Brick Oven Bistro

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Late Night + 3 more
83% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1012 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH 44870 Directions

(419) 624-1400
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    3 ratingAugust 25, 2017

    First, this restaurant is NOT Celiac friendly. I was told by 3 separate employees that they can't guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination because "things float around in the oven and may land on the gluten free pizzas" ... all pizzas are cooked in the same large oven the only difference being that the gluten free pizzas are on a pan and the others are not. So, if you're very sensitive or have Celiac, it's Russian Roulette. That said the pizza was okay. Certainly not the best I've had. And don't go by the website ... they don't have GF cheesecake all the time. The GF dessert changes. I was very excited to try this place because it was listed as Celiac friendly, but I was very disappointed.

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2017

    Very good gluten free pizza! Place was very cute and everyone was very friendly.

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2017

    Great build your own pizza on a gf pizza crust. Our server was very knowledgeable and did a great job. Probably one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten.

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    5 ratingJune 01, 2017

    Had a great meal followed by gf chocolate cake. Will be back.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2017

    No questions asked. Got my gluten free pizza. It was delicious, one of the best gluten free pizza crusts I've had. Everyone else at the table was also very happy with their normal pizzas. Good work!

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2017

    GREAT PIZZA and OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! The waitress was VERY attentive to make sure no cross contamination occurred. Pizza was OUTSTANDING! I have NEVER had such a great pizza! They even had gluten free cheesecake that was better than what I remember having before my diagnosis. They have a great drink selection as well! Zombie Killer all the way!!!! Will be back FOR SURE!!!!

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    1 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    In ten years of eating GF, this was the worst pizza I've ever had. In four years of dating, my partner has never seen me send food back or spit it out. He did tonight. The first crust was soggy and uncooked and the second was just plain awful. It tasted like I would imagine a locker room floor would taste. On the upside, the staff was awesome and very understanding.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    Great gluten free pizza and they were wonderful to make sure there was no cross contamination.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    Got fresh ingredients not used on the line to make sure we didn't get cross contamination! Good pizza. The chicken bacon ranch was the best.

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    1 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    I'm so sorry to leave a negative review, but we ordered 2 gluten free pizzas for carry out. One for myself and one for my daughter (we are both Celiac). She ate half of hers on the way home. When we got home and opened the other box, the shape of the pizza was totally different, as was the crust. When we called to ask what happened, the woman I spoke to said, "tell your daughter to stop eating right away, there was a mistake!" Anyone who is Celiac knows how this feels. It turned out they forgot to make one of the pizzas gluten free. Luckily, the one my daughter ate happened to be the GF one. Since we were only in town for the night, and didn't want to drive all the way back, they refunded my money for one pizza (honestly I thought it would have been a nice gesture to refund both the pizzas). FYI - If you're ordering GF, you want a SQUARE pizza. Not round or oval.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2016

    A.mazing. GREAT artisan gluten free pizza crusts! Waitress was very helpful with what toppings and specialty pizzas were gf and not. Five BRIGHT stars!!!!!

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2016

    I'd been referred here by the gf pastry chef who owns a gf bakery in town, he also makes the gf pizza crust. My gf pulled pork pizza was phenomenal, tasty, crispy and just delicious. The people working were super nice and they w er e knowledgeable about keeping GF-celiac's safe. Thanks for the great experience, tasty food with zero side effects!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2015

    We stopped in Brick Oven Bistro during a recent trip to Great Wolf Lodge in sandusky. Chef Eric at Jam's bakery recommended Brick Oven to us and he provides the crust. We have celiac and are typically apprehensive about eating at new (to us) restaurants, but we gave them a call and really grilled them about how well they manage cross contamination risk and what toppings were safe. In the end, it was a wonderful experience. The pizza was delicious and frankly the crust reminded me a lot of what wheat crust tastes like. It had a great savory flavor to it and was not too dry or soggy. My husband wanted a flatbed, which they couldn't do gluten free, but we were able to get the flatbed toppings as a pizza. We are now a few days after our trip and noone has reacted so they did a great job keeping our pizza safe too.

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2015

    Great pizza. Thin but not as cracker like as gf usually is. They put gf in on a pan and have a separate table for cutting and plating gf pizzas. There was a gf cheesecake on the menu I didn't have time to try, made by Jam bakery so I'm sure it is good. The gf pizzas take a little longer to cook than others just fyi. Italian stallion was meaty - hubby liked it. Marguerita was good and so was the pear Gorgonzola.

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    5 ratingJanuary 31, 2015

    WOW! Great brick oven gluten free pizza! Friendly staff! Top notch! P.S. They also use Jam Gluten-Free Bakeshop crusts! Best EVER!!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2015

    Great Pizza and Salads! Can get almost all their toppings! I think they might have other things but haven't tried them yet.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pizza


  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
12 pm - 9 pm

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