Pastoral

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 20 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Wings + 5 more
86% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

345 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 Directions

(617) 345-0005
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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Definitely good pizza but not the best I’ve ever had. A bit thick but still airy and chewy with a crunchy crust. Margherita was a bit bland and prices are very high.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Our waitress was very knowledgable and explained that while they do their best to prevent cross contamination, there is still a chance of flour particles in the air landing on GF food. We decided to risk it since that risk is the same everywhere and at least here they understood and acknowledged it. My son had the GF pizza which was delicious and he had no adverse reaction. They make their own GF pasta and GF pizza crust here! This is the only place we’ve ever been to where they make their own GF pizza crust rather than serving the frozen Udis crust. Go try it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Best gluten free crust anywhere. Light, fluffy, crispy crust with that wood fired taste.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They have gluten free pizzas which I have enjoyed in the past. Ordered one today and it came out regular! And they didn't seem at all concerned so now I am worried about their awareness and conteols. Wont take my celiac family members there now.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This pizza is uniquely delicious! Definitely will order with them again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This is one of the best gf pizzas I've had, like in my travels around the country. The upcharge isn't much either, which is rare. We asked for an appetizer - that normally comes with bread - done gf, and they cut up a gf pizza crust, sprinkled it with garlic and cheese and served it to us in replacement. Loved this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Just flew into Boston, needed to eat good food, b/c I had been on a 5 hour flight and got in at Midnight. Found this place and the staff was SUPER helpful - had a pizza and cider. It was great and I am super sensitive. Will definitely come back.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Pizza was amazing. I asked the waitress about a cider being gluten free and she asked her bartender who took the time to look on the cider's website. When the website didn't say if it was she said she felt more comfortable with me ordering something else. The waitress then came back to the table again saying the bartender had done more research for me to find a picture of the cider bottle and the bottle of cider I originally wanted said gluten free on it. That's some dedicated service!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Best GF pizza in Boston..not frozen crust..staff is knowledgeable..

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Ordered takeout and they did a great job preparing it quickly. Knowledgeable about how to prepare Gluten Free food safely.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Pizza was amazing! Ask for the garlic knots- not labeled as gluten free but they can do it. Also have gluten free beer and numerous ciders including one on tap. Ask for the chili oil for dipping. Will definitely go back!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They make their own GF crust by hand. Bean and rice flour. So good. Great flavor and consistency. Appreciated the offer for plain olives vs the olive appetizer they had.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The hostess, waitress and manager all seemed to be very knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination. Unfortunately, one of the people that prepped my meal was not, and a piece of spaghetti ended up in my gluten free pasta (their gluten free pasta is very different looking). Thankfully I noticed before I ate too much and before I ate too close to it. When I asked if they have gluten free spaghetti and brought it to their attention, they were very concerned and I wouldn't be surprised if they review their practices based on this experience, as I am pretty sure they were all horrified. Their response to the situation, the fact that they said they have separate pans, etc, and the waitresses knowledge of the menu all deserve 5 stars and I honestly wish I could leave off the star rating because I'm honestly not sure what to give. All of the stars are for the staff, but I did have to take off because I ultimately was given gluten in my food and did have a mild reaction. It seems like this was a bit of a fluke and hopefully they figure out what went wrong and fix it.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Im gluten sensitive. Had a sausage pizza and a glutenberg beer and calamari on the side (not fried). It wasnt my favorite pizza because it was too greasy maybe because of the sausage but the service was great and ate almost everything.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Hands down, the best pizza I've ever had! Soooo flavorful! The staff was very informed of gluten issues and were very careful with their preparations. Went back twice in one week (business trip).

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    Staff was knowledgeable and gf pizza was clearly made fresh but it was extremely heavy and greasy. NYC pizza it ain't.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Disclaimer: I am gluten intolerant, not Celiac. Pastoral makes their own gluten free pizza crust, and had some really great options for toppings. I had the prosciutto pizza - the crust had a really good consistency, not too gummy. Not a ton of flavor on its own but with the amount of prosciutto on my pizza, I didn't mind. They also had Bantam cider, which I tried for the first time and really enjoyed. If you're in the area, worth stopping by! I will definitely be having their pizza again.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    They had options...but was told by the server to not risk it because flour is everywhere flying around. The chef came out to try to make me feel more comfortable and offered a few options off the menu (salmon and vegetables) but I just had really hoped for pizza ...so I passed.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Good thin crust pizza, though they can't guarantee 100% cross contamination free. Delicious lemon garlic wings.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pizza
  • Wings

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Tuesday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Wednesday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Thursday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Friday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am

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