Green Olive Diner and Pizzeria Restaurant

80% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly

443 S Broad St, Meriden, CT 06450 Directions

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The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The waitresses husband has celiac so she knew a lot about it. The food was AMAZING! It had been 8 years since I had a calzone. They are better than I remembered!! I didn’t have any symptoms and I am celiac. I will be back!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was right on it and brought me a gluten free menu and knew exactly what was safe vs cross contaminated. I felt good after, no issues. Gluten free pancakes and toast!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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My daughter got very sick after eating here. Same thing happened to at least 2 others I know who have Celiac disease. I’d be cautions. We won’t be back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Diner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Huge gluten free menu, dedicated fryer, knowledgeable waitstaff. Even have fried seafood (not clams) and calzones! Food was DELICIOUS! Definitely a place to come to!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Used to be 5 stars... when visiting my family, I always ordered from this place. Last time, the food was 1 hour and 45 mins late, the food was soggy, multiple parts of my order were missing. I called for a refund, and the woman was super nice, told me call back when I had time (I was super hungry after waiting). Called back a couple days later (had family visiting, a reunion, etc) and then she was busy. Told me she’d call me back and never heard from her again. Def won’t be going here anymore! For food, pizza is about the only good option (one of the best out there!!) but other options (such as chicken cutlets) are subpar.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Found this on the app. Great food, huge portions and great service. Will be going back again when I am out that way. Looking forward to going their for lunch.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Drove over an hour for this place and I wasn’t disappointed. The calzones are great and so are mozzarella sticks. Remember there is regular gluten items on the menu so cross contamination can happen . I felt kinda sick after eating there but it could of been anything

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great staff! And the gluten free food is off the charts! Highly recommend it! Yum yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Loads of options. Won’t be disappointed

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Note: I have Celiac’s disease. Here is my take:

I have a had many great meals and a few terrible meals from this place. I used to love eating here, then one night, I got super sick. I hadn’t eaten anything else that might contain gluten, but I doubted that I’d get sick from this place since I had numerous meals without any issue. I had another good meal here, so I let it go. Then, it happened again! I hadn’t felt that sick in years! I am never going to this place again. If you have Celiac’s, I recommend you try somewhere else. If you have an intolerance, this place might work out for you. However, be warned.

That being said, the Green Olive has a huge gluten-free menu, and their food tends to be very tasty. They bake their own pizza dough, bread, and wraps in a separate oven. There is a dedicated gluten-free fryer, and gluten-free meals are (allegedly) prepared in a different prep area. Perhaps I got sick from something cooked incorrectly; perhaps they might not be as careful as they used to be.

I hope that my review is helpful to you, the reader.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The food is always tasty, but if you order delivery or takeout something is usually messed up in the order. Edit: I called after they made an error and was told by a nice enough woman that her boss wouldn't do anything for me. She apologized profusely, but I will never order from here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Large GF menu with a variety to choose from. Service was quick and pleasant. It is a Diner so it is your typical Diner food but it is very good and they take GF seriously.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I'm not celiac, but am allergic to wheat. Finding wheat free options has become a lot easier since the early 80's, but this is the first time I've had a wheat free calzone. It was very yummy, and the delivery person got it to us while it was still piping hot. I've had their gf pancakes twice as well, and loved them. I wish I could take them back to Portland with me...

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Two GF diners with celiac. had stromboli and a calzone. They were ok, similar to what I make at home. neither of us were thrilled. Price was high.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Best GF pizza we have tried to date!! Their chef makes his own GF dough in a dedicated GF kitchen 👍 plus many GF option like chicken fingers, mozz sticks, bread for sandwiches and burgers too. Being GF 4life, we trust G.O.D. to always serve us great quality GF foods.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great breakfast, many dedicated GF menu, friendly fast service. Amazing gyro of letters!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have had great experiences here! I have had breakfast: pancakes...eggs with gf bread...cheese calzone (unbelievable)...stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage...eggplant parm...mozzarella sticks...fried calamari! The staff is knowledgeable and patient!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Heaven! I've eaten here more times than I can count and everything is to die for. A good friend and my mother have Celiac and this is our go to place! The waitresses are wonderful and I've never had any issues...I'm very sensitive. The mozz sticks and chicken tenders are so good, and the calzone (yes, calzone!) is fantastic.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very celiac friendly and knowledgeable! The waitress was so nice even though I always ask a million questions. Just about everything on the menu can be made gluten free with the exception of grinders. They even have gf fried seafood, which I've been searching for for about 5 years now. The portions are big and prices are decent. I've eaten here multiple times without any issues

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My 3 yr old daughter and I have celiac. We had the alleged gluten free pancakes, fries, cheeseburger and hash browns. My daughter has been projectile vomiting since we got home.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free items that you usually do not find , Stromboli, calzone, eggplant parm. Separate menu.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious homemade mozzarella sticks! Huge portions, friendly place. The waitress assured me that they take caution for cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Prices are pretty high for a diner, that's why I gave 4 stars. We ordered take-out, my husband got a "regular" item, I got gluten-free - the Chicken Parm over Spaghetti, to be exact. Despite it being $20, it was more than a meal. 2 or 3 breaded chicken cutlets, probably half a pound of melted cheese on top, all done in a takeout container the size of a dinner plate. Good sauce, good chicken. I would order it again.

What I CANNOT recommend is the gluten-free "cheesecake". Please don't waste your $7 on it. It's pretty awful. I've had better cheesecake from a box mix (Jello). I would be surprised if there even was any cream cheese in it. Not even homemade strawberry-rhubarb compote could save it. Tiny slice, terrible taste, not worth it at all. Given the price of their other GF desserts, I'd say avoid and get yourself something sweet elsewhere. If you're early enough, you can stop in to Healthy Harvest behind them (they close at 6 I think) and pickup a homemade dessert there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Calzone, pizza, sandwiches, pancakes--it's all very good. I'm very sensitive and have never had any issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had fried shrimp for the first time in years. ALL their fried foods are cooked in separate oil. The owner came over to our table twice. My non GF friends also enjoyed their meals.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly waitress, really good GF mashed potato, bacon and garlic pizza. They even gave me a separate pizza server. Would visit again!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Always get sick I will no longer go or order from there. I have celiac and the waitresses do not even know about celiac. I think it's just to get more business but if you don't want to be sick. I suggest to not go.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The pizza is very good you won't even know it is gluten free...the waitress we had was very compassionate to my specialty food needs and made sure it was prepared safely. I did have pancakes here once before...gluten free...and they didn't taste wonderful. I can't wait to try many more of their other gf options. and the pizza dough is made fresh there and they can do small..med . large which is rare for gf pizza

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The very Best pizza and calzones. Home made dough. The owners truly understand!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Went there with my wife and she was really looking forward to having gluten free fried shrimp and chicken fingers as most gluten free restaurants do not offer these. When we asked if they had a dedicated fryer they said no, they cook the gluten free items in the same oil as everything else!!!

Do not even know what to say about that other than if my mother in law had eaten here (celiac runs in my wife's family) she could have wound up in the hospital as she is very sensitive. Do not claim to specialize in food allergies if you have no idea what that entails.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gf pizza I've had- anywhere. As a transplanted New Yorker it's been a tough thing for me to have to give up pizza and now I have found my slice of heaven! Service was great! They have a huge gf menu. Loved it.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome! First time I've had fried shrimp in a decade! So many options. Going back soon!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent food and service!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This has become my little piece of heaven! TONS of gf options, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, pizza, pasta, calzones and desserts!!!! Plus very friendly and knowledgable staff. I had the gf calzone and it was amazing!!!! Must try!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Homemade GF dough for pizza or calzones. Also carry udi's gluten free bread to make any sandwich or toast. GF batter for pancakes and waffles. Lots of choices and everything is good!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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the calzone was incredible. They do make their own dough. They also have GF buns, pizza, chicken parm, meatballs and pancakes. Well worth the trip! Very reasonable price, and I brought half the calzone home in a doggy bag.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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went for the first time last week. we got the GF calzone and was amazing! ! can't wait to try the gf pizza. I was told that it is fresh gf dough pizza....ya that's right fresh gf dough pizza!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Huge menu! Delicious gluten free calzones!! Amazing!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We were visiting my husband's family in Meriden and found this place. Fantastic breakfast location! My kids were in heaven--they all got GF chocolate chip pancakes. If you have GF kids, you know what a blessing it is to find a great GF breakfast spot. We will definitely be back. This diner is worth the drive (and fantastic service too!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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