No longer serve gluten free pizza
They take a lot of precautions when you saw gluten free
I've been to the newer one in Hendersonville and they take extra precaution when you tell them gluten free. They change gloves, use different pans, tools and cutting boards. And the pizza was excellent.
Their website says, "Due to the risk of cross-contamination, Pie Five DOES NOT recommend this pizza for customers with celiac disease or gluten allergies." (CAPS in original at http://www.piefivepizza.com/menu/) Think I will heed their warning because I get really sick when I eat even tiny amounts of gluten.
Good individual-sized pizza. Tool good precautions to prevent cross-contamination with wheat.
We eat here weekly. my husband says it's the best gf pizza he had tasted and we've tried a lot. A++ from us
Um... Well I just have to say... I had called and they said they don't usually do to go orders. I said that I only had a 30 min lunch and work in a huge office building that takes about 5 min to get out of and into my car and about another 10 to get to their location. They made an exception... Which I appreciated because I forgot my food at home today. Totally made my day better... So thanks... Also the pizza tastes amaz! My first time there. I eat gluten free b/c of genetics not celiac... so I'm not exactly sure if it's completely free of gluten... but what in life is 100% guaranteed? I don't have celiac so I don't know how friendly it is for them.
the food was great, but the lines can be a little long. the menu clearly states that if you have a severe allergy to gluten, not to eat here. If you are just gluten sensitive, they take the necessary precautions making your pizza. the first reviewer should of talked to a manager and read the full menu before such a unnecessary bad review
My family came on opening day, and I was hopeful from the reviews on other Pie Five locations around the country that they would be able to cater to the gluten free diet. That said, they used the same ingredient bins that are used with the gluten pizzas, and did not seem to understand cross-contamination (they did change their gloves, used a different tray for the pizza crust that was wrapped in plastic and opened in front of you, and the pizza was put in a to-go box instead of a tray). This may be due to it being opening-day and not having much experience yet. If they started using fresh ingredients from unopened bins and were more careful, then it might be an option.When all was said and done, my husband and step-son loved their gluten pizzas and side salads (they have a great bundle option), but I ultimately decided not to take the risk and took the pizza home for my husband to eat the next day. I was torn between wanting to try the pizza and avoiding being sick. It wasn't an "if" I would end up sick, as I saw the ingredient bins and knew there wasn't a chance I would walk away unaffected. It just wasn't worth it, so I couldn't even tell you if the pizza crust was any good.Overall, I do NOT recommend for Celiacs or those who are very sensitive. It's more cost effective to pick up a frozen Against the Grain pizza (which is larger anyway and thicker crust) and cook it at home.
Absolutely the most delicious gluten free pizza crust available. It reminds me of honey wheat, but gluten free. Apparently it's proprietary. They make it themselves in a separate environment. The staff is knowledgeable about ingredients and they washed their hands and changed their gloves prior to making my pizza. They followed a good protocol for ensuring that my pizza was not cross contaminated during the cooking and cutting processes. The only reason I'm giving them 4 stars is because they did not put my pizza on paper or take any precautions as it was sliding down the prep bar. However, I did not get sick and it was a delicious pizza.
I give these guys a 2 for having such a great option. But youre probably thinking wait why give a 2...well after i saw the way they put my "gf" crusted pizza on top of a cutting tray with all kinds of gluten from the previous pizza on it, they get a 2. I probably wont go back. This was definitely not celiac friendly. It looked great at first...especially when i asked for a gluten free crust, the lady behind he counter said, "choice or allergy?" I was like..."awesome." But then the above happened.
Usually a good place to go and sate my need for pizza. Lately it has been a nightmare. I had to stop the worker from opening my GF crust with gloves she had been wearing and ask her to change gloves which is something they usually automatically do when you tell them GF.
I don't have full Celiac to my knowledge but wheat messes with me without a doubt. Gluten free crust was some of the best I've had anywhere. Staff even called after my online order to let me know the sauce I selected was not gluten free and provided other options.
If you're looking for a break from the average thin crust, their GF pizza crust is amazing! Staff was very knowledgeable. They used new gloves and even stopped me as I was ordering to inform me that their Alfredo sauce had gluten in it. They packaged my pizza in a different style of box so that it would not come into contact with any of the other pizzas. I was impressed and will definitely be going back!
My original review was after I ate here for the first time and it was 5 stars. I am now updating my review because I have gotten sick here a few times. I kept going back because I wouldn't get sick every time so I thought maybe it was something else. I will not being going back, even though their gf pizza is delicious.
I would not return here. Staff was not knowledgable at my visit.The website does a far superior job of letting customers know, but a flippant lack of staff knowledge at a place where nothing was marked on-site except the gf crust made for a very unpleasant experience.
Did not eat the pizza as they were not very careful at all about cross contamination. They took my pizza down the same line as the other ones (flour and dough everywhere). It was on a little pan but it didn't do much to prevent it from touching the line. They also got ingredients out of the same bins as they do when making regular pizzas, so that's definitely not safe.
By the time my pizza was made I knew there was no way I could possibly eat it. If you aren't very sensitive, go for it I guess. But they didn't change gloves, placed the bare crust on the counter where the other pizzas are made, and used the same utensils to spread the sauces as with any other pizza, and cooked it on a mesh. Absolute worst experience I've ever had.
We had heard good reviews about Pie Five's gluten awareness. We were not disappointed. My son ordered the GF crust an immediately the gloves came off. The server knew exactly which ingredients had gluten and did not. He enjoyed his pizza and we all were happy!!!
I generally like this place. The crust isn't my favorite, but I'm always happy for another GF place. I once went here with someone with celiac, (I myself have an intolerance) who got glutened. The workers used the same ladle to spread sauce for GF and non-GF. Afterwards, I went here about 3 months later and they had fixed the problem! Great service definitely worth your time!
This is always my "go to" place. One of the best pizza place I've ever had; their Buffalo chicken is to die for. I have never gotten sick and they're always careful about changing gloves and being cautious. My only complaint is that Oregon needs to have Pie Fives!!
Even if you get a gluten free crust they spread the sauce with the same spoon and out of the same container of sauce they use on the wheat crust. So the pizza is not a good choice for celiac. Maybe if you asked them to use a new batch of sauce it would be okay.
We are here from out of town and excited to eat pizza from a new place. Went in when they were not busy and asked if they could get the toppings from the back, she said no all of their toppings are gf. When I asked if the ladle for the sauce touched the crust when they put it on pizzas and she said yes but still wouldn't go to the back and get some that wasn't cc'd. We told her I would get sick if I ate that and she said sorry this is our sauce so we left.
Went here because of the other great review but did not end up eating anything from here because everything was contaminated with gluten. While making glutinous pizza, the employees touched the dough with their gloves and then reached their hands into all of the toppings to put onto the pizza. When they added sauce they used the sauce spoon to spread the sauce all over the pizza and then put it back into the sauce. They did this with several pizzas, never changing gloves. They also used the same contaminated gloves to touch all of the other kitchen equipment, like the oven and knives, and to work the cash register. There is no way that anything in that place is not contaminated. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity do not eat here! I can't speak to how the food tasted as I was not willing to poison myself, but it seemed like a popular place for gluten eaters.
I ordered the GF crust (which has a $2.00 upcharge) and was pleasantly surprised when the preparer immediately changed his gloves and got a new ladle for the sauce and a different pan. Unfortunately, they still use the same container of sauce as the gluten pizzas. He prepared my pizzas (similar setup to Subway or Blaze) and then went on to prepare my date's pizza. He then asked of we wanted salad. I ordered the Greek side but before I could say anything I realized he had not changed gloves to prepare my date's pizza before handling the salad. We took ours to go and in the car, my date said he was surprised I didn't say anything about the pizza cutter being used. At that point, I just prayed I would be OK. I actually felt fine and I'm very sensitive to gluten. As for taste, I thought the pizza was very good but light on the toppings and the Greek salad dressing was excellent.
My new favorite pizza place. I risked pie five after a coworker with celiac had a good experience here. The crust is made off site. They have dedicated utensils with red handles. The GF pizza does go in the same oven with regular pizzas but it is on a metal tray. Potential for CC too with cheese and toppings since gloved hands touching these items all day. The pizza is big for one person. The crust was most similar to mellow mushrooms with an earthy crust. I will definitely be returning!
When I went there, they brought out the crust and then started using the same utensils as they use on the regular crusts. The spoon that touches the regular crust while spreading the sauce would also touch the GF crust. Even if they grabbed a new spoon, the sauce is entirely contaminated. What I saw was far away from being Celia friendly.
Hi! Gogo here! I am a severe celiac and have never gotten sick here. Separate utensils and no cross contamination has happened while I have been here. Smart staff! Cool atmosphere. Do not eat the magic dust as it has gluten as a staff member told me and my party. Awesome place to grab some food in the area! Hope this was an informative review!
The pizza was delicious, but I did get slightly sick from some cross contamination. That being said I am a "can't eat a fun size crunch bar because the rice has malt flavoring" level of sensitivity, so those who are more tolerant will probably be just fine. The pizza WAS good enough that I'm considering going back and giving them a second chance.