Rodizio Grill Has Become a Favorite Destination for Gluten-Free Dining

May is National Celiac Awareness Month and Rodizio Grill is doing their part by providing flavorful gluten-free menu items. Celiac disease is a permanent intolerance to gluten that results in damage to the small intestines. The reaction comes from certain proteins found in many grains like wheat, barley, oats and rye, also known as glutens. The symptoms can be reversible with a gluten-free diet. One in every 133 Americans are affected by celiac and require a gluten-free diet.

A gluten-free menu has been a priority for Rodizio Grill for many years and by preparing their menu items fresh every day, Rodizio Grill has been able to create a spectacular gluten-free menu that will satisfy a wide-ranging public.

“One of the great advantages that we have at Rodizio Grill is that all of our menu items are homemade fresh daily,” stated Eduardo Goulart, Executive Chef for Rodizio Grill. “This gives us greater capability to know exactly what ingredients are used in our recipes, and to have creative liberty to create the gluten-free items you see on our menu today.”

Rodizio Grill’s menu is over 90 percent gluten-free and features three-foot meat skewers, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads and a wide variety of homemade desserts make for an unforgettable dining experience. Guests can indulge in gluten-free Brazilian favorites like Pao de Queijo or Brazilian Cheese Bread which is freshly baked as guests come into the restaurant. Other gluten-free Brazilian favorites include Couve (Sautéed Collard Greens and Bacon), Picanha (Top Sirloin) and Pudium de Leite (Caramel Flan).

Rodizio Grill was named a favorite destination for individuals with gluten intolerance in the markets it operates. Making it one of the few restaurants where guests have a wide variety of menu items they can enjoy.

“A common misconception is that gluten-free products are not flavorful, or do not compare in taste to products that contain gluten,” stated Goulart. “Here at Rodizio Grill we were able look at our menu and make the changes necessary to make the items gluten-free without compromising taste. This was one of our greatest accomplishments, and we are very proud to be offering this to all guests that walk through our doors.”

Rodizio Grill is America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse, founded in Denver in 1995. It has recently expanded into new markets in the Pensacola, Florida; Stamford, Connecticut; Maple Grove, Minnesota and coming to Columbus, Ohio in mid to late June of 2012.

“We are really excited about bringing Rodizio Grill into new markets. Not only do we want our guests to experience a little part of Brazil in their own backyards, but also to have a place where individuals with gluten intolerance can come and enjoy a good meal,” stated Ivan Utrera, Founder and President of Rodizio Grill.

Individuals that want more information about menu items that are gluten-free or have questions regarding locations and hours of operations can visit Rodizio Grill’s website at or contact their local Rodizio Grill.