I'd just like to tip my hat quickly to the Beach Bird Restaurant for catering to my needs!
I enjoy dining out, and pasta has always been a favourite dish of mine. Since I went gluten free, it can sometimes be tricky to find a place to eat, particularly in regards to pasta! I frequent Beach Bird with the mister - so much so that they said they would make an effort to keep gluten free pasta in stock! They happen to have Pad Thai on the menu as well, so when they run out of the regular gluten free pasta, I order my pasta with the rice noodles from that instead, and they're very accommodating about it. But Huzzah! Now it might be a regular thing, and I can order gluten free pasta any time! I'm such a big fan of their Seafood Linguine, as seen below ( but minus the linguine! The mister's favourite is the bolognese). I'm so thrilled to have a place I can eat without having to hum and ha about the menu for 20 minutes, asking all kinds of questions.
Anyways - if you have a favourite restaurant, it's worth asking if they'd be willing to stock gluten free options if you intend to return regularly. Also, don't be afraid to make substitutions - I've been known to order the pasta sauce from one dish, but on rice, if its already on the menu! Let it be known that I'm also a big fan of ordering all the ingredients of a taco, but in a bowl! You have options! You don't have to be afraid to dine out. It's heartening to know that restaurants are starting to cater more to the gluten free crowd.