Merlin's Pizza

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 48 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly + 3 more
95% of 40 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541 Directions

(850) 650-3000
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    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!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Wonderful pizza they delivered right to the door highly recommend

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great gluten free options and very knowledgeable

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great pizza and fresh food always.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The gluten free pizza is delicious! Highly recommend.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    2 years ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wonderful gf pizza with great service!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Delicious. Knowledgeable.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great Pizza!!! Celiac Friendly!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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 🙌

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great pizza! Fantastic gf crust!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wow great place. I am always scared to eat out but we are on vacation. A little place with only about 12 tables. But, they know gluten free. The waitress was very knowledgeable and explained there was a different prep area for my pizza. It was delicious!!!! I have Celiac and VERY sensitive to ANY gluten. I did not get sick

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Excellent pizza, excellent service. Had the Hawaiian Luau and added red onion. One of the Best gluten free pizza ever had. She said crust is made ahead and is in own packaging. Made with tapioca and coconut flour. Great crispy tasting crust.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Wonderful gluten free pizza. Mia, our waitress told us they try to make the pizza experience the same for gluten free as for those not gluten free. And it was. I couldn't tell the crust was gluten free. The only thing that would have made it even better was if they made the cheese bread gluten free. It looked delicious!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great pizza. Had good flavor.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Tonight we (13 of us) ate pizza at Merlin's while here on a family vacation. Awesome pizza! Awesome staff! Most of all my 16 year old said her gluten free pizza was the best she has ever had. A definite must eat! They also let us know that they keep there kitchen separated to avoid contamination.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great GF pizza!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Hands Down the best GF pizzas EVER!!! So good my NON-GF friends LOVE it too!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    My daughter had a gluten free cheese pizza that she really enjoyed. Service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    "Best PIZZA in town" We usually order & least "Twice" a week for our family. We truly appreciate the staff @ Merlin's - always happy, great attitude, clean facility, quality food, fast service, the managment team always on top of there game.. Thank you very much from "The Caccioppa Family"

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Ordered the gluten free veggie pizza and it was delicious!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Best gluten free crust I've had!!!! They take the allergy very serious! I had the white pizza with shrimp bacon and spinach....YUMMMM! I would highly recommend them! Delicious!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
  • maps.google.com/?cid=13596374452589319401
  • facebook.com/pages/Merlins-Pizza/211267862908

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.