Penguin Pizza

9 recent ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pizza
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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735 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Delicious pizza and didn’t get sick afterwards!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m a huge fan of penguin pizza but have had reactions the last few times ordering from here. I just went yesterday afternoon and have been paying for it since I left. Great pizza and they have a gluten free crust but they are NOT the most celiac friendly.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious GF pizza super crispy crust!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 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
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Penguin Pizza
Pizza pepperonni is gluten free
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Gluten Intolerant

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The restaurant had a cozy neighborhood feel, which we liked, and our server was super friendly. Sadly, that’s where the good ends and the bad begins. The GF crust was super thin and nothing special about it. Toppings were not abundant and not great quality. Beer glasses were warm and not super clean. But, by far the worst, and what made me throw out our leftovers, was when the male chef came out of the single stall women’s restroom (even though the men’s was empty) and left sprinkles all over the seat and floor. At that point I also realized I had not heard the hand dryer. Gross!

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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It was very good with big pizzas and salad! The gluten-free pizza is smaller but it’s the perfect size 👌

Safety


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

— 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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I go here frequently and it is delicious, and has not made me sick!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Good sturdy crust. It’s got a good flavor too. The pizza toppings are pretty bland though. I’ve tried two flavors and neither was very tasty to me. I had the pepperoni and then The Pat (sausage)

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my go to place for gluten free pizza. They cook it in its on dish so risk of contamination is really low to none. I trust this place for pizza more than any other place. As of now only place I’m okay with ordering out for pizza if not frozen.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Like another poster I don't get the complaints about the crust. Our family loves it. It is different from their regular crusts because it's made elsewhere to ensure its safety - which we appreciate! I love that there is a pizza place where celiacs can get ALL the toppings (prepared in a separate area of the kitchen) instead of being relegated to one or two items.

I was ordering for my celiac son's birthday so I was apprehensive. The manager was so kind and informed and took the time to explain their process/safety.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Love this place. I came here before I had to eat gluten free and am glad I can still rely on it. The gf crust was herbs in it (similar to Portland Pie Company in Maine if you know it) - it’s one of my favorites in the area. They avoid cross contamination using disposable foil pans to bake it in. They keep it in the pan for delivery or serve it on the pan in house - thus they and I are clear that it is gluten free and made to avoid cross contamination. Great spot too just to hang out and have a nice cocktail or wine - fun, tasty. When I was recovering from surgeries this year I always requested my boyfriend bring me some Penguin Pizza home to cheer me up (never fails)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The crust was very moist and uncooked.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious GF pizza!! they cook it in a separate disposable pan to avoid cross contamination. Thumbs up Penguin Pizza!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They must have changed things since the older negative reviews, because this is the best GF pizza I've ever had! Most GF pizza has a thin, boring crust, so this thicker, chewier crust with herbs is a welcome change. Plus, they are competent at avoiding cross contamination, they have really yummy toppings, and the restaurant/bar itself is a fun spot to hang out.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Food was great! The GF pizza was made in a disposable pan to avoid cross contamination and it was perfect! We will definitely go back next time we're in the area.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Pizza is cooked in a separate disposable pan, which is good for cross-contamination. The pizza crust isn't like any I've encountered before-- very doughy and undercooked, but it stays together. Not my favorite option.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Pizza was uncooked in the middle.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Love love love their gf pizza!!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Pizza is very good

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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They now have gluten free crusts (only available in 8 inch) and can be topped with whatever you like (but they don't specify which specialty pizzas or toppings are GF). I ordered the "Blanco" - a white pizza with pesto and garlic - and the crust seemed either under-cooked or soggy. Will certainly give it one more shot due to the sheer option of having GF pizza delivered, but it was honestly no good the first time around.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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