visit Italy.  The experience will change how you feel about gluten-free food and how you view your life without gluten. In Italy, asking for gluten-free feels as natural as asking for a burger without tomatoes. After working in the fashion industry for so many years, I think its only fitting that I share my favorite gluten-free restaurants and foods in the City of Fashion, Milan. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and I hope my list inspires you to travel to Italy!

My Top 9 GF Restaurant Picks in Milan:

Every restaurant listed takes special care of gluten-free customers. The staff notifies managers of the gluten intolerance and the manager oversees the preparation of the food.  Regardless of my personal experience, if you feel that the staff is not taking your situation serious on the day of your visit, I encourage you to leave and try one of the other listed establishments.

1). Il Coriandillo

Il Coriandillo is always my go-to for lunch and dinner with friends. The owners have a family member with Celiac Disease, so they take meal prep seriously.  Caviar with a section of fresh butter on gluten-free bread is a must.  You can also try a dish with truffle flakes, seafood pasta, or salmon tartar. Most designated gluten-free establishments do not have delicacies like these. 

 

2). QOR Fusion Restaurant

This place is not typical Italian food, but their stir fry rice with salmon is something you should experience.  The ambiance inside QOR is chic and upscale.  Most of their dishes are gluten-free, and they take extra precautions with each meal prepared for someone who is intolerant.

3). Pepe Nero

I have tried a lot of pizza in Milan, but Pepe Nero is at the top of my list.  It is also the only 24-hour restaurant that I know of in Milan. Every gluten-free pizza is prepared in a separate area.  It is then cooked to order with a protective covering in the oven.  They specify that their pizza is for people with Celiac Disease. This location also has the largest selection of pizza toppings! I visited with a large group of friends, and my pie looked like everyone else’s. 

4). Ristorante New Tentacoli Da Gege

Ristorante New Tentacoli Da Gege’ is a family-owned restaurant with a father-son combination in the kitchen, and the mother manages customer satisfaction and reservations.  Here I had fried artichoke and sautéed potatoes with steak.  The seafood is so fresh that you can pick out your fish from the ice display in front of the kitchen.

 

5). Giacomo Bistrot
This Bistro has been around for decades. Reservations are a must. They have gluten-free bread with a gluten-free guide in the menu. I highly recommend this establishment for date night.  For my antipasto, I enjoyed their seasoned raw fish for the and pork with a pureed side.

6). Convivium

Convivium has gluten-free pasta, fish and many other entrees listed on the menu.  I went with a group of people, and I was worried that the ordering process would annoy everyone.  The waiter answered all of my food questions before I even asked them and they brought my food out on a separate tray from the other plates. The best thing about this location is that they make gluten-free tiramisu to order.

7). GluFree 

GluFree a 100% dedicated gluten-free establishment. They specialize in savory Italian Street Food and pastries. On my first visit, I tried the Sicilian Croquettes, Focaccia, Cipolina, and many other stuffed bread variations. The dessert pastries have a soft texture with creams and chocolate fillings. Their hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and semi-sweet. GluFree is certified by AiC. A tip; ask them to warm your treats to make them taste even better!

 

 

8). Pan Per Me

Pan Per Me is a 100% dedicated gluten-free establishment. They delicious croissants with Nutella filling. They also have cheesecake pie and a softly textured pound cake made daily. Pan Per Me is a perfect breakfast and lunch location. They serve sandwiches and mini pizza, prepared in the dedicated gluten-free kitchen next to the counter.

 

9). Be Bop

Be Bop caters to customers with dietary restrictions. The restaurant is within walking distance of the Naviglio Grande (the large canal). They proudly highlight all their dairy-free and vegan menu options! The ambiance is very romantic, and the staff makes you feel like you are having a special occasion during every visit.

About the Author

Adora Aiza is into good food, fashion, fitness, and travel! Be sure to follow her on Instagram to keep up with her latest adventure!

Take a listen to our Podcast Interview from Friday, June 15th with Adora Aiza where she shares all about living with Celiac Disease, International Travel, and the realities (good and bad) of life. 

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