Server Surprise

by | Jan 15, 2014 | Restaurants | 2 comments

Rarely am I pleasantly surprised by restaurants staffs’ understanding of gluten. On many occasions, I am baffled by having to explain things like rice and wheat are not the same. I have become accustomed to over explaining the food I can eat at a restaurant or how it needs to be prepared.  So, when I ate at Rosie’s a few weeks ago, I almost fell over with my server’s knowledge.

First, the restaurant has the gluten-free options indicated on their main menu.  Which indicates to me that this is not a special accommodation, but just a regular offering.   There were many options. When I ordered, and told my server that I needed my meal to be gluten-free, my server asked if I had Celiac’s or just a sensitivity.  He went on to state he wanted to know if the staff needed to prepare the food in a separate sterile area to ensure no cross contamination, or if it was not as much of a concern. My mouth may have been hanging open in response to the question.

The food was good, but the staffs’ training and knowledge was what made this an outstanding choice for anyone that has extreme reactions to gluten.

Wishing you great food and happy tummies,


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  1. Where is Rosie’s located?

  2. On McCord

    Rosie’s Italian Grille
    606 North McCord Road
    Toledo, OH 43615-4114