Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I've been to Bistango a few times now. In fact, it was one of the very first restaurants I tried after going gluten free. They are very aware of food allergies and ask upon seating if anyone in your party has any food allergies. While the menu isn't huge, they specialize in Italian food and have plenty of dishes to choose from. Just about everything on the menu can be modified to be gluten free, including the pasta dishes.
I went last night and when I told them I had a gluten allergy they promptly brought me some toasted gluten free bread with my own garlic and olive oil. My man friend's fresh gluten filled bread looked much better, but that's ok. On Monday nights they have a slightly different menu that is a little bit cheaper. I like this because while their food is good, it is a little bit above my average night out's price range. I got the Baked Lasagna with Short Rib Bolognese. To make it gluten free they modified it by serving the same ingredients over gluten free penne. It was really good. My man friend had the Grilled Salmon and enjoyed his as well. They also have fresh gluten free pasta which I think would be interesting to try.
Overall, Bistango is a pretty good choice for gluten free Italian food in the city. They do charge $2 more for gluten free penne, but a lot of places do that. I also just noticed they have gluten free pancakes during brunch, so I will definitely be back to try them at some point.