Mancino's Pizza and Grinders

16 ratings
$ • Pizza Place
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pizza, Sandwiches
72% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
3700 South Reed Road
Kokomo, IN 46902

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Update August 2021. I usually get delivery (door dash) and don’t see the preparation but I stopped in for a pick up and they were running behind due to staff shortage. They didn’t know which order was mine and I was able to watch my pizza being made. I noticed the dough and pan were each Saran wrapped and then wrapped together when he started making the pizza. It was prepped at a separate table not attached to the usual prep area and the toppings were stored separately from the others. I saw him wash his hands and put on new gloves to make the pizza and put it in oven. He worked on other orders in between but washed his hands and put on new gloves when he checked it and and then again when he took it out of the oven. Made me feel even better about their pizza. The crust can be a little “doughy” if not cooked long enough but, when it’s crispy, it’s great!

Menu is clearly marked with red next to any menu option that is gluten free or is available GF with a modification. Menu is also available online to “plan ahead”. Fries & Nachos are GF. Most pizzas and sandwiches become GF with a crust or bread substitution. Pizza crust is great -very thin. Bread is ok. Salads are GF without croutons and all but one salad dressing is GF. The kitchen is in open view of the counter so you can watch them make your order. GF pizza and “grinder” sandwich go through the oven conveyer on new aluminum pan and pizza was placed in to-go container on same pan to take home which is great for reheating. Myself and another celiac (who is extremely sensitive) both ate pizza with no reaction. I have also had sandwich without reaction. Yes, there is a sign that says they don’t recommend celiacs eat there because of possibility of cross but, honestly, I think that is more liability protection than anything for them. Of course any kitchen that is not dedicated has the possible of cross even if they are careful but that is a chance I am willing to take when I see a restaurant that takes the needed precautions as they do - especially when you can watch the process.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
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Not celiac

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Amazing Gluten Free Menu and I've never had an issue here.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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We went out of our way to go here and were very disappointed to find that they are NOT celiac friendly. They have a sign by the order counter saying there is likely to be cross-contamination and they strongly recommend people with celiac disease NOT eat their food. Their food may be good for others, but celiacs beware. I gave them three stars because I appreciated the warning.

Celiac friendly?

No

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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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Yes

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Friendly, fast, and great gluten free menu.

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Had a grinder, it was fantastic! The bread is some of the best I've had since being diagnosed.

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they have a sign up reminding you other wheat based products are used and made in the kitchen, so eat at your own risk of you have celiac. however they have lots of options, their bread is made off site at a gf facility and their staff seem knowledgeable. it's not fancy fine dining, but a nice place to stop of you don't want to cook or are on the road

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Phenomenal food. Amazing gluten free facility

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gluten free grinders are awsome but there is a sign up on the wall where you pay and it states that it is NOT a guarantee that the gluten-free food has not been contaminated with some regular food

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excellent! go there for great gf food. the grinder bread is amazing.

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If I could give Mancino's more stars I would! The food is excellent, all of the staff are competent and friendly. ALL of their staff are certified in food prep gf and they have a designated kitchen to cook the gf food. We have never felt so safe eating gf at a restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Grinders are wonderful!!!! The pizza is okay. Best part is I can eat here and not worry about getting sick.

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Celiac

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The management here is Excellent ! They take extra special care and precautions to make sure that there is no cross contamination of gluten. The gluten free food is really good and I would recommend this place to everyone.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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yay! I've gone weeks without pizza..... I've missed it so much!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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I spoke with the management and found out that they have all their GF products separate from everything else. They even have their own dedicated work area and utensils for the GF orders. I think the pizza is alright, but I love the grinders. I've had several different ones already. Love this new menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great gluten free pizza and grinders starting May 5th

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Reviews of this Chain

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Dry sub, crappy service. Not coming back.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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I got a gf roast beef grinder and fries. The fries are baked not fried. I also have a dairy allergy and they made sure they understood my situation. Food was great! My daughter got the gf veggie grinder and loved it.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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They have separate bins for gluten free pizza toppings. They also will run the pizza through all by itself. They have separate pizza cutter. GF chicken nuggets. GF fries. GF pizza. GF grinders. So many good and tasty options. And they are really aware of cross contact.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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I have had the GF subs and the GF cheesy garlic bread. The flavor of the bread was excellent. You can buy the GF bread in the case. I would expect the GF pizza crust to be great as well.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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The manager was enthusiastic about how careful he would be with our gluten free order. He was very happy to answer my questions and even asked a couple of his own to make sure he understood our needs. SUPER AMAZING GF SUBS! We would totally go back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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