Address: Murray Hill- 415 3rd Ave
Midtown East- 145 E. 50th St
Neighborhood: Murry Hill, Midtown East
Cuisine: Italian/Gluten Free
Gluten Free Menu: Yes
"Have your cake and eat it too..." could it really be? An exclusive gluten free restaurant right in my backyard. And Italian, nonetheless. Oh Em Ge!
I'm an Italian. I'm a runner. I'm a human. Therefore, I am a carb lover! A preferred gluten-free carb lover.. So when it came time to choosing where I wanted to celebrate my birthday dinner Bistango was the obvious choice.
As allergy friendly as allergy friendly gets, Bistango does a wonderful job accommodating even the strictest diner. Upon arriving, your waiter or waitress will greet you with your gluten free menus and ask if there are any food allergies.
Gluten free? There's bread for that. Dairy free? There's bread for that too. Gluten and dairy free? You guessed it, there's bread for that as well. With practically everything on the gfree on menu, there is a plethora of options to satisfy any Italian foodie.
Seeing that it was taper week, 3 days before the Brooklyn Half, I decided to start carb-loading early. For an appetizer we went with the delicious burrata.
And for an entree I couldn't not order pasta, especially when Bistango is known for their gfree pasta so John and I decided to split the penne arrabiatta (my favorite) with spinach..
and added some protein to the mix with the filet of sole which was over deliciously sauteed broccoli and smashed sweet potatos.
So so good!
And for dessert.. the creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake
..because everyone deserves to have their birthday cake and eat it too :)