Pizza is one of my favorite choices for lunch and dinner (or even breakfast, but that’s a whole other story). The chewiness of the bread, the crunch of the crust, the goo of the cheese…you get what I’m sayin’. The chewy loveliness that is known as pizza has now been replaced by frozen gluten-free options, that more often that not, disintegrate in my mouth before I even get to enjoy it’s taste (or lack of taste). Ever since gluten has been zapped out of my diet, it’s been the one food that still makes my mouth water.
But, I’ve been saved.
Risotteria has been one of the few places that I’ve been able to find crunchy, chewy and gooey pizza. And, it’s worth mentioning the breadsticks that await you at your table. I think the people at Risotteria know how we’ve been deprived of any type of crunchy, chewy bread and lured us in with this new delicacy.
After gobbling down the breadsticks, we decided to order two types of pizza. Calamata olive tapenade pizza with goat cheese, oven dried tomatoes and arugula was our first choice, followed by a classic tomato and mozzarella version. Each sicilian style pizza was delicious in it’s own right; the calamata olive pizza was salty, peppery and tangy, while the mozzarella pizza was a downright classic. The crust was thick and chewy and the cheese was stringy and gooey. Just what I’ve been looking for.
Not only does Risotteria have gluten-free pizza, they also offer gluten-free panini’s for all you sandwich lovers. They have a multitude of gluten-free dinner options including risotto, chicken and salads. And for all you sweet tooths, you can fill your cavity craving with their desserts, which include cookies and cupcakes.
270 Bleecker Street between 6th and 7th Avenues on the corner of Morton Street