Eh. Would not order again: I don’t like the flavor of their crust and always find that there isn’t enough cheese or sauce. It can get to $20 for a personal pizza if you start adding extras. I’d rather just get a frozen Freschetta pizza- or even a frozen American Flatbread pizza for that matter! They are somehow different.
The manager came over and talked to me after I ordered a GF pizza for my son. She explained that they change gloves, prepare the pizza in a separate part of the kitchen and in a separate oven, but cross contamination is still possible due to all the flour in the environment. My son with celiac did not have any reaction and enjoyed his pizza.
Had a delicious pizza and did not get sick! Menu even had a section for gluten free drinks! There is a risk of cross contamination due to flour being in the air however they prepped my pizza in the back from ingredients straight out of the walk in fridge to minimize that risk.
Great toppings and atmosphere! They cook the the GF pizzas in separate trays to protect against cross contamination. I've eaten here multiple times without a problem. Good cider selection too!
Excellent gf pizza baked in tinfoil tray. Edited 1/5/19: we both got sick several months ago and now don’t eat at Flatbread. I think there’s just too much gluten in the air. The staff is very upfront about this which I appreciate, and we still think this is a wonderful local business, but sadly we don’t eat there anymore.
I eat here all the time-it’s one of my go-to GF pizza places.
Great GF pizza dough, and dairy-free pizza options too. Salad was excellent.
Stopped in to bowl and found INCREDIBLE pizza. Baked in wood burning pizza ovens on tin tray. Will be back.
Pizza is good, but I got really ill the last time I ate there. They take precautions with baking the pizza, but there is lots of gluten in the air. In my opinion, not worth the risk.
Literally the best GF pizza I have ever had. Super knowledgeable staff about being GF.
My go-to pizza place. For one, they carry the only GF beer I like (Glutenburg) and they seem very aware of cross contamination risks, giving a little warning about the chance of flour in the air every time we go. Given that it's nearly impossible to have zero risk, and given that they have a separate preparation area for GF pizzas, I'm ok with that small level of risk but last time they even offered to put my pizza together in the walk-in freezer, which is going above and beyond and shows that they are really trying to make it work for even very sensitive people. And they apparently have a separate pizza oven for GF (this is new). And your pizza arrives in a foil tray. The ability to go out with friends for pizza and beer after my diagnosis means a huge amount to me. Highly recommended.
Very tasty pizza. Baked in the same oven, but they wrap it in tinfoil so that it doesn't touch the stone or other pizza. The salads are delish too, and they have great local cider options.
One of my absolute favorite GF pizzas! Punctuated Equilibrium is my favorite. I live nearby and get a pizza for pick-up almost every week--I've never gotten sick and it tastes delicious. They also have a great salad, GF beer, and a really tasty GF whoopie pie for dessert. If you come here to eat, it's a fun, casual atmosphere, but don't come expecting a quiet meal as there are lots of families with children. I've bowled here several times, and it's awesome being able to get a GF pizza and beer while bowling. (Be warned that the wait for bowling can be very long and you cannot call ahead; you must put your name on the waiting list in person.)
Pizzas are baked on the same ovens as ones with gluten, but they do try to minimize cross contamination as much as possible. The pizzas are delicious.
in a bowling alley. did not eat here w family.
A bit different than Stone Hearth but good. Friendly. And the whoopie pies are out of this world. Don't pass- particularly the maple
THIS PLACE WAS AWESOME! Their pizza was the best gluten free pizza I have ever had. Both the server and the manager made sure they went through the whole process with us. Everything is local, homemade, or organic and every pizza can be made gluten free. They prep everything in a separate area. They have a decent selection of ciders and gf beers. For dessert, they had gluten free brownies and maple whoopie pies. It is pricey, but I would pay for a lot for such great service.
Very good but the gf pizza is pretty expensive !
Excellent dough, not quite as good as Stone Hearth, but definitely a good runner up.
Delicious gluten free pizza and a few gluten free beers and cider. all the pizzas can be ordered on a gluten free crust. the pork pie pizza is amazing!
This is one of my go-to places for a tasty GF meal. Their GF crust is very good -- in fact, my boyfriend thought it was tastier than their regular crust! They also have GF desserts, although I don't think they list them on the menu. Very busy on weekend evenings though -- they don't take reservations, but you can call ahead to put your name on the list.
This place is SUPER neat. Flatbread with all organic ingredients in an old school candle pin bowling alley! To make it better when we told the waitress my girlfriend has celiacs, she pointed to an enormous chalkboard that read "we love gluten free". Then, the restaurant manager came over to the table to assume us that all of the gluten free crusts were not store bought and they were made in the salad area, cooked on foil, and cut using a new cutter to avoid contamination. The pizza was great and we even got one to go! GREAT family environment.
The pizzas are very good, and they have GF beer
Knowledge server and a delicious GF vegan crust for an additional $7. I had the Mopsy’s Kalyan’s Pork which used GF only soy and other products and a salad. All quite delicious. All toppings seem to be GF as well. Shared oven may make it dicey for celiacs.
Also went at an off time so it wasn’t super busy. The prepared my pizza in a disposable pan & baked it in the brick oven. I did not have any issues. It had a nice thin crust & truly was a delicious pizza! It did cost $5 more to have the gluten free crust. The gluten free crust also only comes in one size.
Ordered a gluten free south Windsor flatbread and it tested positive for gluten with my Nima sensor. Smelled delicious, I'm sure it's great for people with mild sensitivity. They were very apologetic.
Gluten free pizzas cooked on a tin and served in the tin so you know they were not touching the oven
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
Not my favorite GF pizza (crust is pretty soft) but reliable, convenient, and satisfies the pizza craving
No nuts in the whole restaurant!
Yes, this place has airborne flour. So despite their many precautions (separate prep area in back room, no shared cooking surfaces or utensils), if you are super sensitive this might not be the place for you. At my last visit, they delivered my wife’s gluten pizza on the top of the two-tiered rack, with my GF pizza on the bottom. So that wasn’t great. I have personally never gotten sick and have eaten here several times, and will continue to enjoy it once in awhile since I don’t have a ton of choices within an hour drive. But it might not be for everyone.
We went when it wasn’t super busy, so there wasn’t a lot of flour flying around. The gluten free pizzas are cooked on their own disposable pan in the same oven but they were aware of my diagnosis and were very knowledgeable.
It was a great pizza place with a brewery vibe set in an old mechanic’s garage. I was able to Ofer GF pizza crust and vegan cheese as well as having multiple GF, DF dessert options! They were very careful to put my crust in a pie tin to avoid cross contamination! Highly recommend.
I have been to other flatbreads without issue. Last night was the second time I was glutened at this particular location. Never happens at the other ones. For some reason, they always remove the pizza from the aluminum tray they bake it in, and serve it on the ones they serve everyone else’s pizza on. Why? none of the other locations do this. Those trays may be washed, but transferring to other surfaces is not safe in a place like this. I watched them cut and transfer pizza without washing, changing, or soaking a single hand, board, or pizza cutter (looked like the cutters were color coded by vegetarian, vegan, and meaty). Honestly, it wasn’t even busy this time and I still had issues.
They understand when you tell them allergy when ordering a gluten free pizza. Make sure to mention it is an allergy so they know to put it on a safe aluminum pan to bake. They prepare the gluten free pizzas in a separate area away from the regular ones. When I asked for a box the server first boxed up the regular pizzas and said she would go wash her hands and be back to do mine. Good pizza as well! They are up front on the menu about potential for cross contamination because it is a pizza place and they are trying to cover themselves but they are the safest pizza place I have eaten at both at this location, in Portsmouth and Portland.
Very good pizza crust and tomato sauce but I can’t recommend Flatbread because we were not informed by our server that GF pizzas take 50+ minutes as compared to non GF. Our server was very attentive until she got our order than we didn’t see her again until the check came over an hour and a half later. Never offered refills on drinks or advised us on the increase wait time for GF. We saw another family come in, eat and leave all in 50 minutes! Do not bring children here! I should mention the restaurant was only ⅔ full and it was 1:30 on a Saturday.
I am not celiac, just gluten intolerant, but I was impressed with the care that they took with my GF pizza. It was prepared in a separate area, away from the regular pizzas, and was cooked on a disposable aluminum pan. I had the BBQ pizza with pork, pineapple, and goat cheese. It was delicious!
I came here for lunch today and had the BEST gluten free pizza I’ve ever eaten. Normally I hate GF pizza because I don’t like the standard crust that most restaurants use, but after reading a few reviews I decided to give this one a try. I was extremely pleased!! The crust reminded me of regular pizza; it was the perfect texture. The sauce and cheese on the pizza were delicious too. The pizza was also cooked on a separate, disposable aluminum tray to reduce the risk of cross contamination. I would definitely recommend this place and would come back here again for sure!!
I normally don't do pizza places because of flour/cross contamination risks, but I tried this place on our last day of vacation based off of the reviews. While they do offer gf pizza, separate prep area and it's cooked on it's own tray in the oven, I still got very sick. There's flour everywhere in here and I'm also wondering if maybe they used the same pizza cutter despite all the other precautions. Either way...it was not a pleasant road trip home.
Celiac and wheat intolerant. The pizza was really good. They make it in a "gluten free only" area of the restaurant and even have a stone oven only for gluten free food. Will be back if ever in Providence again.
Acted like they do this all the time with GF. Got sick within 10 mins of finishing my part of a GF pizza. So cross contamination likely. Add to that... it didn’t even taste good going down. Dry dry dry ingredients and bland flavor. I wouldn’t return there.
Flour flies through the air here! Be careful! Seated near where dough being rolled out watching them toss flour. Dough was undercooked, had to be sent back. Still very doughy in center. Will not return here.
I have been diagnosed for 3 years and this is the best pizza crust i have had. The outer crust had a bit of fluff to it and that is the first time i had fluff on the outer edge. Service was great. Totally recommend. Bit more pricey but so worth it.
The food was great!! I was able to watch them make the pizza from where I was sitting. When they made the dough, they washed their hands and changed their gloves. When they were about to cook it, they put it in foil as to not contaminate it. The staff was also very knowledgeable and knew what to do right away. If you are near Flatbread Company, I highly suggest you eat there.
Staff is great here! Gf pizza is made in a separate pan and prepared in the back. Eat here all the time and have never had any issues! Even their bbq sauce for the pizza is gf.
Always super friendly wait staff! However, do not eat here if you have celiacs... they said it would be safe but I had a severe allergic reaction twice (I was stupid enough to do it again) and was sick for days (I have a wheat allergy on top of celiacs). Now whenever I go there with friends and family I just have a glass of rosé 😂
Great and safe GF pizza! The waitress took all of my concerns seriously. They use a pizza crust that's in its own aluminum tray, they use completely separate toppings, and cut it in a different area that's above where they cut the gluten-full pizzas. I'm writing this review 24 hours after eating and I'm feeling great!
Amazing ambience and great flatbread. They have 2 different kinds of gluten free crusts - one has honey and the other one is vegan. I had the vegan one. We ordered 2 different pizzas each time and ate their twice. Tested it with Nima and came back gluten free. They know about cross contamination and their gluten free kitchen area is completely separate. However, they have only one wood fired oven but take precautions and place gluten free pizzas on a foil. That takes care of cross contamination. And proven by Nima. Happy to find this place. Also, my wife is vegan and they let us buy vegan cheese from outside (they don’t carry it) for our pizzas. Very accommodating. Do try their house Cabernet. It’s worth the $14/glass. Gluten free crust is $7 extra but so much worth it. Would go back here again if I’m here again.
I’ve been to many flatbread companies in New England and they’re all great! Love the toppings, and the gf pizza is cooked and served on its own foil tray. Been to this location multiple times and have never had an issue. All of the waitresses I’ve had were knowledgeable as well.
This is our favorite pizza! We love the variety of organic and local toppings. Gourmet pizza is pricey and add on another $20ish for gf crusts and my family of four never gets out of there for under $100. Even if we do takeaway. Not a weekly thing but good to quell a pizza craving!
I used to go to Flatbread when I was taking a summer course at Umass Lowell and was blown away by the quality of their crust - make sure you pay extra for the house made crust! It’s totally worth it. Needless to say, I’m very glad there’s one here in Providence! You can’t beat the atmosphere and the pizza. The drinks are good too!
Just okay. There is a pretty sizable up-charge for the gf crust. So the much higher price just isn’t worth it for not so good pizza. We did have a very good gf dessert that they get brought in from a local gf bakery.
Told them I was celiac and got a vegan pizza. They remade it but I was sick shortly after and for the next several days. I was told that they also cook gluten products in the same gluten free oven. So skip the place.