love the care given too food allergies
This place has great gluten free pizza. They were super careful about cross contamination and the manager Eli was very knowledgeable. Once he asked me if it was an allergy, (I said it was because I needed them to be very careful) they changed their gloves, retrieved toppings from the cooler below instead of using what had been used on top, and it was cooked on its own tray. They were careful to mark which toppings I could have (pepperoni and sausage were not GF) and the pizza was loaded! I ordered chicken with onions and tomatoes with a pesto sauce (even though the tomato sauce is gf too) and it was delicious. The crust held up and I even ate it reheated the next day. (which I don't normally do with gf pizzas)I definitely recommend people try it. The only downsize is that the pizza is a little expensive, but for me, the gf pizza gave me two meals so in the end, not too bad a price. They also have an "individual" size which is smaller but I didn't order that. I guess if you don't want leftovers you could try that size, plus it would save you a bit of money.
They had gluten free crust that was awesome! They changed gloves when making it. I will note that they didn’t pull ingredients from a separate area so I would caution if you are celiac due to cross contamination. Overall, we were very happy with this restaurant!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Absolutely delicious! I'm from out of state and it's hard to find gluten free options at times - great find!!
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.
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!
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.
Gluten Free Pizza is pretty good
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!!
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.