TERRIBLE. They didn't even change gloves and they put the gf pizza in the same oven as the gluten. The crust was very bland. I don't know why people like this place. It's horrible. Make your own pizza at home
If you have celiac I would suggest staying away,
If you have Celiac's Stay away is right!!!!! Terrible..... They started out on a separate metal pan then set the pizza at the end of the counter grabbing ingredients and carrying them across the pizza. Then in the oven directly with all the pizzas. No separate pan or anything. They Manager said the heat will take care of it! BS answer when it is a true allergy! I went to the one in Redlands, Ca. Blaze pizza at least takes better precautions especially with my special requests. Stay away Celiac's! not the place for you:(
I have celiac. I would never, ever want to see someone with celiac eat at a Pieology restaurant. Ever. I spoke with the manager of Pieology in Los Angeles. Not only was he rude, but he was completely clueless about gluten-conscious restaurant practices. After asking whether any measures are taken against cross-contamination (answer: No. No there aren't.), his response was, and I quote, "There isn't that much gluten." He insisted that having gluten free crusts makes a gluten free pizza. I know, however, how sick I can get from having gluten free foods baked and prepared side by side on the same surfaces as non-gluten free foods, with the same utensils. I ended up calling corporate. Their response was the typical "we can't guarantee no contamination." Well, I can guarantee that the pizzas at Pieology are 100% NON-gluten free because of their practices. Practices which, I might add, Pieology corporate is completely aware of as being endemic in their chain of restaurants. If eating gluten free is a fad diet for you or you have a mild reaction, sure, give it a shot. For anyone with a real problem? STAY THE HECK AWAY!
Best gluten free pizza I've tried...so far :)
They have enough knowledge about contamination to offer to change their gloves when preparing a gluten free pizza, but that's where the consideration ends. The pizza comes in contact with the same surface as non-gf pizzas in the oven, and on top of that, they use the same pizza slicer for all the pizzas. Additionally, the guy making my pizza changed his gloves, put on the toppings, touched a regular pizza, and then touched my pizza again.
I've eaten here several times with no issues. I order the gluten-free crust and let the staff know it's an allergy (they ask) and they're very careful with the production. While their website doesn't recommend itself as celiac friendly, I haven't had any problem and feel safe eating here. You choose your own ingredients, which helps if you have other food allergies. I am sensitive to dairy but do well with their feta cheese topping.
I was needing to go to the bathroom after 5 minutes of eating the pizza. All I had was gluten free crust with cheese and the red sauce.
Super friendly service. The manager Jenny was very helpful. I have a gluten allergy and she personally helped me with my pizza to make sure it was done correctly. I'm very pleased with the service and quality of food. Make sure to inform that it is for a gluten allergy and ask for the special pan for cooking gluten free pizza.
GF pizza is made on dedicated metal pans with clean gloves. Toppings come from fresh buckets kept under the counter. The lady who made my pizza was really nice: I said I would skip toppings to keep it simple, but she asked what toppings I liked and got them, even though the line was stacking up and she had to go to the back for one of the toppings. I watched them plate and cut my pizza, and they used all clean tools.
They did use separate kitchen utensils to cook their GF pizzas, and you can also keep an eye on the pizza as it is being prepared. However, it made me really nervous that they cooked the pizza in the same place as regular pizza and use the same oven. There were a lot of opportunities for cross-contamination.
The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and changes gloves and used separate sauces. I am quite sensitive though and got an upset stomach after. Not sure I will go back again because of that.
They have a gluten free crust that is delicious. the staff is super friendly and even offered to change their gloves. They are upfront about the fact it's all made in the same kitchen. If you are okay with that, it's a great place to come. Picture Subway for Pizza. I had the Spicy Italian with red onions added. Even non-gluten free husband said it was delicious. Will be back!
Amazing! First time here the manager called corporate to double check what exactly was GF and what wasn't (the only things that aren't are the Alfredo sauce and the meatballs). They changed their gloves, used separate sauces, paddles, brushes, cooked it on the metal paddle too! They're not 100% gluten-free but they're gluten and vegan friendly! You can get daiya cheese here too! Salads (dessert, beer and wine but I'm not sure if there gluten free) too!
I was worried about cc but I noticed they already had the gf crust prepared so they didn't get put in the same dough press. Even after the more expensive crust and vegan cheese my pizza was very affordable. It was so great to go to a pizza parlor and have lunch like a regular person!
Yummy GF pizza. They change gloves and utensils used when you specify.
As the manager said they are gluten conscience. In other words they only have gluten free dough. Everything else is not gluten free. If you have celiac this is not a good place. Said cheese is not gluten free and sauce is cross contaminated. So tired of everyone saying gluten free when they aren't
I very much enjoyed this place. They were very careful and informed about what to do. When I mentioned that I have ciliacs they changed gloves and pulled got a metal tray instead of the wood one for the pie. The crust was good, not amazing but much better than many I have had. The only thing I would say is that they advertise that cross contamination can occur as they use the same oven, so if your condition is life threatening I wouldn't go here.
Best gluten free pizza I have had! I do not have celiac, but am very sensitive. In the multiple times I have been here, I have not had a reaction. They change gloves for my pizza, and take extra care. The staff seems to be very knowledgeable about gluten free options, and even have sauce dedicated for those who are GF.
I have celiacs and have eaten here several times since moving to Phoenix. The manager knows how to handle the pizza to reduce cross contamination. I usually ask for a gluten free crust they place it on a metal pan and I ask to use the separate sauces. When they bake it I ask to bake it on a metal sheet so it doesn't touch the oven. Every time they changed their gloves for me! Some employees don't know what to do so I ask them to do those things and they are very accommodating. The crust is delicious!
First time was amazing.... second time I ended up sick as a dog. Fine print on menu says not suitable for celiacs... please make that print larger!
As a severe Celiac, pieology is not an option for me. All of the toppings are the same as those put on the normal pizza, and cross contamination is bound to happen whether or not you are able to get fresh toppings, which is nearly impossible. If you are doing gluten free for a diet or are slightly intolerant, then go for it, but if you are at all sensitive don't!