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Restaurant Review: Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza - Las Vegas, Nevada- gluten free pizza!

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:55pm
Thanks for all of the emails and hints for eating gluten free on my trip to Las Vegas!  This was my first gluten free meal I had in Las Vegas, and my first experience ordering a gluten free pizza.
As a surprise, my husband took me to Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza located at 6500 W. Saraha Rd.  approximately 5- 10 minutes from the Strip. Sammy’s has 15 locations in California and Nevada. I have never had a gluten free pizza at a restaurant before, so this was a special treat for me.
Sammy’s does not have a separate gluten free menu, but under “pizzas’ it indicates that you may request a gluten free crust for an additional $3 on top of the $10-11 charge for the large personal size pizza. To me, this was a small price to pay! Most of the pizza toppings are naturally gluten free and I ended up ordering the goat cheese gluten free pizza that is topped with organic goat cheese (obviously), mushroom, red onion, garlic and organic spinach. We also ordered an oak roasted asparagus appetizer topped with prosciutto, shaved romano cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Yum!
The pizza itself had a very, very thin crust that was quite crunchy and a bit chewy along the edges, almost like a tortilla.  It had a nice flavor and stayed crisp and tasty under all of my pizza toppings. Overall, the goat cheese pizza was excellent and I would order it again with no hesitations.  The total cost for the fresh baked gluten free pizza was around $14. I didn’t think that was bad for a nice dinner out.
The service was impeccable- our server double checked that my order was gluten free with the cooks and expressed more than once how happy they were to be able to provide a pizza for me that I could eat.  They made me feel welcome, but not a “special case.” Overall, I has a great experience and will definitely eat there next time I am in Las Vegas.
Pros: willing staff to double check gluten free menu items, food tasted great!
Cons: No separate gluten free menu, be prepared to ask lots of questions, especially if you want appetizers or salads.
For locations and a list of gluten free menu items, please click HERE to visit Gluten Free in San Diego’s website - a great site for gluten free menus

**Coming soon: another Sammy’s review- San Diego location!

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