Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 31 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Appetizers + 2 more
95% of 21 votes say it's Celiac friendly

601 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

(803) 256-0033
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    5 ratingJune 28, 2017

    This place is great!! I have celiac disease and went to USC. Having Maddios across the street from my dorm was my saving grace (I got gluten the 3rd day I was in college from the dining hall!). They are very knowledgeable and incredibly safe. There's a lot of transparency because you can watch them make it. I'm extremely sensitive and this is one of the only pizza places I still trust!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2017

    Celiac here! I was eating here with a colleague and I requested the gluten free crust and my colleague got a regular crust. The employee behind the counter said he was going to prep mine first to avoid CC as much as possible and immediately changed his gloves. He prepped my pizza on a newly sanitized tray rather than directly on the counter and used "allergy" toppings, which are kept under the counter in sealed containers so that flour particles don't get in them. The pizza was also baked on a separate tray. As an added benefit, this was easily the best gluten free pizza I've ever had - and I've tried them all! 10/10 highly recommend.- just wish there were one closer to home!

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2017

    The pizza was excellent and the staff was incredibly attentive to GF needs. They even took the trouble to come outside and save us from paying for parking meters on a weekend afternoon (nothing to do with gluten, but a great indication of caring for customers as people--kudos for that). Separate GF stores of toppings for the pizza too.

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    5 ratingNovember 18, 2016

    Very very good Gluten free pizza. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingNovember 12, 2016

    Very knowledgable staff. Most toppings are not gluten free but I could still get a pizza with gluten free chicken and buffalo sauce on top.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2016

    Really good gluten free pizza. Only disappointment was no gluten free sausage or pepperoni. They are very conscientious about contamination.

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    4 ratingJuly 22, 2015

    Great tasting pizza and fun place to eat. Only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is because many of their toppings are not GF. For example the pepperoni is not GF. So just be warned to check topping GF list before building your pizza. Flagged as not celiac friendly because they did not appear to use different pizza trays or cooking space.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2015

    Went to Uncle Maddio's after seeing it on this app! I have not had pizza since being gluten free. Wow! Not only was the pizza delicious, but the staff was friendly and knowledgeable about food allergies. Will be returning often!

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2015

    We stopped here on a road trip through the area. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about their policies for avoiding cross contamination. My celiac three year old loved her pizza. It was one of the best gf crusts we've tried. This place was very family friendly. We would stop here again if back in the area.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2015

    Amazing, they know what they are doing. Go there if you want great servers very knowledgeable about food allergies

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2015

    Delicious pizza with tons of GF toppings. Staff is trained about cross-contamination. Great lunch spot close to campus.

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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2015

    This place is amazing. We don't live in Cola but have to be at the children's hospital often with my little boy. My husband has to run and find me gluten free food daily which is difficult. This pizza was amazing and they even sent me a free gluten free dessert when they learned we were in the hospital. Most importantly, it tasted great and I didn't get sick. They are very knowledgeable and careful. I will eat there again for sure!

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2014

    The gentleman who waited on us explained to me how they do things (they change their gloves, different pans, utensils, etc). When I told him I also have a dairy allergy he was able to let me know what else I couldn't have on my pizza. This is one of the few places I have been that I felt confident in the abilities of those who made my food. We live over an hour away but we will be back again!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2014

    Had a horrible experience with gluten free pizza about 5 years ago so I was taking a risk by going here but their pizza was delicious!! really wish I had known about this place sooner!

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2014

    Our favorite pizza place in Columbia. They are very careful to provide gluten free pizza and they do everything right on front of you (which is a plus in my book).

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2014

    New favorite pizza place!!!! They have very gluten educated and friendly staff, and their food is delicious. They have their menu marked with gluten free options- they have gluten free pizza dough, most of their salad dressings and pizza sauces are gluten free, they have gluten free meats marked, and they have a gluten free dessert! They even had a separate spinach bag so that there isn't cross-contamination. Also, they have a take and bake option, which is great.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2014

    The pizza here is great. We ordered 3 different pizzas and did not have any reaction by our one family member that is Celiac. Just be sure to let the staff know and they can help you out.

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2014

    What a great find. All the reviews were spot on. tried the bbq chicken pizza and it was delicious. My non GF family loved the food too. The staff was friendly and so courteous. Wish there was one in PA

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2014

    There are so many unknowledgeable restaurant staff out there when it comes to gluten free, but not at Uncle Maddio's Pizza. I was so impressed! Staff were very knowledgeable and explained to us every step they take to prevent cross-contamination with wheat. They are very thorough. The pizza was completely gluten free. Will definitely go back.

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    5 ratingApril 24, 2014

    The staff was so knowledgeable and explained/showed me every step they take to prevent cross contamination. The pizza was amazing and service was wonderful. Will definitely be back, highly recommend!

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2014

    Yummy! Loved the BBQ chicken pizza

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2014

    Best gluten free pizza crust in town! Staff is very knowledgable about gluten free toppings as well. You can even have a "take and bake" pizza prepared. We will definitely be back.

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2014

    great pizza!! best pizza gluten free pizza around. they ensure for no cross contamination. my husband loves the regular pizza too. great price, not over priced for the gf!

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2014

    careful and knowledgeable staff and very welcoming

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2013

    Great GF pizza. Staff used separate containers of toppings. Even have a GF dessert option.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2017

    1795 Hwy 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    Best pizza I've had since going gluten free! Clearly labeled menu so I could easily tell which toppings were safe. Once I told them I had an allergy they prepped it in a completely different section, did gloves changes and unlike the previous post said.. they did have all the toppings separated. They actually opened a brand new package of prosciutto for me too. I'm one happy camper!

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2017

    3320 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519

    Great service, good atmosphere. No gluten reaction even though a conveyor belt oven . Employees careful to change gloves and use separate utensils in cooking area. Highly recommend-not in Mall og GA so not busy traffic area

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2017

    10109 Northcross Center Ct #150, Huntersville, NC 28078

    It's nice to have a place that we can go to with friends or family where everyone can order their own individual pizzas..... and that my kids with celiac can NOT feel any different! Pizzas are good.... have nice variety of toppings! My kids haven't gotten sick here.... yet..... but BIG chance for cross contamination.

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    3 ratingJune 30, 2017

    4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338

    The food was safe, I didn't get sick. It is just really cheap yucky tasting pizza. Maybe kids would like it.

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    5 ratingJune 24, 2017

    745 Chastain Road Northwest #2000, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Absolutely delicious! I'm from out of state and it's hard to find gluten free options at times - great find!!

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    3 ratingJune 04, 2017

    4340 East-West Connector #200, Smyrna, GA 30082

    I'm not sure that any place that makes their gluten pizza crust in house and has flour in the air can provide serious gluten-free options. Certainly would not recommend for celiacs like my daughter.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2017

    2012 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758

    By far one of the best gluten free pizzas I've ate. Staff is knowledgeable and can accommodate to celiac. Great service and very good prices. Definitely will be returning!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2017

    2012 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758

    In from out of town, BBQ chicken pizza is great and safe for celiacs. Menu notes what's gf

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    5 ratingMay 20, 2017

    1690 45th Street South #2, Fargo, ND 58103

    We got delivery to our hotel. This is a great gluten free pizza for a great price. Great topping choices! We would definitely order again from Uncle Maddio's.

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    4 ratingMay 19, 2017

    3320 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519

    We have been happy Maddio's customers for several years. They take great care when you let them know you have an allergy. But lately it seems more like you have to keep an eye on them, and this varies employee to employee. My son has Celiac. Recently, I was offered a free cookie because my online pizza order was overlooked. I asked about their cookies, my recollection being that none of them were gluten free. "Yes - all of our cookies are gluten free", this employee told me. I took the order home & before I gave my son the cookie & tested it in our Nima device. NOT gluten free. I went back to the store later & the manager confirmed that no, none of the cookies are gluten free. So you still have to be careful.

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2017

    7157 O'Kelly Chapel Rd, Cary, NC 27519

    Separate prep area and food for gf orders. I've had gf pizza here three times and have never been sick.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2017

    1690 45th Street South #2, Fargo, ND 58103

    Looking for something different than the usual gluten free choices. The pizza was awesome and the crust was the best ever! Will definitely be back here again!

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    1 ratingApril 13, 2017

    1795 Hwy 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    i used to come here. today I canme in, only to find out they no longer keep a see of food in a gluten free counter section, they were just going to wipe down the main counter and use the same bins. we left to find somewhere else to eat.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    745 Chastain Road Northwest #2000, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Gluten Free Pizza is pretty good

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2017

    371 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265

    Perfect for Celiacs who want pizza. They ask if it's for an allergy or choice!! Separate sauce which is located behind the other sauce so no dripping and cross contamination. They clean the counter and put on fresh gloves. They pull your topping choices from new containers in the cooler. They use separate utensils and I have never had cross contamination or been sick!!

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2017

    3949 Van Dyke Rd, Lutz, FL 33558

    Delicious pizza. They are extra careful when preparing. They use a separate GF area, new gloves and cutting utensils and trays. Thanks Uncle Maddios for making eating pizza out worry free!

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    2 ratingMarch 27, 2017

    7157 O'Kelly Chapel Rd, Cary, NC 27519

    They were great with their knowledge and procedures, but the gf crust was terrible and overwhelmed by the masses of cheese on it. And this is coming from someone who loves cheese.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2017

    371 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265

    Truly exceptional. This is one of the few pizza places I've felt comfortable eating. They are meticulous with handling your pizza. They ask you if you have an allergy, if so they wipe the work space clean, change their gloves and use separate ingredients. They also clean their cutting utensils. Your pizza never touches the oven surface. Pizza is crispy and good. Five stars.

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2017

    7157 O'Kelly Chapel Rd, Cary, NC 27519

    Great pizza! Great options and delicious! Also they have separate gluten free items to avoid cross contamination. All around awesome. Definitely going back for more!

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2017

    658 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501

    Great Experience! Gluten free crust and vegan cheese. All gluten free ingredients kept seperate from everything else. They went out of their way to help me and made sure I had a great experience. Very good pizza and I will go back again!

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    5 ratingMarch 02, 2017

    2521 S 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68144

    I thought it was awesome that they had a separate prep line for those with allergies. They really looked out for me and my pizza. Yum!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2017

    745 Chastain Road Northwest #2000, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Always my go-to for a quick meal and always very good. They also have vegan cheese for people who are lactose intolerant.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2017

    10601 East Garden Dr, Aurora, CO 80012

    I have an 8 yr old daughter with Celiac and they treated her like royalty! Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2017

    371 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265

    Excellent excellent excellent cleaned counter and table. Separate veggies and meat Crispy crust food great

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2017

    4112 Brian Jordan Pl #101, High Point, NC 27265

    *Friendly staff *Knowledgeable *Took time to make sure I was aware of precautions taken *Made everything separate area and from new bins *Food was excellent *will be back again!!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2017

    4112 Brian Jordan Pl #101, High Point, NC 27265

    staff is great in cleaning up, changing gloves, using ingredients from non contaminated bins . They are knowledgeable and I have never been sick after eating here.

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2017

    7157 O'Kelly Chapel Rd, Cary, NC 27519

    They have good GF pizza and do try to prevent cross contamination.

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2017

    339 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830

    Staff is friendly and accommodating. They ask if it is an allergy or preference, if allergy they pull out completely new ingredients to avoid CC. Some of the best GF food around!

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    5 ratingJanuary 21, 2017

    4112 Brian Jordan Place, High Point, NC 27265

    Great experience. They cleaned the prep area, changed their gloves, grabbed ingredients from the back, and knew right away what had gluten in it. Pizza was good, too. I'm very sensitive and never got sick.

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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2017

    15750 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    I loved this place. They had the best pizza in the Panama City beach area. I can't believe they closed. Please, somebody, tell me why. Really good, so sorry to see it close.

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    2 ratingJanuary 01, 2017

    658 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501

    It is edible, but I've had better.

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2016

    2521 S 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68144

    Wonderful! Very knowledgeable. Know what celiac is and will use separate ingredients and will wash hands and change gloves! Very reliable!

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    5 ratingDecember 17, 2016

    1795 Hwy 17 N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    As others have said, gluten free allergy or preference asked when ordering. Been very pleased with their GF pizzas which have a separate prep area. They offer 3 free toppings. GF pizza option is 9" only which is plenty for my good appetite and I very rarely eat it all in one sitting. My favorite is chicken, spinach and ricotta. If you order online, you can repeat a previous order which saves us time. Friendly servers.

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    5 ratingDecember 17, 2016

    745 Chastain Road Northwest #2000, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    The gf crust was tasty and on the crispy side. And there are a variety of gluten free toppings so I cannot complain.

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    5 ratingDecember 15, 2016

    4112 Brian Jordan Pl #101, High Point, NC 27265

    Our favorite place for GF pizza. They assemble the pizza in front of you using uncontaminated ingredient bins. They ask if your gluten free diet is an allergy or preference. Since we are celiac, we say "allergy". Not sure how they would prep the pizza differently is we said "preference". In any event this is the place for us for best crust and confidence.

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    5 ratingDecember 11, 2016

    1690 45th Street South #2, Fargo, ND 58103

    very tasty options. staff took great care to keep it gf safe, didn't get sick.

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    2052 Town Center Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37921

    Went here on a Saturday just after they opened to lessen any confusion. The guy making the pizzas, after I asked for GF, asked if it was for celiac! I was really impressed. he has a premade crust that was thin but tasted fine. the sauce and cheese was taken from the back of the toppings area so that lessened cross contamination issues. All the toppings I asked for were taken from containers stored in a separate location. I felt quite safe here. This was in Knoxville, TN.

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    4 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    3320 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519

    Not the best pizza. But the folks who work there are super nice, well versed in cross contamination prevention, and genuinely concerned about allergy and intolerance issues. As soon as I asked for gluten free pizza, the lady who makes the pizza started clearing the counter and cleaning it. She also got clean utensils and unopened bags of the ingredients I asked for. And everybody was super cheerful about it all. Nobody treated my order like it was a hassle at all. When I need pizza out, this will definitely be my go to pizza place.

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2016

    2012 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758

    love the care given too food allergies

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    5 ratingOctober 31, 2016

    4112 Brian Jordan Place, High Point, NC 27265

    i had choices... and they were great! I loved the no tomatoes option, as that is one of my allergies too. Angry Orchard on tap!

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    10601 East Garden Dr, Aurora, CO 80012

    They take allergies seriously!

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2016

    2052 Town Center Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37921

    This place gets it right!! They go above and beyond to make your pizza DELISH & SAFE!! Fresh gloves, food in separate containers so there is no cross contamination!! I would give them more stars if I could!!

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    4 ratingSeptember 20, 2016

    7805 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31406

    Pizza was pretty good. Decent selection of toppings. I hesitate to call it celiac friendly since GF pizza was made right next to regular pizzas. They do use a separate container of sauce though.

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    4112 Brian Jordan Place, High Point, NC 27265

    Incredibly friendly staff with great knowledge of celiac disease. Would recommend for any pizza lovers out there!

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    339 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830

    Love this place!!! Lots of gluten free options. Staff is highly knowledgable, accommodating, and friendly! Thank you!!! Be sure to alert them to any medical concerns regarding cross-contamination. They have a separate preparation area with safe ingredients. The only change that I would recommend would be clearly labeled take out boxes, though it is shown on the receipt, and they told us which boxes were the gluten free pizzas in our order. We will certainly be ordering again. Delicious! Highly recommended!!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    3983 La Vista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

    Best gluten-free crust ever

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    15750 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    I have celiac disease and am quite sensitive and have been here at least 10 times with never a problem. They take care to wash hands, use clean gloves and don't put your Pizza in with the gluten ones. Not only that but their pizzas are positively delish! Not super expensive either. Recommend you check it out while you're visiting the world's best beaches.

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    N Alafaya Trail, Florida 32828

    Pizza is prepared on a dedicated area in front of you. Staff is very knowledgeable. You can build your own pizza and the pizza is better then mellow mushroom and California pizza kitchen put together. best gf pizza I've ever had

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    210 Doug Baker Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35242

    Great place! My husband was diagnosed with Celiacs @ a month ago. We have gone to Maddios for a year, and have eaten gf, preference, off and on. Since diagnosis, responding "allergy" kicks them into alert and they take great care of my man. And now, they remember him every time too! Seriously. They see him coming and kick into gear. Our fav place since diagnosis.

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    1690 45th Street South #2, Fargo, ND 58103

    Staff is helpful and friendly on allergies. Have eaten a few times and has gone really well.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pizza

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  • Restaurant
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"Over 20 Gluten Free options including Gluten Free Dough"

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