Apola Gyro Grill

8 recent ratings
$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pita
100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
16569 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92606

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Review


This place is amazing, they take very cafe care of cross contamination, the gluten free pita bread is wrapped in foil when put in the toaster press, and they change gloves/spoons/tubs for the toppings. I've eaten here 3 times in the past couple weeks and have not gotten a reaction yet. 10/10 recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of yummy options including gluten-free pita bread! The food is delicious and they take great care for the customers

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Finally some truly gluten free beef and lamb gyro, falafel, pita, etc. And it all tastes authentic! Everything that goes in the fryer is gluten free, and they wrap the gluten free pita in tin foil when they warm it up to ensure that there’s no cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pita

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Both gluten-free for celiac and 100% yummy
Breakfast pita: gluten-free pita, fresh eggs, veggies, and feta!
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Overall Rating

Review


Great GF pita! Workers changed their gloves and prepared on separate area.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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GF pita was delicious. It is not a GF dedicated facility but they are extremely careful with cross contamination. They changed gloves and used sides from a separate container. It was as safe as you could be. My wife who is celiac had no reactions. We got the pork pita sandwich and it was amazing. Meat was great and all of the sauces except for one were GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pita held up very well, and the gyro was delicious. The pita was wrapped in foil, so it didn’t touch the shared grill, and the sauces and toppings were all sourced from containers that had not touched gluten.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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GF pita is great. Held together well as a sandwich and tasted good.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I haven’t had gluten free pita EVER. I haven’t had pita since getting diagnosed with Celiac in 2012. But this place...it was SO good! Not just cuz I was so excited about gf pita, but the whole gyro was amazing, fresh and they were very knowledgeable about gluten allergies. Definitely going back!

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff there knows about all the celiac protocols. So careful. So wise. So tasty! Awesome place. Will definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gyros! It's the perfect place for your Greek cravings.... And I didn't get sick. It was so great to eat pita again. When I asked for gf, they immediately asked if it was for an allergy or preference.... And they know how to keep things safe. Y

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved my experience here! The staff member I spoke with was not familiar with Celiac but literally went as far as to pull a giant bag of hashbrowns out so I could read the label on the bag. He confirmed gluten-free status of multiple ingredients with his manager, and was so patient as I asked 70 questions. I ordered a breakfast pita with a gluten-free pita, eggs (fresh, not powdered!), veggies, and feta. My first time eating in a regular restaurant since diagnosis... didn't get sick! So happy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The young man who served me was extremely accommodating. He didn’t know what celiac was, but understood gluten allergy/sensitivity and took it very seriously — changed his gloves, heated the GF pita (!) in double layers of aluminum foil, and opened new food containers to avoid cross contamination. I’m a fairly sensitive celiac and feel just fine. Plus, the food was DELICIOUS!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Thanks for a great lunch. I’m not use to having so many choices. I had the chicken, GF pita, hummus, fries, and some veg. The server was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pita! It’s delicious, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is well-labeled. Definitely making this place a habit!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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OMG THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! I have celiac disease and it's so hard for me to find great gluten free places that are not only good but extra careful when it comes to my gluten free foods. The manager was honestly the sweetest, most helpful, knowledgeable man ever. I had no idea what a gyro was and was confused, but he helped and guided me through the gluten free selections and the best tasting combinations. He made a platter of food for me with a GLUTEN FREE pita on the side and really assured me that I was safe. I ate it and it was so delicious. I didn't get sick at all!! Coming back for sure, u won't regret coming .

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

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Gluten free Pita's.Most meats and dressings are gluten free. Seemed knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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