Gluten Free Pizza, Breadsticks and More

Risotteria is one of the most famous “gluten free” dining establishments. It’s a cute and cozy restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village. It’s one of the restaurants I loved in New York even before knowing what gluten was.

Now, Risotteria is more than just a restaurant, it's a gluten free heaven. They offer gluten free pizza, panini, risotto, salads, breadsticks, and even dessert. I had the pleasure of dining at Risotteria on one of the coldest days of the year with a friend visiting from London.

As soon as you are seated, your server will bring you gluten free breadsticks. The first time I had these I had to keep asking to make sure they were gluten free – it just seemed too good to be true!

A few of my favorite starters are the beet and walnut salad and the white bean and calamari salad seen here.

Their green salads come in two sizes. All of their dressings are gluten free and you can even order them will truffle oil – what a culinary luxury!

You can order almost any pizza or panino (sandwich) with gluten free crust or gluten free bread. After spending time in Italy, sometimes I get such a craving for that thin crust pizza – thank goodness I can make a trip to Risotteria to get my fix.

And all of this is before even mentioning what they are most famous for – Risotto! All of the risotto I have had there has been superb. This is the parma ham, fontina and arugala. Other favorites include the gruyere, shiitake and asparagus, the porcini, corn and white truffle oil, or the calamari, olives and roasted red peppers. The choices seem endless. (And if you have ever made Risotto yourself, the memory of your tired arm will make the prices at Risotteria seem like a bargain.)

While I am not a beer drinker, this is something missed by many Celiacs. At Risotteria, they not only have gluten free beer, they have more than one to choose from. And on Tuesday nights they have gluten free pasta and beer specials. (Of course now that Anheuser Busch is producing a gluten free beer, more restaurants may have it available.)

To top it all off – ALL of the desserts on their menu are gluten free. They have gluten free carrot cake, chocolate chip cookies, fudge brownies and more.

The kind owners at Risotteria understand that you might be overwhelmed with all of the options so you can also order anything to go. They sell gluten free croutons, and pizza dough to facilitate your cooking at home.

Enjoy your next trip to Risotteria – while the wait could be long, it will be worth it.

PS – Risotteria is closed for two weeks in August (in good Italian tradition) so you many want to schedule your next trip to NYC with that in mind

Risotteria is located at 270 Bleecker St, New York 10014 Btwn 6th & 7th Ave Phone: 212-924-6664

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