Lucia's Pizzeria

10 recent ratings
$$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
77% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
2016 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Most Recent Reviews


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I was excited to see so many sides, appetizers, and salads that were gluten free. But the real win is to have a delicious pizza or calzone that's gluten free! Very tasty! We'll definitely return.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here last night, and the food was great! Will be back!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I love this place. I usually only go when I want to treat myself because it pains me to spend $26 on a personal pizza but it’s damn tasty. I didn’t like it the first time I went so I gave it another try. I’ve been back multiple times since.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Allergen List
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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They were at CaliCraft in Walnut Creek. Got a GF pizza for my celiac daughter. She had a reaction that night. Wonder if they mixed up the dough and didn’t make the order GF. Would not eat here again.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I used to eat here for years with no issue, but after one negative experience I have lost trust in their safety as well as their customer experience. I ordered a pizza for pick up, being very clear I had celiac, and was reassured about their safety. They typically have stickers on the pizza boxes that says “I am gluten free”, which was always an extra reassurance that I was receiving the correct order. However, the last time I ordered the pizza box did not have this. I called them and expressed my hesitation given my disease. Instead of ordering me a new pizza for safety, they just told me it was GF since that is what my order in their computer system showed. Again, no checking with the kitchen or offering to make a new pizza, just in case. I of course did not take the risk and eat the unmarked (expensive!) pizza.

I would take extreme caution when eating here. Sadly, I no longer patronize this establishment.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We love ordering takeout from here! Gluten free pizza does not make me (celiac) sick, and have eaten here dozens of times. My family enjoys the gf calamari but the fryer is shared, so not celiac safe. Have ordered other vegetable and salad dishes here without getting sick- just call to make sure they know why you need GF and they’ll take care of it or let you know what is safer. This pizza is the best since being diagnosed GF- they even have great tips on how to reheat their pizza so you get some crispy when eating later.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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
  • 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Casual restaurant with superb food!!! Great for either a big group or an intimate dinner. The GF dishes we tried (pastas and pizza) were super tasty and you would never tell the difference between full gluten pasta or pizza from the GF options. A foodie’s paradise!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a delicious, and safe meal here. I had read the reviews and was a little concerned. So, I ordered carefully - avoided the pizza completely, and ordered items that were made gf from the start - and it was fantastic. I had the French fries after confirming that the fryer was not contaminated, meat balls and a salad. It was all delicious. Of course, my gluten eating dinner companions raved over the pizza, but I wasn’t going to risk that since it all goes in the same oven, etc. With a little bit of caution, celiacs can be safe here.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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I should’ve listened to the reviews and avoided, but the allure of gluten free calamari and pizza was too great. When I ordered, I let the server know I had celiac and that everything had to be gluten free, and she said she’d let the kitchen know. Alas, I didn’t get to enjoy the calamari since she came back to tell me that the gluten free calamari is fried in the same oil as everything else.

I also ordered the taglietelle alla bolognese, but of course the gluten free pasta sub is only spaghetti or fusilli so I picked spaghetti. It wasn’t cooked through to even al dente but when you’ve waited over an hour for food, it becomes acceptable. The pizza arrived shortly after, which the server checked in once to apologize for the delay saying it was because they were waiting to clean the oven well before making my pizza.

Later when paying, I saw my items were marked as “celiac - clean well” but I started feeling some symptoms afterward so I’m not sure what good waiting an hour was for. Sadly, I won’t be back. Pizza was good though.

* I really wished I looked into this place more since I found Eater and East Bay Express articles saying this about the gf pizza dough containing a special wheat flour, “ The Lucia’s team landed on a combination of rice, buckwheat, corn, and a special wheat flour that goes through a Swiss washing process to remove the gluten.” FYI to anyone who has celiac

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The GF pizza is unlike anything I’ve ever had and for those with guest who can eat gluten my husband said it was the best pizza or one of that he’s ever had. My only downfall with them is that the kitchen is a pretty shared space and open so you can see it all happening. My stomach was mildly upset after eating there and my guess would be cross contamination unfortunately.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The food was great and they have so many gluten-free options, from pizzas to pastas. However, they warn you they cannot guarantee that there will not be any cross contamination and they are right to do so. I sat at the counter and watched them make pizzas. The food is all handled in the same counter, oven, hands that have touched the regular dough and surfaces. I’m new to celiac so I’m learning my limits and sensitivities and unfortunately I will not be returning. I had symptoms after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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When people ask about what I miss because of me Celiac diagnosis, Pizza is always high on my list. Lucia's has the best Gluten Free crust I've tasted. I was there for Brunch and had my first ever Bacon and Egg pizza. Wonderful. Great service. Warm atmosphere.... and in my case perfect companions.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was really hopeful because the hostess was so sweet and knowledgeable, but it only went downhill from there. The only thing safe for anyone with celiac disease is the pasta, of which they have two options. (the pizza is cooked in the same oven as gluten pizzas and they take no precautions with the gf) The service was the worst part of the experience, we saw our waiter twice the entire meal and everything took ridiculously long. Lastly, they add 20% gratuity (which would be absolutely fine if the service were good) while the service probably didn't even warrant 10%. So disappointed.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved the pizza crust !! The grilled Serrano pepper appetizer was overpowering but I ordered it so, my bad. They were careful to point out they take precaution for Xcontamination but there are gluten full pizzas prepped and cooked nearby. I had no reaction!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The Neapolitan style GF pizza crust is extraordinary and cooked to perfection in a firewood oven. They can make almost anything GF, and their menu is clearly marked. One of the owners has celiac so he's very knowledgeable. In the heart of Berkeley's downtown, this is a wonderful gem that deserves encouragement and support. It's very popular so I recommend reservations.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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