No longer serve gluten free pizza
They take a lot of precautions when you saw gluten free
I've been to the newer one in Hendersonville and they take extra precaution when you tell them gluten free. They change gloves, use different pans, tools and cutting boards. And the pizza was excellent.
Their website says, "Due to the risk of cross-contamination, Pie Five DOES NOT recommend this pizza for customers with celiac disease or gluten allergies." (CAPS in original at http://www.piefivepizza.com/menu/) Think I will heed their warning because I get really sick when I eat even tiny amounts of gluten.
Good individual-sized pizza. Tool good precautions to prevent cross-contamination with wheat.
We eat here weekly. my husband says it's the best gf pizza he had tasted and we've tried a lot. A++ from us
Um... Well I just have to say... I had called and they said they don't usually do to go orders. I said that I only had a 30 min lunch and work in a huge office building that takes about 5 min to get out of and into my car and about another 10 to get to their location. They made an exception... Which I appreciated because I forgot my food at home today. Totally made my day better... So thanks... Also the pizza tastes amaz! My first time there. I eat gluten free b/c of genetics not celiac... so I'm not exactly sure if it's completely free of gluten... but what in life is 100% guaranteed? I don't have celiac so I don't know how friendly it is for them.
the food was great, but the lines can be a little long. the menu clearly states that if you have a severe allergy to gluten, not to eat here. If you are just gluten sensitive, they take the necessary precautions making your pizza. the first reviewer should of talked to a manager and read the full menu before such a unnecessary bad review
My family came on opening day, and I was hopeful from the reviews on other Pie Five locations around the country that they would be able to cater to the gluten free diet. That said, they used the same ingredient bins that are used with the gluten pizzas, and did not seem to understand cross-contamination (they did change their gloves, used a different tray for the pizza crust that was wrapped in plastic and opened in front of you, and the pizza was put in a to-go box instead of a tray). This may be due to it being opening-day and not having much experience yet. If they started using fresh ingredients from unopened bins and were more careful, then it might be an option.When all was said and done, my husband and step-son loved their gluten pizzas and side salads (they have a great bundle option), but I ultimately decided not to take the risk and took the pizza home for my husband to eat the next day. I was torn between wanting to try the pizza and avoiding being sick. It wasn't an "if" I would end up sick, as I saw the ingredient bins and knew there wasn't a chance I would walk away unaffected. It just wasn't worth it, so I couldn't even tell you if the pizza crust was any good.Overall, I do NOT recommend for Celiacs or those who are very sensitive. It's more cost effective to pick up a frozen Against the Grain pizza (which is larger anyway and thicker crust) and cook it at home.
I ate here within the last month. I asked for new ingredients to be used on my pizza instead of the ingredients that were sitting out on the pizza making station. Felt like I had to argue with the manager to open new sauce and toppings. She assured me that the sauce ladle and toppings did not come in contact with the crust. However, that is not what I saw when watching them make the pizzas before mine. They agreed to open new toppings to make my pizza but clearly do not understand cross contamination. I will not eat here again.
Wow!! Absolutely fantastic. Not only was it great gluten free pizza, but they knew how to handle it too. When I asked for the gluten free crust, the girl immediately changed her gloves before getting it out of a separate area where it was individually wrapped. She was then the only person to touch it before it went in the oven, and when it did, she made sure the person getting it out of the oven knew it was there. After finishing with the person in front of me, he took his gloves off, washed his hands, put on new gloves, and got out a separate cutting board and pizza cutter before getting it from the oven, cutting it, and putting it in a box as to eliminate any cross contamination from the trays. The manager gave it to me directly, and said he hoped I enjoyed. They were awesome about answering all of my questions and making sure I had a good, safe, experience! Will definitely be back.
Love this place! They have GF crusts that actually taste good, and are stored individually wrapped until you ask for it. As soon as you tell them "gluten free" they change gloves and utensils and you can watch them make your pizza so you know no one else has touched it. GF pizzas are put in carry out boxes when they come out of the oven, so they never have a chance of touching any other foods. You can order a side salad, but bring your own dressing. The manager checked on their dressings for me and said they are not gluten free.
They gladly got new ingredients from the ball for my daughter's pizza, changed gloves, and used a fresh cutting set! The crust was the best I've had since going gluten free, chewy and flavorful! My only suggestion would be they need a larger rack to put the GF pizza on so that there was no chance of CC. I just had my daughter not eat to the very edges.
Very knowledgeable on gf. As soon as gf crust was requested the worker changed her gloves. Gf crust and pan were kept separate from other supplies. Worker who made pizza told other worker removing pizza from oven there was a gf pizza coming. She changed her gloves before removing pizza and used separate supplies again. Only 4 stars because my daughter said it wasn't the best god pizza she's had but at least we knew it was safe.
I've been here twice. Both times all I said was gluten free and the employees washed hands and changed gloves. They also pull out separate screens to cook the pizza on, and have a dedicated cutter and board that are a different color than the normal cutters. The pizza also goes straight into a box and not to plate. They do use the same ingredient bins that the rest if the pizzas use, and that has touched the gloved hands.
They are very nice and accommodating. They wash their hands and change their gloves before preparing. The GF crust is also Vegan!
This was my first time eating gluten free at Pie Five and I have to say I was extremely impressed. The moment I said I wanted the gluten free crust the employee changed her gloves and she was the only one who touched my pizza before it went into the oven. When the employee noticed my pizza coming out of the oven he quickly changed his gloves and got all new utensils and cutting boards. He even put my pizza in a cardboard box. This will definitely be my go to place for pizza!
Worker changed gloves without me asking when I ordered gluten free crust. When pizza came out of oven another worker got a clean slate pan and pizza cutter for my pizza, and then put it in a box even though I was dining there in order to prevent cross-contamination. I only have a gluten intolerance, so the containers that had cross-contamination didn't affect me but if you have Celiac it might not be your best bet. I didn't react o this delicious pizza though!
got sick after eating there 2x last year...not sure its worth trying again
When you ask for GF crust, they'll ask if you need it for an allergy or preference. I said allergy, so they changed their gloves (they got gloves out of a drawer, not from the box on the wall) got clean, dedicated dishes from the back, and let their coworkers know that mine was GF allergy. They have dedicated pizza cutters and cutting boards, and they put the GF pizza in a box, not on their dine-in trays that have regular pizza in them. In short, Pie Five in Zionsville and Indy are both careful to avoid CC, though they don't have a separate oven, I've never gotten sick, the pizza is delicious, and I feel really comfortable eating there.
They do NOT prevent cross contamination as theyre same gloved hand that touches the dough goes into all the seperate ingredients, leaving gluten behind even if they switch gloves for a gluten free crust. There was also gluten dough all over the counter. I left without attempting because I already had gluten on my hands just from touching their menu.
I really wanted to eat here, when I went up to order I asked if the Gf ingredients all came out if the back, and I was told they came out if the same containers used for ALL the pizzas.. So, they looked delicious and the rest of my days and it was, but unless you are GF by choice, don't eat here, or you WILL be sick. So sad.
Seemed to be knowledgeable. I did get very sick last time we went. Won't go back.
Disgusting! Ordered a Margarita GF. They didn't bother putting the basil on it, which is a key ingredient of a Margarita pizza. Good thing my family was hungry & they all said their regular pizzas were OK. I must commend them on the changing of gloves, separate pans, cutter, & putting it straight in a box to avoid cross contamination.
pizza was absolutely amazing! I'm not even a huge fan of gluten free substitutes but I have no choice, so gf it is!! they adhered to being very careful with cross contamination and the pizza is prepared right in front of you! I'll definitely go back!!
They are very aware of cross contamination. The best personal pizza for GF eaters I've found. Not crunchy! Tastes great. I love going there.