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Established in 1999. What started out as a family-owned Italian res- taurant has evolved into a gluten-free food haven. Vallario, who is also the chef, says his restaurant of- fers the largest gluten-free selection in the world. At Grandma's Grotto, those on restricted diets or Celiac patients can indulge in deep-fried delicacies, pastas, breads and sweets -- items that are usually off limits.We specialize in authentic Old-World Italian food, real New York style pizza, and delicious homemade desserts; as well as offering a full gluten-free menu.

Those with Celiac disease, a digestive disorder that can develop at any point in life, react negatively to gluten, a protein that is found in foods contain- ing wheat, barley or rye, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The disease cannot be cured but can be managed with dietary restrictions, which usually require the patient to cut out such items as bread, pasta and cookies. ``One customer came in who was a friend of the family and she happened to be gluten free, and she brought her own bag of pasta and asked if we did anything gluten free,`` Vallario explained.

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What’s not to like about a restaurant named Grandma’s Grotto? Located in Horsham across from the former naval air station, it’s a warm, unpretentious Italian eatery offering pizza, pasta, salads and Italian entrées — plus some of the best pastries you’ll find this side of Zake’s.
But before you go thinking that it’s just another friendly neighborhood haven, you must know that co-owners John and Desiree Vallario have created the most unique menu in the region — one that is roughly 90 percent gluten-free.