Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen

100% of 68 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4669 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032 Directions

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Celiac
2 days ago
Celiac friendly

Was in town for a conference. This place is all I ate for dinner for the 4 days I was here. Never got sick, and the food is delicious 😋

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Pizza was absolutely delicious. Great service. Highly recommend.

Not celiac
1 month ago

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?

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Everything on the menu is gluten free except they do offer regular wheat flour pizza. I love this place!

4 months ago

Lots of very tasty gluten free options.

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The food was fantastic and the service was great! Whole restaurant is gluten free and also caters to other allergies.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free. Fresh organic, and very good!

Celiac
6 months ago

Great food, gluten free by default. The staff is knowledgeable, guick, friendly and courteous.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! So many options and so helpful. Loved the food.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Friendly staff ....Great attention to gluten free. Lots of choices and yummy.

8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
11 months ago

The food was amazing, and is celiac safe!

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Don’t hesitate to try. Great food and safe!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful gf and df pizza! Lots of delicious options besides pizza as well.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful, interesting menu where everything is gluten free! Friendly informed servers. Easy to give this restaurant 5 stars and to see why it is Phoenix top rated GF business.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My only complaint is that this app doesn’t offer ten stars! This place is off the charts good!!!

Celiac
1 year ago

This restaurant makes eating, organic, gluten free food a stellar culinary experience.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The whole menu is gluten free! We had cheese bread, pizzas and pastas and they were SO good! We couldn’t believe it was all GF! Staff was very knowledgeable on the menu and very helpful. They have vegan and dairy free options as well! Our kids loved it and are begging to back!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place. They are my family’s go to place for gatherings as I’m celiac and my sister is vegan. I found them 10 years ago when first diagnosed and never looked back. Management and staff are extremely friendly and remember their regulars well. If I could I’d eat there weekly!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely amazing. Friendly staff and great food. Prices are a little high but it is 100% worth it.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My 16 year old sons reaction to the entire menu being gluten free was priceless. Good food, good service, and I definitely had peace of mind knowing my son would not get sick. We will go back next time we’re in the area.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Accommodated my celiacs and severe soy allergy amazingly! I had an excellent pizza!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

So delicious! It's such a treat to be able to pick from so many tasty options.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING!!!!! We were in Phoenix for 2 1/2 days and we ate here twice because it was so good. They do offer non-gf pizzas, but other than that, the entire menu is gluten free. And they are very accommodating for dairy allergies as well. The Bigoli pasta was cooked perfectly. Best pasta I've had. The desserts were great and could easily be dairy free as well. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZINGGGGG!!! Love this place! Food was delicious, menu is fantastic, staff are great! Highly recommend!

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I enjoyed their delicious gluten free chicken parmesan...with their house made gluten free foccacia bread! I ordered wine but noticed gluten free beer on the menu. My friends & I shared a yummy gluten free brownie which was served in a small cast iron skillet with a small side of ice cream...enough for 3 of us. I love having so many choices @ Picazzo's and can't wait for their new location to open, which will be closer to me, at 83rd Ave & Union Hills.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love love love this place! Never got sick and I’ve to this place more than 10 times! My favorite restaurant in Phoenix!

Celiac
2 years ago

My favorite restaurant in Phoenix! I don't have to ask for GF options because it's almost the entire menu! Love the lemonade.

2 years ago

Everything is gluten free except 2 menu items. Gluten free without worries. Ate in the Phoenix and Sedona restaurants. Great atmosphere and great food!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful selections and AWESOME food!

Not celiac
2 years ago

Not a lot of flavor, gave me the WORST heartburn :/

Celiac
2 years ago

A large variety (everything except able to choose Non GF crust for Pizza) of GF dishes The meatballs were cold and they were slow but friendly.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Garlic cheese bread is great. Tiramisu is awesome. 99% of the menu is gf.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The servers AND food are hands down gorgeous. Gluten free tiramisu and pizza! Such a delight.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING food! always get the wings, pizza. and cookie for dessert

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Safe and delicious. The server/service could not have been better.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

My wife & I went for dinner, she is celiac, but we both follow a Pescatarian Gluten Free diet. Picazzo's was what I believe heaven would be like for celiac's. Everything on the menu is gluten free, except they make regular pizzas in a separate oven. Wonderful!! We will be back, before we leave AZ.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

just terrific! My GF husband was in shock from being able to order anything on the menu. We were visiting in phoenix and ate here twice. He had pizza one time and pasts with salad with gf crutons the other. the crust was pretty typical for gf. the foccacia was excellent. I could eat that kale quinoa bowl 3x a week so yummy. the only thing "wrong" is they haven't come east to Raleigh.....

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have tried so many options on the menu and have always been so pleased with the quality of the food and the combinations of flavors. This place is a celiac's dream, I almost cried the first time my friend introduced me to it for my birthday!

Celiac
2 years ago

absolutely love them Always by the groupons when they're available because it saves quite a bit of money as they are on the middle to high range in price but that is because they are entirely gluten free and make almost everything you could want so to pay their bills must be I can't even imagine honestly but they are fantastic they are part of the delivery system as well third party delivery system and they include everything from Pizza to pasta freshly made 2 bread to even Asian dishes like a pad thai or a burger or a salad and it's all gluten free and some of that is even dairy-free or vegan or vegetarian friendly they are incredibly customizable and Catering two allergy needs

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I first tried this place in Sedona and finally tried another location. Delicious, friendly servers, mostly glutenfree menu. Tons of vegan options. No vegan tax for subbing vegan chicken (Beyond Meat) for flesh chicken. I'm disappointed in the poor accessibility of the location. The handicap parking (a whopping 2 spaces) is halfway down the strip mall, and the sidewalk up to the front door is very steep. The inside is crowded with tables and chairs (some of which are tall tables/chairs).

Not celiac
3 years ago

Love this place! Incredible pizza and salads are so fresh and yummy. Kinda pricey but very worth it to know I won't be sick.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious. Everyone agreed the pizza crust was just a great crust regardless of being gluten free. Accomodating for dairy free is very easy as well. Great atmosphere and service. The cocktail menu was very interesting and fresh. Certainly a place to visit again!

Celiac
3 years ago

A must everything is gluten free !!! Apple crisp , chicken parmigiana.....

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

celiacs, eat here! excellent food and great friendly service. they will explain why they are gf. ravioli on the menu! and they also have regular crust pizza for the non-celiacs that go with you!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place - great gluten free options, and safe!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere. My favorite place. Wish there was still one in the west valley so I didn't have to drive so far.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING!! If you are looking for tasty tasty tasty Italian food with great service...you need to eat here!! Just wondering if they have a frequent eaters club cause I'm hooked!!

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
yesterday

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.

Celiac
6 days ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Always go the extra mile. Food is amazing! Always expanding the menu. GF Mac n cheese-yummy!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Their cauliflower pizza is AMAZING!!!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic. We had lunch and all food was delicious. GF all the menu. Pasta great

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Take out GF pizza was delicious! Staff is very Celiac knowledgeable and have their own separate oven for gluten free items!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

We love their GF pasta dishes for the kids. But their GF pizza is not good, too thick and too little sauce and cheese.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is celiac friendly is because As long you tell him you have an allergy it safe to eat :)

Not celiac
3 months ago

This place was amazing! The entire menu is Gluten Free. I had spinach cannelloni- it was delicious.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Great menu for GF , pizza was so good also the GF garlic bread

Not celiac
4 months ago

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!

Celiac
4 months ago

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!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is incredible! Staff is great!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING. Separate kitchen for GF. They even have gluten free croutons!! A must try!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

What a nice feeling to have focaccia bread and have someone else cook me gluten free pizza. The BBQ chicken pizza is better than CPK!!!!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The food was soo amazing!! Great place to go for people with celiac, really enjoyable!

Celiac
6 months ago

Didn’t get sick. Go for the pasta. The pizza isn’t good. Kale salad was yummy!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

What a find!!! We would eat here all the time if this was in our town!!!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

6 months ago

Awesome chicken parmesan. The lasagna looked good. GF cheese bread is tasty.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Not celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Feels good to order from a place and not have to worry if it has been cross contaminated. Everything we had was great!

Celiac
6 months ago

My go too restaurant especially for happy hour

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Everything is GF! So good if your craving good pizza! Vegan options are plenty!!!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Everything was absolutely yummy and all GF—salad, quinoa bowl and pizza. Will be back for the GF tiramisu! Awesome find for a celiac sufferer!

Not celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Everything was delicious! almost everything is gluten free and Nicholas was an amazing server!!! he had great recommendations! not a single piece of food went back to the kitchen because we ate it all!

Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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....

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food options and great service. As a celiac, the places I can order anything off the menu without being nervous are few and far between. I’m so appreciative of places like these!

Not celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious gluten free pizza. Too many good ones to choose from. Had a hard time deciding on just one!

8 months ago

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!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have an excellent selection of gf items! They make an in house gf pizza crust and flat bread. I’m a big fan of their happy hour items all gluten free!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome food and great service!!!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Food is delicious, excellent customer service. One of the few places I can eat and totally feel safe that I won’t get sick.

Celiac
9 months ago

Good pasta skimpy on the sauces so just as for extra sauce so it's not dry.

Not celiac
9 months ago

Pizza and Pasta including Lasagna, Ravioli, GF Breaded Chicken Parmigiana. Oh man, this place is paradise if you miss eating Italian food!

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Understand cross-contamination. Dedicated GF menu. Food is delicious and not overpriced. This is our first choice for dinner out or takeout pizza.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

This restaurant specializes in gluten-free pizza and pasta. The pizza can be prepared gluten-free or non-GF. A separate oven is used for gluten-free baking. The GF pizza crust is quite well executed. Highly recommended.

11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Completely gluten free except for a couple items. Owner has celiac, so they are aware of the needs. I got cheesy focaccia bread and a pizza. Delicious and did not get sick after. They also have gluten free desserts!

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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