Unbelievable! Practically everything on the menu was gluten free! I had meatballs for an appetizer which were yummy and pizza for the meal. Pizza was great too! Desert menu is GF as well with 4 choices of tiramisu, cheesecake, cookie w/ice cream or apple crisp w/ice cream! I had the apple crisp with coconut ice cream, yum!
Oh my goodness, all the rave reviews are true! I kept skipping over this place in the results list because it just looked like an ad. The chicken, bacon & herbs pizza was flat-out AMAZING! We went back two or three more times in less than a week. There is quite a lot to choose from - but when I selected something different on a subsequent visit, although it was good - I still went back to my fave - the chicken, bacon & herbs.
The menu is very close to being completely GF. They really should just get rid of the regular pizza and be done with it, haha. Anyway, DH (celiac) did not have any issue and the food is very good. Delicious pizza crust - and they offer a cauliflower version if that's your thing. A little on the pricey side, but not bad for Sedona. EXCELLENT service. Speedy and accurate. Highly recommend.
They understand Celiac Disease and their menu is almost entirely gluten free. I have CD and have dined in several of their locations with zero problems. Their pizzas are more gourmet rather than what you would find at most pizza places. Good variety of enjoyable pizzas. Also a good, gluten free selection of gluten free pastas.
Having a gluten and dairy allergy can be tough when eating out, but my goodness this restaurant has so many options vegan and gf because mostly everything is gf! Highly recommend. I had the chicken picatta and it was phenomenal and full of flavor. Wish I could take this restaurant back to our home state!
Great Variety of GF Italian food and pizza. Almost the entire menu is gluten free. The GF pasta was good and you have unusual GF options, such as crusted chicken or eggplant parmigiana. I loved the tiramisu. The entire desert menu is GF.
Everything is gf except they have gluten pizza crust as well. Had the artichoke dip with focaccia bread and carrots, Greek salad with focaccia bread and both were excellent. Pizza was decent except a bit on the salty side but better than most crusts I have had in the US. Great find.
This is our new favorite place! Everything is gf (from bread to pasta to cookies/brownies) except for pizza which is offered gf and regular (baked in separate ovens, of course). They offer a wide range of delicious options and the kids menu is phenomenal (includes drink, side and gf dessert). My celiac daughter and non-celiac son both consider this their absolute favorite restaurant. Wish this chain would spread to locations back east!
This place was AWESOME! We had one with Celiac and three without. We all got the lunch specials. I had the daily specialty pizza which was bacon, chicken, garlic sauce, cheese, fresh basil and cranberries. It was so good! We also got the Asian chicken salad and finished it off with GF tiramasu which was delicious. The service was super fast and friendly , and the ambiance was warm and welcoming. We will definitely be going back!
Delicious!! Had the slice of the week (chicken, cranberries, rosemary, basil, fresh motzerrala) and Caesar salad combo and it was fabulous. We will have to come back for the tiramisu later. We had it a few years ago when we were in town and it was so yummy!
This place was outstanding! Almost the entire menu could be made gluten free and the staff was very knowledgeable. I had a delicious sweet potato pizza. I ordered the small (yes, you could actually order a large which is never an option for gluten free pizza) and it was so filling that I even had two slices leftover. I am extremely sensitive and did not have any problems after eating here. In fact, you could tell the food was of high quality because we felt great afterwards. The restaurant was also very nice inside and the staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. We came on a trip to Sedona, Arizona for a friend's wedding so we did not have our children with us, but it was kid friendly as well.
Very good pizza, fresh salads and probably great desserts. We were too full to try one. It is so wonderful to walk into a restaurant when traveling and know it will not make you sick. Our server, Mitchell, was excellent. Could not have had a better experience.
As a celiac, you really start to miss the good pasta dishes. I haven't felt satisfied with restaurant GF pasta dishes in the years I've been eating GF. This place made my pasta dreams come true! We got 3 pasta dishes and shared them. There was no talking at our table just moaning. The pesto ravioli, chicken piccata, and carbonara ravioli were amazing! We were all fighting the urge to lick our plates clean! Thank you, Picazzo's, for not making me a sad celiac at dinner tonight! :)
This restaurant is amazing. There is more that is gf than isn't. We loved it so much during our time in Sedona that we went twice. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable about allergy needs. My son was able to enjoy pizza (with homemade crust), pasta, tiramisu and a brownie. I wish we had this restaurant in our native Boston!
A lot of gf options. Just not all that great and pretty pricey for what it is. They do have dairy free cheese. Lots of low gluten beers, which is a bummer because there are so many actually gluten free options out there.
It’s so refreshing to see a place where hubby can swallow most of the menu without any issues for cross contamination or being glutened. He ordered the GF pizza which is made in a separate oven. The quality is great and emerge pizza flavor is really good. I ordered a white bean and kale soup and it was really good. We also had the cheese bread which is to die for. Highly recommended
Amazing! Staff extremely knowledgeable and go out of their way to explain the main and dedicated prep area. The first thing they ask you is if you have any allergies they should be aware of. Food is amazing, I have been several times and will definitely go back often. Oh and the cauliflower pizza crust is incredible.
This review is long overdue, and I'm almost ashamed I didn't get to it until now. But I'm writing it right before we plan to go back, it was so memorable. We visited the Cactus Rd location a couple of months ago and had a fantastic time! Our server, Kale, was one of the best servers we've had at ANY restaurant. And that's saying a lot - we're middle aged and we eat out a LOT. So we've got a lot of experience and not always that easy to please. But we were certainly pleased with Picazzo's, not just because of the remarkably great service from Kale (more on that later) but also because of the food quality, particularly for gluten-free. I know, I know, when you eat gluten-free or gluten-friendly, you're always qualifying your opinion with "this was really good for a gluten-free version of X." But at Picazzo's the food really IS that good, and you don't need the qualifier. My wife has the gluten allergy, I don't, and I had no complaints whatsoever. I specifically remember the cheese focaccia was really good. Didn't fall apart, didn't crumble, really tasted great. And the turkey meatballs were also excellent. We didn't even try the pizza, but it looked great. I had the eggplant Parmesan and it was excellent. I mean, there are a TON of gf options at this place, and everything we did have was great. Since we're planning another visit to Phoenix, no way we're missing Picazzo's again. It was THAT good. A significant part of our positive experience was the service delivered by Kale. He has a great personality, very friendly and approachable. He did all the mechanical things skillfully - acknowledged us quickly, got our drinks (and by the way he's a great bartender because I had one of the mixed drinks, the Prickly Pear Margarita), timed our meal perfectly by giving us enough time to enjoy the appetizers before ordering the main dish, checked on us to see how we were doing - but more than just the mechanics of serving, he brought an art to it. I'm serious, there is just something about this guy, Kale, that brings serving to another level. It was easy and pleasant to engage with him. He had great menu knowledge, and made good recommendations. He seemed to enjoy what he's doing, and it shows in the quality of service he delivers. Picazzo's has a winning formula, that's all I know. This is a restaurant where you can not only enjoy great food, excellent service, and even have lots of great gluten-free options. How could you not like it?
Everything is GF (except for one pizza crust option, clearly labeled)! They have a Vegan menu as well, so plenty of options for gluten and dairy free guests. Amazing food, and no issues with cross contamination. It’s almost hard to believe it’s GF!
Super safe and incredibly tasty! They have GF wings, croutons, and a variety of desserts. There are so many GF options. My son and I love this place. We’ve visited three different locations numerous times and have never been disappointed.
Take out GF pizza was delicious! Staff is very Celiac knowledgeable and have their own separate oven for gluten free items!
We love their GF pasta dishes for the kids. But their GF pizza is not good, too thick and too little sauce and cheese.
It was amazing! We had cheese bread, pizza and Chicken Parmesan. It was wonderful being able to order anything off the menu. It all tasted so good I was concerned I was going to sick, but I didn’t!
This place is incredible! Staff is great!
So nice to have a place that my wife and son can eat great food like the rest of the population! Great flavors and great options.
This is the first place I ate out at after getting the celiac diagnosis. I have been a number of times and have never had a bad time. Staff is amazing and friendly. On multiple occasions I have had the GF chicken bbq pizza. Their lunch specials are great too. My non-GF boyfriend loves this place as well.
This place is extremely knowledgeable about celiac and contamination. It’s literally the only restaurant I feel safe eating at in the Phoenix area. Unfortunately, they’ve made some changes in the last few months, and it’s not as great as it used to be. They did away with the large GF pizza, which was part of what made me feel “normal” eating here. Now they only have small pizzas, the crust is doughier than it used to be, and it’s very expensive. The appetizers are smaller too (4 meatballs? For $11?)... it’s like portions shrank and price tags inflated. I don’t like that they’re catering to fad dieters more than they used to (the new menus clearly marked everything “keto friendly” but I had to request a special vegan menu to more clearly understand what’s dairy and egg free?), but I’ve NEVER been glutened here, so that’s good at least.
Reliably good food and consistently gluten-free. Service a bit slow, and I was stunned to over hear that this “GF restaurant” only has one GF oven. I guess the demand for their traditional pizza has trumped their GF pizzas resulting in super slow service for GF oven items. Seems like they need to add an oven. Anyway, good food, so plan for a long wait for your order. It’ll be worth it! The garlic cheese focaccia is AMAZING.
Awesome chicken parmesan. The lasagna looked good. GF cheese bread is tasty.
Omg! This place is amazing for those with gluten free allergies and other allergies. The first thing we were asked was if there were any allergies at the table tonight. After telling the waiter that I had celiac, he proudly shared that I was in luck because everything was gluten free— score! My son and I split the lasagna. It was fantastic! My non-GF (picky eater) husband had chicken wings tossed in bbq maple. He really enjoyed those. We also ordered some baked cheese, which was super tasty! Whether you have allergies or not, I don’t think anyone will leave disappointed in this place. They use high quality ingredients and make from scratch food. We will visit Picazzo’s the next time we are in Phoenix!
Feels good to order from a place and not have to worry if it has been cross contaminated. Everything we had was great!
We ate here twice during our 5 day trip to Phoenix. Such a great find!! Our only disappointment was they ran out of ravioli both times. Non-Celiac husband says the lasagna is the best he’s ever had! Everything we tried was really good. Be sure to save room for dessert. Tiramisu is absolutely phenomenal. So nice to find a go-to restaurant that’s delicious and safe!
Such a great Gluten Free friendly establishment. I was in such a shock when my brain finally realized their pasta was GF. First restaurant I’ve been to that I could get warm GF bread at dinner and Cheese ravioli. They are Vegan and Vegetarian friendly as well. The staff was super nice. Pricey, but oh so worth it.
Was sooo excited because everything on menu was gluten free....but evidently NOT..I ordered the gluten free pizza and a Caesar salad, and was assured by server that I would be fine...well I was soo sick, something got cross contaminated. I didn't realize they had regular pizza crust until I heard another table ordering non-gluten free crust..ugh..So if you are going to do a true gluten-free restaurant do a completely GF restaurant. If someone wants a regular pizza, who are not Celiac they have millions of choices...I do not....
Wow! I found heaven for GF people! I can’t recommend highly enough. Everything is GF unless you order the pizza specifically with wheat. we had lasagna with sweet potatoes and focaccia bread, chicken parm with noodles, beets and focaccia bread, a side salad, a pizza cookie with coconut ice cream. We had leftovers for two whole meals. I’ve previously had pizza and cocktails which was also very good. Had a whole vegan menu as well. Amazing!
Nick the manager was outstanding customer service, personable & knowledgeable. He was so nice. The food was delightful. I'd recommend the bagolini, it's gf turkey meatballs with a bolognese sauce. The flavors were flavorful, and the dish
i am updating my review to say this place has improved exponentially. i have NEVER been glutened here and they are amazing about allergies and special requests. the servers are friendly and respectful. this restaurant is the reason i don’t completely hate arizona and the only safe place i can eat at in the state.
The entire menu is gluten free. (They can make a gluten pizza for your friend:) The menu is extensive. I’ve been several times now and everything is great. Highly recommend for serious celiac like myself.