Rudy's Italian Restaurant, formerly Bensi Italian Restaurant, located in Garwood Mall is introducing a full-page gluten-free menu as well as exciting new Italian dishes and wines to its menu.
In recent months, owners Rick Osso and Chef Dario Fernandez have noticed more people asking for gluten-free menu options. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, malts and triticale. "There is a much greater awareness of celiac disease and wheat allergies in the community," said Osso. "In the past, this type of condition would often go undiagnosed, but now, people are becoming better informed and taking better care of themselves. Unfortunately, not many restaurants understand the associated dietary needs or have the ability to accommodate them. At Rudy's, we take great pride in cooking our dishes to order with fresh ingredients. This makes us able to accommodate most dietary requests. In addition, our staff is trained to be sensitive to our customers' dietary needs.