Lucia's

31 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cakes, Dessert, Gelato, Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
27 ratings

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2016 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious pizza; my mom and dad didn’t even know it was gluten free (we ordered in), and kept commenting on how good it was. Any my pizza can be made gluten free!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


All I can say is wow! The pizza dough is so amazing, very much like gluten but not. Also the dessert is so good! We got the lemon custard sponge cake and the gelato. Everything thing is so good, I will be back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Best gluten free dough, best pizza. One of the few that doesn’t mean me with any stomach discomfort. Have been many, many times.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
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

  • Cakes
  • Dessert
  • Gelato
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

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

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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Their pizza gives me hope. Far far better than any GF crust I have encountered since my celiac diagnosis

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

Review


Pizza is amazing, but you will get glutened. Same oven used for all pizza, gluten crust included.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I’m surprised by all the positive pizza reviews. We were told all pizzas are cooked in the same oven on the same surface with obvious risk for cross contamination…

Safety


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

— Not at all

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I did not grill them because their menu was so well labeled and they were highly knowledgeable. I had a GF pizza, meatballs, and shishito peppers and then the donuts (I forget the italian word) for dessert. All SO AMAZING. The service was fantastic. I have not gotten sick. I do not think they have separate space for gf, though, so those who are hyper sensitive want to ask more questions than I did.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


So many options for gluten free, and I can't say enough about the pizza crust... best I've had in 20 years! I had the pizza crust appetizers, the pasta and potatoes which sounds odd but was so good, I almost licked the plate. And sorbet. Lots of vegan options too. Highly recommend if you're in the Berkeley area!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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 takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Incredible! This is truly magical GF pizza crust. The chef is a wizard.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great food, good selection!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Wow! That was probably the best pizza I’ve had since getting diagnosed! They deep fried the dough in a separate fryer. It was to die for.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Love this pizza! High quality, some of the best out there

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great GF pizza! My non-GF husband said it was almost as good as the GF pizza we had in Naples. I was excited to see that many appetizers were GF (hurray for fried calamari) as were the desserts. Highly recommend

Safety


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

— 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/All

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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Best (GF) pizza I’ve had! We called beforehand about gluten free but were told this wasn’t really necessary as they can always accommodate. We were explained how they didn’t use wheat flower to lay out the gluten pizza’s so there wouldn’t be a risk of air borne cross contamination. They also said that there would be minimal risk of cross contamination, but were told they share an oven. The pizza itself was delicious, and even my non-gluten free boyfriend couldn’t tell the difference! I didn’t have any issues after. We would definitely recommend!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


The best GF pizza I’ve had. Extensive GF options on the menu!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


The most delicious GF pizza I’ve had since being in Italy! We also have a dairy allergy and they had vegan cheese. We also had the GF pasta and while the pasta was probably a box, the bolognese sauce was incredible! We ate here twice on our trip to Berkeley, had no issues and highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


No issues

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent pizza GF/ celiac safe (although crust is made to remove gluten, but did not impact me). GF beer. Owner very nice. Menu and staff helpful. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


I eat here whenever I can. Honestly my favorite pizza I've ever had for gluten free and dairy free.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Since being diagnosed with Celiac, I almost never eat pizza in a restaurant that claims to have gluten free options due to the risks of cross-contamination. However, Lucia’s is a wonderful place that clearly labels the menu, has servers that are very knowledgeable, and made me feel safe. The best part is the food is amazing and they make a wonderful Negroni. This might be the best gluten free pizza I’ve had at a restaurant in years. I will definitely be back soon.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I visit every time I’m in Berkeley. Awesome food, but the biggest treat is GF pizza crust that is fluffy, light and closest to the *real deal* of any GF crust!! You won’t be disappointed! GF items marked in menu and waitstaff knowledgeable about Celiac and cross contamination. Also a lovely experience all around.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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/All

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

Review


Eat there last night and loved the food. Many gluten free options and I couldn’t tell I was eating gluten free food. Their pizza is especially great because it has a fluffy dough that I didn’t know was possible without wheat. I have celiac and did not get sick and I had pasta and pizza. I highly recommend this Italian restaurant.

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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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-contact?

— 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/All

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— 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/All

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

Review


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-contact?

— 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 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


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 1 year 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-contact?

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— 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 1 year 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-contact?

— Very

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

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/All

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 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic 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-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years 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-contact?

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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 4 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 years ago read full review

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