As I am sure it is clear by now pizza rocks my world. I have tried it far and wide and can honestly say, New Yorker’s do it right. Whether it be a corner slice of Sicilian, a traditional fold em’ and go slice, or a gluten-free pizza, NYC does it best.
Last month I spent a week in NYC visiting friends, family and the city itself. During my trip I sampled many delicious dishes, but it was the gluten-free pizza that blew my mind. I had read many reviews on Risotteria, but I absolutely had to see what all the brew ha ha was about for myself. With my mom visiting me from Philly and happily going where ever I led, I decided I would lead us to Risotteria.
My mom and I hopped a subway to W. 4th and were on our way. As we emerged from the subway on 6th Ave. and started walking to Risotteria, we passed some of my favorite gluten filled pizza joints (Joe’s and John’s). I pointed them out to my mom and relived the joyous times I had eating at them. I really did savor every bite of every good slice I ever ate. As we rounded the corner on to Bleecker I saw it, Risotteria. It wasn’t big, it wasn’t boldly lit, but my eye was immediately drawn to it.
Risotteria is a small, glass enclosed restaurant. We arrived for a late lunch and there was no line, but every table was full. We sat down and a tall glass filled with bread sticks was placed on our table. I had a feeling they were gluten-free, but I didn’t want to grab one and find out I was mistaken. My mom, starving and not caring about whether they were gluten-free grabbed one and started munching away. As she sat there enjoying the bread stick she gave me that, sorry I’m eating when you can’t, look. As it turns out was she wrong, wrong, wrong! These were gluten-free bread sticks that were so darn tasty she didn’t know the difference. As you can see by the picture they are light and airy. The dough is seasoned well and the texture is spot on.
The menu was fantastic with lots of options. Obviously this place is known for risotto, but I was there for the pizza. Even though there were tons of gluten-free pizzas to choose from I ordered the margarita pizza. The pizza was thin, crispy and chewy and cheesy. The sauce to cheese ratio was perfect. This pizza, believe it or not, was better than the one I had in Rome. Yes, Rome! My mom ordered a delightful spinach salad with mushrooms and truffle oil. It was so flavorful she didn’t even need dressing.
I loved Risotteria! The pizza was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive and the location is fantastic. I’ll definitely be back!
270 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014