A list of our best tested gluten-free restaurants in Venice for delicious gluten-free pizza, pasta, and of course, gluten-free tiramisu! Trattoria Al Gazzettino, Al Giardinetto da Severino and more!
One of the best parts of traveling to Italy is undoubtedly the food. Delicious pizza, pasta, tiramisu, gelato- you want to eat them all.
But what do you do when your partner is gluten intolerant? Well, let me tell you: you become an expert in finding the best gluten-free restaurants all over the world. (more him, than myself if we’re being honest)
Italy is actually one of the BEST places for celiacs as the variety of gluten-free options in supermarkets and restaurants is absolutely amazing! There are even gluten-free-ONLY pizzerias! Who’s to say that if you don’t eat gluten, you can’t have amazing dishes?!
So here is our list of the best gluten-free restaurants we’ve tested in Venice during our trip this February for Valentine’s Day.
4 Best Tested Gluten Free Restaurants in Venice
When in Venice, while you might be tempted by the touristy spots in St. Mark’s square, try to resist it and instead go for real, authentic Italian restaurants for a true Venetian experience.
You will find them mostly hidden away, along the narrow streets of Venice, away from the noisy, crowded locations.
1. Trattoria Al Gazzettino
Trattoria Al Gazzettino is a cozy, family-managed restaurant in the heart of Venice.
A typical Venetian place, where you can truly feel the care for creating the most delicious Italian dish, and the authentic Italian family atmosphere. Not to mention the generosity: right after sitting down, we were offered an apperitivo on the house, we tasted some delicious (non gluten-free) gnocchi even before placing our order (so, yes, it was just me tasting) and received some traditional Venitian sweets on the house at the end. How lovely!
There are many gluten-free items which you could choose from, such as pasta and yes, even Tiramisu. The food was absolutely delicious.
TRATTORIA AL GAZZETTINO
San Marco (Sottoportego delle Acque), 4997 – 30124 VENEZIA (main entrance)
San Marco (Calle di Mezzo), 4972 – 30124 VENEZIA (secondary entrance)
2. Al Giardinetto da Severino – one of the few accredited gluten free restaurants in Venice
Another lovely, authentic Italian restaurant you should try is Al Giardinetto da Severino – a beautiful place that serves traditional Venician specialties since the beginning of the 20th century.
Located just a few steps from Piazza San Marco and Rialto, this cozy restaurant is also a little oasis during the hot summer days thanks to its charming interior garden.
We chose this restaurant for our Valentine’s Day dinner and had a wonderful time here. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming, and the food was delicious. Make sure to try the seafood risotto, you won’t be disappointed. And definitely go for the gluten-free tiramisu, it tastes even better than the regular one! 🙂
Not sure if this is common in Venice, but here we also received a little treat on the house: 2 delicious Venician pastries at the end of our meal.
Being one of the few accredited gluten-free restaurants in Venice, they offer a special gluten free menu with many options to choose from.
AL GIARDINETTO DA SEVERINO
Salizada Zorzi (Ruga Giuffa), Castello, 4928 – Venezia(CLOSED ON THURSDAYS)
3. 1000 GOURMET
We’ve had a delicious gluten-free pizza at 1000 GOURMET, a lovely place in the heart of Venice. This is a casual restaurant, perfect for lunch or a laid-back dinner.
The pizza is so good that it’s pretty hard to tell whether it’s really gluten-free.
You can find this restaurant just a few minutes away from the main square or the Rialto bridge.
0,1 miles from Piazza San Marco
4. Pasta & Pasta – fresh gluten free pasta to go
If you are in a rush, or on a budget, we found this absolutely AMAZING pasta place to go!
This might sound crazy but their gluten free Parmigiana was one of the best pasta I’ve ever had in my life!
The best part with a takeaway is that you can just have your own little picnic along the Venice canals, with those incredible views. And that’s exactly what we did. 😉
Calle de le Bande, 5374, 30122 Venezia
Besides the takeaway place, the best thing you can do is to make reservations upfront for all restaurants as they get very busy, very fast.
If you want to find more gluten free restaurants in Venice, I suggest downloading the Find Me Gluten Free app. We use it quite frequently to find the best spots wherever we travel. It’s very useful.
And since you’re here, reading about Venice and food, I’m pretty sure you’re also going to like 10 Essential Travel Tips for Your First Trip to Italy.
I hope this list of our best-tested gluten free restaurants in Venice was helpful and hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did! Happy travels! 🙂
Don’t forget to PIN IT for later 😉