Our gluten-free menu started with testing gluten-free dough, but recently we’ve added a couple of gluten-free alcoholic beverages to the mix with Redbridge and Ace Cider. All of our appetizers can be made gluten-free, and we’re working on a gluten-free dessert. What we once believed was a fad, we now see as pressing need by hundreds of Americans right in our own neighborhood, and 575 is excited to be one of the few places in town to serve that need.
575 Pizzeria in Amarillo, TX makes a great gluten free pizza. Thankfully for my companions, their normal pizza is also great. As some of you may know, even restaurants that have gluten free food don’t really understand that we need more than just “no wheat”. As you can see from this quote on their Gluten Free page, these people get it:
575 listened to a few of its customers who suffered from celiac and began testing a gluten-free crust. Testing rapidly moved into developing space in our kitchen to accommodate this new menu item as tons of celiac sufferers heard the news that we were trying a gluten-free crust. Now, we’ve had the pleasure of hearing things like “I haven’t been able to eat pizza for over 25 years” or “this is my first pizza ever” coming from one sweet little 8-year old girl, thanking us from the bottom of her heart.
I had a Pepperoni and Mushroom pizza from their Create Your Own menu. The server was aware of their GF offerings and made me feel comfortable. If you have ever ordered from a person who looks at you sideways when you ask about gluten free menu items, you know how important this is. I never felt like I was going to be “glutened” (and I wasn’t).
The pizza came in a pan that was different from the other normal pizzas at the table, a further sign of the special GF preparation. Their style appears to be to cook the heck out of the toppings. As you can see in the picture, mine had burnt edges. Now I love that sort of thing, but if you don’t, you might want to ask them about it.
If you are in Amarillo, TX, I highly recommend 575 Pizzeria. It is a nice place for you and your non-gluten free friends to enjoy some pizza and relax.