Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

bbuster

Gluten-free Pizza In Orlando?

Recommended Posts

We are planning a vacation to Orlando and our kids are just a little old for Disney (10 & 13) so we were planning to do Universal Studios instead. We will have a condo with kitchen, and a car, and I'm trying to get tips on restaurants on and off the property at Universal, Sea World and Cocoa Beach.

This is for my son and he does not like chicken. He loves steaks, burgers, tacos, and of course pizza. I normally make pizza for him but it would be awesome to have it out while we are there.

Any suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only place we ate in Orlando other than the Disney Parks was at Outback Steakhouse. There are several in the area. The one we ate at was on 192 about a mile from the disney exits. They were very knowledgeable and I had no problems, ate there twice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are planning a vacation to Orlando and our kids are just a little old for Disney (10 & 13) so we were planning to do Universal Studios instead. We will have a condo with kitchen, and a car, and I'm trying to get tips on restaurants on and off the property at Universal, Sea World and Cocoa Beach.

This is for my son and he does not like chicken. He loves steaks, burgers, tacos, and of course pizza. I normally make pizza for him but it would be awesome to have it out while we are there.

Any suggestions?

I live in Orlando and I have yet to see a gluten free pizza place :( However, you can shop at Whole Foods (www.wholefoods.com) and Chamberlin's (www.chamberlins.com) and they have plenty of gluten-free foods. Whole foods is bigger and offers a larger selection, they even have a gluten free bakery where they offer all types of frozen breads, sweets, and sometimes pizza crusts. You may have those stores where you are from, but I thought I'd share just in case. I eat at Outback, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish, PF Chang's (my fav), and Chili's. All of those stores and restaurants are in the general Orlando and surrounding areas. I can give you more specifics if you need them. Just email me if you have any questions, I would me more than happy to help!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We went to Universal in February. The park itself was very helpful and sent me a list of what I could eat and where. My highest recommendation is for Margaritaville in City Walk. The head chef asked me what I wanted, made it, the staff was aware I was coming - he even gave me his personal cell phone number in case our plans changed! They special ordered gluten-free cheesecake for me, the food was great, I just loved it - can't thank them enough!! And where else can you see a margarita volcano errupt every 30 minutes??? :lol:

Please do check them out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish you were going to be going a bit further south. We went to South FL last December and ate at a great place called Pizza Fusion. It was expensive, but so worth it for my dd to get to have pizza at a restaurant! She loved it and wants ME to open a franchise where we live, lol! I would consider it, if I had the $$.

Check out their website www.Lame Advertisement

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Downtown Disney (not a Disney park) has a bunch of restaurants. I personally recommend the Portabello Yacht Club. Definitely make reservations if you're headed there in the evening. They have gluten free pasta and will make spaghetti for kids (or adults). We went there every evening for half of our trip because the food was so good and they were so quick to accomodate us. It's a little pricey, but well worth it for the extra safety.

Also, Epcot and MGM studios are more geared towards older children and they have gluten free foods throughout those parks. Plus, with a park hopper pass you could do both parks in one day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think it is BS that you can't post a link to a website! You are not promoting yourself. I did a google search for the pizza place and it came right up.

Only some links are banned. Some businesses come on here and spam the board with links to their website and so on. That's why some businesses links are prohibited. It's to stop the spamming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We went to Universal in February. The park itself was very helpful and sent me a list of what I could eat and where. My highest recommendation is for Margaritaville in City Walk. The head chef asked me what I wanted, made it, the staff was aware I was coming - he even gave me his personal cell phone number in case our plans changed! They special ordered gluten-free cheesecake for me, the food was great, I just loved it - can't thank them enough!! And where else can you see a margarita volcano errupt every 30 minutes??? :lol:

Please do check them out!

Thanks all for your responses. I have been out of town a few days, but just took a call from "Chef Dan" from Margaritaville and about fell off my chair!! He was so nice and offered many options, and basically said he could get just about anything with a little notice of when we would be there. Sounds like we will be eating there more than once!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wish you were going to be going a bit further south. We went to South FL last December and ate at a great place called Pizza Fusion. It was expensive, but so worth it for my dd to get to have pizza at a restaurant! She loved it and wants ME to open a franchise where we live, lol! I would consider it, if I had the $$.

Check out their website www.Lame Advertisement

I found Pizza Fusion on a web search, but it is too far away. Thanks for the response, though.

My son is fortunate that he has a Grandma in Kansas City, so he has gotten to eat gluten-free pizza at Waldo Pizza in Lee's Summit about 4 times already -- when we go to visit. I first heard about it on this forum and could not believe it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I live in Orlando and I have yet to see a gluten free pizza place :( However, you can shop at Whole Foods (www.wholefoods.com) and Chamberlin's (www.chamberlins.com) and they have plenty of gluten-free foods. Whole foods is bigger and offers a larger selection, they even have a gluten free bakery where they offer all types of frozen breads, sweets, and sometimes pizza crusts. You may have those stores where you are from, but I thought I'd share just in case. I eat at Outback, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish, PF Chang's (my fav), and Chili's. All of those stores and restaurants are in the general Orlando and surrounding areas. I can give you more specifics if you need them. Just email me if you have any questions, I would me more than happy to help!!

Thanks - this is helpful. I normally make pizza at home. We will have a full kitchen where we are staying, so maybe I will look for a crust and make it at "home". I have never heard of Chamberlins, but we have a Whole Foods in our town and I shop there sometimes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks all for your responses. I have been out of town a few days, but just took a call from "Chef Dan" from Margaritaville and about fell off my chair!! He was so nice and offered many options, and basically said he could get just about anything with a little notice of when we would be there. Sounds like we will be eating there more than once!!

I was totally blown away by Chef Dan and the staff at Margartiaville. I'd have ate there every day, unfortunately the group I was with wanted to experiment more. He deserves every bit of business we can send his way... so everyone be sure to check it out!

Also, if you're eating in Universal, we had a totally fabulous meal at Mythos. It's a little upscale, but a nice retreat from a hectic day. I had the Chicken Oscar (verified by the chef that it was ok) and it was amazing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Only some links are banned. Some businesses come on here and spam the board with links to their website and so on. That's why some businesses links are prohibited. It's to stop the spamming.

Well that is obvious, I understand the spamming issues. But is is more than clear that Cheri A is a not a spammer, she has more than 400 posts to her name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well that is obvious, I understand the spamming issues. But is is more than clear that Cheri A is a not a spammer, she has more than 400 posts to her name.

It's not Cheri A that was censored. It's the forum filter that automatically censors that website's name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was actually just at universal and spoke with someone at guest services. There are two restaurants inside universal that serve gluten free, lombards and finagin's. Lombards is seafood, finagins is irish bar and grill. When you go in just ask the host/ess about gluten free and they'll get the head chef to come out and talk to you. We had the fresh fish and enjoyed it a lot. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wish you were going to be going a bit further south. We went to South FL last December and ate at a great place called Pizza Fusion. It was expensive, but so worth it for my dd to get to have pizza at a restaurant! She loved it and wants ME to open a franchise where we live, lol! I would consider it, if I had the $$.

Check out their website www.Lame Advertisement

We just visited the Pizza Fusion in Gibsonia (Pittsburgh) over the weekend. My DS13 said it was the best pizza he ever had.

(I believe a child's body truly knows from birth what is good for them and not--he never liked all the things we pushed on him, but loved all of the veggies)

The gluten-free pizza was only 3 more than regular pizza and we bought an extra one to take home for later; it was just so, so reheated, but still better than being sick :rolleyes:

I sent them an email asking to put one here closer to me--I too was wondering about being a franchise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We ate at the shark restuarant at Sea World last spring. The meal was safe for my son, but I don't think they really "got it." He just had shrimp and plain veggies. The chef didn't come out. It was just the waiter. I wasn't all that impressed. We also visited Discovery Cove at that time. It's an all inclusive park and they said they could do gluten free, but I wasn't so sure when I talked with them multiple times on the phone. We broke the rules and brought in food for my son and I was really glad. The chef did meet with us and point to the things that were gluten free, but they didn't make any special accomodations for cross contamination. You go through a cafteria style line and the server could be making a sandwich for the guy in fron tof you and then turn and use the same hand to grab a chunk of rotisserie chicken for you and that says nothing of the crumbs that just fell into the gluten free green beans that are right next to the cutting board. Definitely not impressed. They are owned by the same people as Sea World.

I know you said you didn't want to do the Disney thing, but you could consider the resort restaurants. They are wonderful and you don't have to do a park. Spoodles at the Boardwalk is my son's all time favorite restaurant (but that is probably because Chef Bruce and Chef Karen were the first chefs to ever make him gluten free food). The Spirit of Olaha dinner show at the Polynesian is very neat. I've heard great things about Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary (but we've not been there). The restaurant at the Wilderness had really good steaks. If you want fancy, the Flying Fish at the Boardwalk had a great chef. We only got dessert there, so I can't comment on the menu selections. And Disney doesn't just offer you "safe" food. They offer great tasting safe food with lots of options!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this is a bit of an older, but I found it on a search, and have a couple of answers! First, Pizza fusion will open the last weekend in March, Dr. Phillips location...best gluten-free pizza ever! Also, we found Uno Pizza, it's located in the crossroads shopping area, near the entrance to the disney parks. They actually offer cheese or pepp, no pre-ordering, and several other menu items gluten-free, like steak and fish! They are also close to getting Redbridge beer to serve. We also found a place in the Dr. Phillips area, don't remember the name, it's a small place, they have gluten-free pizza, but can't put meat topping on because they are too close to the flour. We just moved here from Indiana, and love all of the gluten-free options! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Liberty, I am please to hear you are finding lots of gluten-free options in Orlando.

I'll be there for a conference in April and Pizza Fusion is on my list. I'm from Chicago, so I don't miss anything particularly, but just want good, safe food and prefer not to go to chains.

What options have you found that you think are notable? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Liberty, I am please to hear you are finding lots of gluten-free options in Orlando.

I'll be there for a conference in April and Pizza Fusion is on my list. I'm from Chicago, so I don't miss anything particularly, but just want good, safe food and prefer not to go to chains.

What options have you found that you think are notable? Thanks!

Well, we are still waiting for Pizza Fusion to open. I see that they are making progress, and will hopefully be up & running soon. Uno Chicago Pizza is ok, but the also have many other items that are gluten free, like salads & meats. We love Tony Romos...they don't have a separate menu, but we have had the grilled salmon, and grilled chicken breast with rice and baked potato with no problems. If you travel just down I-4 to Celebration (cute little town) We discovered a new england style bar, Celebration Tavern, no separate menu, but we've have the grilled chicken dinner with rice and potato with no problems! And it is such a cool place...you can eat outside, and enjoy the weather! Oh, one more we've discovered, Pollo Tropical...it's a southern chain, but we've had the chicken tropichop with white rice and no beans...my husband loves it, it's quick and inexpensive!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are planning a vacation to Orlando and our kids are just a little old for Disney (10 & 13) so we were planning to do Universal Studios instead. We will have a condo with kitchen, and a car, and I'm trying to get tips on restaurants on and off the property at Universal, Sea World and Cocoa Beach.

This is for my son and he does not like chicken. He loves steaks, burgers, tacos, and of course pizza. I normally make pizza for him but it would be awesome to have it out while we are there.

Any suggestions?

Thankfully there are more gluten-free pizza places opening in Orlando. Pizza Fusion is probably the most well known but also the most expensive.

Check out the follow url for a list of orlando gluten free pizza joints: http://www.yourbelly.com/glutenfree/city/F...a/Orlando/pizza

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OF coarse you wrote this years ago so you probably know this by now, but there are now several places to get pizza in Orlando. Pizzaria Uno, Pizza Fusion and Scalinis. It is very nice we have some choices now.

I live in Orlando and I have yet to see a gluten free pizza place :( However, you can shop at Whole Foods (www.wholefoods.com) and Chamberlin's (www.chamberlins.com) and they have plenty of gluten-free foods. Whole foods is bigger and offers a larger selection, they even have a gluten free bakery where they offer all types of frozen breads, sweets, and sometimes pizza crusts. You may have those stores where you are from, but I thought I'd share just in case. I eat at Outback, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish, PF Chang's (my fav), and Chili's. All of those stores and restaurants are in the general Orlando and surrounding areas. I can give you more specifics if you need them. Just email me if you have any questions, I would me more than happy to help!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...