Bistango

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 85 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 10 more
97% of 70 votes say it's Celiac friendly

145 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022 Directions

(212) 888-4121
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    5 rating
    December 09, 2017

    Had a fantastic meal tonight. Made sure all my gluten eating family members were aware that we were sharing- something I can rarely do. Love the arancini (rice balls),meatballs, flatbread with speck, saffron papparadelle(!) and tiramisu. My tummy is full and happy and I didn't have to ask a million questions. Love this place! Thanks to our server Erin for making it a culinary joy!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    November 10, 2017

    This place used to be very good but has slipped. The food was not very good and the whole place looks like it needs a refresh. It feels like any other midtown hotel restaurant. The food used to be very good so it’s ashame that is not true anymore.

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    5 rating
    October 21, 2017

    Now this place is a definite find. They claim everything on their menu can be made GF. They had high ratings and a lot of them on the find me GF app so I had high expectations of this place. On to the meal. To start the wait staff were great. Very friendly. I ordered arancini and one of their meatball flatbreads. Arancini because I haven’t figured out the trick to making them at home so it’s been 5+ years since I had some. These were excellent. Second my waiter recommended the meatballs and I just had to try their house-made GF flatbread. This was also really good as well. I also received some GF bread with hummus to start the meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 05, 2017

    We had a fantastic dinner, totally gluten free, gnocchi was incredible and first cheesecake since going gf 5 years ago

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 25, 2017

    Delicious dinner, roast chicken, gnocchi, sea bass, meatballs, gf pasta, gf bread, etc... menu is all gluten free (but non-gf diners can get regular pasta and bread- prepped in separate area)

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    5 rating
    June 14, 2017

    Very GF friendly and the food is good. Plus all of their deserts are GF!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 28, 2017

    Fantastic!! Everything, I mean everything is gluten free. You have to have the flatbread!!!! And save room for dessert, everything there is gf too!

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    5 rating
    April 18, 2017

    Loved this restaurant. Everything on the menu can be prepared gf. I had the eggplant parmigiana with a gf beer. Delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 17, 2017

    Had an amazing dinner! Fresh bread with hummus and a mega delicious pasta. Very Celiac-proof!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 13, 2017

    We had an excellent meal! The waiters were very knowledgeable and helpful and our dinner was seamless- from bread and arancini as starters, great pastas and main dishes to ALL of the desserts. Gluten free made easy and delicious. I wish every restaurant was this accommodating (and that I lived closer).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 12, 2017

    The best place to go if you're gluten free!! Finally, gluten free people are treated equally to people who eat gluten. Best menu for gluten free people and gluten eaters alike.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 07, 2017

    Celiac heaven - entire menu can be made GF. Separate kitchen area, separate water for pasta, safe AND delicious. Had the eggplant parm and it was absolutely delicious. Excellent service as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 05, 2017

    There needs to be one of these in every city! A must when your in NYC

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 25, 2017

    You can be a real person again Here! Whole menu can be gluten free even agnolotti. They actually bring you gluten free Bread if you order gluten free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 10, 2017

    Amazing! I ordered the cavatelli dish fully expecting gf penne with the fixings of that dish but I got gf cavatelli and it was delicious!! Even the dessert menu is 100% gf. Server was wonderful as well. We'll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 02, 2017

    Everything can be made gluten free, and the staff is very knowledgeable. The carrot cake is amazing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 10, 2017

    Everything on the menu can be done Gluten Free, including bread. They ask about allergens as soon as you sit down. Delicious!

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    5 rating
    February 06, 2017

    Extremely good service fabulous cealiac friendly gf bread awesome

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 30, 2017

    Amazing GF Italian food! Very knowledgable staff!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 28, 2017

    This place was absolutely amazing!! I went last night with my best girlfriends for my 40th Birthday celebration! I have celiac and everything on the menu you can eat! It was so great to have all the options! Our waiter Milan was so wonderful! I can't wait to go again!!!

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    5 rating
    December 09, 2016

    great food! all desserts were gluten free. they were very conscience of cross contamination!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 09, 2016

    Great food!! Knowledgeable about gluten allergies and celiac. No worries about cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 26, 2016

    I had the best celiac safe meal here. I am very sensitive to contamination and did not get sick. Everything was delicious from the flatbread to the pasta and I was even able to order carrot cake. If I lived in New York City, I would eat here all of the time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 15, 2016

    Amazing food, amazing service and everything on the menu available GF.

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    5 rating
    October 11, 2016

    Delicious GF food and very friendly service!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 08, 2016

    Fantastic! Our entire meal was amazing and the service was friendly. Would highly recommend! The entire menu was available as gf!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    October 06, 2016

    Very friendly service and the gluten free pizzas and pastas are very very tasty. Have to admit I have tasted much better gluten free bread and pastas in Europe before which are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing and the pastas here aren't, but they are still very tasty and great value for money. Came here 3 days in a row during my stay in NYC, great place! ;-)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 15, 2016

    Perfect, I want to order a to go and take with to eat on Amtrack home

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 29, 2016

    Allot of gluten free choices, the food was amazing and celiac friendly.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 26, 2016

    (Kips Bay Location) Anthony and the entire staff truly cared about having an allergy to wheat and went above and beyond to make it feel like a normal night out before my diagnosis. This is exactly how it felt to go out before, and will be frequenting this place for sure.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 05, 2016

    Best GF pizza and pasta I had! All of their pizza is naturally gluten free so I could sit by the bar and watch how they make the pizza without being worried about my health. They also make their own gluten free pasta (I really recommend the rigatoni). Most of the dishes are already GF and the rest can be made GF. All of desserts are GF as well. Delicious!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 02, 2016

    I have the lobster spaghetti, amazing!! They also served gluten free bread and homemade hummus that was fantastic! I highly recommend Bistango!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 31, 2016

    Great experience! Everything can be made gluten free. Separate facilities for gluten free - great GF pasta and bread. Non GF diners loved the food as well. Service was fantastic. Will come back every time I am in NYC.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 12, 2016

    amazing menu, 100%!can be gluten free. super-nice and knowledgeable service. as soon as I identified myself our waiter said "we have totally separates kitchens, separate water, I'll bring you your own basket of GF bread." the food was very good. the atmosphere is a bit loud but not oppressively so. overall highly recommended.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 06, 2016

    The food was great, very nice meal, however, very sensitive daughter had mild reaction. Bread was so good, as was burrata appetizer. Mushroom ravioli with browned butter and sage was to die for. Corn & ricotta ravioli & pesto Fettucine also good. Loved the key lime pie, but not the cheesecake. Not sure it is Celiac safe because of reaction

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 22, 2016

    Called and ordered gluten free. Said it twice. At pick up, I double checked "all gluten free" and it was confirmed. I was only person there. I got violently ill. They gave me the wrong pasta. Don't go there!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 26, 2016

    All the menu can be done GF! Amazing food and desserts! Be back soon for sure!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 05, 2016

    Flatbread means small square pizza. Awesome! Great salad. There was a terrific fish tank. Would go back anytime. Not the same owner as the one on the lower east side.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 03, 2016

    I had a delicious gf pasta. The server was very knowledgeable about cross-contamination and put me at ease. They even served free gf bread with a separate dish of oil/vinegar and hummus.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 20, 2016

    GF Flatbread was amazing and I split it with my gluten eating husband!! He enjoyed every GF bite too! Had the butternut squash ravioli for the entree and it was fabulous! Thank you such a wonderful anniversary dinner!!

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    5 rating
    February 19, 2016

    This place was incredibly yummy!! Service was so friendly and accommodating as well :) can't wait to go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    February 14, 2016

    Whole menu gluten free. Incredible pancakes and pasta! My favorite restaurant!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 13, 2016

    It was amazing, many options

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 06, 2016

    Went there this week as my daughter is celiac. All the pizzas (they call them flat breads) are GF. I tried hers and it was great. All our other meals were also excellent. The waiter knew about cross contamination and went out of his way to make my daughter feel comfortable. Highly recommend.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 06, 2016

    Absolutely amazing! Everything on the menu can be made gluten free and there is gluten free bread for the table served with a tasty humus. The food was delicious and our server was wonderful.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    December 29, 2015

    Waiter was "tired" and cared little to cater to our need of gluten free items and the two of us celiac in a party of 8 had bad reactions. For a $600 bill I expect more. Will not return. Was bummed because we heard great things. Only two of our party celiac and got hurt. Rest of party not and had a good meal

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 27, 2015

    Amazing food and service. Laura our server was exceptional and the ambiance was wonderful. We will be back when we return to NYC!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 23, 2015

    Although its not an extensive menu, everything on the menu can be done GF! Great for a nice evening meal that isn't too heavy.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 21, 2015

    Arian was our waiter. I explained to him that I am gluten intolerant. He immediately went to work to do anything and everything he could to make sure I was safe. He went downstairs to the shop and ask them to make something special for me for breakfast. They brought up the most beautiful plate of french toast with berries with orange juice on the side and I also had a cappuccino it was unbelievably beautiful and delicious and of course I was safe. If you go to this restaurant please ask for Aaron you will not be sorry that you did.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 12, 2015

    To start, I'm an extremely skeptical, paranoid, and super-sensitive celiac. With that said, I trust the chef and staff at Bistango *completely*. This is a place where I could walk in ask them to surprise me with a gluten-free dish. I'm seriously in love with this place. I'm floored by their extensive knowledge of CD, how friendly and helpful they are, and how they always bend over backward to accomodate. I come here every holiday with my family (so far that's about 5 times). I'm the only one with celiac disease  in my family and so I usually have to make special preparations or bring my own food to family functions (even out to dinner). However, Bistango's cuisine is so delicious, by any standard, that when we have our family dinners here,  everyone happily goes gluten-free. They don't do this anywhere except Bistango --that's how amazing it is. Every time they've commented that they can't even tell it's gluten-free. As if the food isn't enough reason to come here, their staff members are so kind and helpful, and they all have a great sense of humor! The chef is an angel, and every waiter and waitress has been exceptional. Even the hostess from my most recent visit went above and beyond. From their personable staff, to the divine quality of food (yes, I did just say divine, and I don't throw that word around willy-nilly), this is hands-down a top-notch restaurant by any means of measuring. Bistango is the real deal, and you do not want to pass up the opportunity to come here. I know I might be laying it on thick, but all the praise is well-deserved.  And no, I wasn't paid to write this, I'm just in love with Bistango. (P.S. the pistachio pesto is fantastic if you like pistachios. As for the olive oil gelato - JUST GO FOR IT, I promise you won't be disappointed. Two more of my favorites are the ravioli and eggplant parm. I love everything on their menu. I've had a litte more than half of all their dishes and have not been disappointed once).

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Calamari
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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