Yesterday we meandered through the San Pietro area. One of the highlights of the trip was finding this random crepe kitchen, Le Cre. It was tucked near the end of a tunnel-like alley next to the Pozzo Etrusco, an ancient Etruscan well.
I noticed the word “glutine” in a few places around the shop and then I saw a newspaper clipping with the words “gluten free” in the title along with a picture of the place. The bar tender saw me pointing and saying “gluten free” and she nodded. She pointed up and at the ceiling and in that moment I learned one of the loveliest phrases of my trip thus far: Senza Glutine. Directly translated it means “without gluten”.
She spoke a fair amount of English, and was able to explain that the senza glutine side of this particular kitchen has been dedicated to gluten-free food preparation. She told us that there were a few GF restaurants in the area, and that they were very prevalent in Southern Italy. So it was that I enjoyed a crepe in Italy.
We nom nom nom on a nutella e crema senza glutine crepe
Thatsa lotta pasta carbonara – and it’s gluten-free!
Tonight (Wednesday evening) we stopped back at Le Cre for one final crepe dinner. The owners close up Le Cre for the summer on Friday, so even though we’re surrounded by bars, paninitecas, pizzarias, tavole caldas and ristorantes, we decided to vist them one more time.
One of the cafe staff makes my senza glutine crepe
Salami, cheese, whole marinated “spicy” button mushrooms, lettuce, mayo on a GF crepe
Mom said she needs a short break from “Italian food”. Tomorrow night – sushi!