MARBELLA’S FIRST gluten-free restaurant, Celicioso, has opened at the luxury Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa.

Outdoor TerraceSituated by the Roman Bridge which gives the resort its name, Celicioso enjoys the buzz of the hotel’s traditional Andalusian Square next to the shops and trendy restaurants at the Plaza Village.

Outdoor Terrace 2Celicioso is the ultimate choice for guests looking for a gluten-free dining option. Whether due to intolerance, or simply as a health preference, this new dining concept serves an interesting range of delicious meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10am until midnight each day. For guests wishing to dine in, there is also a takeaway delivery service available. In the evening, gluten-free cocktails are served on the restaurant’s magnificent covered terrace.

Celicioso StaffFollowing the success of Celicioso Madrid, pioneer and owner of Celicioso Restaurants, Santiago Godfrid, decided to expand and introduce gluten-free to Marbella. The inspiration for Celicioso was borne out of a desire to create tempting gluten-free food after Godfrid himself was diagnosed with coeliac disease aged 23. The owner is delighted he has been able to break down the barriers preventing sufferers from enjoying their favourite foods.

Gluten Free Baked Goods 3In the spirit of creating gluten-free options for everything, Celicioso’s original baked goods menu will expand to encompass a savoury menu and drinks, including juices and cocktails. “We wanted to increase our offer to satisfy all the requests from our clients and to continue growing and working hard. Our new concept will be called Celicioso – Gluten Free – Bakery, Food & Drinks Marbella,” said Santiago Godfrid.

Outdoor Terrace 3The opening of Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa’s ninth restaurant, Celicioso, adds to the wide selection of dining options available, as well as ensuring that the resort caters to every preference. The resort has already established itself as a culinary hotspot, boasting two restaurants from Michelin-starred chef, Dani Garcia, and the hotel’s popular global cuisine restaurant, Sea Grill.

Celicioso ExteriorPuente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is situated within the magnificent ‘Golden Mile’, a luxurious residential area between Marbella and Puerto Banus, just 35 minutes’ drive from Málaga Airport.

Celicioso LogoResembling an Andalusian village, the 264 luxurious Mediterranean-style guest rooms are spread in 27 three–storey villas, among 55,000sq.m. of lush, sub-tropical gardens, cascading down to the Mediterranean. Over 400 species of plant life have been brought to the gardens from all around the world.