Gluten-Free Dining in Boston

If you are looking for gluten-free dining options in the Boston area, check out Nebo. I just received an email from them, and I felt compelled to share. Here’s what they wrote:

I am writing to inform you of our new Gluten free menu. About 4 yrs ago my sister Christine and I opened nebo restaurant at 90 N. Washington St. in Boston’s North End. Nebo is a traditional Italian restaurant offering dishes based on recipes that were passed down from our mother and grandmother. After being open for about a year, two of our closest friends were told they had Celiac disease. We then realized just how many people this disease has affected and the need for an alternative for their dining restrictions. Determined to serve our friends their favorites, we set upon making our menu available in a gluten free form. We are thrilled to say that we have now produced 90% of our menu with the same great taste as our regular menu. We don’t think there has been an accomplishment that has brought us more pleasure. If you would like us to forward a copy of our Gluten free menu please send a menu request to nebofunctions@gmail.com .

Sincerely,
Carla and Christine Pallotta
Chef/Owners

-Just a taste of our menu-
misto fritto – crisp shrimp, calamari, smelts, mediterranean aioli
sale e pepe – sea salt and white peppercorn marinated chicken wings
polenta con scampi – sauteed shrimp in a lemon butter sauce over grilled polenta
burrata – cream filled mozzarella, proscuitto di parma, balsamic fig glaze

-Gluten free pasta specialties-
bucati – fresh mozzarella, pacchino tomato, pecorino romano, basil, evoo
cappesante – seared sea scallops, light mascarpone cream sauce
aglio olio – gulf shrimp, pei mussels, garlic, evoo, chile flakes
salsicce e rabe – homemade sweet sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino romano
bolognese – slow cooked meat ragu, tomato, cream, pecorino romano
amatriciana – pancetta, sweet onions, spicy marinara
*or simply, fresh tomato basil sauce
A variety of 20 gourmet Gluten free pizzas are available

Nebo’s stylish décor, reminiscent of modern Italy, is all natural wood, chocolate suede and brick surrounding a 120 person capacity dining area and a full bar showcasing a magnificent marble top, glass shelves and plasma televisions. This creates the perfect setting for the enjoyment of one of our specialty martinis or a bottle from our “Wine Spectator Magazine” award winning wine list. Nebo’s list features 150 Italian wines and a cellar list for the true wine enthusiast.

Monday – Wednesday 5pm until 11pm
Thursday – Saturday 5pm until late night
Full menu served during all business hours
Extended hours for “The Garden” event nights
Parking on street or adjacent to restaurant


Nebo Restaurant
simplicity demands the finest ingredients
90 North Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 617-723-6326 Fax: 617-723-6327


This email warmed my heart. The idea that friends would take such an interest as to create an entire gluten-free menu in their restaurant, well, it practically makes me cry. I wish Carla and Christine Pallotta much success, and I hope to someday make it to Boston to check out Nebo. In the meantime, if anyone reading gets the chance to visit, please let me know what you think!

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I’ve been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you’re gluten-free, it’s even better!

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One Response to Gluten-Free Dining in Boston

  1. Tenille says:

    YUM. Will definitely check it out – if I'm ever in Boston again! 🙂

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