You've perhaps heard about the warm gluten-free breadsticks they plunk down on every table - and refill as needed. Would love to show you a pic, but I ate them all before thinking! Chewy and warm, with sea salt on the outside, they are fabulous. I usually get the thin crust pizza or risotto for my entree, but saw Sicilian pizza on the menu and got so excited. I grew up in Brooklyn and miss my Sicilian squares!
Alas, what arrived bore no resemblance to what the rest of NYC considers a Sicilian pie. It was a round slab of bread, the texture of a GF sandwich bun, with no discernible pizza crust, topped with tomato sauce and a thick blob of mozzarella. The sauce had already made the bread soggy. I should have sent it back - truly, it was that bad - but was so very hungry. So at least learn from my mistake and order the regular pizza (thin crust and delicious) or what my dining companion had:
Thankfully, Risotteria is, in fact, really (really) good at making risotto. They also make amazing GF baked goods. I have made a 20 minute detour to the West Village for one of their old school black and white cookies alone. They also make pies, cakes, and even GF knock-off versions of Twinkies and cake-style Oreos.
Before you settle up your check, be sure to check out the frozen to-go items under the counter. Soups, doughs, entrees, treats, and more are available to take home.
Risotteria is located at 270 Bleecker St. between Morton and Cornelia Sts.