Tru Pizza Co.- Formerly Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria

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Heaven is real. I’ve been there. Well, at least gluten free heaven. Tru Pizza (formerly Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria) is a 100% gluten free, nut free restaurant in Troy, MI. And it’s ALL good.

Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria Dedicated Gluten-Free Restaurant

A little background about this restaurant. Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria opened in 2014. It started as a family owned restaurant, created because their daughter has Celiac Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis

As they understood the need for a dining establishment with 0% chance of cross-contact, they took a big chance that their need would also meet the needs of others. And boy has it! (The restaurant changed ownership in 2019, but it is still a 100% gluten free business.)

Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria Gluten Free Salad

Knowing that we would be filling our faces with gluten free calzones, we started the evening off with a Fattoush salad. The large was more than big enough to share between the three of us. Unlike traditional fattoush, their salad does not have pita chips.

Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria Gluten Free Calzone

My husband has an severe food intolerance to shellfish and pork, so we opted to get individual calzones, instead of getting large pizzas that may or may not have pork on it. I ordered Renee Gourmet Pizzeria’s Albanian calzone, filled with feta cheese, veggies and sauce. Renee ordered a barbecued chicken calzone, made with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce. It was SO good.

My husband ordered their Mexican calzone, filled with ground beef, olives, jalapeno peppers and cheese. He was the lone person with enough restraint to not stuff himself at the restaurant and brought half of his home. He actually thought it tasted even better at home after letting everything “meld” together.

These are all made with their homemade dough that they make from scratch. I can’t wait to go back and try their pizzas. They serve both thin crust and deep dish pizzas. Plus they have dairy free cheese for those who need it.

Renee's Gourmet Pizza Gluten Free Deep Fried Cinnamon Sticks

And not only can you get a great meal there, you can get dessert too! Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria serves deep fried cinnamon sticks. complete with a frosting dipping sauce. I can’t even begin to tell you how good these are.

Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria Gluten Free Elephant Ear

As if the cinnamon sticks weren’t enough, we ordered an elephant ear to share as well, per the suggestion of the table next to us. I’m so glad they suggested it. It reminded me of a Pillsbury toaster strudel without the filling. It’s amazing on its own, but I can just imagine it covered with apple pie filling.

So if you live near Troy, Michigan, you need to go to Tru Pizza whether you eat gluten free or not. And if you don’t live near Troy, it is SO worth the drive. You won’t regret it, I promise!

Have you been to Tru Pizza? What’s your favorite thing to order? What other gluten-free pizza joints should I check out? Leave me a note in the comments and I’ll check it out!

Tru Pizza Location, Hours and Contact Information

1937 W Maple Rd

Troy MI 48084


Mon- Thurs 11 am – 8:30 pm / Fri & Sat 11 am – 9 pm / Sun 11 am – 8 pm

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Tru Pizza is one of many Michigan restaurants I’ve visited. You can view a list of them on my  Michigan gluten free dining post. Please remember to always ask any restaurant about their food preparation practices.


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  2. I’ve had Renee’s food a couple timed from the Troy location. I wasn’t impressed with their sit-down service, but the food is good.

    When you’re in Berkley, MI, try “Sugar Kisses Bakery.” Its supposedly a gluten free bakery.

  3. We have been going to Renee’s Gourmet Pizza since it first opened! Their pizza’s are absolutely amazing, our favorite being the deep dish. The ENTIRE menu is GF! My son always gets an Elephant Ear….a must for sure!

    1. I love that their entire menu is gluten free, and they’re often the first place I recommend to anyone who’s visiting the greater Detroit area.
      Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂

  4. Margaret, I didn’t realize your hubby has food allergies to. Yikes. Renees pizzeria sounds great. I love your quest to showcase gf places for all of us which also helps these establishments to thrive. You are a true pioneer. Thank you for your goodness and kindness to the Celiac community. I can’t always get to these places but I appreciate knowing about them and mostly I appreciate your efforts on our behalf.

    Barbara Dunn

    1. Thank you for your comment. I actually went back (just now) to edit the post. Technically my husband has a food intolerance to pork and shellfish, and I want to make sure I represent his health issues correctly.
      So glad I can help you find new places I only fet to Renee’s 3 or 4 times a year, because of the distance from my own home. I’m always a big fan of supporting restaurants and businesses who go the extra mile to feed us safely.

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