Risotteria is good when it's good, and nastily awful when it's bad, including a rude attitude of "we won't correct any problems". On my last visit there I was served a mediocre pizza (I didn't complain about it -- I accepted its slightly soggy crust and cold sausage) and inedible carrot cake. The carrot cake was dry and impossible to swallow unless you had a heavy oil-based lubricant for it - of which I had none. It had been recommended to me by the server. I explained (nicely) that it was dry and not edible (my dining partner concurred) -- and asked if it was possible to substitute something else. The answer was "NO". We went back and forth about it and I was finally told that if I wanted to do anything at all about it other than pay the $7 for it (our total tab was around $80 for two), that I would have to come back during the day to speak to the owner. I explained it would be better use of my time to just point the poor quality of food and service whenever I had the chance. :-)
270 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
My favorite is Pala:
The gluten-free pizza is so good that I had to double-check with them that my order was indeed gluten-free. They use a dedicated fryer for the apps and other fried foods (I had delectable stuffed squash blossoms earlier in the Fall)... well worth a visit.
Lili's 57 (asian food) has a gluten-free menu -- the gluten-free tempura is a real treat:
I concur with Bistango -- it's friendly and has a nice menu and good food.
198 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
My brother has celiac. Here are places that are safe for him:
Friedman's Lunch: http://www.friedmanslunch.com/
TuLu's Bakery: http://tu-lusbakery.com/
Rosa Mexicana: http://www.rosamexicano.com/Menus/tab...
345 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011