Bruschetta Restaurant, Kingston: The UK’s first gluten free restaurant

Pizz'Italia pizza at BruschettaUPDATE: Unfortunately it seems the Bruschetta restaurant in Kingston has now closed down.

If you’re in the Surrey or south London area you absolutely must visit Bruschetta in Kingston upon Thames. This amazing gluten free Italian restaurant is run by the fabulous Julia and Daniele. And the best bit? The entire menu is gluten free. Yes, there is a ‘regular’ menu for those in your party who want to eat the wheaty stuff. But why would they? The gluten free menu is so packed full of delicious and authentic Italian dishes you can probably convert them for good.

Gluten free chocolate cake at BruschettaHaving visited last Saturday, I can thoroughly recommend the Pizz’Italia pizza with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, rocket and fresh ricotta. Seriously tasty. My friend had the Finocchiona pizza with mozzarella, tomato, artichokes heart, Italian fennel salami and parmesan. The pizzas are incredibly filling. But we still found room to share a slice of Julia’s chocolate cake. Delicious.

All the gluten free dishes are authentically Italian and prepared in a gluten free kitchen. For opening times and menus visit Bruschetta’s Facebook page (and become a fan!).

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11 Responses to “Bruschetta Restaurant, Kingston: The UK’s first gluten free restaurant”

  1. Noa: 6th June 2010 at 8:08pm

    Happily not the only one in the UK, check out Oxford’s

  2. Gluten Free Girl: 7th June 2010 at 8:15am

    Great Noa. I’m sure there are others too. And hopefully this is increasing year by year. If anyone has any others close to them then do let us know. The Carluccios chain often has a specialist menu too.

  3. The Alasia: 7th June 2010 at 2:18pm

    This is not the UKs first gluten free or only gluten free restaurant, as The Alasia is entirely gluten free and has just won runner up eating out gluten free restaurant of the year. We are glad your experience was wonderful at Bruschetta, but suggest you amend your article heading.

    Lots of gluten free foodie hugs,
    michaela at The Alasia xx

  4. Gluten Free Girl: 7th June 2010 at 2:29pm

    Hey Michaela. Nope it’s not the only gluten free restautant in the UK. Hooray for that. But it was the first apparently. (It’s been there for ages but I’ve only just got around to visiting it!)

    Hopefully we’ll come and see you guys soon.

  5. The Alasia: 7th June 2010 at 3:11pm

    Hi again. Apologies for sounding abrupt. Don’t change anything…it’s a great article, and Julia and her team are doing wonderful things for us with coeliac disease. We are all leading the way. Xx

  6. YummaYum: 18th July 2010 at 4:26pm

    Good to know, I’ll have to check it out.

    Also, if you haven’t already when you’re in South London, be sure to try Cotto!

    Great fresh gluten free pastas, bread and pizzas! There were gluten free options for everything on the menu. Some of my friends that went that ate the normal wheaty items also liked too, so if you’re friends that can eat wheat aren’t feeling too adventurous they can be equally wowed by the usual fare.

  7. Gluten Free Girl: 19th July 2010 at 11:27am

    Thanks guys we will do. Have you added Cotto to the Leave It Out database?

  8. Fiona Wells: 13th April 2011 at 11:51am

    Did you know that Bruschetta’s gluten free pizza bases and fresh pasta are now available to to buy and take home to store in the freezer? I’m lucky because I live close by and can get my weekly fix but for those poor souls living further away this has to be a god send. Check out the Bruschetta Website for details

  9. Gluten Free Girl: 13th April 2011 at 12:01pm

    Wow!!! Great news. Here are the details

  10. Poppy: 20th January 2014 at 10:52pm

    Gutted Bruschetta has now closed – the only place I’ve found where I could genuinely pick anything on the menu. Made eating out a pleasure again.

  11. Gluten Free Guy: 21st January 2014 at 9:29am

    Hi Poppy, it is a shame. Not sure where you live but there’s a great new place in Brixton, South London called Vozars. Check out our review –

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