New York City has some of the very best gluten free Italian restaurants (in my opinion at least!). Someday, when I finally finish school, I just want to spend weeks trying every single Italian restaurant in NYC that has (Celiac safe) gluten free options. Coming from an Italian family, I can be picky about Italian food–but NYC has yet to disappoint. This particular restaurant, Pappardella, was where Ryan took me for our 4 year anniversary last February. How I missed uploading this post, I have no idea, because we had a fantastic experience, aside from the massive snow storm.
Pappardella (http://www.pappardella.com): Located at 316 Columbus Avenue @ 75th Street. This restaurant is very classy and romantic—I advise making reservations because this place is quite tiny and extremely popular. Also, it is a bit on the dressier side so keep that in mind. As for the Celiac friendly gluten free food offerings, just check out all of their gluten free menu options: http://www.pappardella.com/images/Menus/2015/dinner-menu-gf-winter-2015.pdf Just look at all those options!!! It took me at least 15 minutes to decide what to order. To be honest, I was overwhelmed with the gluten free offerings, but I ended up ordering the chicken parmigiano with gluten free pasta, which was delicious! The staff was very knowledgable about gluten free and I felt safe eating here. In fact, their staff is trained to handle gluten allergies. They have a separate area to prepare to gluten free options to avoid cross contamination! Win! I love how they have a separate gluten free menu for convenience. 🙂
Although it is on the pricier end, the quality of food was perfection and I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. This location is perfect for a romantic evening followed by a stroll around central park and a visit to the Museum of Natural History. 🙂 We will definitely be returning! As always, check with the restaurant to make sure that your needs can be accommodated since regulations can change at any point!
Looking for more gluten free NYC restaurants? Don’t forget to visit my GF NYC page with a running list of gluten free restaurants categorized by type of food: https://glutenfreeandglittery.com/running-list-of-restaurants-by-city/gluten-free-nyc/
**Please note that this review solely reflects my own honest opinion. I was neither paid nor compensated for my visit here.**