Allergies Information

To try to accommodate our friends with food allergies or sensitivities, we are providing menu ordering options that should allow you to dine at DAVANNI’S. Click on the item below that you want to avoid to view your menu options.

No allergen or nutritional information on our website should ever be considered a guarantee, but simply a best faith effort to serve our customers.

We have no items containing peanuts or shellfish in our restaurants. All of the other “big 8” and gluten are present in the facility in one form or another. We ask that when placing your order you alert the manager on duty to your food allergy or sensitivity. We will then try our best to avoid any accidental cross-contact, but again we can offer no guarantees and accept no liability. The more information relating to your specific needs you can provide, the better we can attempt to protect you.

The range of tolerance or reactions to the presence of food allergens varies greatly from person to person. Decisions on the amount of precautions you should take or risks you may expose yourself to, are always best made by you in consultation with your physician.

Download our Allergen Brochure.

Please see our Allergen Disclaimer for more details.

  • Dairy

    HOAGIES

    Buns

    Choose either our white (Italian) bun or Ciabatta bun for your hoagie. Our grain bun contains milk. Choices – Our BLT, Club, Roast Beef, Pastrami, Sausage, Turkey, Assorted, Ham, Salami, Veggie and Pizza hoagies should all be free of milk or milk products as long as they are ordered with no garlic spread and no cheese, to include Romano. Our Honey-Mustard dressing contains milk (used only on our Chicken-Bacon Honey Mustard Hoagie). Our Chipotle mayonnaise contains milk, our standard mayonnaise does not.

    PIZZAS

    Crusts

    Choose either our thin or traditional pizza crust.

    Sauce

    None of our pizza sauce choices contain milk so all are safe.

    Cheese

    Order your pizza with no cheese, to include Romano.

    Add-ons/Toppings

    There is no milk in any of our add-on ingredients with the exception of chicken, extra cheese, cheddar cheese and gorgonzola cheese.

    CALZONES

    We make our calzones with garlic spread and mozzarella cheese, so they would be pretty boring without these. If you must order them then specify no garlic spread, no cheese to include Romano and again no chicken.

    SALADS

    All of our salads should be safe choices as long as you order them with no chicken or cheese. Your DAVANNI’S may be willing to substitute turkey for chicken on our salads that normally contain chicken at your request. Our croutons are provided to you in a package, but they do contain milk so no croutons.

    Dressings

    Salad dressings are provided in individual portion packs. Since our dressing selection or brands may change or manufacturers change their recipes, please check the ingredient statement on the container. Currently our Bleu Cheese, Lite Ranch, Caesar, Chipotle Salsa Ranch, Honey Mustard, Greek Feta Cheese and Red Balsamic Vinaigrette all contain milk. Our Honey French and Lite Italian are milk free options.

    PASTA

    We use our garlic spread, which contains milk in preparing our penne pasta. Your DAVANNI’S may be willing to prepare your penne pasta with no garlic spread upon your special request if they can. If so, then you can order your pasta (no garlic spread) with red sauce (no alfredo or rosa), either with no meat or with Italian sausage and no Romano cheese. Our chicken and meatballs both contain milk. Also pass on the garlic toast. Lasagna is not an option – forget it!

    SIDES

    Breadsticks

    Are OK with no garlic spread or Romano. The dipping sauce is safe.

    Garlic Cheese Bread

    What’s the point? Don’t order it.

    Potato Chips

    Plain (original) or Jalapeno chips are safe. Parmesan and Garlic contain milk.

    DESSERTS

    Brownies, Rice Crispy Treats and Chocolate Chunk Cookies all contain milk.

    BEVERAGES

    All are safe except of course for milk.

  • Eggs

    PIZZAS

    There are no eggs or egg products in any of our pizzas (except for our gluten-free crust), sauces or ingredients, so all of our choices should be safe for you to eat.

    CALZONES

    Same story as our pizzas – no eggs so anything you choose here should be safe.

    HOAGIES

    Our white or Italian hoagie buns contain egg as an ingredient. Also our mayonnaise, chipotle mayonnaise and Chipotle Salsa Ranch Dressing all contain eggs. Our meatballs are made with eggs and our Honey Mustard dressing dressing contains egg yolks. So, all of our hoagie varieties (except for the Chicken Bacon Honey Mustard and Meatball) should be safe for you to eat as long as you order them on either our grain bun* or Ciabatta bun and without any mayo, chipotle or Chipotle Salsa Ranch dressing (normally served on our Southwestern Chicken hoagie only). *Our grain bun contains no eggs, but is processed on common equipment with buns that do contain eggs.

    PASTA

    Our lasagna is made with both eggs and egg noodles, so no lasagna for you.

    Our penne pasta has no eggs, nor do our sauce choices. If you want meat with your pasta, stick to our Italian sausage or chicken. Our meatballs are made with eggs. If you get your pasta with garlic toast, make sure that you order it on either our grain or Ciabatta bread, because our white or Italian bread contains egg.

    SALADS

    You have quite a few options with our salads. The Chicken Cobb normally comes with hard boiled eggs, but you could order it without the eggs. None of the rest of our salads have eggs as an ingredient, however many of our salad dressing do contain eggs, including Blue Cheese, Lite Ranch, Greek Feta Cheese, Caesar, and Chipotle Salsa Ranch. The dressings without eggs include our Honey French, Lite Italian, Chinese Chicken Salad and Red Balsamic Vinegrette. All of our dressings come in individual serving packets, so you can double check the ingredient statements on the label.

    SIDES

    Our breadsticks and any of our potato chip varieties should be safe. Your should also be able to eat our garlic-cheese bread as long as you order it on either our grain bread or Ciabatta. Our white or Italian bread contains eggs.

    DESSERTS

    Cookies and Brownies both contain eggs. Stick to our Rice Crispy Treats.

    BEVERAGES

    None of our beverages contain eggs or egg products.

  • Fish

    You only have three items you need to avoid, tuna, anchovies and Caesar Dressing.

    PIZZAS

    No anchovies as a topping.

    CALZONES

    Don’t add any anchovies and you’re good to go.

    HOAGIES

    No Tuna Hoagie, all others are OK.

    PASTA

    No fish in sight.

    SALADS

    No Caesar Dressing, otherwise it’s clear sailing.

    SIDES

    No issues.

    DESSERTS

    No fish in our rich and chewy chocolate chunk cookies, our fabulous brownies or our rice crispy treats.

    BEVERAGES

    No fish here either, thank goodness!

  • Peanuts

    None present in any menu item.

  • Shellfish

    None present in any menu item.

  • Soy

    Note: These options do not eliminate ingredients where the manufacturers have stated that soy items have been refined and deodorized to the point where they are not considered allergens.

    HOAGIES

    Buns

    None contain soy, although your safest bet is our Ciabatta.

    Add-ons/Toppings

    Our chicken contains soy. Any of the rest should be OK as long as you order your hoagie with no garlic spread.

    PIZZAS

    Crusts

    Order our thin or traditional crusts only.

    Sauce

    All are safe, take your pick.

    Cheese

    No issues here either.

    Add-ons/Toppings

    Our chicken contains soy. The rest of our toppings are safe.

    CALZONES

    We baste our calzones using garlic spread. If you order a calzone, please specify no garlic spread and don’t order it with chicken.

    SALADS

    All of our salads should be safe choices as long as you order them with no chicken. Your DAVANNI’S may be willing to substitute turkey for chicken on our salads that normally contain chicken at your request. Our croutons are provided to you in a package, but they do contain soy, so no croutons.

    Dressings

    Salad dressings are provided in individual portion packs. Since our dressing selection or brands may change or manufacturers change their recipes, please check the ingredient statement on the container. At the present time, our Caesar, Chipotle Salsa Ranch, Sesame Asian and Red Balsamic Vinaigrette all contain soy. Our Bleu Cheese, Honey French, Lite Ranch and Lite Italian do not list soy as an allergen.

    PASTA

    We use our garlic spread, which contains soy in preparing our penne pasta. Your DAVANNI’S may be willing to prepare your penne pasta with no garlic spread upon your special request if they can. If so, then you can order your pasta (no garlic spread) with any of our sauces, either with no meat or with your choice of meatballs or Italian sausage. No chicken. Also skip the garlic toast. Lasagna is not an option.

    SIDES

    Garlic Cheese Bread and Breadsticks

    Stay clear of the breadsticks and garlic-cheese bread.

    Potato Chips

    Plain, Parmesan & Garlic, and Jalapeno Chips are safe.

    Boneless Chicken Wings

    Our Boneless Chicken Wings do contain soy.

    DESSERTS

    Stick to our Rice Crispy Treats. Brownies and chocolate chunk cookies contain soy.

    BEVERAGES

    No problems here.

  • Tree Nuts

    The only tree nuts in house are slivered almonds and they are only used in our Asian Chicken Salad and our Spinach with Chicken Salad.

    PIZZAS

    All good.

    CALZONES

    No issues.

    HOAGIES

    All are safe.

    PASTA

    These are safe too.

    SALADS

    Either do not order the Asian Chicken Salad or the Spinach with Chicken Salad or if you are careful to explain your allergy and specify no almonds, salads should be safe. Other safe available salad choices include our Chicken Cobb, Southwestern with Chicken, Chicken Caesar, Caesar, or Garden Salad.

    SIDES

    Have at it.

    DESSERTS

    Here’s good news, you can take your pick. Our fabulous brownies contain no nuts.

    BEVERAGES

    Bottoms up!

  • Wheat

    You have our sympathy because this allergy is a tough one, especially in a restaurant like ours whose main menu items are pizza, hoagies and pasta. We do have a few options for you, however there is often flour in the air from making pizza dough and hand-forming our traditional crust pizzas. So if your level of sensitivity is such that this presents problems, you probably should avoid eating our food.

    PIZZAS

    We now have a gluten-free crust (also wheat free) available, so pizza may be a good option for you. All but one of our restaurants (25th & Riverside in Mpls.) will prepare gluten-free pizzas for eat-in, take-out or delivery any time of day or day of the week. There is no wheat in any of our pizza sauces or pizza toppings, so as long as you can tolerate possible incidental contamination from flour that could be in the air, you have a broad range of pizza choices.

    HOAGIES

    All of our buns contain wheat, however we can make what we call a “skillet meal” for you. A skillet meat is essentially a hoagie without the bread. Whatever variety of hoagie you choose, we place the skillet meal in a ceramic skillet, top it with cheese and the broil it open-faced. We then place all of the veggies on the side (essentially a salad). If you want you can choose from our variety of salad dressings.

    The only hoagie ingredient that contains wheat is our meatball, so any of the rest of our options would be safe prepared as a skillet meal.

    CALZONES

    Calzones are hand made from the same flour and dough as our pizzas, so these are NOT an option for you.

    PASTA

    All of our pasta noodles are made from wheat, so nothing for you here.

    SALADS

    Our wonderful salads are an option for you, you might need to make a few modifications. All of our salads are safe as long as you don’t put croutons or wontons on them – so ask for no croutons or wontons on your salad. Our Chinese Chicken Salad dressing (which normally is served with our Asian Chicken Salad) also contains wheat, but also comes in an individual serving package. Just choose from one of our other dressing varieties.

    SIDES

    These are pretty obvious – Breadsticks, garlic-cheese bread, and boneless chicken wings contain wheat. All varieties of our potato chips are wheat free – choose your favorite (Plain, Parmesan & Garlic, or Jalapeno).

    DESSERTS

    Rice Crispy Treats contain no wheat. Brownies and cookies are unfortunately off-limits for you (like we said we really sympathize).

    BEVERAGES

    All of our beverages should be safe for you.