Food For Thought — March 4, 2016 at 11:25 am

Senza Gluten: Without Gluten and Full of Flavor



As people take a stroll along Sullivan Street, they will stumble upon an Italian restaurant that is unlike any others. Senza Gluten, meaning “without gluten” in Italian, serves traditional Italian dishes completely gluten-free. Once people step inside this quaint eatery, they will be transported from the hustle and bustle of Greenwich Village to an old Italian villa.

While many people might feel that gluten-free pastas and meals do not taste the same as standard dishes, Senza Gluten utterly dispels that belief. Every dish delivers a powerful flavor that is comparable to the finest Italian restaurants in Little Italy.


Start the evening with one of their signature appetizers, including the Bruschetta ai Funghi. A variation of the typical tomato spread, this dish is filled with mushrooms on top of gluten-free toast and finished with shaved parmesan and truffle oil. You must have one of the numerous pasta dishes as an entree. For gluten-free skeptics, ordering the Fettuccine Alla Bolognese is mandatory. Within one bite of the corn-based pasta and meat sauce, people will feel like they are eating at their Italian grandmother’s house instead of at a restaurant.


Continuing to surprise diners, Senza Gluten masters the beloved Lasagna in a unique way. Packed with layers of Bolognese sauce and cheese, this dish is the perfect choice for people looking to satisfy a big appetite and craving authentic Italian food.

End the night with one of their delectable desserts, like the Tiramisu. The layers of mascarpone cream and homemade savoiardi biscuits blend together to create an out of this world Italian delicacy. Cookie lovers can indulge in their Biscotti e Cioccolato, which are apricot and pistachio biscotti drizzled with a warm chocolate sauce. Pair any dessert with a glass of Moscato or a cappuccino, and the evening is complete.


Senza Gluten offers a dining experience that is a welcomed change in the culinary world of New York. Whether diners are inflicted with Celiac Disease or other food allergies, they can enjoy a flavorful dinner without a concern. For others, Senza Gluten showcases how gluten-free Italian food is just as good as any eatery on Mulberry Street, if not better.

Twisted Talk: Have you ever been to Senza Gluten? What did you think of it? Discuss below!

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