Paradise Pizza of Carlsbad

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 25 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly + 3 more
85% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2564 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Directions

(760) 729-7492
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Not gluten free at all. Spend two minutes watching them in the kitchen and you'll see.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    They claim gluten free. It was not. Spent a week's vacation being sick. They lied to our faces about handling the food properly. Never ever eat there unless you want to be very, very ill. I have never been that sick since I was diagnosed with celiac.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    We really enjoyed their gluten free pizza. We asked that the sauce and cheese be used from different containers to ensure that there was no cross contamination. The guy was so nice and accommodating. Just be sure to request that if you have celiac, as I don't think that's there typical practice.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We were visiting from out of town. This is more of a local "takeout" pizza place rather than a dine-in restaurant. As mentioned, GF pizza is prepared in a separate area. Our order got delayed due to a mixed up, so they remade it quickly and included a complimentary delicious GF salted Carmel flan dessert. The pizza crust was crispy and the garlic and white fluffy cheese on top were so good I was excited to eat leftovers the next day. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I have celiac, happy to report no symptoms. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I had the GF margarita pizza with the GF cheese sticks yummm! The staff was super kind and accommodating with house made GF dough.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Thank you, thank you! I'm a celiac on the road, and that means eating gluten free is almost impossible. Thanks to Paradise Pizza, I could have a REALLY good pizza on a handmade crust (not that awful food-service, premade crust nearly all other pizzarias seem to offer these days). The pizza was delicious, as were the wings my husband had and the cheese sticks we both enjoyed. I had a great glass of wine to boot. Can't beat that. Even better than the food was the friendly service we received. Thank you for welcoming us, and thanks so much for offering celiacs like me a really great, delicious option!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very yummy pizza, bread sticks, & cinnamon rolls!! They're pretty good about cc and being helpful. The downside is they're always busy so sometimes when they rush they make mistakes- one time they didn't give us the gf crust, luckily we double checked and they made us a new one. It's pretty safe (I have celiac) but just be "on them" about everything and check the order at the end.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They told me on the phone that they change their gloves and use a separate area however they do cook with gluten and pizzas are in the same oven but in a separate cooking surface. Pizza was good crispy crust. The bread sticks were really good. I didn't get sick I have celiac and get sick with cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We came here after reading all the great reviews on here, our 10yo daughter is celiac and though there are many pizza places in the area who offer GF products they all were up front about cross contamination issues when we called them. After placing our order we sat at the high counter overlooking the oven and work place, and we were pleased to see a separate GF prep area in the back. However while we watched the person making our order went to the front work area to get shredded cheese for our food out of the same bin used for gluten pizza. We stopped them and asked if that was what had happened (just in case we were misunderstanding the workflow) and they confirmed that 'this is how they always do it'. They quickly offered to grate fresh cheese for our order which we thanked them for, but we wouldn't have known had our daughter not asked to sit on the high chairs. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the food was very tasty (after we had them remake that item) but we saw them take topping items for other GF orders from the same bins even after talking to them about our order. So that being said from our experience we cannot recommend for celiacs due to the risk of cross contamination as things are currently. They are almost there (for celiac level service) all that needs to be done would be to have better separation of gluten and GF utensils and toppings. Master bins in the back that are only accessed after washing/gloved. Clearly labeled utensils and cooking pans. (Colored duck tape works wonders.)

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent GF pizza! Great people.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    as described. gluten free. good. didn't get sick. staff is awesome.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great hole in the wall pizza joint. Delicious gluten free crust. They even have gluten free cheese sticks, garlic sticks and calzones. Will definitely be back next time we're in Carlsbad.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The pizza was absolutely delicious! Praise Jesus a gf pizza that taste amazing. The pizza crust can be made in any size! And it's only $1 more for the gf crust. It's nice not to be punished for being gluten free I have paid $15 for a small awful gf pizza but this place is a god send Even if your not gluten free. I can't wait to go back and try their calzone!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We stayed at Legoland Hotel (later we found out they deliver) and found this on find me gluten free. They followed all procedures to ensure food was prepared safely to minimize cross contamination. My son is celiac and he loved the gluten free pepperoni pizza and breadsticks.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Delicious pizza and friendly staff! They explained that it would talks a little longer for the pizza to be ready because they had to clean the oven and prep everything! So glad to find a yummy pizza made by a staff who understands cross contamination.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Wow!! What a great place - so glad I tried it. Cheese bread, calzones, and amazing pizza!! Seriously the best GF pizza I've had, even leftover cold pizza was great! Owner was so nice and explained the menu - only $1 more for GF. His nephew has celiac so they take the necessary precautions (separate cutters and work space). I'm extremely sensitive, and didn't get sick. Go for it!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    gluten free wings, pizza, and bread sticks were amazing. couldn't even tell they were gluten free

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    very celiac friendly because the owners nephew has celiac. we enjoyed gluten free cheese sticks, pizza and calzone. all delicious!! can't wait to go back.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Their pizza is much better than I've had so far, they make their own dough and use seperate pans/cutters but the same oven. It does not crumble or turn to powder in your mouth, although not dry it is pretty chewy and the end crust is hard to bite/chew since it crisps up the most in the oven. I had no reaction. Their menu labels which pizza toppings are not gluten free to make it easier, they also offer gf Calzones.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Amazing options! I had the GF canzone... was delicious!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    so many options!!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
10 am - 12 am
Tuesday
10 am - 12 am
Wednesday
10 am - 12 am
Thursday
10 am - 12 am
Friday
10 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 10 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 10 am - 12 am
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