10 Gluten-free Restaurants In San Diego, California

gluten free restaurants in san diego
Ruth Alexis
Ruth Alexis 
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Sticking to a gluten-free diet while travelling can be quite a challenge. Seeing your friends and family scarf down whatever delicious eats they want while you scan the menu for a gluten-free dish in vain does not exactly sound great. However, should you be heading down to San Diego, California, for your next trip, no need to fear. There are plenty of gluten-free options in San Diego in a wide variety of cuisines, from Italian to soul food. Be sure to check out the ten best gluten free restaurants in San Diego, California below.

1. Red House Pizza

We are launching an expanded vegan menu on the 2nd!

Posted by Red House Pizza on Friday, 26 January 2018

Red House Pizza offers not just a wide range of gluten-free options, but also an extensive vegan menu, making this a perfect pizza stop for large groups of friends and family with varying dietary requirements. Gluten-free pizza options are also available, as well as vegetarian toppings such as eggplant, red onion, and fungi mushroom. Pizzas are available in different sizes for all to share.

Red House Pizza

Address: 4615 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116, USA

Website: Red House Pizza

Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (Mon - Thurs)/ 11.30am - 11pm (Fri - Sun)

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2. Civico 1845

. ✅Homemade ✅Plant-based ✅Italian classic ✅Modern twist . #Civico1845 #DinnerPlans #Vegan #Lasagna #LittleItaly #SanDiego

Posted by Civico 1845 on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Civico 1845 is a hip Italian restaurant specialising in pastas and pizza. Upon entering the restaurant, guests will be greeted by wafting aromas of fresh pizzas, warm-toned interior decor, and stylish wooden furniture. An entire vegan menu is available for vegan guests, and pastas can be made gluten-free upon request.

Civico 1845

Address: 1845 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Website: Civico 1845

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (Sun-Thurs) / 11am - 11pm (Fri-Sat)

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3. Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen

Come to Pesto and enjoy our different styles of pasta!?? Check out our menu: http://bit.ly/menupesto ?(619) 265-2700 #PestoCraft #Pasta #Wine #MadeWithlove

Posted by Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen on Thursday, 7 March 2019

Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen specialises in hearty Italian comfort food. Many gluten-free pasta options are available, and guests can also choose from a wide range of salads, breads, and wine to accompany their main meal. Popular dining options at Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen include the beef lasagna, giant Caesar salad and Margarita pizza with fresh basil, all-classic Italian dishes made with love.

Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen

Address: 6011 El Cajon Blvd A, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

Website: Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen

Opening hours: 10:30am –9:30pm (Sun-Thurs) / 10:30am –10pm (Fri-Sat)

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4. The Trails Eatery

Posted by The Trails Eatery on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The Trails Eatery is located within San Carlos Shopping Center and serves great breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Many guests enjoy their gluten-free pancakes, muffins, and bacon and eggs, all classic breakfast fare that can be enjoyed by gluten-sensitive customers. The interior of The Trails Eatery is cosy, bright, and modern, coloured in warm brown tones and furnished with casual wooden dining chairs.

The Trails Eatery

Address: 7389 Jackson Dr, San Diego, CA 92119, USA

Website: The Trails Eatery

Opening hours: 7am - 3pm

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5. Woodstock's Pizza Pacific Beach

Posted by Woodstock's Pizza Pacific Beach on Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Woodstock’s Pizza Pacific Beach is a casual pizzeria popular for its delicious crust and warm service. All pizzas are made with high-quality ingredients, and the dough is handmade fresh each day. Many classic pizza flavours such as the pepperoni and hawaiian pizzas remain firm favourites with Woodstock’s Pizza Pacific Beach customers, but they are also well-loved for their vegan and gluten-free options.

Woodstock's Pizza Pacific Beach

Address: 1221 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Website: Woodstock’s Pizza Pacific Beach

Opening hours: 11am - 1am (Sun-Thurs) / 11am - 2am (Fri-Sat)

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6. True Food Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

True Food Kitchen is a clean eating-focused restaurant offering many-gluten free salads and burgers. Customers can enjoy themselves, yet still eat guilt-free at True Food Kitchen, where items on the menu such as the Grilled Salmon entree, Dashi ramen, Roasted Brussels, and Fig and Onion Tart are made healthy yet delicious.

True Food Kitchen

Address: 7007 Friars Rd Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108, USA

Website: True Food Kitchen

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm

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7. Solare

"Ciccia al Sugo" -- Braised ribeye, sliced and dressed in a hearty Tuscan garlic tomato sauce and served with rustic...

Posted by Solare - Ristorante Italiano, Pizzeria, Lounge on Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Solare is a classic Italian restaurant known for its traditional Italian fare with a twist. Items that are-gluten free will be indicated as such on their menu, and chefs are more than willing to customise each dish according to the dietary needs of customers. Popular entrees include dishes such as the “Ciccia al Sugo” – braised ribeye, sliced and dressed in a hearty Tuscan garlic tomato sauce and served with rustic bread, and the “Spaghetti allo Scoglio” with Manila clams, Pacific black mussels, shrimp, and calamari.


Address: 2820 Roosevelt Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Website: Solare

Opening hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm (Tues-Sat) / 4:30 pm – 10 pm (Sun) / Closed on Mondays

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8. Officine Buona Forchetta

One less hour of sleep isn't that bad, it just means that lunch is sooner! ? And why not start with our Affettati Misti? #daylightsavings #buonaforchetta #buonaforchettasd #officinebuonaforchetta

Posted by Officine Buona Forchetta on Sunday, 10 March 2019

Officine Buona Forchetta is an Italian restaurant located in the heart of San Diego which is popular with many locals and tourists alike. Guests can tuck in to some classic Italian dishes such as the Affettati Misti, as shown in the image above, some wood-fired pizzas or some Tagliata pasta with beef slices. Items that are gluten-free will be indicated as such on their menu.

Officine Buona Forchetta

Address: 2865 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Website: Officine Buona Forchetta

Opening hours: 11:30am - 3pm; 5pm - 9:30pm (Mon-Thurs) / 11:30am - 3pm; 5pm - 10:30pm (Fri-Sat) / 11:30am - 9pm (Sun)

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9. Ambrogio15

Gourmet Pizzas

Posted by Ambrogio15 on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Ambrogio15 is a popular Italian restaurant serving up gourmet pizzas. A wide range of gluten-free pizza options are available at their restaurant, and even without the use of traditional base ingredients for gluten-free pizzas, quality, and taste are never compromised on. Guests can also complement their pizzas with a wide range of cocktails and spirits offered at the restaurant.


Address: 926 Turquoise St h, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Website: Ambrogio15

Opening hours: 4:30pm - 10pm (Mon-Fri) / 12pm - 11pm (Sat-Sun)

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10. Cucina Basilico

Posted by Cucina Basilico - La Mesa on Friday, 22 February 2019

At Cucina Basilico, all pastas, sauces, and pizzas are handmade fresh each day. Many guests have praised the restaurant for its authentic Italian food and decor, swearing by their bruschetta and fettucine. Pizzas and pastas can be made gluten-free upon request.

Cucina Basilico

Address: 3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92123, USA

Website: Cucina Basilico

Opening hours: 11am - 2pm; 4:30pm - 9pm (Mon-Fri) / 4:30pm - 9pm (Sat-Sun)

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Spoilt for choice

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Source: Photo by user Valerio Capello used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Gluten free dieters need not worry about a lack of food options in San Diego, California, USA. When you next head down to San Diego, be sure to check out the above ten restaurants serving up fantastic gluten free food!

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