Help: solve the puzzle!
A friend from work is leaving and we want to take her out-- a small group of 5. We work in NoHo, so preferably a place nearby. One person is a vegetarian, one is on a gluten free diet and one asked for italian. Any ideas? Oh yes, and not too pricey.
Pala at 198 Allen Street just barely south of Houston has great italian food -- and the best gluten-free italian food I've had in NYC... They have regular, GF, and vegetarian items marked clearly on the menu -- I have eaten there a number of times with non-GF friends and they've all loved the food. Service is friendly and efficient. It's very reasonably priced IMO -- here's the regular menu:
There are also daily specials.
198 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
Five Points? The vegetarian can have salad and one of the vegetarian pizzas and a vegetable side, there's plenty for the gluten free person, and there seems to be pasta too for the Italian food-lover. I'd also call to confirm celiac and vegetarian friendliness.
How much are you willing to spend per person, before tax, tip, wine/drink? If you can spend around $50pp and don't mind the walk, Hearth might work better if there's enough gluten-free for that diner. Great gnocchi, great mushrooms, and nearly all dishes can be made vegetarian (I've taken vegetarian friends there before).
31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012