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Bio by DOC – vegan Italian in Carlton

100% gluten free Italian food in Carlton

All the vegan coeliacs can rejoice with the choice on Bio by DOC’s menu but you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy these meals. Of our group there was one vegetarian and one coeliac (both overwhelmed by having choice!) and we all found the meals were very satisfying.

Close to busy Lygon Street and the Cinema Nova, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. We were seated inside and it had a great (if a bit noisy) vibe.

**NB Has been showing as temporarily closed on Facebook since end January 2022 due to storm damage – no update when last checked July 2022.**


There is a choice of five entrees but we shared the vegetarian hard cheese (like Parmesan) with olives. This cheese was incredibly more-ish and great as either a shared entree or dessert.

Main meals

The mains are all pasta based apart from the ricotta & spinach balls. Our group all chose different meals which you can see pictured below.

I had the beetroot caserecce with mushrooms and you would never know the pasta was gluten free and the truffle paste gave it all a lovely flavour. The other meals pictured are the charcoal spaghetti with Roma tomatoes, the hemp gnocchi with sun-dried tomato and broccoli and the ricotta & spinach balls with butter and sage.


Having some choice for dessert was again a great feeling. I had the sweet potatoes pancakes, with popcorn ice cream & date syrup. I’ve never had anything like this before but really enjoyed it. Tiramisu lovers will be very happy to get a gluten free tiramisu!

Bio by DOC is a great option for gluten free Italian food in Carlton. Bookings are recommended.


312 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC  Phone: (03) 9349 1386
Tues – Thurs 5pm to late, Fri – Sat 12pm-3pm / 5pm to late, Sun – Mon closed


Bio by Doc is also featured on the Melbourne 100% gluten free listing.

Melbourne 100% gluten free

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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