Great and Gluten Free: Risotteria
Today I had a good friend in town, and we went to lunch at Risotteria (http://www.risotteria.com/) in the village. My friend is on a gluten free diet, and this restaurant is a gluten free restaurant (actually only about 60% the dishes are actually gluten free). Nevertheless, I was a bit wary. However, it was fantastic. We had a balsamic vinaigrette salad and gluten free pesto pizza with mozzarella, tomatoes and zucchini. Both were excellent! If you go with the salad/pizza share decision at lunch, I recommend you go for the small salad. They are huge, although extremely fresh and tasty. The pizza had a very thin and crispy crust. It was not at all greasy. I particularly liked the pesto on the pizza. It was not too garlicky, focusing most of its flavor attention on the basil. Also, feel free to order less food and leave room for dessert. Now, I know you are thinking, ‘will the desserts be good if they are not made with regular flour?’ The answer is YES. We split the strawberry shortcake. The cake part of the shortcake had the consistency and taste of a brownie without the chocolate. It was very sugary, but not overbearing. The combination of flavors with the sweet white cake, vanilla pudding, fresh strawberries and cool whipped cream made this one of the best desserts I have had in a while. This place is a keeper.