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.
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.
I wanted to try the Alfredo sauce and I found out that it was not gluten friendly. So be aware! I got the High Five pizza on gluten free crust. I asked if the man could change his gloves and be the only one who would handle the pizza. He was very accommodating and so was the rest of the staff! It was delicious and completely safe!
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.