Gluten-Free at OTTO

Pizza Restaurant
14 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Cider, Pizza

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Yummy quality pizza . Crust is crunchy and ingredients and toppings are real. Nothing artificial tasting! I’m Celiac and Otto’s gluten free pizza has always proven to me safe to enjoy…👍

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

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I am obsessed with their potato pizza. They have GF crust and they cook it on its own pan, but they really can’t ensure cross contact. I haven’t had any issues here, but definitely play it safe.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Despite GF dough, not safe for Celiac due to shared spaces. They will not make accommodations.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Celiac

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Any pizza can be ordered as Gluten Free. It is easy to navigate menu and pick GF options

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?

— 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

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff and great pizza!! We were told GF pizzas come with a pan underneath so no cross contamination with pans. Right across the street from Boston University

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I ordered the 12 inch gluten free pizza. Went to pick it up. Box seemed big do even asked to confirm it was gluten free. Was told yes. Walked home only to find a regular 16 inch pizza in the box. Tried to call but no one answered the phone since they’d closed 4 minutes earlier. $30 for nothing.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Picked up pizza twice from 250 Read St location. This is the best GF pizza I've ever had! This crust is incredible, and the pizza sauce is the best I've ever had. I ordered online and requested GF prep and items. Did not have the chance to talk to staff (and I'm typically more careful) but both orders came after not being able to get reservations and we were very hungry. I did not notice any symptoms, and feel confident I was not glutened. SO GOOD!

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

Celiac

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I called to ask about celiac-safe gf pizza and the host informed me they don’t recommend their pizza for celiacs as all of the surfaces are shared! Go to flatbread instead if you’re looking for safe pizza!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— None

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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I order from here all of the time (if I’m ever ordering pizza, 99% of the time it’s from Ottos). I’m highly sensitive to cross-contamination but have never had an issue if they know it’s an allergy. Also, their pizza is **extremely** tasty. The gluten free crust is pretty exceptional

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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They are not a dedicated gluten Free facility, but they do have gluten free options and j have never gotten sick from there, and have trust their gluten free food and it is amazing.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 selection of healthy options
Not celiac

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Gluten sensitive and order two gluten free pizza’s from here and had the worst stomach ache, immediately after eating both pizzas. I Would be cautions ordering from here.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Celiac

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It was fine. Waited a long time for my pizza. Too long actually. But pizza was good and the leftovers heated up nicely the next day. Would go again

Not celiac

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I went to this location yesterday. I noticed that the bottom of the menu had a statement along the lines of not suitable for those with celiac disease and they could not guarantee no gluten would be present. I had eaten at other Otto's and I have an allergy versus celiac disease so I decided to risk it. Big mistake. After a few pieces I felt sore and uncomfortable but figured it may be related to being in the sun all day. Later I had another piece and I felt awful after 30 minutes. I wish I had been more cautious and I would also caution people who are allergic to gluten to avoid this location (along with those with celiac).

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Yummy GF Pizza!! Best I’ve ever had.

Celiac

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Not celiac friendly. Flour is everywhere.

Celiac friendly?

No

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It's not our first time at Ottos but it's our first time at this location. My number 1 rule before eating is to NOT go to the restroom. There's is nothing more than an appetite killer than a nasty restroom. Nasty restroom, nasty kitchen. If they can't clean the bathroom properly, guess what? The kitchen must also be horribly disgusting. AND I broke my rule. First off, the toilet was disgusting like it hasn't seen a toilet brush in a while. The water bottle container had white and black stuff stuck on the inside of the bottle. So we didn't drink the water.

As for the food, it was just ok. We ordered meatballs appetizer and gluten free pepperoni pizza. The meatballs were tough and not tender at all and it came out luke warm. The pizza was a nightmare. It was so doughy and undercooked. We paid $15 for the pizza and it was quite disappointing. The dough was frozen pre-made so it was tough. If they can't do gluten free right, they should just not offer them.

Celiac friendly?

No

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This is a very popular pizzeria. I wish I could eat there, but we cannot. The staff is very knowledgeable and they made it very clear that it’s not safe for celiac’s. But across the street from them in Brookline there is Oath Pizzeria, which is fantastic! And as with them, the staff at Oath is very knowledgeable and pleasant.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Well, they advertise a gluten free crust, so I thought I would give it a try. I ordered online with a note that I have celiac. Someone called me to cancel my order because they said that they aren't "THAT gluten free. I appreciated their honesty (some places would just serve something that makes you sick), but if someone didn't make it a point to specify that they had celiac and just trusted that gluten free is actually gluten free, it would be a problem.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Not celiac

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Best gluten free crust! It’s also vegan. They also have vegan cheese, Violife brand. Soooo good.

Reviews from other Otto locations say those kitchens are not celiac safe. Not sure about this one.

Celiac

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Definitely not safe for anyone with gluten sensitivity or celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Extremely irresponsible- they don’t tell people they are not celiac/allergy safe. Flour is everywhere. Someone thought it was safe to take my little one there because the waitress said it was “gluten free”(!!!) and she just threw up.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Cannot guarantee no contamination in kitchen. Not celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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I ordered gluten free vegan margherita pizza and thankfully tested it with my Nima first. It was not gluten free. 🙁

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Not celiac safe; risk of cross contamination is very high.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Pizza is good, but have gotten sick every time.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Shared oven...boo! Avoid if you have a true gluten issue

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Love their gf pizzas! They do not, however have gf beer, a travesty!!

Celiac

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They have a shared oven. Definitely not safe for celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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I remember when I made my first pizza..... It kind of always makes me sick and tastes weird

Not celiac

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Celiac

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Update. When I ordered gf pizza recently, they called me and told me If I am sensitive with celiac, I should not order their pizza. ..... I will not be ordering there any longer based on their recommendations....

When we want good gf flat pizza, it's Ottos. The toppings are delicious and when non gf ppl eat my pizza, they say it's awesome. Good to know.... I forget what it's suppose to be like

Celiac

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Great GF pizza!! Most of their toppings are safe too.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This pizza is very good. Love the mashed potato and bacon pizza. Waitress assured me it's gluten free and I did not become sick. The pizza is small.will go back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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excellent tasting pizza! so unique. unfortunately severe reaction...buyer beware. in their defense they do mention that they cannot guarantee cc and people with celiac disease are taking a risk.

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Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Very good! They have crusts that my non gf brother said tasted better than his!! UPDATE: do not go there if you are very sensitive/celiac. got glutened :(

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They gave me a # to put in front of me so they could bring my pizza. The waitress came so quickly (wasn't too busy) put down my pizza and said tortellini pizza and grabbed my #and went off. No chance for me to tell her it was wrong. Finally got another waitress and she was confused why I ordered GF pizza with tortellini. I told her I did have a wheat allergy and knew I couldn't eat tortellini so I would never order it. She made another one. I thought it tasted pretty good but after eating it I got sick. Cross contamination.

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Finally GF pizza done right!!! Even tasted great warmed over!! I told them I had a food allergy and they took precaution to clean the area they were making my pizza on. I did not get sick and I can't have any cross contamination. I will get very sick. The crust was thin, crunchy and buttery! I had the mashed potato and bacon. It was great! Will go back!! Definitely a better experience here then there Comm Ave location!!

Celiac

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Sad face. Cross contamination risk for those with celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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We get their pizza regularly and love it.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ate here a few times without incident, and it was tasty, great topping combos. But I got a terrible reaction the last time (when ordering delivery from the BU location). I skip Otto for Stone Hearth Allston now, and haven't had a reaction so far. They have better kitchen prep practices by far.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Not celiac friendly. The pizza I got wasn't all that great either.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I love their pizza but it's not a gluten free environment. Not safe for allergies or celiac I'm sure but if you can tolerate cross contamination it is so worth it. Mashed potatoes pizza omg

Celiac

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I called ahead to check if they could accommodate a celiac diet and was very clear with the waitress about the diet but I still got very sick. Not for celiacs.

Gluten Free Features
  • Cider
  • Pizza
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
By far best pizza I’ve ever had, and I’ve been celiac for over 10 years. They weren’t too sure about cross contamination but when I mentioned celiac they immediately said they’d  use separate knives.