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.
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.
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.
Great variety of foods to pick from that are gf without having to be modified! Server asked about food allergies/issues before placing order with kitchen-didn’t have to make the point. Food was very good and fresh tasting! Great to see gf beers and desserts on menu! Family friendly, neighborhood vibe, modern decor. We will be back!
Great food, great service! Entire menu and restaurant is GF except for a couple of pizzas. They also asked if I have any other food allergies to note on the ticket. It was nice to have a worry-free meal for once!! It is a touch expensive, but a small price to pay for peace of mind.
We have eaten at Picazzo’s in Sedona a few times and enjoyed it very much. The Glendale location did not disappoint. I was traveling solo this trip and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere as I ate my lunch before catching my flight. So many amazing gluten free options!
Gluten-free done delicious....Full menu is gluten-free, Italian favorites like Lasagne Bolognese, Spinach Cannolini and Pizza, all are so flavorful, the pasta is tender and their portions are ample. They do offer some Vegan and I believe DF items as well. This has to be one of our favorites. Our son flies here from MA and this is the first place he wants to visit. If you visit once, you will become a regular too!
This place was So. Good. They say that 99% of the menu is GF, and the only thing that we can think the remaining 1% would be is the selection of beer (which, by the way, was the only disappointment of the visit -- would have loved to have a better beer selection). It was so refreshing to walk into a restaurant where I didn't have to worry about what I ordered. Homemade noodles? Yum. Baked brie? Fantastic. Tiramisu? Delicious! I remarked to my wife and our server that this was probably the best gluten-free meal I have had since being diagnosed with celiac 9 months ago. We're just here on vacation, but will certainly visit again when we're down here next year!
I’m new to being Celiac, I found out I had Celiac Disease May 2017 about a year ago, it’s been one of the hardest struggles changing my diet. About a year later it’s made improvements I can’t even imagine. I used to be super scared of going out to eat and getting cross contaminated but this restaurant guaranteed no cross contamination will be in my food. Best food and desert ever. EVERYTHING ON THE MENU IS GLUTEN FREE
Great selections - entire menu is gf!!! So awesome to go out and know that my daughter can safely order anything on the menu - desserts included! We had pasta, salads, chicken strips, cheese bread, meatballs, brownies, and a cookie. It was all delicious!!
We took our daughter to eat here and I will never forget her response. She is 8 years old and when the waitress told her everything on the menu except 2 items is gluten free, my poor girl burst into tears. She has never been able to order whatever she wanted off a menu. She’s never been handed a kids menu and actually gotten to pick from every item on it. The food was delicious and our family will return here often!
I was so excited to read that Picazzo's opened up a new location. It is so amazing to go out to eat knowing that we won't get sick from accidentally eating gluten or getting cross-contaminated food all while eating delicious food. My son even forgot that nearly all of the food is gf and when my celiac daughter asked for a bite of his mac and cheese he said no at first because he didn't remember it was gf. Now that's a great compliment! We live in Colorado, but will definitely be dining at the Glendale location whenever we are in town visiting family. Thanks, Picazzo's.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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....
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!
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!
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.