Donatos Now Offers a Gluten Free Crustless Pizza - Celiac Disease
Jun 23 2008

Donatos Now Offers a Gluten Free Crustless Pizza

Thanks to a heads up from one of our readers, I was able to verify that Donatos restaurants now offer a gluten free crustless pizza that uses soy flakes for the crust.   With that said, ordering something gluten free from a pizza restaurant carries a significant risk due to the amount of flour and other ingredients laying around.

I was unable to find information on their website, but I did find this statement from Donatos:

The Soy base in our NoDough pizzas do not contain any gluten,
however, they will not be baked in separate ovens from those used to bake
our Original Thin and Traditional crusts. That being stated, depending on
the severity of the sensitivity to gluten we cannot guarantee that there
would be an absolute prevention of cross contamination and unfortunately
would suggest that individuals with high sensitivity to gluten not take any
unnecessary risks.

Soy Protein Crisp (Low fat IP Soy Flour, rice pieces, sunflower oil, sea salt)
Thin Pizza Sauce (Tomato paste, water, sugar, salt, citric acid, xanthan gum, aquaresin paprika, basil, ground basil.)
Traditional Pizza Sauce (Tomato puree (tomato paste, water), salt, sugar, garlic powder, citric acid, black pepper, basil, oregano, Xanthan gum, basil leaf.)
Shredded Provolone Cheese (Pasteurized reduced fat milk, cheese culture, salt, powdered cellulose, natural smoke flavoring, enzymes (microbial derived rennet, lipase))
Donatos Sliced Pepperoni (Pork, beef, salt, spices, dextrose, lactic acid starter culture, oleoresin of Paprika, flavorings, sodium nitrite, BHA, BHT, Citric acid)

If you are highly sensitive to gluten, you should probably exercise on the side of caution before trying something like this.

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  1. Grace Johnston-NC Piedmont Triad GIG support group team leader says:

    We hosted a safe event in Donatos in September, 2008, in Clemmons,NC. At this restaurant the gf pizza comes in frozen and is presented on a safe plate after spending the appropriate time in the microwave. Management also has 2 gf beer options very visible at the counter. For folks who have not been inside a pizza parlor since being diagnosed the family friendly, safe atmosphere has become a blessing. The disclaimer from corporate keeps them from being liable. Wish they would go the short mile to make all their restaurants safe for those with celiac disease.

  2. colleen whitington says:

    I previously worked at a Donato’s pizza in Mooresvlle, NC. the gf pizzas were mad in their own pan which then became the plate for the guest. They are never baked on the same pan as the flour pizza. (the pan/plate is disposable so they are never used for anything other than that individual’s gluten free pizz.) I did sell lots of them while working there but did not try them, as I was not diagnosed until after I left that job. I am contemplating tryng one today. I sure miss my pizza!

    • Jayme Daugherty says:

      I will tell you if you miss your pizza we found one of the best ones around! Boston’s restaurant has a gluten free pizza that is amazing! I would venture to stack it up pound for pound against any thin crust around! They will actually sell you the crust so you can make it yourself. My husband also worked at Donato’s years ago…and never lost his knack for making an amazing home pizza! You can also order direct from the the site They even have coupons available! It is a 10.5″ crust…outstanding! Good luck!

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