Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 31 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Appetizers + 2 more
95% of 22 votes say it's Celiac friendly

601 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Directions

(803) 256-0033
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    November 18, 2016

    Very very good Gluten free pizza. Highly recommend!

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    5 rating
    November 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 rating
    May 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 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 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 rating
    June 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 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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 rating
    April 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 rating Celiac friendly
    February 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 rating Celiac friendly
    February 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 rating Celiac friendly
    December 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 rating Celiac friendly
    September 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 rating Celiac friendly
    August 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 rating Celiac friendly
    July 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 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 rating
    June 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 rating
    April 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 rating Celiac friendly
    March 22, 2014

    Yummy! Loved the BBQ chicken pizza

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    5 rating
    February 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 rating Celiac friendly
    January 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 rating Celiac friendly
    January 01, 2014

    careful and knowledgeable staff and very welcoming

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    5 rating
    August 25, 2013

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

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    December 03, 2017

    339 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830

    They use the same Pizza Peel to get the GF crust out of the oven as all of the other pizzas, and use the same cutter to slice the pizza as all of the others. Do unfortunately if you are very allergic to wheat/gluten or have Celiac, this may be risky.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 04, 2017

    5226 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703

    when you order gluten free, they prepare it in a separate space with separate ingredients and have separate utensils. Great pizza too!

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    5 rating
    October 29, 2017

    10109 Northcross Center Ct #150, Huntersville, NC 28078

    My son and I are both GF. They let me read the label for the GF flour they use for the crust and it fit our restrictions. Great pepperoni pizza!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 29, 2017

    N Alafaya Trail, Florida 32828

    Knowledgeable staff & explained how they make their meals GF - clean gloves & in dedicated space. Great tasting pizza & salad.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 25, 2017

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

    Delicious pizza! Very knowledgeable. asked if preference or "allergy." changed gloves, cleaned the counter and put on toppings from different bins that weren't used yet.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    September 24, 2017

    5226 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703

    What can we say? WOW!!! They only have the 9inch personal size but it was fabulous! They prepare it separate upon request. They get it! Also cider on draft.

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    4 rating
    September 16, 2017

    3310 16th Street SW, Minot, ND 58701

    The pizza was pretty good but service was a little slow. Order online if your in a hurry.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 15, 2017

    4112 Brian Jordan Place, High Point, NC 27265

    very helpful and service oriented.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 09, 2017

    2203 Red Wolf Blvd, Jonesboro, AK 72401

    The staff is knowledgeable. They distinguish between gluten free as a choice and as an allergy. Separate prep facilities for allergy suffers. Good food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 06, 2017

    5226 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703

    Okay, St Pete, let's keep this place around! Delicious pizza, incredible topping choices, extensive sauce options. This is the first time I've not missed regular pizza! They are very careful with prep in a separate area and the two individual GF pizzas we got were amazing. Give them lots of business so they never leave us!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    September 01, 2017

    N Alafaya Trail, Florida 32828

    staff is celiac aware. everyone changes gloves for gluten free. taste is delicious unlike most gluten free pizza

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    5 rating
    August 22, 2017

    5226 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703

    This place is amazing! I rare gem! They take your gluten free pizza order and pull out separate ingredients from down below and make everything new! And it's one of the best pizza crusts I've ever had! Soooo good! Separate cooking and utensils!

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    5 rating
    August 19, 2017

    N Alafaya Trail, Florida 32828

    Omg one of the best gluten free pizzas I have ever had! Separate prep station and they pull out all new ingredients from under so they aren't using the already been used ones! So so good!

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    2 rating
    August 05, 2017

    2052 Town Center Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37921

    Not so tasty. Crust & sauce were not yummy at all.

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    5 rating
    August 05, 2017

    3310 16th Street SW, Minot, ND 58701

    Really tasty and the breadsticks are awesome

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 04, 2017

    2012 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758

    Great place!! Cleaned down the line for me as I have celiac. Menu was clearly marked. Crust was best I've had! Would recommend!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 29, 2017

    N Alafaya Trail, Florida 32828

    I love this place!!! I've never had an issue, and they treat those of us with Celiac disease really well. I don't feel awkward when ordering.

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    5 rating
    July 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 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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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    June 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    June 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 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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 rating
    May 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 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 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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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 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 rating
    April 09, 2017

    745 Chastain Road Northwest #2000, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Gluten Free Pizza is pretty good

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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 rating
    March 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 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 rating
    March 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 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 rating Celiac friendly
    March 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 rating
    February 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 rating Celiac friendly
    February 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 rating
    February 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 rating
    February 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    February 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 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 rating
    January 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 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 rating Celiac friendly
    January 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 rating
    January 01, 2017

    658 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501

    It is edible, but I've had better.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 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 rating Celiac friendly
    December 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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  • Celiac Friendly
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"Over 20 Gluten Free options including Gluten Free Dough"

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