My parents own an Italian restaurant. Which is a bit ironic given my recent celiac diagnosis. It's been open for 17 years, which means for most of my life I've been eating free pasta, bread, and fried calamari.
We ate or took food home from Sarducci's a lot growing up. Every time I come home we go at least once. So when I learned I was gluten free I thought bye bye Sarducci's.
Not so. Shortly after I went gluten free my mom told me they put gluten free pasta on the menu. She acted as though it was no big deal, but I thought it was just about the sweetest thing I had ever heard.
Not only do they have gluten free penne, but she worked with the chef to figure out what could and what couldn't be gluten free on the menu. It turns out most things can be gluten free by substituting gluten free penne for the pasta and mashed potatoes for risotto (their chicken stock is not gluten free).
I'm home for Memorial Day weekend and took it upon myself to type out a gluten free lunch and dinner menu for them. There are 4 appetizers, a soup, 6 salads, 13 pastas, 10 entrees, and 5 desserts on their gluten free dinner menu! It should be on their website soon.
I'm very happy my parents have jumped on the gluten free bandwagon. Not just for me, but for all the gluten free people in the area and the tourists that need a good place to eat close to the highway.
Sarducci's is located on 3 Main Street in Montpelier, Vermont. They are open for dinner 7 nights a week and lunch Monday-Saturday.