12% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

888 Commonwealth Ave, Brookline, MA 02446 Directions

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Extremely irresponsible- they don’t tell people they are not celiac/allergy safe. Flour is everywhere. Someone thought it was safe to take my little one there because the waitress said it was “gluten free”(!!!) and she just threw up.

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Not celiac safe; risk of cross contamination is very high.

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They gave me a # to put in front of me so they could bring my pizza. The waitress came so quickly (wasn't too busy) put down my pizza and said tortellini pizza and grabbed my #and went off. No chance for me to tell her it was wrong. Finally got another waitress and she was confused why I ordered GF pizza with tortellini. I told her I did have a wheat allergy and knew I couldn't eat tortellini so I would never order it. She made another one. I thought it tasted pretty good but after eating it I got sick. Cross contamination.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Cider
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Ate here a few times without incident, and it was tasty, great topping combos. But I got a terrible reaction the last time (when ordering delivery from the BU location). I skip Otto for Stone Hearth Allston now, and haven't had a reaction so far. They have better kitchen prep practices by far.

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Not celiac friendly. The pizza I got wasn't all that great either.

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They do not have a separate prep station for their gluten free pizzas. If you have celiacs I would not recommend getting their gluten free pizza because of cross contamination. Staff did point this out and they state it online.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The store has a sign at the register that suggests that the pizza is not safe for celiacs. Pizza was small and I did feel slightly ill afterwards.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Yummy GF Pizza!! Best I’ve ever had.

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Not celiac friendly. Flour is everywhere.

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It's not our first time at Ottos but it's our first time at this location. My number 1 rule before eating is to NOT go to the restroom. There's is nothing more than an appetite killer than a nasty restroom. Nasty restroom, nasty kitchen. If they can't clean the bathroom properly, guess what? The kitchen must also be horribly disgusting. AND I broke my rule. First off, the toilet was disgusting like it hasn't seen a toilet brush in a while. The water bottle container had white and black stuff stuck on the inside of the bottle. So we didn't drink the water. As for the food, it was just ok. We ordered meatballs appetizer and gluten free pepperoni pizza. The meatballs were tough and not tender at all and it came out luke warm. The pizza was a nightmare. It was so doughy and undercooked. We paid $15 for the pizza and it was quite disappointing. The dough was frozen pre-made so it was tough. If they can't do gluten free right, they should just not offer them.

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This is a very popular pizzeria. I wish I could eat there, but we cannot. The staff is very knowledgeable and they made it very clear that it’s not safe for celiac’s. But across the street from them in Brookline there is Oath Pizzeria, which is fantastic! And as with them, the staff at Oath is very knowledgeable and pleasant.

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Well, they advertise a gluten free crust, so I thought I would give it a try. I ordered online with a note that I have celiac. Someone called me to cancel my order because they said that they aren't "THAT gluten free. I appreciated their honesty (some places would just serve something that makes you sick), but if someone didn't make it a point to specify that they had celiac and just trusted that gluten free is actually gluten free, it would be a problem.

Not celiac

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Best gluten free crust! It’s also vegan. They also have vegan cheese, Violife brand. Soooo good. Reviews from other Otto locations say those kitchens are not celiac safe. Not sure about this one.

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Definitely not safe for anyone with gluten sensitivity or celiac.

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Cannot guarantee no contamination in kitchen. Not celiac friendly.

Not celiac

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I ordered gluten free vegan margherita pizza and thankfully tested it with my Nima first. It was not gluten free. 🙁

Celiac

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Pizza is good, but have gotten sick every time.

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Shared oven...boo! Avoid if you have a true gluten issue

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Love their gf pizzas! They do not, however have gf beer, a travesty!!

Celiac

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They have a shared oven. Definitely not safe for celiacs!

Not celiac

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I remember when I made my first pizza..... It kind of always makes me sick and tastes weird

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Update. When I ordered gf pizza recently, they called me and told me If I am sensitive with celiac, I should not order their pizza. ..... I will not be ordering there any longer based on their recommendations.... When we want good gf flat pizza, it's Ottos. The toppings are delicious and when non gf ppl eat my pizza, they say it's awesome. Good to know.... I forget what it's suppose to be like

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Great GF pizza!! Most of their toppings are safe too.

Celiac

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This pizza is very good. Love the mashed potato and bacon pizza. Waitress assured me it's gluten free and I did not become sick. The pizza is small.will go back

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excellent tasting pizza! so unique. unfortunately severe reaction...buyer beware. in their defense they do mention that they cannot guarantee cc and people with celiac disease are taking a risk.

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Very good! They have crusts that my non gf brother said tasted better than his!! UPDATE: do not go there if you are very sensitive/celiac. got glutened :(

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Finally GF pizza done right!!! Even tasted great warmed over!! I told them I had a food allergy and they took precaution to clean the area they were making my pizza on. I did not get sick and I can't have any cross contamination. I will get very sick. The crust was thin, crunchy and buttery! I had the mashed potato and bacon. It was great! Will go back!! Definitely a better experience here then there Comm Ave location!!

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Sad face. Cross contamination risk for those with celiac.

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We get their pizza regularly and love it.

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I love their pizza but it's not a gluten free environment. Not safe for allergies or celiac I'm sure but if you can tolerate cross contamination it is so worth it. Mashed potatoes pizza omg

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I called ahead to check if they could accommodate a celiac diet and was very clear with the waitress about the diet but I still got very sick. Not for celiacs.

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Pre-celiac I loved otto's. I saw the gluten free option and asked...the said the kitchen is full of flour there is now way it is safe for celiacs. I give them kudos for letting people know!

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I saw the disclaimer for celiacs so I called ahead to see whether they could try to keep everything as separate as possible - the manager said they could and would keep it separate. When I placed my order I asked the waitress twice to make sure everything was separate. The food tasted great but I felt pretty sick after. As the menu says Ottos is not suitable for celiacs.

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I ordered 2 gf pizzas a few weeks ago. One had chicken and roasted pears with fontina. The other had mushrooms and bacon. The toppings and flavor were phenomenal. The crust was just ok. The usual for gf pizza crust. But sick, dear lord!! I would NEVER order again. EVER. Looking back, I wonder if they know what gluten free actually means...

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Great tasting gf crust and option to build any kind of pizza you want.

Celiac

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They have great pizza! But, unfortunately even their GF is not safe for celiac. They actually told me that! Kudos to otto's for the warning.

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Awesome GF crust - eaten at two locations in Portland with great enjoyment and no complications.

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LOVE this pizza! Carry-out only but so worth it and it stays hot til you get home! So many topping choices. The white bean spinach and basil is a huge hit! Their crust is the best we have ever had!

Celiac

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I think the GF crust is awesome - but you have to be into thin-crust pizza. If you are, it's delicious! Flavorful and crispy. They have a warning on the menu for celiacs about possible cross contamination, but I have yet to find a place that offers both GF and regular pizza and doesn't throw out such a disclaimer. I have celiac and had no issues, but it's something to consider. So good!

Not celiac

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Not celiac friendly. Got sick after eating here -- and GF crust is similar to what you find in frozen food section of the grocery store.

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Love their gluten free mashed potato bacon scallion pizza!

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Simply the best gluten free pizza, anywhere. We've traveled from Rome to California and tried it everywhere. None measured up to Otto's Margherita or 4 Cheese. Outstanding!

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The server specifically suggested that the pizza wasn't 100% celiac safe. Had to risk it and didn't react afterwards. Pizza was good but small.

Celiac

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I have eaten the GF pizza there twice with no reaction. I like their food and will return. I wish they had GF beer.

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Did not realize they are not celiac friendly and got sick. Great pizza if you just have an allergy though!

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Give them 3 stars for trying to accommodate but BE CAREFUL if you have allergy or intolerance to gluten because there is some serious cross contamination. On all three occasions I tried the gf pizza I had bad reactions that night or the following morning. Lesson learned. After notifying them they have since changed the online menu to say that you shouldn't eat here if you have gf allergy or celiac.

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Very good, but VERY oily. The entire crust was laden with oil which made it sit heavily after eating, but it did taste good.

Not celiac

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Great pizza!

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