East Side Mario’s, Ontario

East Side Mario’s has many gluten friendly options. Usually, when I see the symbol GF, I assume it is gluten free. You should always ask at a restaurant because it often means gluten friendly and that isn’t always the same thing. Although East Side Mario’s has plenty of gluten friendly options on their menu, most of their items contain gluten and there is always a risk of cross-contamination. When I go to a restaurant, I always say I am allergic to gluten. They are much more vigilant if they think you have an allergy.

Here is a list of options at East Side Mario’s that can be adapted to be gluten friendly.


Garden Salad (you can add on grilled chicken or sauteed shrimp) I believe they are both free of gluten, but I am not sure about shared cooking surfaces. You should ask your server for more details before you add them on.

Caesar Salad (no croutons for you)


Yes, they offer gluten free pasta – double-check with your server on the other ingredients in each of these items to make sure they are leaving out all of the ones that contain gluten.

Chicken Tetrazzini – Double Bacon Carbonara – Chicken Amatriciana – Scallop Carbonara – Seafood Pasta – Sausage and Peppers – Jumbo Shrimp Alfredo – Primavera with Goat Cheese – plus Build your own pasta options.


Grilled Salmon


They have a gluten free cauliflower crust with a wide range of toppings you can have. According to their list, suitable toppings are as follows (double-check with your server): Mario’s tomato sauce and pizza mozzarella, Sliced Mushrooms, Black Olives, Hot Cherry Bomb Peppers, Mixed Peppers, Pineapple, Caramelised Onions, Bacon Strips, Bacon Crumble, Pepperoni, Spicy Italian Sausage, Diced Ham, and Seasoned Chicken Breast.


No desserts appeared on the gluten friendly menu. I did notice when I was looking up individual items, there was no allergy warning for gluten in their gelato. Have your server check with the Chef, to be certain before ordering.

To check out the details of their gluten friendly menu click here and scroll down to the gluten friendly section.

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