Arba

25 recent ratings
$$ • Mediterranean Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert, Pita, Pizza
472 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

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Celiac

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Perfect for celiacs! Owner said no gluten is allowed in his restaurant! Food was phenomenal. I had the goat cheese ravioli, my parents had pizza, and my brothers had the black mushroom risotto & stuffed squash. My family and I were able to pass around plates and try each other’s food… all of which was delicious. My family was more than happy to go back and eat arba again later in the vacation! Vacations can be difficult for celiacs, I always hate the pressure that comes with the responsibility of choosing restaurants that are safe for me but also fun, affordable, and appetizing for the rest of my family, but Arba nailed it! My family commented that they couldn’t even tell that it was 100% gluten free and that level of dedication allowed me to relax and focus on being present in the table conversations. <3

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 3 days ago read full review

Celiac

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I did not enjoy the food. I ordered ravioli it was cold and flavorless. On the positive side the desserts were good.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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SO GOOD and tragically expensive. The za’atar pita is unreal — I didn’t realize how much I’d missed pita until I had it. The entrees were all out of my budget and I wish I could have tried them, but wow that pita and the apricot rugelach were tasty.

Just be warned that you only get one single 7-inch pita when you order a dip 😭

I will edit if I get glutened, but the website is very clear that they’re dedicated gf so I’m not worried :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pita
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Second time ordering these flatbread pizzas during our two week stay nearby.  They are just that good.
Petit fours
Baked rice pudding with honey cake croutons
Vegan meat pizza with tahini
Eggplant, tomato, garlic, feta and mozzarella cheese pizza
Baked tahini and goats cheese ravioli
Fish Kebab
Dover Sole
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Celiac

This is a dedicated gluten free restaurant.

2 years ago

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Celiac

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Excellent food for all! My family was excited to find this entirely GF restaurant on our trip to NYC and how friends with us who do not need to be GF also loved it. Everything we had was superb!

It’s a great opportunity to have many foods that are challenging to make at home and hard to find GF. From pastas and pita bread to great pizza, fish, vegetables … and don’t forget amazing dessert.

We were also able to purchase some GF bakery items to take home with us as in the morning this is an entirely GF bakery with both breakfast & lunch options.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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100 gf. Mediterranean food. Delicious. Plus the desserts are phenomenal. Also nice outdoor seating. Highly recommend. We have hit all the gf restaurants and the food here is phenomenal. Tastes like food from an ottolenghi cookbook.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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New favorite place!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Had the Greek veggies, hummus and veggie sausage pizza. Dedicated gluten free restaurant.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been searching for the best gluten free bagels and this place has them!!! Absolutely delicious and 100% gluten free everything.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent bagels And cakes!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything in the restaurant is gluten free and kosher. (It’s Modern Bread and Bagel by day, Arba by night). I had a pizza and it was delicious, not at all like the cardboard-y tasting stuff you get at a lot of places. My friend sampled a few sides and loved them all. And, an unexpected bonus, the server brought us a few muffins/cupcakes that had been leftover from the day at modern. Delicious and highly recommend this place for dinner!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! I had an incredible meal at Arba and was brought back to the days before my celiac disease diagnosis when I could relax in a restaurant without worrying. The food is top-notch and the staff is friendly. Can’t wait to return.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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No gluten or wheat used in the establishment (unsure about beverages; we just drank water). INCREDIBLE food. The pizza was the best pizza I’ve ever tasted, even out of the glutinous pizzas from my former life. (My dad, who can eat gluten, also agreed it was the best pizza he’s ever had.) They also had GF raviolis and gnocchi!! Friendly staff, as well. I will be going back there every single time I visit NYC.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I have tried the tomato/mozzarella/herb pizza, the spinach/artichoke/mozzarella pizza, the marinara/mozzarella/eggplant/ricotta calzone, and the flatbread with hummus. It was all delicious and I will 100% be going back again. Everything is gluten free (there are also vegan options) and it is so good it all tastes like non-GF food.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The service was excellent. Dedicated gf facility. The flatbread pizza was fantastic! The lox are incredibly fresh, which makes for a great topping for their quality bagels. Raviolis were very good - but pricey. Worth the splurge because it is difficult to find really good gf ravioli.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This was literally the best gluten free pizza I ever had. I had a regular cheese pizza with ricotta cheese added and it was everything. Wouldn’t even think it was gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and so nice to be in an environment where you don’t have to worry about cross contamination. The ravioli were better than ones I had with gluten in the past! Can’t wait to go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Food is excellent!! Restaurant service is horrible. We live close by and have gone several times at different times of day. I waited to be seated without any acknowledgment that we Were even there for 10mins. Someone came out of the kitchen and pointed at us and still no one came to greet us! The tables were not cleaned. We waited forever for our food and a check. There is plenty of staff but they wander around or are on their cell phones. Please find someone to run your restaurant well.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free. Great dinners - the owners husband is celiac and the restaurant does a great job doing naturally gf dishes

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious. We enjoyed flat bread pizza, ravioli, gniocci and so much more. Wonderful! No oats gf! Kosher. Pescatarian vegetarian

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A bit disappointed. Only because I had higher expectations. I went with a meet up group, so it was family style fixed menu items. Although they said they could accommodate vegans, I felt like a second thought tonight. I had the pita with dips, which was the best part of the meal but now I’m questioning if the pita is really vegan (dips are). The vegan pizza (spinach and sauce only) wasn’t great. The vegan dessert was non existent until another guest that’s dairy free asked the meet up organizer (after asking 3 different servers). Overall food was so so and service about the same.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Owner Response


Hi Min! We are so sorry that we did not meet your expectations in providing you with enough vegan options. We strive to be able to accommodate all diets as much as possible and we clearly let you down. I can guarantee that all the dips and flatbread were 100% vegan. Given this was a pre-fixed menu, your individual requirements clearly slipped through the cracks, and we sincerely apologize for that. If you come back and order from our regular menu, we have a large selection of vegan dishes for you to choose from. Please let us know if you decide to come back and we will make sure to pay special attention to your party! I hope you'll give us another chance to meet your expectations! Best, Orly

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress Lexie was new but totally helpful and professional about which options were also dairy free. There is an entire vegan menu! Breads and dips were fantastic, but main course was a bit lacking in flavor. Everything was FANTASTIC. 100% repeat customer. Love having this totally Celiac-friendly restaurant around. AND, it’s totally on-point Israeli food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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A gluten free gourmet paradise. I had a lovely birthday dinner here, it’s great for a special occasion (or just to treat yourself!).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It’s somewhat uneven. The small dishes such as the hummus, roast peppers are good. Bread is outstanding. But the main courses have been a disappointment. Big portions but not that interesting. Rather there were smaller portions and more thought to the seasoning.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Owner Response


Hi Wendy! We have changed our menu to have a lot more variety and dishes that are more accessible. I hope you'll come back and give it another try! We have a large selection of flatbread pizzas, pastas, fish dishes, vegan dishes, salads, crudo, breads and dips and new desserts. Hopefully the new menu will change your opinion about Arba! Best, Orly

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Can I give this 10 stars???? What a fabulous experience we had with everything 100% gluten free and kosher 'the service was warm and friendly and the sommelier (!!!!) knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend you pace yourself...I was full for 2 days! Can not wait to go back! Save me a seat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free and kosher pescatarian Mediterranean food. Good bread and a nice meal. Dessert was particularly good! During the day they are Modern Bread and Bagel - totally gf and kosher bakery.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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