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Great Neck: Celiac Center benefit

The exterior of Cafe Rustica in Great Neck

The exterior of Cafe Rustica in Great Neck Credit: Cafe Rustica

Café Rustica, the gluten-sensitive Great Neck Italian, is teaming up with the Celiac Sisters (celiac-afflicted bloggers Samantha and Brooke Hamroff) for the second annual dinner to benefit Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center. Special guests are Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of "The View," and Dr. Peter Green, director of the center and a leading expert on celiac disease.

The event takes place on July 13 with two seatings, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The three-course dinner, of course, will be gluten free. First course is a choice of three salads; second course: personal pizza, pasta, chicken, veal or salmon; dessert, a choice of ice cream, quinoa muffin or chocolate cheesecake. The price is $75 per person, which includes soda, coffee and tea; $30 of the admission will be donated to the Celiac Disease Center.

Café Rustica is at 200 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-829-6464. For information or to make a reservation go to or call Café Rustica.

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