California Pizza Kitchen (Closed)

3 ratings
$ • Pizza Place
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pizza, Salad
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
1900 Hughes Landing Blvd Ste. #200
The Woodlands, TX 77381

A program of the Gluten Intolerance Group

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Ingredients made in separate area- very knowledgeable staff- no issues and pizza is good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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*Update as of 8/12/19: I recently learned that they have more than one cauliflower crust and that it’s imperative to specify that one is seeking the CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE crust or you might not get it. That’s entirely too confusing to call them the same thing but it not actually be the same item. On another note, although they previously had a tasty GF cauliflower crust, they changed the recipe and now it’s as if there’s no trace of a rice or other GF flour in it so it’s mushy like some kind of a semi-firm flat steamed veggie disc. I had to reheat the pizza we took to go and was wishing we hadn’t also purchased one of their Take and Bake pizzas as well because we had to practically burn both pizzas to get their crusts to mildly firm up. To make matters worse, the cauliflower crust that previously didn’t taste of cauliflower at all (which was awesome), now has a very strong cauliflower (almost broccoli like) taste - neither of which my child and I (both celiac) are fans of or desire to taste on our pizzas. I contacted the main number and confirmed that this change is recent as of this summer and is not a fluke. Besides the potential for an error to take place with regards to which crust one gets, the change in crust taste and texture was such a huge disappointment for us. We won’t be returning.

April 2019: Not a huge GF menu but they do have certified gluten free pizzas in both a larger size and in a kids size that includes a kid sized drink. The crust is a cauliflower crust and was surprisingly tasty. (I can’t stand the taste of cauliflower, but love the crust.) My daughter and I both have celiac and neither of us have had a reaction any of the times we have ordered there. I spoke with a manager the last time we ordered (a couple of weeks ago) and he was extremely friendly and interested in keeping us free of gluten. It’s the only local place we feel safe eating pizza anymore.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Salad

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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This location is permanently closed.

9 months ago

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Celiac

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Not Celiac safe! My daughter had symptoms immediately following our meal and I am still suffering 2 weeks after the fact. We have eaten successfully at the Clackamas location three times and should have gone there instead. I regret not reading the reviews before eating at this location. And it is very discouraging to see the Validated Gluten Free Safe Spot because clearly that was not our experience.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Not celiac

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I felt incredibly safe, as the server mentioned they have a separate area where they prepare gluten-free pizzas with separate ingredients and a separate oven. He delivered everyone else’s (non-gf) food first and then said he would go wash his hands before bringing my food back to the table. I got a margherita pizza (and it even had a little gluten-free marker on it). It was absolutely delicious, and I had no reaction.

Really great experience overall.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Tried to order gluten free meals at two different locations on Oahu, and both restaurants claimed that they “could not guarantee” the food would not be contaminated with gluten. Essentially they said that they are NOT gluten free.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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The pizza is fairly good for gluten free. It allows me to scratch the pizza itch without getting sick. There are exactly 5 items (all pizza) certified by the gluten intolerance group. There are other items on the menu without gluten containing ingredients, but cross contamination is an issue, so I’ve never tried them.

I used to LOVE this restaurant: pizza, pasta, salads, egg rolls, soup...all delicious!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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The service was decent relative to understanding the gluten-free free necessity, but the food - BBQ chicken cauliflower pizza -was an overpriced disappointment … it sure seemed like cooked chicken was just tossed on the top and then smothered with Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Below Average

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