Monday, September 10, 2012


Last week I checked out a L'Asso, an Italian restaurant in the East Village that can prepare every pizza on its menu gluten free.  I ate with my friends Caroline and Henry at Henry's suggestion; he noticed that L'Asso was offering 50% through ScoutMob.  We went on a weeknight at 7ish and had no problem snagging a table for three.  We sat towards the back with a great view of the large, open kitchen and had attentive and friendly service.

The gluten free pizza only comes in one size, so I knew I was on my own in choosing the flavor.  Ultimately I opted for the Tartufo pizza, served with portobello mushrooms, pesto, choice of smoked or regular mozzarella, rosemary, truffle oil.  I went for the regular mozzarella option and was quite pleasantly surprised by the pizza when it was brought out - it was huge!  There were about 8 slices in the gluten free size so it is definitely enough to split with another two or three people depending on your appetites.  The pizza, like so many other gluten free options, is a thin and crunchy crust. 

While it can't unseat Mozzarelli's as my favorite New York City gluten free pizza, but overall I enjoyed L'asso's pizza and the restaurant feel (which Mozzarelli's does not have).  If you decide to check out L'Asso definitely download the ScoutMob app before going and use the 50% coupon; we picked up three pizzas and a bottle of wine for $20 each and since my gluten free pizza was so large I had lots of leftovers for the next day.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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L'Asso East Village
107 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003 (Map)

1 comment:

Gluten Free Traveller said...

ooh, I've heard lots of good things about L'Asso. I'll definitely check it out next time I'm back in NY :D