Very good gluten free pizza!! Visiting from Illinois.
Davannis pizza is delicious for sure. However, it is not a good option for celiacs. A disclaimer note is included with a gf order, so they aren't promising no CC. I have eaten here many times, but since stopping eating here, I don't feel sick anymore. I recommend for those who can handle cross-contamination, but not celiac friendly.
Udi's GF crust. A nice, flavorful sauce on an Udi's crust. Nothing spectacular, but good. I overheard two staff people talking as our pizzas came out of the oven. "No, don't put those pizzas on the rack. The gluten free pizzas go straight to the customers. That's the whole point... to avoid cross contamination." Well, somebody gets it!
After pick up a new glasses for my daughter, then we have a dinner at Davanni's pizza at Arden Hills. After finished dinner, we went home, then my daughter realize that she left her new glasses at the restaurant. I went back to Davanni right away to check with the cashier, then he looks so quick at the drawer and he said that he didn't see the glasses. He even didn't check with the waitress who clean up the table that we just left about 20 minutes. My daughter so sad because she lot the new glasses that she just get 2 hours ago.
Davanni's uses Udi's pizza crust. They have a separate preparation area and cook the pizza on a piece of foil to avoid cross contamination. Although it is a flour rich environment and they can't 100% guarantee there won't be any, they take reasonable precautions. I've not had a problem so far. The GF pizza is significantly more expensive, but GF crusts ARE 3 or 4 times as expensive even in the grocery store and every GF pizza I've seen in a restaurant has been pretty pricy. I do wish they'd carry some GF salad dressings, though. They have a couple good salads that are GF, but no dressings. You have to bring your own or take it home.
My family eats here often. As far as gf pizza goes, this is our FAVORITE! Delicious toppings, sauce and a crispy/chewy gf crust. It's also dairy free so my children can enjoy it (sans cheese on top). My only complaint is the workers are often slow and don't bring pizza out right away.
Thank you, Davanni's for offering a gluten-free crust! Yes it was expensive but it was delicious. It was a real treat for me to be able to have pizza. Other pizza places and sandwich shops will follow suit but it will serve you well to have been one of the gluten free pioneers!
Although Davanni's offers a gluten free crust, it is pretty unremarkable. They use a Udi's crust, the same one I can buy for a fraction of the cost at the co-op. Overall the GF pizza is nothing to rave about and the cost does not match the quality.
My understanding is that the dough for the gluten free pizzas is not made fresh. Which is why you can only get it in 10" pies. Good because it cuts down on cross contamination but bad because your paying more for pre-frozen premade pizza dough. It comes in thin crust only, but all that aside the pizza itself was pretty tasty and its nice to sit and eat pizza at a restaurant with everyone else that is not GF.