Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gluten Free In Suffolk County!

Although Nassau County definitely has an abundance of gluten free restaurants, Suffolk County has a few too. Two of them are Mama's Italian Restaurant in Oakdale and Buona Sera in Smithtown.

Mama's Italian Restaurant has a gluten free menu that includes:
Fried Calamari

Baked Clams
Mozzarella Sticks
Stuffed Mushrooms

Caesar Salad

Pasta Fagioli


Lentil Soup
Chicken Fingers

French Fries
Baked Ziti



+ A wide selection of pasta dishes with a choice of either spaghetti or ziti.

They also serve Gluten Free Pizza where you can choose from a variety of toppings or get one of their Special Pizza Pies that include the following:

*Foccacia Mini

*Baked Ziti Mini

*Chicken Parmigiana Mini
*Eggplant Parmigiana Mini
*Ziti alla Vodka Mini

*Margherita (Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Sauce)

*Chicken Marsala Mini
*White (Ricotta and Mozzarella)

*Shrimp Parmigiana Mini

Mama's also has a great selection of gluten free desserts. My favorite is an individual sized round chocolate cake sprinkled with powdered sugar!

You can visit them at:

Mama's Italian Restaurant

1352 Montauk Highway

Oakdale, NY 11769

Another restaurant in Suffolk County that I just recently discovered is Buona Sera Ristorante and Pizzeria in Smithtown. They offer a gluten free menu that includes items such as stuffed shells, chicken fingers, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, eggplant parmigiana, gnocchi, and a wide selection of pasta dishes.

They also serve some delicious gluten free bread to start with and offer gluten free pizza on their menu with the crust from the Still Riding Pizza Company!

In addition to their excellent menu, they also have a great variety of gluten free desserts including apple pie, blueberry pie, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cannoli, etc.
And on Monday and Tuesday night it is Pasta Night which means you can get 1 gluten free pasta entree + coffee, tea, soda, or house wine + gluten free salad + gluten free dessert for only $15.50!

So, go visit them at:
Buona Sera Ristorante Pizzeria

88-90 East Main St.

Smithtown, NY 11787



  1. There is a new restaurant in Commack that is nuevo latino and specializes in gluten free. Arepas, pupusas, tacos, etc. Their name is Maize Cantina. Check them out through Suffolk celiacs and chowhound.

  2. Granny's Ice cream & yogurt in commack now has 9 flavors of gluten free and vegan ice cream. They also have gluten free cones.

  3. maize cantina is closed

  4. Yesterday I ordered a pie from Buona Sera and was not very impressed. Ironically the hubby ordered in before I got home from work and got me g/f pizza from Michael Anthony's in Centereach. Great pizza, great price, and great g/f menu choices. Clear winner!!