Blaze Pizza

9 ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pizza

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
7 ratings

As rated by the community

225 W Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Pizza was great however, cross contamination has me nervous. I saw the employee handling regular dough hand the gal that was going to make my GF pizza the black liner. I called it out and asked to please have a glove change with a new liner. They did it with no questions asked. Gal got sauce from a different area. All seemed great. Then the employee that got my pizza out of the oven placed my pizza down. When he moved it the black liner wasn't completely covering the table where part of my pizza was placed. Unfortunately, I will be the next test subject of possible cross contamination at Blaze Pizza.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 1 month ago read full review

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Contamination every direction. I got very sick. Delicious but not gf safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gf crust. I told them I had celiac, and the staff changed their gloves when they made my pizza. They used separate sauce & cheese for my pizza. I’ll definitely come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Looks delish, however they do not understand cross contamination.  After carefully walking it down the line the cook used the same cutter to slice my gf pizza 🍕 😦 But they made it again 😉
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Celiac

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Delicious crust but high today of cross contamination. The gf crust is kept separate and is placed on a barrier when cooking in the same oven as the regular pizzas. It's the toppings where contamination is most likely, as even if they change gloves, sauce is doled out from same containers and spread using the utensil that lives in the sauce. Gloves touch and retouch all toppings.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have GF crust option and most toppings are GF. But they are not trained in handling to not cross contaminate and the process looks like contamination is very likely. They changed gloves but then touched multiple surfaces that visibly had wheat crumbs on it! As the pizzas go down the line they all hang over the topping containers along that edge, which includes the cheese. I watched baffle boards of regular dough go down the line with the dough literally hanging off the paddle board sipping into the topping containers and touching the toppings, not to mention the lose flour dripping off these boards and contaminating the whole line. When asked which toppings are GF, they said everything. I saw meatballs and asked “are you sure.” They then looked around for a list and found the meatballs were not gf..... so not “everything” which is too big an “oops” when told to handle for an “allergy” to wheat. This is by no means Celiac friendly. Not trained. Not knowledgeable. Not taking precaution to not cross-contaminate. I’m not the one with Celiac so I can tell you their food tastes great but it isn’t to be trusted for those that can’t have GF.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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best crust dairy free options so glad 5

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very impressed! Ask if you would like for them to switch their gloves, get sauce from a different bin and place crust on a mat so your pizza doesn't touch the grill with all the gluten on it, and make sure to use different tongs and pizza slicer. And delicious!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The set-up allows u to watch them make it which was great. Great tasting pizza!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They are careful to use different utensils and ask if they should change their gloves when making a gluten free pizza. Their gluten free crust is great!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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I have to be very careful of cross contamination when I eat here. They use the same spoons, pizza cutters, gloves, etc. for all of their pizzas, gluten free or not. While their gf crust selection is nice, the cross contamination is hard to avoid.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Gluten Sensitive

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I would not recommend this restaurant for celiac. Lots of cross contamination opportunities. They did change their gloves but used the same tools and area to cut pizza. Plus the GF crust is very chewy.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Below Average

Gluten Intolerant

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Fair amount of options, they have 3 “gluten free” bases, but one is not gf? They have a gluten free dough, which I assume is are in house on shared equipment and pressed with their same dough press, so it is NOT SAFE (it is not labeled with the ‘gf’ on the menu, I did not actually ask them about this). They also have a cauliflower crust (which I got) and a “keto crust” which was marked gf. I’m not sure what that is made from. They cook the gf crusts on a specific pan-thing so it doesn’t touch the oven. They will change gloves if it’s an allergy. The ingredients are still just in a big line like at a chipotle etc., so there is a pretty decent risk of cc I assume. I noticed when they put on the sauce, they spread it with the spoon, as it typical of pizza, which made me nervous. It is possible that they would get fresh ingredients on request, but I did not ask. The got a clean pizza cutter when I asked. It is several hours later and I have yet to get any issues (beyond those from eating a whole pizza). They do not have the ingredients listed for whether they are gf or not, so I avoided any sausage etc. Pizza was pretty good, so if you aren’t super sensitive, or feel confident in your ability to guide pizza makers through the process of being safe, have at it. I will probably go again, but more as an option when people insist on getting pizza than a go-to place.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Hashimoto's

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Asymptomatic Celiac

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With the mixed reviews, I asked a ton of questions before ordering and watched very carefully. They asked me if it was preference or allergy. All toppings were from a new container and the employee changed gloves after touching each container. The gluten-free pizzas go on their own mat and in a specific part of the oven. They have a specific gluten free pizza cutter and utensils as well. I was very happy with the gluten-free crust as well! As a new celiac, I could barely tell the difference.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

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