While I have heard reports of people eating gluten-free at Bravo and Brio in the past, I don’t believe there was any sort of gluten-free menu in place. Now both Bravo and Brio have “Gluten-Friendly” menus to help serve those with Celiac Disease or those following the gluten-free diet.
The menus at both locations are similar, but offer a nice variety of choices. Several salads, pastas and entrees are listed to choose from, including a vegetarian pasta for those who don’t eat meat. I have had the salmon griglia salad at Brio and it is one of my favorite restaurant salads. There are no desserts listed on the gluten-free menu, however crème brulee is on the regular menu. Crème brulee is naturally gluten-free, but could be contaminated due to procedure or added ingredients.
As with any gluten-free dining out experience, make sure the staff is aware of your needs. Ask questions about how the food is kept safe from cross-contamination. Are separate utensils used? What about pasta water – are there dedicated pots for gluten-free pasta? While all of this sounds silly to ask a restaurant offering a “Gluten-Friendly” menu, it is necessary. With large corporations implementing gluten-free menus, training is the key to successful execution. It only takes one staff member to not know what is involved in making or serving gluten-free food to contaminate it.