Venice Bakery: Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts

Over 65 years of experience.

Founded in 1953, Venice Bakery is a Los Angeles based company that supplies the food service industry, grocery stores and markets, as well as restaurants and pizza chains across America. From our humble beginnings of artisanal breads and crusts, Venice continues to satisfy customers with a wide variety of delicious, convenient, and health conscious products.


KETO Certified products:


Gluten Free Keto Zucchini and Parmesan Pizza Crust

Taking gluten free pizza crusts to a new level of innovation, our zucchini pizza crust is the latest approach to eating green. With crushed black pepper and parmesan cheese, this light and crispy zucchini crust lends itself well to create an elevated pizza-eating experience that you can actually feel good about.

Gluten Free Keto Broccoli and Cheddar Pizza Crust

We have taken vegetable-based pizza crusts to the next level by introducing our Broccoli and Cheddar crust. This plant-based pizza crust evokes fried cheese, with subtle notes of broccoli and cracked black pepper. Its light and crispy texture is rich and full of flavor.

Gluten Free Keto Cauliflower and Truffle Pizza Crust

Venice takes a turn into the realm of high-end culinary pairings with this ketogenic guideline friendly crust. The visible mushroom pieces and subtle truffle flavor throughout allow the consumer to enjoy a rich and satisfying meal without betraying their low-carb lifestyle. Always gluten free and made without any artificial ingredients, Venice elevates the cauliflower crust market with this addition.

Gluten Free Keto Seasoned Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Our Seasoned Cauliflower crust is designed as a more cost competitive alternative to our Low-Carb Cauliflower crust with many of the same health benefits that come from cauliflower. For our clients with a desire for a plant-based crust that cooks, cuts and handles just like a traditional pizza. Nutritiously and deliciously bringing vegetables to the “center of the plate”.

Gluten Free Low Carb Cauliflower Crust

At Venice Bakery, everything has to be delicious, but why not make it nutritious as well? Our Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust is packed with vitamins and minerals, it’s very low in sugar and carbohydrates, high in protein and of course it’s gluten-free.


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Venice Bakery is at its core a family owned business, having been passed down through three generations starting back in 1930 when two teenage brothers Nazzareno and Ignacio Palmeri arrived at Ellis Island from Pioppo, Sicily with a vision.

Not long after their arrival, the brothers founded Palmeri Pizza Crust Company in the Bronx serving pizza crust and Italian breads. Homesick, they searched for warmer weather and headed out west to California.

In 1953, they acquired the Venice Baking Company in Venice Beach, California and only six years later, moved into a 14,000 square-foot facility on Main Street in El Segundo.

When the Palmeri brothers retired in 1963, they sold the business to their son-in-law Anthony DeSisto who later passed it down to his two sons, James (Jimmy) and Lorenzo (Larry).

In 2005, Jimmy teamed with Dr. Karima Hirani, a practitioner of holistic medicine at the University of Southern California, his alma mater. At her request, he created a gluten-free pizza crust for her patients with autism who had responded well to a gluten-free diet. He learned all about Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and several autoimmune diseases so that those patients could enjoy pizza again too. He went on to perfect the delicious gluten-free pizza crusts that are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every year.

In 2012, we expanded from our original 14,000 square foot facility to a 60,000 square foot facility in Torrance, CA.

In an effort to better support our customers, Venice Bakery is in the process of building additional gluten-free facilities. Our Crest Hill, Illinois facility is expected to be up and running by Winter of 2019. Venice Bakery facilities are state-of-the-art and 100% gluten-free, producing the very best and innovative pizza crusts in the industry.

Our Commitment to Gluten-Free

Customers with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivities can count on you to provide 100% gluten-free pizza crusts. We began manufacturing in a 14,000 sq. ft. gluten-free facility located in El Segundo, CA and later expanded to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility in Torrance, CA. Our Torrance, CA facility is now one of the largest gluten-free and nut-free facilities in the country. We are also excited to announce that we are in the process of expanding our state-of-the-art facilities to Crest Hill, Illinois by the end of 2019, to meet the ever-growing demand for gluten free pizza crusts. We are both NSF certified gluten-free and BRC certified. You can rest assured knowing that our quality is our first priority.

Our Promise to Gluten-Free

Venice Bakery is committed to providing amazing product but also ensuring that our facilities and ingredients not only meet but exceed the gluten-free requirement of less than 20ppm of gluten set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Our products contain less than 10 ppm of gluten.

Questions or product inquires? Contact us here.

U.S. Headquarters

Address: 22417 S. Vermont Ave. Torrance, CA 90502

Phone: (310) 328-3868

Sales Office

East Coast: (312) 320-7324

West Coast: (951) 662-5067

UK: +44 (0) 7702 308117

About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.



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Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 



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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.