Ciao Bella Gets Flexible

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Tuesday night I went to Ciao Bella with our resident vegan blogger, Bianca Phillips, to check out the restaurant’s new options for diet-restricted diners. Chef Jonathan Steenerson wants Memphis to know that his kitchen is a friendly place for vegans and carnivores, carb-lovers and gluten-freebies alike.

Steenerson let us sample a number of vegan items that aren’t on the menu, but are available by request. We were particularly impressed with the grilled vegan mozzarella and tomato salad with balsamic reduction and a vegan coconut lemon sorbet.

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We also sampled the vegan cheese-less pizza, made with roasted vegetables and Ciao Bella’s delicious pizza crust. And our gluten-free friends will be happy to hear that a gluten-free pizza crust is in the works.

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For more on Ciao Bella’s flexible menu, check out next week’s Food News.

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