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I wanted to Thank everyone who turned me on to Risotteria in NYC! What a great place!! :D

We had the mozerella, ham, and asperagus pizza. :P Yum!! I do have to say however that I was looking so forward to having a pizza cooked in a pizza oven. I just knew it would taste like regular pizza and I would know I wasn't missing anything. It's definalty better than homemade, but still not as good as regular. But.......I don't care, it was yummy. We also had a pannini sandwich that was out of this world good! And the carrott cake was nuts great!!! I couldn't believe it. My husband said it was the best carrott cake he's ever had, and I must say I agree! :D

Also, to my great joy.....I had a gluten-free beer. Rampano I think was what it was called. SOOOOOOO good!! :lol: It was sweet, kinda like a cross between a beer and a soda. But the aftertast was definatley beer. I loved it. I think it may be my favorite beer ever. I used to drink Corona but I think I like this better. :)

Again, Thanks to those of you who recomended it!

Wendy

P.S. We ate there 2 out of the 3 days we were in NYC!!!

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Went there last night!! I LOOOVE the carrot cake. and the breadsticks are amazing. Yesterday i had the brownie- tasted like a blondie- SOOOO good!!!

I'm totally obsessed with Risotteria, and whats even better- i have gotten several of my friends addicted too (none of them are Celiacs) so i get to go even more often! :D

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My best friend recently moved away from Manhattan, so I've lost my best reason to go into the city, and therefore to Risotteria. But I think I'm going to go in just to eat there sometime in the next week, and of course I have a freezer full of their pizzas (I buy the frozen cheese ones and add my own toppings at home). But when my friend was there, it was SO great because even though she's not celiac, it became her favorite pizza place in the city. Or so she claimed to me. One of these times I'm going to try something besides pizza. And salad.

I've never had any of their desserts but the cookies and fudgies, so I'm looking forward to trying something else sometime.

I do wish they salted their food a little more. The cookies are excellent (I love the texture especially), but would be better with a little salt to bring out the flavor. Same with the pizzas, though those you can compensate by salting a little at the table. Minor complaint, though.

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I was there last week and didn't get to try enough of their food! I had pizza and breadsticks and I wanted the carrot cake but was just too full. I have low blood pressure and use a lot of salt so I agree with the salt thing, I actually had to ask for a salt shaker and my waiter watched me salt up my pizza like I was committing a crime!

But the food was great.

Susan

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Can't wait to try that place! Will be in NYC from May 24-29. So if you're there--look for me! :D

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I went to visit my sister last year for the columbia celiac conference for 3 days, and we went 4 times, and had everthing on the menu! OH soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I actually had to ask for a salt shaker and my waiter watched me salt up my pizza like I was committing a crime!

That happened to me, too! I actually asked for the salt for my salad, and then shortly after my pizza arrived the waiter asked for the shaker back! It's like, people! Salt is a flavor enhancer! In salad, it brings out the tanginess of the dressing. In pizza it brings out a range of flavors. In desserts it brings out sweetness and other subtle flavors. It's not a crime!

Seriously, since then I just bring some packets of salt in my purse.

But this is a minor, minor complaint and I'm totally going an hour into the city tomorrow JUST to eat at Risotteria.

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Can they do a "dairy-free" pizza...no cheese I guess... ?

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Can they do a "dairy-free" pizza...no cheese I guess... ?

I dont think they do it but you could always get a panini instead...or risotto.. i wish they would make more dairy-free stuff though (like soy cheese or something on the pizza)

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Where is this place in the city? When I come in, I take NJ transit into Penn Station. I would love to go there. I only live about 40 minutes outside the city and would love to go.

Take the 1 or 2 Train from Penn Station to Christopher Street. It's a few blocks after you get off the subway. I forget the cross streets, but when you get off the subway walk towards Caliente (this large Mexican restaurant on the corner a few blocks up) walk down the same side of the street that Caliente is on and Risotteria will be block or 2 up.

One taste and you'll be addicted!

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OMG I'm so full!! We went to Risotteria for lunch today. I ate an entire pizza, a ton of breadsticks, a meatball and I brought a cookie back to work which I just polished off. I think someone is going to need to roll me home tonight!

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hey nyorkers.... any good stuff going on city--exhibits etc? free or cheap stuff? my mom have some shows etc booked, but want some good activity ideas from the locals. we are going at end of month--25-29th.

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jen- not sure what exhibits will be around that time, but will let you know as it gets closer... If you are looking to save a few $, the MOMA has free admission on friday afternoons- but you will have to get there early as the line obviously gets pretty long...But the MOMA is awesome. If its nice out while you are here, its always fun to spend some time in the park- theres always stuff to do there and its free :)

I cant think of anything else right now but remind me as it gets closer, im sure i can come up w/ some more ideas for you. (and obviously you know you should go to Risotteria at least once a day, right :P )

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Take the 1 or 2 Train from Penn Station to Christopher Street. It's a few blocks after you get off the subway. I forget the cross streets,

You can also take the A C or E from Penn Station to West 4th Street. Risotteria is 270 Bleecker Street, at Cornelia Street I think.

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jen- not sure what exhibits will be around that time, but will let you know as it gets closer... If you are looking to save a few $, the MOMA has free admission on friday afternoons- but you will have to get there early as the line obviously gets pretty long...But the MOMA is awesome. If its nice out while you are here, its always fun to spend some time in the park- theres always stuff to do there and its free :)

I cant think of anything else right now but remind me as it gets closer, im sure i can come up w/ some more ideas for you. (and obviously you know you should go to Risotteria at least once a day, right :P )

Heck yeah once a day!! I think my mom is concerned that we are going to be running all over the city all day going from one gluten-free menu to another!!!! I am making up a spreedsheet with all the names, info, addresses of restaurants I want to go to--so I'll be very organized :)

MOMA is definitely on the list...thnx for the admission tip. I'd love any more ideas once you hear of things going on that weekend. Anything interesting or good restaurants in Brooklyn? I think we are going to church at Brooklyn Tabernacle on Sunday...

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Brooklyn? How about a gluten-free bakery? :D

http://www.josefsglutenfree.com/contact.html

http://www.josefsglutenfree.com/index.html

Read more about it here:

http://www.celiacchicks.com/bakeries/index.html (3rd post down, I think)

I think there's also some sort of gluten-free, veggie restaurant thing... Kristina (Mysuicidalturtle) went to a restaurant when she was in NY, which I believe was in Brooklyn... you should ask her about it, I don't remember its name, nor have I been to it.

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thnx celiac3270...had this place on my list, but hadn't connected that it was in brooklyn yet. hopefully its open on sunday--we'll see. thanks!

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