The amazing restaurants are one of my favorite parts of living in New York City. From Mexican to Italian to American and everything in between, the city always offers incredible spots to dine with friends, go on dates, and so much more.
I am gluten intolerant (and lactose intolerant) and often find it quite difficult to find really good Italian food. Over the course of my time living in New York City, I’ve established the following five restaurants as my favorite spots for gluten-free Italian Food. I’ve linked to the website for each, as well as described what the restaurant is best for (date night, delivery, etc.), my go-to order, and the location.
Best For: Girls night out
Go-to order: Tomato Basil with Cashew Mozzarella (gluten-free crust add-on)
Location Pictured: East Village – 65 2nd Ave.
Felice Wine Bar & Ristorante
Best For: Date Night
Go-To Order: Gluten Free Pasta with Marinara Sauce and Chicken
Location Pictured: Upper East Side – Felice 64 – 166 1st Ave. at 64th St.
Other locations: Financial District – 15 Gold Street, Upper East Side – Bar Felice – 1591 1st Ave., Upper East Side – Felice 83 – 1593 1st Ave. at 83rd St.
Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s
Best For: Incredible homemade food in Semi-Casual Atmosphere – versatile – can be a date night or night with friends. I recommend groups of 4 or smaller here!
Go-to order: Gluten-free potato gnocchi with Pomodoro sauce
Location: East Village – 234 E. 4th St.
Best For: Delivery (I ALWAYS order this pizza for delivery!
Go-To Order: Super vegan pizza with a gluten-free crust and extra homemade vegan ricotta
Location: All over the city! Check out all of the locations here
Best For: Quick, filling food, instagrammable atmosphere
Go-To Order: Gluten Free pasta with Marinara Sauce (all of their pastas can be made gluten-free!)
Location: Lower East Side – 186 Mott St.
If you’re interested in more NYC food hotspots, be sure to check out my “NYC dinner” and “NYC brunch” highlights on my Instagram profile – @caityb.
Do you have any other suggestions for great gluten-free Italian food in New York City? DM @caityb on Instagram!