Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza

Posted by Brette in GF Restaurants | GF WNY Dining

roccosThe quest for a good gluten-free pizza continues. One of our first stops was Rocco’s Wood-Fired Pizza¬†on Transit Road in Amherst. I’d heard that Rocco had GF pizza, but you wouldn’t know it from their online menu. You also wouldn’t know it unless you asked the waitress. Sigh. How do they expect diners to even know to ask if they don’t let us know they have options?

We started with a Caesar salad (sans croutons) which was good. We ordered a GF pizza. I think this is the same crust used by other local pizza parlors – I do not think they make their own. It was thin and cardboard-like. It’s the identical size that you find in every restaurant that offers it. I think they’re all ordering it from the same supplier sadly. Yes, it’s made in the wood oven, but it didn’t do much to help it. The toppings and sauce were all good.

We also tried their Wood Oven Roasted Chicken Wings which are GF. These sounded delicious (marinated in lemon, olive oil, garlic and herbs then roasted in the wood oven). They were a bit rubbery however, as the skin did not crisp. The flavor was great, but they were very oily. I would love to try a chicken breast marinated then cooked in the oven this way, but wings are too greasy I think.

Rocco’s is a bit loud, with big screens playing the sporting event of the day. The tables feel a bit crowded together and it’s quite loud inside.

I’m still looking for a good GF pizza.


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  • Lesley says:

    In this area, the best gf restaurants I have found are:
    The green olive – meriden
    The cosmic omlet- manchester
    Chips- locations around ct
    The vernon diner

    Best- California pizza kitchen
    2. Green olive
    3. Max Amore

    I haven’t tried first n lasts gf Pizza yet. But soon ; )