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Every time I call or go there they never let me order the gluten free item I want. There is nothing in the garlic butter sauce, but they always tell me it's not gluten free. It's a waste of energy talking to them
Separate gluten free kitchen
Dedicated kitchen. Eaten in and carried out; never gotten sick. My go to for pizza. (I just wish they had other GF items on their menu.)
One of our favorite GF pizzas. 100% safe for celiacs as they have a separate prep area and separate equipment. Only a trained manager can make the GF pizza.
The pizza is ok, nothing fabulous.
Had a great gluten-free pizza here. Their crust and sauce do not contain dairy and the menu highlights gluten-free toppings. The pizza is big enough for one hungry person or could be split for lighter appetites. Their restaurant is GREAT kitchens accredited by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Read my full review at http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2014/07/side-trip-larosas-pizza-review-and.html
This location specifically does a great job with proper handling and baking. Medium is the only GF size but you can usually find good coupons for 3 mediums and there is no extra cost for GF. Boxes are well marked as GF and sealed. Easy to order online and the non-GF toppings cannot be selected.
GF pizza is cooked on and comes out on a foil pan for safe prep. Crust was tasty and the medium GF pizza was the same price as a "regular" medium, which is rare. I wish an individual size was available, and a GF dessert. It fulfilled my LaRosa's craving.
In addition to being Celiac, I also have dairy sensitivity and an following a therapeutic ketogenic diet. When my employer chose to cater a lunch from LaRosa's I checked out their GF menu, and was surprised it ONLY contained pizza, which I can't eat because of the carb content. I called the store and talked with the manager and asked if their salads were gluten-free and he responded that they were not and the only gluten-free item they had on their menu was their pizza. I found that very odd that they were unable to make a GF salad, but I think that tells a lot about their kitchen practices.
NOT for anyone who is extremely sensitive!! I ordered the gluten free pizza from this location a few days ago and have been sick ever since! Hives and stomach cramps and so much more! Ugh! I was hoping I was finally going to be able to enjoy my hometown pizzeria but, alas, it is not so! :(
This pizza is AMAZING! It is also priced like a normal pizza which is awesome because gluten free pizza is normally expensive. The staff is knowledgable and even gave me a special gluten free pizza box that wasn't in the prep area for other pizza. I had a friend with a nut allergy with me and she also ate with ease.
By FAR the best GF pizza in the area! Some branches have it and some don't (you can also get it at Beechmont), and our servers knew all about cross-contamination dangers when we asked about the possibility of eating the fries (which are apparently not harmful in small doses). If you're gluten-free and like pizza, this has to be at the top of your list.
GF Pizza dough arrives at Larosas chains pre packaged in individual medium sized pans (this is why only medium size is available). There is no handling of the dough & no shared pans (yay!). Toppings are added and run thru the oven with other pizzas so there is a chance of cross contamination. That being said, I've ordered pizza from the Beechmont location 3-4 times and have had no issues! I am very sensitive and selective about where I eat. When you place your order make sure you tell the person taking the order about your sensitivity (I explain that I'm celiac, need the manager to be made aware, and need folks to change gloves and take extra precautions when handling my pizza). Never had a problem and.... IT TASTES LIKE LAROSA'S!! What I remember it tastes like anyway... ;) Only wish Hyde Park location had GF option. Oh....to have pizza delivered again.....
Ordered pizza for carry out. Pizza was cooked in its own disposable pan, the pan was placed directly in the box so it was not transferred with other utensils. The box was sealed shut by a GFree sticker. Pizza tasted very much like their regular pizza!! (Diagnosed only 1 year ago, memory of regular pizza is pretty fresh..) I ate my GF pizza in silence simply to savor every bite!! And I didn't get sick!!! Thank you Larosa's for doing it right! You made this celiac very VERY happy!!