Uno Chicago Grill ~ Gluten-Free Pizza Review

OH.MY.GOD.  Seriously, I might be at a loss for words.  Not only does Uno Chicago Grill have a GF menu, but they have  GF pizza on it!!  Now, it isn’t deep dish pizza, but I’ll take any pizza at this point.  Having been GF for 3+ years and not having pizza (other than what I make at home), I was VERY excited to try this.  I didn’t get a picture, unfortunately.  I didn’t think to bring my camera and I honestly don’t think it was around long enough for a picture.  Jon & I ordered the pepperoni pizza, salad & steamed broccoli.  Heaven.  Simply, heaven.  The pizza was on a thin crust, the flavor & texture was amazing.  I was also very impressed by the knowledge of the needs of gluten-free dining.  Bill, the manager, came over to our table almost immediately after we were seated and explained the process with which the pizzas were made and the lengths they go to to avoid cross-contamination.  They only make the pizzas in the AM (or prepare them), so that it can be done in an area that is “sterile”.  They don’t recommend adding any additional toppings as they can’t guarantee that anything from the line would be GF after the restaurant has opened.  It was so nice and refreshing to dine out some place where they “get it”.  I will definitely be going back, to dine-in or carry-out.  This place isn’t super close to us, but is worth the drive when that pizza craving must be met!  :)  I am off to write a letter of “THANKS” to Uno Chicago Grill for taking the time to accommodate those of us on a GF diet and putting in the effort to make sure that we can dine safely.

So, if you have a Uno Chicago Grill close by, stop on by and give this GF pizza a try.  :)

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4 Responses

  1. Man, I’m jealous of you Columbians! (Columbusites? Columbusians?) You seem to have a greater variety of gluten-free offerings down there than we do up here in the northeast. I’m glad you got to have some restaurant-made pizza! I’ve had some in Chicago a couple times, and it was so indulgent and tasty…

    Speaking of, thank you for sending along that awesome carrot cake with your mom. It was delicious! Your MIL knows how to bake!

  2. Esther…

    So glad that you enjoyed the cake! She does make very good GF baked goods and other goodies for Jon & I.

    I thought there was a GF pizza place in Cleveland, no? Tommy’s Pizza maybe? Hmm….I’ll have to think about it.

    TTYL!

    Kim

  3. This is exactly the way I felt when I found Picaso’s Pizza in Phoenix. They have a four page gluten free menu–their gluten free pizza was delish! If I ever get to Chicago, I will be sure to look this place up.

  4. This restaurant is actually nationwide, with this location being in Dublin, Ohio (suburb of Columbus). If you go to their website, you can find a list of locations. :)

    I have heard of Picaso’s from a friend that lives in Phoenix. I will have to make sure to give that a try should I ever come to Phoenix!

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