I ate here last Spring. Never had a problem at the Idaho Springs Beau Jo's, or the now closed one on CO Blvd. Ordered a gluten free pizza, told our server I was "allergic"- ( celiac really). The "gluten free" pizza was delicious, but before I even finished, I was plagued with huge gas and abd. cramps. I immediately told the Mgr. that something went wrong in the kitchen with likely cross contamination. He apologized, and didn't charge for the pizza. Of course money is no compensation for a night of agony, and then other "bad stuff" that lasted for a couple days. It's too bad, because I loved the other Beau Jo's, but likely will not return here. Kitchen staff training is so important!
I had the Italian Turkey sandwich gluten free. I told the waitress before hand that I needed it strictly gluten free with no cross contamination and that I would be testing it with my Nima. She was great and said that if the test found gluten she would work with the manager to find a solution. The sandwich came back and I tested samples every portion, especially scrapings off the bottom where cross contamination frequently happens. Nima found no gluten and I did not get sick from eating the sandwich. A couple of notes: 1. The restaurant was not busy at the time I ordered. 2. I have had Nima test positive for gluten on the same sandwich at a different Beau Jo's that was very busy at the time. Preparation seems to be key here. However, on another trip I ordered the GF cheese bread appetizer after carefully explaining to the server and Nima tested it positive for gluten. You are definitely taking a chance eating here.
They offer gluten free items, and although they were generous with the toppings on the vegetarian combo pizza, it lacked flavor. The cranberry walnut salad was good, but not good enough to get me back to the restaurant.
They do offer gluten free items but every time I eat there I still get sick. The last time I even missed my flight two days later because I was so sick.
The pizza, honey cheese bread and garlic cheese bread were excellent.
Always celiac friendly and endorsed by the celiac association! We have visited every location as native Coloradans and every time the meat sausage combo is fantastic as well as the gf garlic cheesy bread and the cheese stuffed mushrooms! Not mushy great service and glad to have options since 14 years ago getting a pizza at a restaurant was a dream and not a reality. First world problems solved beautifully!
I've eaten here several times. The service was good and friendly, and I thought the pizza was really good too, great toppings. They also have gluten-free Wednesday where they offer a free salad to gluten-free orders. I like the friendliness and dedication they show.
They used to have a good GF crust but changed it within the last year and now it sucks - mushy, etc. Also, my husband got takeout pizza for us from the new Arvada place, specifically requesting GF, and they screwed up our order, giving me pizza that was NOT GF!!! I had already taken a few bites when I got suspicious and had my husband call them to make sure the pizza was GF. Turns out it wasn't!!!! I had to force myself to throw up what I'd already eaten. Gross but it was better to just force myself to throw up right away to avoid the 24 hour period of nonstop vomiting that follows accidental ingestion of gluten for me, especially since I was pregnant!!! The manager told my husband he would refund our money and talk to the staff, and promised to call us back, but he never did. I will never go back to this place. There are better GF pizza crusts elsewhere such as Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza on Sheridan.
Being a beau jo's thick crust lover before diagnosis I couldn't wait to try their GF crust...it sucked!!! Toppings were great, staff friendly & manager personally supervised everything & I could see cross contamination steps being taken through window...still ended up with full week long agony. Even my dogs just licked toppings off & left crust. $20 tiny 10in pizza not worth it :( Bye my beloved ski treat until owners figure out cross contamination issues & create own THICK GF crust
Great pizza and they work with the local CSA chapter.
I grew up eating Beu Jo's pizza and absolutely love their food. Now GF (Either celiac or highly sensitive, awaiting results), not so much. I had their Pesto Chicken pizza with the cauliflower crust and even notified the waitress of my situation, but still had a reaction and did not digest the food.
NOT celiac friendly. I ordered the italian turkey sandwich gluten free and told the waitress that I needed to be strictly gluten free. She was very nice and seemed knowledgeable and said they would change their gloves and use a clean knife and prepare it on clean area with parchment paper. Unfortunately when I got the sandwich and tested a sample of each ingredient and bread with my Nima Sensor, it found gluten. The waitress was very sorry and explained the this is a very busy Buea Jo's and depending on the staff in the kitchen it can be hard to guarantee a gluten free meal. They did not charge for my sandwich. I gave 2 stars for the friendly waitress but I would not recommend a celiac eat here.
Ate here last night - the ~25min wait was worth it. My husband & I had the GF garlic bread, stuffed mushrooms, and then split the GF pesto chicken pizza. The garlic bread is an entire sub cut in half - huge portion!The GF food is prepared separately and comes out MUCH FASTER than the regular pies. We had our food & finished eating within 35mins and the surrounding tables didn't have their pizzas yet. GF for the win! And no reactions what-so-ever!
Hands down the best gluten free pizza I have eaten! I had the 'Lil Italy. From their menu & website I feel like they do a better job of any pizza joint with gluten & gf pizza to prevent cc. I only ate here because of the other Celiac reviews. I would have given 5 starts, but I feel there is still a risk of cc, but lower than most pizza places.
Beau Jo's has ramped up their celiac GF protocols. My server was knowledgeable and the menu is very specific about what is not GF. I felt safe eating here. Their pizza crust is excellent-- my partner says better than the regular wheat crust. I visited here after having a bad experience at Otto Pint and recommend this place as the only place in Ft Collins that I know of that reliably manages pizza prep and cross contamination.
I was afraid to try pizza at a new place since I'm on a road trip so I didn't eat it til we got back to our hotel but when I did eat it... omg! Its the best gf pizza hands down and they did an excellent job with the cross contamination. I am very sensitive and didn't get sick. Major kuddos to this wonderful establishment. I highly recommend trying this.
Amazing! I have celiac *and* a severe wheat allergy. I know within 4-5 minutes if something has wheat or has been cross-contaminated. This place rocks! I ate chicken strips and a pizza and I'm feeling fantastic! I wish we lived in the area - I'd eat here all the time! Just passing through on a road trip. I recommend this place unreservedly.
Travelling cross country, we were in Colorado looking for a place for dinner where my daughter and I could eat (both celiac) Found Beau Jo's - fantastic! GF pizza was wonderful, salad bar was excellent and the staff was very helpful and answering our questions. Great experience all the way around.
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed after reading all the great reviews. As a Colorado native I have always loved Beau Jo's, even though I'm not usually one for thick crusts - dipping the crusts in honey makes the thick crust worth it, and it's really only thick around the edges...delicious! After reading all the awesome reviews, I expected to have a pizza that was at least similar to their regular pizza, but the crust was very thin and crispy and was practically dripping in oil. It tasted ok, but was certainly not the Beau Jo's experience I was hoping for. I still dipped my crusts, it just wasn't anywhere near the same. :( Maybe I ordered the wrong kind of pizza, though? I'm still giving 4 stars, because the service was awesome, they seemed knowledgeable about gluten free, and they had quite a few gluten free options on the menu (even aside from pizza). I will definitely try again, and maybe next time I'll ask if there is a thicker gluten free crust option. It was just kind of a bummer watching all my friends enjoy their thick, bready crusts with honey while I basically had an oily cracker with honey. If you go, you'll likely be happy as long as you don't have the expectation that it will truly be a Beau Jo's pizza.
The service we received was not impressive, our pizza was overcooked, and I ended up getting glutened. I was really disappointed.. considering the amount of other GF options here and the typical wants of Steamboat natives (very health conscious and many GF residents). You'd think they would provide for their needs and compete.
extensive menu with tons of options for those with celiac. ordered the honey cheddar bread which was pretty strange; wouldn't recommend. the pizza was pretty good (udis crust) and the chicken tenders were decent. nothing special that we tried but no cross contamination and tons of options!
Outdoor enthusiasts in colorado have loved Beau Jo's environmentally friendly concept since the first branch opened back in 1973. today, anyone can enjoy a colorado-style "prairie pie" gluten-free, served in a personal pan and prepared with hand-rolled crust. From there, the options are as limitless as the mountaintops: there are six glutenfree sauces, ten options for cheese and a variety of meats and veggies.
This Beau Jo's is set up very differently than others! Order at the counter and very small. Same pizza but not as many GF (or regular) options as other locations. Was assured the prep was safe. Very small tables so it is kind of scary to eat pizza with other people who are not eating GF...crumbs were flying everywhere!
I'm so thankful for Beau Jo's. They have such yummy gluten free food options. Only place I know that I can get (great) gluten free bread sticks, gluten free chicken tenders, and great gf pizza. Their sandwiches can be made on gf bread (though they are pricy that way - but obviously worth it to be able to eat one!)
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