Back in December, my husband (then fiancé) and I traveled to New York City to finalize the details of our wedding and bask in all the glory that is the city at Christmastime. Oh, and live our best gluten free life eating all the food. 🙂 After a long day of travel in a snow storm, we arrived to our rental apartment and realized that we were hangry and needed food ASAP. I opened my instagram to see that Jackie from Gluten Free Follow Me was in NYC and had just eaten at Nizza. It looked divine and a couple instagram story posts were all I needed to be sold.
We headed out on a Friday night during pre-theater dining and expected to get seated without a reservation. Those of you familiar with NYC dining know that’s pretty risky, but we thought it was worth a shot. We were told the wait was about 45 minutes which seemed impossible because you know, we were hangry. We put our name in and walked outside to debate if we could fill the time until our table was ready and if so, where we could go in the mean time. We walked just a few store fronts away from Nizza and I heard my name being called. We turned around to find the host from Nizza chasing after us to let us know that two seats were about to open at the bar. Talk about impressive service! Relieved doesn’t even begin to describe our feelings as we knew dinner was near!
Nizza offers a dedicated gluten free menu with over 30 items that range from antipasto, to pizza, to salads, and entrees. They also serve gluten free foccacia bread with an olive oil and ricotta mixture that is divine. We ordered the gnocchi al forno, Margherita pizza (on socca crust), and the ricotta cheesecake for dessert.
This experience at Nizza was so special and the food so delicious that we booked a party of 15 for our family dinner for the night before our wedding for an evening in March.
For our family dinner, they offered a great selection of GF items served family style. For that dinner we had the following GF antipasti selections: Arugula Salad, Caprese, Socca, Eggplant Rollatini, and Shrimp Scampi. The GF options for the dinner entrees were: Sunday Pasta (without meatballs), Gnocchi Al Forno, Fra Diavolo, and a few socca pizza offerings. The GF family style desserts were: Ricotta Cheesecake and Berries & Cream.
It was so important to me that all of our wedding events have either an entirely gluten free menu or sufficient gluten free options. It’s safe to say that everyone was impressed by the gluten free offerings available at Nizza although I’m the only gluten free person that attended the event. Nizza is definitely one of our “always dine” places in NYC.