Candelari's Pizzeria

9 recent ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pizza
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8 ratings

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2617 W Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
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Most Recent Reviews


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I got the pollo al griglia with gluten free pasta with garlic and olive oil. The server was happy to confirm with the kitchen that gf pasta is cooked in its own water and held separately. My food was served by a who announced my order as gluten free and there was a gfree flag for my pasta as well. I will return at a slower time to try the pizza. I have returned twice and had the spaghetti bolognese, which was good and more importantly, I had zero issues. Gluten free focaccia and marinara were excellent as well.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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I hate to hate on a place that offers GF but I’ve never had such bad pizza in my life 😫 I love Dominos, so I’m not picky! There was no sauce and my entire pizza was burnt so every bite was burnt bread and burn cheese 😣

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They assured me repeatedly that the gluten free pizzas were safe, and saying even the owner has celiac disease and has never had an issue with the GF pizza. I got sick immediately after eating the pizza.

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?

— Average

Updated 7 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

  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Worst experience I have had at a restaurant in any capacity in a long time. I will leave the wait time until the end of this review. Sat down about 1 pm for lunch after a 15 minute wait I finally got the chance to let the waitress know that I had Celiac disease and that I have to be gluten free, she spoke about the owner that had Celiac and that they were very careful. We ordered a gluten free pizza and gluten free focaccia. We orders our boys pizzas right when we ordered drinks. We got drinks 30 minutes in and only got the pizzas after I went inside to complain at 40 minutes. Finally,50 minutes after order my pizza shows up and it is not gluten free. I complained to the manager and our waitress proceeds to lie to him like we never had a conversation and says we didn’t ask for gluten free. The restaurant was not busy, the bathrooms were not clean, and the wait staff is not attentive to gluten free clients. Whoever the owner is that has Celiac disease I hope you see this because they are going to make people sick. Horrible dining experience and not a safe place to eat for Celiac folks. ZERO STARS!!!!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Yum yum! We love this restaurant! We do the take out GF pizza because it’s the only one we trust to not be cross contaminated. Dining in, the wait staff are knowledgeable and were able to inform us what was GF and what had sneaky gluten. They also have GF focaccia! The menu should be edited though. It says “all pastas can be made Gluten free” When what it really means is “we have GF vermicelli and can put most (but not all) sauces on it”. Still love the place!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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A good restaurant. The pizza is good but on a premade flat crust. Crispy and delicious but it’s not on regular pizza dough. Bruschetta is great. Pasta dishes were fine. Greek salad was delicious.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Offers gluten free options. Owner has Celiac and takes gluten free seriously. Food is very good.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF Pizza & Pasta😀

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Excellent GF pizza selection and ALL pastas can be made GF. Also have Foccacia bread GF! Excellent!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Had gluten free pizza . Was really good. Was informed that whole menu except lasagna and calzones could be made GF

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I’ve had gluten free pizza here. It’s delish and I didn’t get sick. The owner doesn’t eat gluten so their are a lot of options and a weekly helpful staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner might be celiac, but they're definitely not careful about cross contamination. We called ahead and decided to give it a try after they said all the right things. Once there, we asked all the questions again and waitress seemed knowledgeable. We had pizza and pasta after we were reassured those were completely safe. Both dishes had gluten. I'm happy we had our tester with us and neither me nor my kids got sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Eaten here twice with no problems! GF crust is delicious! Italian sausage is GF!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was the BEST gluten free pizza I have had. One of the partial owners has Celiac disease so they are very knowledgeable and the taste was AMAZING!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free crust!! Delish home made sausage that we had as appetizer and on our gf pizza!! highly recommend!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I decided to give it a go as another person with Celiac said they do ok here. I had a salad and gf pizza and was sick. I should stick with my plan of only having pizza where all items are separate.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gluten free pizza

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The gluten free king mike's pizza is fantastic. Seriously delicious and no issues that I experienced with Celiac. Will definitely try the pasta too.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have my wife's favorite gluten free pizza and she has tried pretty much all of them. Also they supposedly have gluten free pasta but we have not tried it.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Crohn's

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One of our go-to Italian places! Staff is nice and understands needs. One negative is a new kitchen manager did not order enough GF crust or pasta and I was left eating a salad.

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Great gluten free pizza. I've heard they get their crust from Gluten Free Houston.

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Love their gluten free pasta and pizza!

Celiac

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Tasty gourmet style pizza

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