Rustica Brick Oven Cafe

20 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
100% of 19 votes say it's celiac friendly
1 Nassau Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530

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Celiac

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The penne with vodka sauce was amazing!! You couldn’t even tell it was gluten free. I also had the gluten free grandma pie…delicious! I have celiac and had no issue. It’s very a very casual pizzeria but worth the drive!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 days ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best GF pizza I’ve ever had! I ordered the margherita pie and a chicken roll, never have I found a GF chicken roll til today. Amazing prices and portions, will def recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My second time at Rustica and the food is amazing! Great Sicilian pizza and chicken roll. Seems like most menu items can be prepared GF and they seem to take it seriously. Can’t wait to go back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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the best GF calzone i’ve ever had!!!! They make fresh GF pizza dough daily.

** you can even purchase the pizza dough, best decision I’ve made**

EVERYTHING is prepared separately (oven, cutter, pan, etc). I’ve even here several times with no issues. Ask for their GF menu, there are so many options for lunch/dinner too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had a Buffalo chicken roll and it was absolutely incredible!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely recommend eating here! Never had a problem! Just ask them for the gluten free menu, and they’ll know what to do! They have a whole separate kitchen for the celiacs.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The GF lasagna and GF cannolis were absolutely amazing!! Service was outstanding as well. I am celiac and no issues eating here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They are very knowledgeable, with GF allergies.

I’ve been going for years and have never gotten sick. However, I always make it a point to talk it out with the server or person taking the order.

Even when I order non-gf food for others, they kept everything separated and I felt very safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Ordered pizza to go and sat down to eat. Inside is small but the food and pizza always good. Had the gluten free pizza and it was tasty. Better than most gluten free pizza.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Wide variety of GF items. I come here often with my girlfriend and she is a celiac and we’ve never had an issue. The pizza here is a 10/10 amazing. Definitely at the top of our list on placed to eat

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing pizza. Tastes just like regular. Chicken rolls are my favorite as well as the Sicilian pie!!! I’m so happy i found this place! They also offer calamari, calzones, pasta, and grandma pizza.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We’ve been going to Rustica for a couple of years now. Their GF food just gets better. We stock up on the GF chicken rolls and Sicilian pies and freeze them. Everything reheats beautifully.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing Sicilian pizza!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I eat here all the time - haven’t gotten sick. Great quality and service

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The gluten free Sicilian pizza is the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted. Having recently found out I have celiac has been super difficult for me. Order in advance ! Takes 45 minutes to make

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The absolute BEST gluten free pizza and calzones!!! My favorite!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The sauce is too sweet and the crust tasted like they dumped a container of salt which is not how it used to be.

Edit: We were cross contaminated with the pizza! We’ve been sick all night and morning from it. We never had this issue here, but I know they put it in the same oven and on same surface as gluten pizza.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious grandma pizza. Best GF pizza I’ve had. The waitress reassured me right away that they are careful about keeping everything separate and safe. So good!! Will be back soon

Edit: I came back December 2019 and still delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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delicious gluten free pizza, pasta and bread! and just about anything on the menu can be prepared gluten free! the staff is knowledgeable as well! will definitely be returning here!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious pizza and pasta. The Sicilian pizza is especially good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff is very knowledgeable and the menu is clearly labeled. I love their pizza!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have celiac and decided to try this place because of the reviews. I ordered a spinach roll to go and upon eating it about 20 minutes later, I started feeling sick that turned into a full reaction.

Before the gentleman got to my order, I was watching him prepare others - so when he got to mine, he put on new gloves (great!) and retrieved the dough from the fridge. After playing his steps back in my mind over many times, the only thing I can attribute to me receiving the bad reaction was that he retrieved the mozzarella from the same bin that he uses to make all other dishes, of which, I saw him doing before he worked on my order.

All with celiac or a gluten allergy, please keep this mind and watch the preparer very closely.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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OMG I ate my first gf calzone in 15 years since being diagnosed with Celiac. It was soooooo delicious. I also ate a delicious sausage roll and loved it. I traveled from Suffolk just to try their food and it was so well worth it. They have a separate oven to use for gf. Next time I'm eating another calzone and trying their pizza!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Small little place but it’s a GEM! Extensive GF menu and the food is excellent along with attentive and knowledgeable staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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This is the best gf pizza! Got a grandma pie and a sausage roll. Huge portions.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have Hashi's & Colitis Disease. Used this app to find this restaurant & just enjoyed a great ambiance, & delicious roasted zucchini & grilled chicken. Our family enjoyed everything else. Hubby liked his bacon chicken ranch pie & kids their mozzarella garlic bread. Well-earned 5 stars. And our server has a beautiful smile. Feeling grateful...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff knew what they were doing and the chef even came to explain what is in the gluten free crust. Best pizza I’ve had in a while! Would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow! Not sure what happened with the recent bad reviews but my experience was amazing.

They make their own dough. It had flavor and texture. I got a pizza to go and drove 15 minutes to a friends house and it was still crispy on the bottom! The sauce was really good too.

They have a gf menu. All considerations are taken into account to avoid cross contamination. They even put a gluten free sticker on the box. I'm really sensitive celiac and had zero problems.

Dont live in the area but I will definitely be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This was my first time here, I got the gluten free pizza (celiac) vodka sauce and grilled chicken. Vodka sauce didn't have much flavor and the grilled chicken was pretty good. The dough was do good I didn't think it was actually gluten free. I will definitely be back. They have a pretty decent size gluten free menu.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Nice to feel safe. Very knowledgeable staff! Great food for both celiacs and those lucky enough not to be. Gluten free lasagna the best!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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HUGE fan!! I have celiac and I was very comfortable eating here! Had one of their pizzas - delicious! And the "gluten eaters" I was with enjoyed their food so much as well!!! We will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great selection of menu items, including homemade gluten free gnocchi that is incredible. My non-gluten free family members said their food was incredible as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food. Had my first calzone in years. Genuine nice staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing, amazing gluten free pizza!!! Thank you!!!!! I can finally enjoy good pizza, just like everyone else. The gluten free pizza is amazing...it's not frozen, and the owner even showed my husband the fresh gluten free dough that he makes himself. Outstanding place, and the owners are really really nice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Just had to switch to gf diet. Awesome gf buffalo chicken pizza and gf pepperoni roll. I will be back again.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gf pizza I've had yet! Been gf for 8 years in ny and this pizza is great... Crispy crust and everything! I've also had a pepperoni roll which was also awesome... I watched the cook take a designated gf knife out to cut my food....I will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Closest to real pizza I've ever had. Love the gf grandma pie

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent GF pizza! One of the absolute best that I've had!

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