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Cotto – gluten free Italian

Since I moved to London, I noticed Cotto kept coming up on coeliac forums as a great place to try if you are on a gluten free diet.  I have finally visited Cotto and loved it!

It is a small family run traditional Italian restaurant.   Almost everything on the menu had a gluten free option or was naturally gluten free.   CHOICE!!  This is something us Coeliacs don’t find too often, and when faced with more than one or two options (most frequent scenario), I now find it really hard to choose something. They also boldly say they can cater for ‘any allergy’ and of course have vegetarian options.

Cotto Gluten free bread roll

A good sign of a Coeliac being taken into consideration was the arrival of a warm gluten free roll.


Cotto - starter_opt

As a starter I had cured beef and mozarella.  The beef had a beautiful flavour and the mozarella was incredibly soft and creamy.  Topped with cracked black pepper it was absolutely delicious.


Cotto - pasta_opt
For mains there were many pizza and pasta options, as well as meat and fish with vegetables.  All the serves around me were large!  I chose the Rigatoni Amatriciana.  It wasn’t as hot (with chilli) as others I’ve had, but still tasty.  My husband had a non GF pizza and said it was “really good pizza”.
We were too full to try dessert, and I forgot to look closely at the menu, but I did notice Lemon sorbet which is a favourite of mine.

It is not in a trendy or busy part of London, but well worth a visit for a gluten free treat.


89 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7HR   Ph: 020 7928 5535

Tube: Lambeth North (restaurant is directly opposite), or Waterloo (and walk)


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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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