Dining Gluten-Free in The Valley of the Sun


These restaurants, when last checked, assured us that a gf version of their menu is available upon request. It is probably a good idea to give the restaurant a call to be sure they still can provide this service. Many restaurants now have gluten free menus on their website. Our list, below, is a short one. Take a moment to check the website of the restaurant you are interested in visiting. They may have a gluten free menu that you can preview. Do take a moment too, if you can, to thank the restaurant for any additional services they may have provided to help make your gluten free meal more enjoyable. They will surely appreciate the acknowledgment and also remember the importance of our gluten free needs for next time. (Note: An asterisk * appears after the name of a restaurant that has a gf menu online.)

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Also may be helpful in finding gluten-free dining:
Map of Gluten-Free Restaurants in The Valley
Gluten-Free Registry


Alberto Italian Restaurant*, 7171 E. Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ, 85377, (480) 488-5800 Has a gf version of their menu-ask. Alberto keeps rice pasta on hand for substitution upon request OR you can substitute their risotto. GF Menu re-certified by Gluten Free-Absolutely! 11/25/2011 http://www.glutenfreeabsolutely.com/approvals.html

Babaloos Cuban Cafe*, 1241 E. Chandler Blvd., Phx. 85048 (480) 460-1528 www.babalooscubancafe.com - 8/7/10

Blue Sage, JW Desert Ridge Resort Lovely resort setting. GF menu available! - 8/1/10

Bombay Spice Grill & Wine, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phx. Easy to choose! Only 3 items on the menu are NOT gluten free! http://bombayspice.com - 7/1/10

Carrabba's Italian Grill *, Six locations in the Valley, Great GF menu and will cook up your gf pasta (in new water) if they are not busy. www.carrabbas.com 5/1/10

Claim Jumper *, Various Valley locations, http://www.claimjumper.com/ 8/10

Havana Cafe*, Locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale http://www.havanacafe-az.com (All locations same owner and very gf friendly for years. ) - 7/10

Landmark Restaurant*, Mesa, www.landmarkrestaurant.com Will present you with glutenfree options on their menu. 8/7/10

Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant*, 2534 N. Scottsdale, (480) 994-1799 GF options marked on menu - 8/1/10

Nourish*, 7147 E. Rancho Vista Dr., Scottsdale, 85251(480) 684 -2233 GF Complete gf menu - Many vegan options - Owner is a celiac www.nourish123.com 8/1/10

Old Spaghetti Factory*, 1418 N. Central, Phoenix (602) 257-0380 GF menu on wbsite www.osf.com - 8/7/10

Outback Steakhouse * (All Outback locations can provide a gf version of their menu and it's also available on their website www.outback.com.) Check phone directory for locations and numbers. - 8/10

Pei Wei's *, (All locations) Pei Wei's is owned by PF Chang's. Managers at their locations are very helpful at making sure they put together a gf dish for you. - GF menu are very short but available (behind the counter-ask) 8/10

PF Chang's China Bistro * , http://www.pfchangs.com/ Offers an extensive and delicious gf menu. Check their site for the menu and locations. - 8/1/10

Picazzo's Pizza*, 7325 Frank lloyd Wright, Scottsdale (480) 990-2212, 440 W. Warner Rd, Tempe (480) 831-5823, 1855 W. Highway 89A, Sedona (928) 282-4140 Has a wonderful gluten-free/organic menu. The selection is large.- www.picazzos.com/ 8/7/10

Pugzie's * , 4700 N. 16th St., Phoenix, (602) 279-3577 (Owner/cook is a parent of a Celiac child.) Will cater gf lunches. <www.pugzie's.com>- 10/07

Raw Vegan Academy & Cafe *, 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek 8533, (480) 575-7853. http://www.chefsararawveganacademy.com/ This is a completely gluten-free, vegan and organic restaurant! Chef Sara teaches classes at the restaurant, as well. (Her personal site is www.chefsara.com) 2/10/11

Tea Lite Cafe*, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd #1084, Phoenix 85054 (480) 538-1600 A family owned Vietnamese restaurant with a gluten-free menu created by Gluten Free-Absolutely! as of 5/1/10. http://www.tealitecafe.com/

Texas Roadhouse, 1605 S. Stapely Drive, Mesa 85204 (480) 539-0240 Says they have a gf version of their menu (Check with this and the other locations.) 10/07

Tonto Bar & Grill* 5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ (480) 488-0698 & Cartwright's 6710 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ (480) 488-8031 Tonto Bar & Grill now offers a gluten free menu and usually has gluten free bread on hand. Servers are very helpful and the cook is willing to alter various dishes to make them be gf. Some desserts are gf as they are. It is suggested to make reservations during non-busy times for the best attention. Both restaurants are owned by the same chef/owner. Cartwright's is much more pricey, but equally excellent food and service.) - 8/1/10

White Chocolate Grill*, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Scottsdale, Extensive gluten free menu. GF Fries and an awesome gf dessert. Dedicated to pleasing gf guests. This restaurant has a Gluten Free-Absolutely! approved gf menu as of 8/1/10. http://www.whitechocolategrill.com

Yard House *, Various Valley locations, http://www.yardhouse.com 3/10

Z Tejas Grill * , 7221 W. Ray Road, Chandler (480) 893-7550 ... 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale (480) 946-4171 ... 20 W. 6th Street, Tempe (480) 377-1170 ...10625 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, (480) 948-9010 (The executive chef out of their Houston main office updates the menus every six months.) - 10/09

 

GF "Friendly" Valley of the Sun Restaurants

Group members have dined at these restaurants and given their personal recommendations. Please remember that one individual's opinions may differ from another's. Also, menus, ingredients, and cooks may change.

 

Bamboo Club Locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, & Tempe http://www.thebambooclub.com/ They say they can prepare anything on their menu GF. 11/05

Barrio Cafe 2814 N. 16th Street, Phx. 85006 (below Osborn) (602)636-0240 - upscale Mexican cuisine, most items on menu happen to be GF and they know what Gluten is.  Menu can be downloaded on their website http://www.barriocafe.com/barriocafe.html 10/07

Bistro di Napoli, 5830 W. Thunderbird, Glendale, (602) 298-6767 (All spaghetti sauces are gf and chef is happy to cook up your gf pasta. Citrus vinaigrette is gf as are a couple of the desserts. Management very eager to please.) - 10/07

Bloom 877 N Scottsdale Rd #402, Scottsdale (in Gainey Ranch area) Floor manager Domenico Matera is extremely helpful at meeting gf needs. (6/05)

Blue Water Grill , 1720 E. Camelback, Phx (602) 277-3474, Mg't very willing to work with special dietary needs. www.bluewatergrill.com - 8/7/10

Chino Bandido A quirky combo of Chinese and Mexican food. Locally owned and has two locations - the NW corner of 19th Ave. and Greenway (602-375-3639) and 1825 W. Chandler Blvd. (480-889-5990). www.chinobandido.com 8/10

Eden's Grill 13843 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 (602)996-5149  (N.E.corner of Thunderbird & Tatum, in the plaza where Henry's was) Family run, Middle Eastern cuisine, most items on menu happen to be GF - www.edensgrill.com 8/10

Gelato Spot 3164 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602-957-8040) Very careful at checking & very helpful. 6/24/10

Jade Palace , 23623 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale 85255 (480) 585-6630 The management is very cooperative about altering an item to make it be gf safe.) - 8/7/10

Lon's @ The Hermosa Inn 5532 N. Palo Cristi, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Chef Michael Rusconi extremely helpful, especially when called ahead - www.hermosainn.com (800-241-1210) 3/08

Maggiano's Little Italy, 16405 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ (480-333-4100) Dedicated to and caters to gf guests. They have gf Pasta. Will do gf events & parties. Special attention from waiter and chef. http://www.maggianos.com 8/7/10

Noodles Ranch Vietnamese Cuisine and Beyond, Albertson's shopping center - SE corner of Thomas /Scottsdale Rd. It's a small restaurant. All dishes under $10. Decor is a Bohemian-Asian fusion, red umbrellas suspended from the ceiling, blue walls--intimate, sort of romantic. http://www.noodlesranch.com/index.html 480-945-3182. 10/07

Octagon Cafe 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Has gf bread ad baked goods on hand. (480-816-8806) 3/08

Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen, 11051 N. Black Canyon H'way, Phoenix, AZ (602) 331-3434 (We have no specific menu items to recommend, however this national chain makes it their company policy to involve a floor manager in all special dietetic requests. They are quite thorough and willing to discuss ingredients and preparation methods with you to assure a safe meal.) - 6/04

Persian Room, 17040 N. Scottsdale Rd, Phx (480) 614-1414, www.thepersianroom.com - Menu is pretty much variations of kabobs which are mostly prepared with non-gluten ingredients. - 10/09

Rumbi Island Grill Locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa, www.rumbi.com. Has freshly made salads and dishes. Ask mgr about gf status of items. They are extremely accomodating. 7/06

Sapporo's 14344 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, 480-607-1114. Pacific rim sushi - bring your own gf soy sauce. Ask for manager Jeremy who is very helpful. 3/06

Swaddee's (Thai) 8989 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, 480-391-8900. A number of the dishes on the menu are gf-rarely use wheat in preparation - Ask - mg't very willing to work with you. Some desserts are gf, too. www.swadeethai.com- 3/06

Sweet Republic 9160 E Shea Blvd, Scotttsdale, AZ 85018 (480-248-6979) Make the ice cream themselves & each sign indicates gf status of the flavor. www.sweetrepublic.com 6/24/10

Thee Pitts Again, 5558 W. Bell, Glendale (602) 996-7488 (Owner has gone over the ingredients of their BBQ sauce w/a CSGP officer and it is gf) - 3/08

 

GF "Friendly" Restaurants around Arizona

 

Cafe Ole , 119 S. San Francisco ST., Flagstaff 86001 (928) 774-8272 Menu indicates gf items- 3/15/2010

Heartline Cafe, 1610W. Highway 89A, Sedona (928) 282-0785, www.heartlinecafe.com - Very GF Friendly. - 7/1/10

Mountain Oasis Restaurant, 11 E. Aspen, Flagstaff (928) 214-9270 . Has a wonderful gluten free menu which includes gf pizza and will make it to-order for you. http://www.themenuplease.com/mountainoasis/- 10/07

Pizza Picazzo's *, 1855 W. Highway 89A, Sedona (928) 282-4140. Has a wonderful gluten free menu which includes gf pizza and will make it to-order for you. www.picazzos.com/ - 8/1/10