Summer staff?? Has not been properly trained to handle gluten free pizza. Staff member used the same ladle to spoon on sauce and spread onto non-gluten free dough returning ladle to the sauce container and immediately using the same utensil and sauce from the same container onto the "gluten free" pizza.
Most amazing pizza they use separate ovens and hold the pizza up in the air to prevent cross contamination. They even are dairy free friendly and know all toppings that are gf. Wish they had one where I live I will be getting one on the way out!
GF Pizza and GF breadsticks are unbelievably delicious! Care is taken to share GF items and items they cannot "guarantee" because of distributor. The service is fantastic and the prices are phenomenally reasonable. Have paid 3 times the price at Dominos for a mediocre pizza. This has just become a favorite and regular stop on our way North to the mountains.
Although they changed their gloves for me, I had some concerns about cross-contamination (shared toppings, no dedicated prep area). Also, when I ordered gluten-free, the server asked, "Is that because of an intolerance, or a choice?" Which to me sounds like code for "How careful do we need to be?" Not to mention that it's really none of their business and it shouldn't matter to them. The pizza was good, but I have mixed feelings about going back.
Amazing place. Staff is very well trained in gluten allergies. They changed their gloves for me and used different utensils as well as a different crust & sauce. Also, they have two gluten free desserts! Definitely will go back again.
Very good GF crust and knowledgable staff! They were extremely kind and took the time to answer all my questions. Separate utensils are used and I felt very confident that my pizza would be prepared in a safe way. My husband also loved his non gf pizza! We'll be coming back. :)
do not have a gluten free area we have had problems with contamination. we no longer eat there.
Great thin gluten free pizza crust. Lots of organic ingredients and super fresh preparations. You watch as your food is prepared and staff is well trained in GF food prepping procedures. Super yum!
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.
Always my go-to for a quick meal and always very good. They also have vegan cheese for people who are lactose intolerant.
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.
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.
The gf crust was tasty and on the crispy side. And there are a variety of gluten free toppings so I cannot complain.
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.
"Over 20 Gluten Free options including Gluten Free Dough"