Frankie & Benny’s Gluten Free Review
If you’ve ever gone to the cinema in a mall or attend a pre–teen birthday party, chances are you would have come across a Frankie and Benny’s.
Authentically Italian via Noo Yoik, Frankie and Benny’s has a super sized menu that’s the size of a book. I’m not kidding. It’s literally a book, packed full of all kinds of pizzas, pastas, burgers, steaks, grills, sandwiches and wraps, waffles and brownies. In other words, a no-go area for a coeliac. Until now!
So do Frankie & Benny’s do gluten free food?
Recently Frankie and Benny’s have introduced a gluten free menu.
This is definitely a step in the right direction. But what I’d love to see are gluten free versions of some of Frank and Benny’s best dishes. So gluten free pasta or pizza or waffles would be amazing. What we’ve got instead is a list of all the things that are on the current menu that can be eaten by a coeliac. So a burger…without the bun. And quite a few salads (as usual) and a few chicken dishes. The hickory BBQ ribs make the list though, so that’s good. What’s also pretty good was the Mediterranean vegetarian risotto, which was tasty and filling and definitely something I’d have again.
Something I wouldn’t have again are the potato skins, which I had as a starter. They were described as mouth-watering and full loaded. But cheddar cheese, with raw onion and tomato on a slightly undercooked potato was not great.
I finished with a frutilicious sundae, which came without the strawberry ice cream but was pretty good none the less.
I have to say that these kind of places normally have the worst customer service. But the service we received was excellent. Our server was chatty, helpful, polite and on the ball.
When it comes to food, this is not the best restaurant you’re ever going to visit. But if you’re looking for a family friendly venue that caters for every single member of the family then this is a good bet. And the service is great.
There are 120 Frankie and Benny’s across the country. Find your nearest one here.