— Not very
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.