• fire + wine

    5 starsFebruary 20, 2013

    433 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    Great GF pizza crust. They ask if your GF order is an allergy or a dietary choice. Answer determines oven used and maybe some other cross contamination changes. Pizzas are thin crust and more artisan than a typical pizza place. Topping combinations include arugula pancetta and other interesting and all tasty combinations. The options change seasonally. GF pasta was a big miss when ordered. (Since we almost always get pizza, we did not try GF pasta until about our 15th visit.) So odd that the pasta was so bad. Since everything else on menu is great, I asked for a sample of GF pasta last time I was there. I explained that I guessed the last pasta was a fluke. Turns out it was. The GF pasta was very good. So if yours is not great, send it back because someone forgot to adjust cooking times. This a a frequently visited place for us because it is fun, lively, has great GF options and is loved by non-GFers too. Be prepared to wait on weekends and even during the week. Must be most popular place in Glen Ellyn and is one of the only places that I will wait 45 minutes for a table in an overcrowded bar.

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    5 starsDecember 29, 2012

    131 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    This review based on take out at Carol Stream location: Small is only size choice. It is very good GF crust. Maybe most close to original of any pizza place I've found. Price is also good -- small is under $10. BUT NOTE THAT IT IS SMALL. Not exactly deep dish and very light. When i pocked up my box I knew i was not carrying enough for two people. Two pizza will serve three people. I can eat a small by myself even if I shouldn't. Among the best GF pizza I've ever tasted. Just make sure you order enough.

  • Pinched Mediterranean Grill

    5 starsDecember 19, 2012

    2770 S Highland Ave #102, Lombard, IL 60148

    Very good food. The bacon beef thing is super. So is the chicken. Spicy green sauce is very spicy and adds a nice zip. All the sides taste well made and fresh. I guess it is asking too much for gluten free pita. The pita looks and smells wonderful. Reports are that it is as good as it looks. But sitting there and watching my table mates eat pita makes me jealous.

  • Skuddlebutts Pizza & Catering

    3 starsDecember 12, 2012

    430 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    Hit or miss with GF crust ( regular is always a hit back we we did that sort of crust. The whole wheat was also hit or miss in a few tries). Really want to like this place. First time was good enough for a pizza fix but you knew it was a GF crust. Second time was less than good. Third time the crust was bad ( maybe just way undercooked?). Not up for a forth try. YMMV. GF crust is not eligible for the two for one deal that runs all the time. So, in effect, the GF crust is twice as much as other crust options.

  • Red Robin

    3 starsDecember 12, 2012

    152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    At least the offer GF buns -- but "awesome" is more than an overstatement IMHO. Texture of bun is typical crumbly GF bread. OK but not awesome.

  • Augustino's Rock & Roll Deli

    4 starsDecember 12, 2012

    246 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188

    They take GF seriously so I would feel safe if I was very sensitive. This was an every Saturday place years ago and I enjoyed their beef, sausage, grinders, and turkey burgers in those pre-GF days. GF bread is very good but the up charge makes value proposition tougher. Suddenly a grinder can become a $10 sandwich. This bread up charge is not unique to Augies but seems like a bigger deal when you add the GF charge to a relatively cheap meal. No separate frier so now French fries. Did not try the GF pizza. Same great sandwich toppings I enjoyed in my pre-GF days. If you have a taste for an outstanding sub, this is the place.

  • Evviva Pizzeria & Cafe

    5 starsDecember 12, 2012

    1022 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187

    Best GF crust I've had since going GF about six months ago. I am (or was) a pizza guy. Could eat pizza every night for a week when the wife was out of town. Had some food GF crusts but all felt like a compromise. Not here. Crust is homemade by a vendor, brought in, and is currently only available in small size. Toppings are great (test was cheese and sausage) and much like the old Salarnos -- which was worth a long drive in the old days. Very cheesy. Like I remember a regular pizza from the Salano days. Very filling for the size. Think Giordono's thin crust only with better cheese and sauce. Again, crust was good. Not just good for GF crust -- but plain good. Monday two for one special means wife and I share a small for dinner and then have lunch the next day with the second pie. So even with the $2 up charge for GF crust, this is a great deal for a high quality pie. Looks I have found a classic pizza taste that is GF. And a new Monday night go to place. They also deliver. We did carry out. They have a few pasta choices made by the same homemade GF baker. Although the pizza is good enough, and good pizza is missed so much, that it may be a long time until I try anything else.