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.
Went here because of the other great review but did not end up eating anything from here because everything was contaminated with gluten. While making glutinous pizza, the employees touched the dough with their gloves and then reached their hands into all of the toppings to put onto the pizza. When they added sauce they used the sauce spoon to spread the sauce all over the pizza and then put it back into the sauce. They did this with several pizzas, never changing gloves. They also used the same contaminated gloves to touch all of the other kitchen equipment, like the oven and knives, and to work the cash register. There is no way that anything in that place is not contaminated. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity do not eat here! I can't speak to how the food tasted as I was not willing to poison myself, but it seemed like a popular place for gluten eaters.
I ordered the GF crust (which has a $2.00 upcharge) and was pleasantly surprised when the preparer immediately changed his gloves and got a new ladle for the sauce and a different pan. Unfortunately, they still use the same container of sauce as the gluten pizzas. He prepared my pizzas (similar setup to Subway or Blaze) and then went on to prepare my date's pizza. He then asked of we wanted salad. I ordered the Greek side but before I could say anything I realized he had not changed gloves to prepare my date's pizza before handling the salad. We took ours to go and in the car, my date said he was surprised I didn't say anything about the pizza cutter being used. At that point, I just prayed I would be OK. I actually felt fine and I'm very sensitive to gluten. As for taste, I thought the pizza was very good but light on the toppings and the Greek salad dressing was excellent.
My new favorite pizza place. I risked pie five after a coworker with celiac had a good experience here. The crust is made off site. They have dedicated utensils with red handles. The GF pizza does go in the same oven with regular pizzas but it is on a metal tray. Potential for CC too with cheese and toppings since gloved hands touching these items all day. The pizza is big for one person. The crust was most similar to mellow mushrooms with an earthy crust. I will definitely be returning!
When I went there, they brought out the crust and then started using the same utensils as they use on the regular crusts. The spoon that touches the regular crust while spreading the sauce would also touch the GF crust. Even if they grabbed a new spoon, the sauce is entirely contaminated. What I saw was far away from being Celia friendly.
Hi! Gogo here! I am a severe celiac and have never gotten sick here. Separate utensils and no cross contamination has happened while I have been here. Smart staff! Cool atmosphere. Do not eat the magic dust as it has gluten as a staff member told me and my party. Awesome place to grab some food in the area! Hope this was an informative review!
The pizza was delicious, but I did get slightly sick from some cross contamination. That being said I am a "can't eat a fun size crunch bar because the rice has malt flavoring" level of sensitivity, so those who are more tolerant will probably be just fine. The pizza WAS good enough that I'm considering going back and giving them a second chance.
Tasty gluten free pizza when you are on the go. You choose your toppings Subway style. The crust is one of the better ones I've tried but I still get a little extra cheese to help. The staff always changes gloves and uses a different pan. Note: the spicy sauce is very spicy if you are into that!
Great gluten free pizza! The staff was great! When I ordered the gf crust the worker yelled out to the rest of the staff and they all changed gloves and prepared all separate pans; I really appreciate that and they didn't act like it was a huge hassle like some other places
terrible ... didn't take any precautions when i requested gluten free crust for my son. i had to remind them to change gloves before opening the crust. My son's stomach was bothering him after eating 2 slices. Won't go back. Allen, TX location needs to train their employees of how to make pizzas for people that request gluten free crust.
We used this app to find Pie Five Pizza. I ate gluten free, hubby ate regular. I really liked the option to add toppings that you wanted for one flat price. When I ordered GF the pizza maker took off his gloves and out on new ones. The GF thin crust was individually wrapped and put on a mesh pan. The regular crusts were in traditional pizza pans. Both of us likes our pizzas. Husband thought his could be hotter.
I walked into this location to scope it out before making a decision to eat there. While they switch out utensils, change their gloves Etc. They prepare the pizza on the same line. They may be gluten-free friendly, it does not appear to be Celiac friendly.
The pizza was delicious! We had to ask the guy behind the counter to change his gloves before handling my daughter's pizza. He said he just forgot and didn't make a big deal about it. Not sure about cross contamination issues since they still reached into the same topping buckets as the ones that were used for regular pizza.
have gotten sick every time we have tried it because of cross-contamination put their hands in the toppings for the pizzas with gluten and then they do the same toppings for your pizza
My son LOVES the gluten free pizza here. He says it taste better than the regular crust and they are very careful not to contaminate with gluten.
They were very concerned over changing all gloves and utensils as soon as I ordered the gluten free crust all the way to cutting it.
The crust was decent. Not as good as Udi's sore bought crusts but still good. The choice of toppings is nice and I liked the sauce. Each pizza is a 10 inch so my wife got her own traditional crust. However, CC is likely. They put on new gloves but the toppings and sauce spoon may come in contact. Also, there was bread crumbs everywhere. on the counter, on the tables. if gluten didn't get in my pizza then they could get on my hands from the table. Celiac caution: they reuse the pizza cutter. ask them to wash it or get a fresh one. This will be a once in a great while treat for this celiac and family.
They do not have a dedicated gf menu but their website and in house employees know what is gf and what isn't. They have a gf crust that is one of the best I have had. They use different utensils when ordering gf. My husband (non-celiac) ordered a regular pizza and they changed their gloves and washed their hands before making mine. The pizzas go through the same oven but they have dedicated gf trays. There is a separate section with separate utensils for cutting gf pizzas. They put it in a to go box since there is no dedicated gf trays to eat off of. I will definitely be coming back.
Excellent food and very accommodating for gluten free patrons! Gluten free crust, employees changed gloves without me having to ask, reserve a section of their oven for gluten free pizzas and take many steps to decrease chances of cross contamination.
This place is awesome. They have trained staff. I asked for their gluten free crust and the employee immediately changed gloves. Separate tools are used and they cut the pizza with separate tools in a different area. Staff even knew that the Italian sausage I asked for had gluten in it, allowing me to avoid it. I will definitely become a regular here. Eaten here twice and haven't gotten sick. Awesome place!
Not celiac friendly! They put on clean gloves to open a gluten free crust but use the same bins to grab toppings from as the person next to them making a regular pizza and possibly even touching ingredients containing MSG. I was sick before I left the parking lot.
While they have gluten free crust, it most certainly IS NOT celiac friendly. There is a lot of room for cross contamination; especially since they have to use the same spatula for the marinara that they spread the sauce on regular crust, place it back in the sauce and then they pour that marinara onto the gluten free crusts. And then the glove issue...even though they change gloves, think about it. they still have to use those other already contaminated gloves to touch the ingredients, and now all the ingredients are contaminated from the flour crust gloves, and are now on your gluten free crusts. Not very celiac friendly. All in all, this is very good pizza.
Celiac Review: while they did try diligently to ensure no CC with my meal, in a location with free floating flour in the air it is next to impossible to be Celiac Friendly. The Manager even got all my toppings from the back. Unfortunately, when I went to grab the lid for my drink the lid holder had flour. Unfortunately I did get sick. But I give them 3 stars because they really did try even though they did inform me that it may not be suitable. So anyone who noted this as Celiac Friendly must not truly be a Celiac. If you are Gluten Intolerant, you may or may not have a reaction. Eat at your own risk.
On vacation and have celiacs. I was quite worried about getting sick. Made a stop here and they make their gluten free crust separate. I said I needed the gf crust and the young worker changed his gloves, got separate utensils and dish from a complete different section of the kitchen to make my food. Very impressed!
They wash hands, change gloves, and do great with avoiding cross contamination when transitioning to making a gluten free pizza. I have never had a negative reaction. Join the circle of crust club and earn points from each purchase. These points accumulate and result in you earning a free pizza. The prices are very reasonable! you can watch them make your pizza. It is set up like a subway for pizza. They prepare it in a line before your eyes. super fast and super affordable.