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.
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
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