Gluten Free Dining at La Madia

Chef Fox Offers Dozens of Options for Gluten Free Dining

With the rise of gluten intolerance, also known as Celiac disease, La Madia’s Executive Chef/Proprietor Jonathan Fox has crafted a gluten free menu with a wide range of offerings (appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert). Gluten is the common name for the proteins in specific wheat grains (durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro) and related grains (rye, barley and triticale).  For those hoping to imbibe without issue, La Madia also offers a gluten free beer and a bevy of wine. Chef Fox’s gluten free dining menu is outlined below.

La Madia, Gluten Free Menu

Warm Medley of Olives – Toasted Garlic, Chilies & Thyme 6
Bresaola, Shaved Fennel – Shaved Fennel, Sweet Peppers & Parmesan 9
Oven-Roasted Globe Artichokes – Mignonette & Mustard Sauces 9
Steamed PEI Mussels (served without crostinis) – Melted Leeks, Fresh Fennel, Garlic, White Wine Brodo 13

Romaine Lettuce – Market Tomatoes, Crisp Pancetta, Shaved Parmesan & Creamy Mustard Dressing 8.5
Butter Lettuce – Fresh Hearts of Palm, Radish, Almonds, Lemon Chili Dressing 9
Chopped Italian Lettuces – Gorgonzola, Spicy Walnuts, Shaved Pear & Balsamic Vinaigrette 8.5
Organic Arugula – 3 Hour Roasted Grapes, Local Apples, Spicy Walnuts, Shaved Parmesan & Walnut Vinaigrette 9
Organic Mixed Greens – Cucumber, Crimini Mushrooms, Tomato & Herb Vinaigrette 8
Nichols Farm Heirloom Beets – Watercress, Almonds, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette 9
Market Tomatoes & Mozzarella di Bufala – Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Balsamic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil 12

Rock Shrimp & Kabocha Squash Risotto Carnaroli 18
Seared Diver Scallops
 – Sweet Potato Puree, Brussel Sprout Leaves & Black Truffles 27
Pan-Roasted Steak Florentine – Prime Strip, Arugula, Lemon & Parmesan 38
Chianti-Braised Slagel Farms Short Ribs – Vegetable Risotto 23

Chocolate Polenta Cake – Vanilla Gelato 8
Mascarpone Mousse – Raspberry Sauce, Cocoa Nibb, Almond Nougatine 8
Blood Orange Ice in Prosecco 6
Gelato of the Moment 6

Green’s Gluten Free Tripel Ale, 16.9 ounces, 7-percent ABV, $19

Over 75 selections by the glass (4 and 7 oz. pours) and more than 300 bottles
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Monday and Tuesday 11:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 11:15 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:15 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

La Madia is an urban restaurant located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, where seasonally-influenced food and distinctive, hand-selected wines come together. Chef/Proprietor Jonathan Fox’s culinary philosophy is that when simple, local ingredients are not only utilized, but respected, the flavors speak for themselves. La Madia’s ingredient-driven menu reflects what is relevant at the market. Chef Fox offers a new menu every month utilizing Midwest farmers’ fare, such as pork/lamb from Slagel Farm, honey from Kress Apiary Honey Farm in Indiana, produce from Nichols Farm, Wisconsin cheese, items from their own plot at Harvest Moon Farms, as well as Chicago’s Green City Market. Everything at La Madia is made from scratch (sausage, pasta, dough, desserts). The lunch, dinner and late night menus are designed for sharing (the restaurant is a perfect place for dining as a duo or in a group, with several prix fixe options).

 Wine plays a major role at La Madia, and the restaurant has been given the “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator three years in a row (2010, 2011, 2012). The global wine list changes seasonally and was thoughtfully designed to pair with food. La Madia’s extensive list features more than 75 wines by the glass (four or seven ounce pours) and over 300 bottles. Every week, two of La Madia’s favorite wines are highlighted as the “Wine of the Week” and offered for $6 per glass. La Madia also offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made from spirits infused in-house. 

La Madia
59 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654


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