100% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly

1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541 Directions

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I did not get sick and the pizza was really good. 10/10 would recommend.

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My son has celiac and this pizza place is the only local convenient place where we can get him a safe and delish pizza. He is very sensitive to cross contamination and he has never gotten sick from eating here.

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

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Didn’t have a reaction and the pesto chicken pizza was good!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 3 months 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

  • Pizza

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten free lasagna pizza
In my opinion, Best Gluten Free Pizza, Greek Pizza at Merlins!!  Our Server was knowledgeable and friendly, thanks Linda P.
Cheese Pizza, Thin Crispy Crust!
7 cheese was amazing
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1/2 pollo and 1/2 7 cheese
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Overall Rating

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


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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered two gluten free pizzas and one regular. Amazing! Took home left overs and it tasted just as good the next day. I drive 45 minutes for this pizza an will continue to do so.

All pizzas can be made gluten free. I didn’t attempt the others meals.

Safety


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

— 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 5 months ago read full review

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We had a GF sausage pizza and GF cheese bread sticks. They were both the best I’ve ever had! My wife does not have Celiac like me and she loved them. No reactions at all! Would definitely recommend this place! Super tasty!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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I had the GF cheese pizza and ordered extra cheese like I always do, the pizza was thin crust and crispy not soggy at all. I felt safe eating, they changed gloves, used new cutter, and made sure to use a clean pan. Was an enjoyable experience! I just wish it was a little larger or thicker, it was a small thin 10" maybe pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Server explained how they are careful about cross contamination. Delicious pizza! They only have a small pizza in gluten free crust. 10". Enjoyed every last bite!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Good tasting gluten free pizza. I ordered the buffalo chicken pizza and chicken pesto pizza. They take great care to avoid cross contamination. Nima tested both pizzas and they were gluten free. I’m a super sensitive celiac and didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The cheesy bread was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Good pizza. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The hype is real and deserved. Rather simple pizza shop, but don't let that discourage you. AMAZING Pizza and GF baked Chicken Wings They use standard frozen 10" pizza crusts, BUT, they have figured out some way to make them amazing. We had the 7 cheese and the Hawaiian. For wings we had the mild and Garlic Parm. Both awesome. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My daughter is a very sensitive celiac and did not have any issues after eating here. If not for the other reviews on this website, we would not have even glanced at Merlin's. But the service was fantastic and the staff is very well educated about strict GF protocols. Our server even went so far as to wash her hands and change gloves before doing drink refills. We ended up eating here twice during our 5-day stay because we had such a great experience. Try the GF cheese bread (and their non-GF pizza is really good, too). Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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No issues after eating the gf pizza here. It was greasy though. Even my kids enjoyed the gf crust.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The 7 cheese pizza was delicious! Service excellent. They also offer gf wings because they're baked. Recommended giving it a go.

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Loaded up bbq chicken pizza and cheesy breadsticks! I am very sensitive celiac and wouldn't normally try a new place like this but hence all the great reviews, here I am. Besides adjusting to the flour smell in the air (yes that bothers me too) this place is great. Very knowledgable and the only toppings you can't have are the meatballs, alfredo sauce, and imitation crab. I will definitely add this place to the list not to miss when in Destin. 😋

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This was a great find in Destin! We ate here twice during our vacation. Delivery was super quick and the pizza was awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I come here EVERY Saturday and LOVE it. I have only ever gotten a reaction from their pepperoni pizza, but never anything else (I don’t think I was contaminated, it was just too greasy!). 10/10 would recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Good pizzza , I’m celiac no reaction... crust was thin and very crispy...

Celiac friendly?

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff was awesome and the pizza was wonderful. We also had the cheese bread and it was so good my two non gf family members ate up a bunch of it! Highly recommend this place!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The best GF pizza I have bet had! Every time I come down to Destin I eat here. I’ve never had a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This gluten free pizza is fantastic! When I called in our takeout order I told the staff I had a gluten allergy. She said not a problem, I’ll note it on your ticket and they’ll use fresh prep tools and take extra care. I had the Pepperoni Explosion and it was fantastic. My gluten eating family said their regular pizza was great also. Nice casual option and I had zero reaction!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing GF pizza. Staff very helpful, especially server Caleigh and manager James. They made their first GF cheesy bread sticks for me on a GF crust and it was the best I have ever eaten. Also had pepperoni explosion pizza. Also amazing but couldn’t finish it due to filling up on the bread sticks. James even came out to confirm that cellulose was GF before preparing the bread sticks for me. Definitely pizza to go back for again and again. Hoping they put the GF cheesy bread sticks on their menu!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We LOVE this place and eat here everytime we come. I wish I could say they are 100% safe but be wary. We've had the Meaty, Pepperoni & Olives, and the 7 Cheese pizzas with zero problems.

Unfortunately I believe their grilled chicken on the Pollo Bella is cross contaminated (possibly cooked on the same grill as something else?) I felt queasy after eating it last night, and have been having really bad symptoms all day long.

The staff is knowledgeable but I would stick with the veggies and cured meats (sausage, pepperoni, etc). The crust is really yummy and the cheese is divine. Just be careful! It's so good it's worth the risk!

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No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Wonderful pizza they delivered right to the door highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff understand their gluten free options very well. I did have a slight stomach ache after eating however the pizza was very tasty and I would try it out again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They got it going on !

They understand ~ Celiac ~

Great Service

Great Food

Good Prices

Excellent selection of Gluten-free options including: Pizza, wings and salads

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Besides the delicious GF pizza (crust from Venice Bakery), Merlin’s Pizza is everything I want a pizza place to be. It’s tucked in a non-descript strip center. It’s locally owned. It has cozy booths and tables. They play classic rock. The service is friendly and knowledgeable.

I had a Caesar salad and a GF pepperoni pizza. The romaine in the Caesar was fresh and crisp. The dressing was Ken’s, which is not the best but not bad. As for the pizza - the cheese, sauce, and pepperoni were all good quality and delicious. The crust was terrific. Crisp on the bottom and chewy in the right places. It’s served in a tray with a bumpy bottom, which I think helps keep it crisp.

I would seriously consider moving to Destin just to eat here.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I absolutely loved this Gluten free pizza! Also, they brought it right up to our condo when the delivered!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free options and very knowledgeable

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Their GF pizza crust only comes in small (10") but it is very tasty and it's not an Udis crust.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We ordered a Gluten Free Combo Supreme and a Pesto Chicken Pizza. Both were divine! Best pizza ever!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great pizza and fresh food always.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious pizza! Gluten free crust is amazing! Worth the wait!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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First time trying it last night and can't believe we haven't been eating it for years. Unless you knew it was GF you could serve it to anyone. It was excellent. Crust is delicious, toppings are fresh. I can't believe I was able to have pizza delivered that was GF and not worry about cross contamination. Excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The gluten free pizza is delicious! Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gluten free pizza!! The crust is thin and crispy but is not your typical gf crust. Also, we ordered the rotisserie baked chicken wings and they were awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing GF crust and pizza. Bryan knows what he is doing. Everything is separate including utensils, prep station and ingredients. Highly recommend for any GF pizza. Best crust I have ever had

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Awesome gluten free pizza! Great crispy gluten free crust! One of the best gluten free pizza in Destin.

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Not celiac

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Delicious! Better than Mellow Mushroom! Enjoyed Polla Bella and subbed the chicken with shrimp and also had cheese only. Check it out!

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Not celiac

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Wonderful gf pizza with great service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious. Knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten-free, delicious AND a knowledgeable staff. So glad we found Merlin's! The GF pizza is only available in small, but it's plenty to share. The crust is made in a dedicated GF facility and is the best we've had. Two grownups shared two smalls - a chicken pesto and a Buffalo Chicken. We ate so much we were embarrassed and uncomfortably full, but it was totally worth it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excelled experience. Service was great and personable. Food was tasty. My celiac son loved the gluten free pizza they made for him. They really only have appetizers (breadsticks and mozzarella sticks), salads, wings, and pizza. Worth it. Be aware they do most of their business through carry out and delivery, so there are only 12 tables. It was worth it for us, and we'll go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Absolutely delicious pizza, one of the best GF I have found. Love that they let you do a combination of two specialties pizzas for no extra charge. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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never got to try it..... waited 15 minutes, no server ever came to our table........

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Possibly the best GF pizza I have ever had... I want to move to Florida.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great Pizza!!! Celiac Friendly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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3 out of 4 of my family members have some gluten sensitivity. We have cut gluten from our diet for 12 weeks now. It was so nice to be able to eat really yummy pizza without having to worry about consuming gluten. Best gf pizza crust I've ever had. Highly recommend this place!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great tasty pizza at a reasonable price and definitely celiac friendly 👍

We had two different GF pizzas and both were great! I would highly recommend this place 🙌

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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