Gluten-Free at Russo's New York Pizzeria

Pizza Restaurant
26 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta, Pizza
Wheat Allergy

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We came here for the GF pizza but I knew it was probably not going to be safe unless they have a separate oven. They don’t. I spoke to them for a while before finally deciding to play it safe and just order pasta while the rest of my family had pizza. They also told me that their fried onions and cauliflower toppings are fried with other breaded items, so don’t pick those toppings. Additionally, the meatballs have bread crumbs in them. But they said the pasta sauces were all GF.

Family said the pizza was awesome. I had baked ziti and while the cheese topping was great, I had to add a lot of salt and pepper to my sauce. It wasn’t bad tho and best part was that I didn’t even get a twinge. They serve wine and beer as well.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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Went here and the waitress said she really wouldn’t trust anything in the place. “Maybe the pasta, but the sausage in the meat sauce may or may not be gluten free”. Asked the cook if the pizza was in a separate oven and he said no it’s all in the same oven.

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
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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SUPER AWESOME!! My daughter and I ate here and both got pizza. They seemed very knowledgeable about gluten and how to stay safe so she wouldn’t get sick. The cauliflower crust was great.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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My experience was amazing. I am celiac and our waiter, Fernando, was so kind when I asked for gluten free and continuously checked on us throughout the night! I ordered the gluten free fettuccine alfredo and a side of the gluten free dipping bread. It was INCREDIBLE. The bread was warm and chewy and the pasta was so incredible I ate every bite. The service was wonderful and I will definitely be returning!

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

Celiac

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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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Such a great experience! Chatted on the phone with the manager and told him about my allergy. He cooked the pizza on a piece of foil and prepared on another surface! Did not get sick! Thank you!!!

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Celiac

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My daughter is newly diagnosed with celiac. We found this place using this app and it was next to our condo we had rented for vacation. The food was so good and my daughter ordered the gluten-free penne pasta and really enjoyed it. They also offer cauliflower crust, gluten free pizza.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Very tasty and no reactions. A total win!

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

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This place is not safe for anyone with celiac disease they throw flour all over the place and it's highly cross contaminated no change of gloves or even wearing gloves they also don't have a separate cutter I ordered and saw them prepare the food and canceled my order right away sad but still no gluten free pizza here

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Celiac

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They offer GF pizza & pasta.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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Service wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t great. When I asked about gluten free she exclaimed that they offered gluten free noodles and pizza crust. I informed her that it was an allergy and that I needed her to be 100% sure. She came back and told me she read the ingredients of everything and that it “should” be ok although she wasn’t really sure what gluten was. I ordered the chicken pesto pasta and the tomato soup. The soup was amazing. My noodles were not fully cooked. We also had issues ordering drinks during happy hour and my friend was brought lemons for her dos when she specifically asked for limes and for her beer to be dressed which it wasn’t. I won’t be returning, although I heard really good things about it. I’m pretty sure I did get cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch

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Called first and asked about gf options. They offered gf penne pasta, cooked separately for pasta dishes ordered gf. When I came in and ordered they advised that gf pizzas are baked in a separate pizza oven then others Very aware of cc issues. Will be back this trip.

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
  • 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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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just down right good pizza!!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Used the app to find Russo’s while visiting Galveston Island from out of town. Our family of four (3 with Celiac and 1 with an additional peanut/tree nut allergy) had the GF pepperoni pizza, chicken Alfredo pasta, and pasta Primavera. All were absolutely delicious! So good we went back for a second time the following night!! Confirmed they cook their GF penne pasta in separate water and have a separate prep area in the kitchen for GF. Our bill was around $80 (before tip) for food, 3 pops, and a glass of wine. Would highly recommend this location!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Had no symptoms after eating a whole gf pizza and am a sensitive celiac

I’m celiac and ordered a gf pizza for delivery to my hotel. The Bianca pizza was delicious! Celiac-friendly as I had no symptoms. Highly recommend!

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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Awesome pizza! The pasta is good too.

Celiac

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They do not offer gluten free crust at this time

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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The Mediterranean salad is absolutely delish, they also have a truffle mushroom sauce if you don't want standard pasta sauce with your pizza for pesto and gluten-free medium size. My understanding from the counter waitresses that they prepare the pizza in a separate oven for celiac friendly as well as prepackaged cheese's

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They have Pizza! It's pretty good. That is the only thing I have eaten in here. Be sure to ask them for GF dipping bread when they bring the bread and oil out for the table. I think it is just a pizza crust, but it is still good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had a veggie gf pizza. The server was knowledgeable and also made sure counters were wiped off and changed gloves. I didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Worst gluten free pizza I have ever had.

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The food was great and safe but it took them 20 minutes in between pizzas and by the time everyone else got there pizza mine was cold

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My daughter and I are Celiac. Split the Mediterranean GF pizza and chicken GF pasta kale salad. No reactions that either of us notices over 2 days. Staff not real knowledgeable about GF on the phone and has to speak with a manager who seamed somewhat knowledgeable. I would probably have it again but would go at an odd time just to be safe.

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Came with Celiac spouse for GF lunch. She had pizza. Was really tasty. Nima sensored the pizza, was 100% GF. No issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Intolerant

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Server was nice and knowledgeable. They brought us GF Focaccia bread ($2) for an appetizer- delicious! We got GF Pizzas: grilled chicken & pepperoni. They were both good- not the best we’ve ever had, but great for our hungry tummies. :)

Celiac

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Had GF pasta that was excellent. Great service. Would recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Ordered their pizza to my hotel room after 10 hours of redeye air travel with no food. It was pricey, but man it hit the spot! They told me upfront that delivery would take an hour, it was worth the wait. Non-celiac gluten intolerant.

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They have gf crusts, a variety of toppings, and are very accommodating and knowledgeable. The price is somewhat high for the portion size, but otherwise it’s good.

Celiac

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Good gluten free pizza. Not sure about level of cross contamination, but they seem pretty knowledgeable.

Celiac

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Gluten free options clearly marked on the menu including several kinds of pasta, salad dressings and pizza crust. The server brought our kids GF pasta with regular bread (oops!) so be sure to express your gluten intolerance or Celiac disease very clearly to your server. She said they have dedicated cooking space in the pizza oven. Good vegetarian options as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac

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This is not a celiac friendly restaurant in any way. If you have true celiac, stay away!

Celiac friendly?

No

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pizza was good, no reaction

Celiac

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great place I'm celiac and they double checked everything. love Russo's.

Celiac

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Great GF pizza...it’s a thin crust that has a nice crunch to the crust while it is soft, but not chewy, under the toppings. Team at the Myerland (Houston) location seem knowledgeable enough about GF offerings — both the crust and the toppings.

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Has a special place for cooking GF noodles and pizza. Checked items before putting them into the salad or pizza to make sure that they where GF. Also they serve alcohol. The sample of wine is enough to lessen a reaction from cross contamination if their are any accidents.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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I love being able to get pizza delivered.

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Yes, they have gluten-free pizza crust and pasta... but the staff doesn't have gluten free knowledge. When I asked for a pasta dish to be made with gf pasta, and tried to confirm that the rest of the dish would be gf, the manager wasn't sure and went back to check with the cooks. When he came back, he said they weren't sure either. He then tried to explain that they don't know anything about gluten free diets or how to be gluten-friendly, and that they need training. He then asked me if I knew how he would go about getting educated in gluten-free menu items. So... I spent a bit of my meal looking online for websites for him to look at. Other than the lack of knowledge (which is most important), the food was delicious...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Never dined in but the gfree crust is delicious. They also carry Russo's frozen in the Kroger on Seawall.

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The gluten free pizza was the best I've had in a long time. The staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back.

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The gluten free pizza was delicious and the waitstaff extremely friendly and knowledgeable. This restaurant is a must try!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free pizza and pasta

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had pizza twice at Russo's, once at this location. Overall pizza is very delicious although it gives me heartburn. The GF crust comes in medium size and can build it however you want. Will def come here for my pizza nights.

Gluten Intolerant

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The frozen mulberry pizza I got from the grocery store was better than the one I got here. Service was awful.

Celiac

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Wait Staff was not knowledgable about the GF On-line Menu; believed all of the soups had gluten when in fact two of the four were GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Unfortunately, our visit was not good. I ordered the GF baked ziti first. Waiter came back and said that they were out of GF pasta due to a power outage. True... that was not their fault, however, I ordered a GF pizza ... crust was chewy. Not good. Also, food was served at three different times. (Kids' pizzas first, mine 5-10 minutes later, and my husband finally got his food when the rest of us were done eating.) Then, the waiter told us he took the ziti off the tab ... so we thought they comp'd a meal. But we were still charged for the four pizzas. ??? I would certainly hope we wouldn't have to pay for the ziti we never got!!

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
Categories
  • Italian
  • Restaurant

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