After using the Yelp app to search for gluten free places to eat in Philadelphia, we came across Giorgio’s that just happened to be near where we were walking. It’s on Pine street near the theater district, a little bit off the beaten path it seemed.
We got there about 7pm on a Tuesday night. We didn’t have to wait at all and they weren’t busy until later around 8pm. The hostess promptly seated us and brought over the menu. Pretty much anything on the menu could be made gluten free. They use Schar’s pasta but also have a brown rice pasta and gluten free pizzas. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about gluten free. It seemed as though they were known in that area for gluten free foods.
I didn’t know we had to bring our own beer/wine or else I would have grabbed some on our way in. Lesson learned.
They brought out regular bread and garlic/oil for my husband and a separate gluten free bread tray for mine with my own oil to prevent cross contamination.
I started with the soup, a potato soup with mozzarella and bacon. It was really good but lacking the potato pieces in the soup I hoped for.
I chose the brown rice pasta with the beef goulash. It was very good. The pasta was cooked perfectly, just enough sauce and the beef was tender and juicy. Extra parmesan cheese on top and I was a happy camper. I only could finish about half of it so we boxed it up and took it back to the hotel.
My husband had the special with spicy sausage pasta with a light white wine sauce. He said it was amazing.
Dinner for less than $50 was a pleasant surprise!
I often struggle with finding places that have not only a gluten free menu but an understanding of cross contamination and safety concerns. Even if the food was horrible, they would get a great review for having such a wonderful experience for me.
I highly recommend this place for those of us looking for gluten free options!!