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Gluten-free pizza - Stone Hearth in Cambridge

turtl_girl Feb 8, 2009 10:31 AM

i just wanted to put a plug out there for the gluten-free pizza at stone hearth in cambridge.

i am an adventuresome eater, but one of those celiacs who believe that certain things were just not meant to be gluten-free... pizza being one of them. some things just cease to be what you say they are if you try to make them without flour.

for this reason i was deeply skeptical about stone hearth's new gluten free menu, particularly since the reviews have been mixed out there for the place in general, see:

BUT - my roommate talked me into it and i was very, very pleasantly surprised. it may be that it's been so long that i forgot what a pizza was supposed to taste like, but who cares - i'm all about a placebo effect. for those gluten-free people who just want a nice thin crust slice of pie that is recognizable as such, i highly recommend it.

we tried the margherita and the "farm fresh". the margherita was less exciting, if i got it again i would ask for extra cheese and more basil. but the farm fresh was actually quite good - a flavorful mix of roasted tomatoes and peppers, olives, artichoke hearts, etc.

we happen to live right around the corner, so the pizza survived the take-out (though if you have far to go i would recommend just eating in). they carry green's belgian style gluten-free beer at downtown liquors in davis square (i can't choke down the other varieties of GF beer - too sweet, not beer), so we picked up a six-pack of that and had my first pizza and beer night in many years. extremely, extremely satisfying.

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    somervilleoldtimer Feb 8, 2009 11:01 AM

    Since we're on the subject of gluten free, try the Basil Tree in Medford Square. I had a catered meal from them recently, quite good. Don't know if they do take-out or sit-down or what .

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      somervilleoldtimer Feb 8, 2009 11:01 AM

      Sorry -- my error -- I mean Magoun Square, in Somerville.

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        Stride Feb 8, 2009 11:57 AM

        I'm pretty sure Basil Tree is strictly catering, unfortunately.

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      jkv Feb 8, 2009 01:19 PM

      Sounds great. And let me throw in that Zing Pizza (right near the Dunkin Donuts in Porter Square) is also doing gluten-free pizza, with a rotating selection of toppings. My GF wife rated it well above several other GF pizzas we've encountered. It reheated especially well.

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