A stop most gluten-free travellers to New York Ciy is Risotteria on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, known for its pizza, wine or beer, risotto (of course!) and desserts, all available for gluten-free folks to enjoy, and they do, with gusto. It's not unusual for diners to share with strangers seated next to them exactly how long it's been since they've had fresh pizza, or even, pizza at all. It's quite a gathering place for gluten-free diners from all over the country, and, I wouldn't be surprised, from overseas as well.
Ironically, in a place known for its pizza, I had risotto the first time I ate there. Mainly because I'd never been in a place where I'd seen so many choices of vegetarian risotto (I've been vegetarian for years). The complimentary breadsticks were impressive, too. And my dessert, the irrestible and nostalgic (for a New York celiac, at least) black and white cookies. I was happy with my meal until I saw the lunch of the diner beside me. The sight of that pizza let me know I'd be a return customer!
But as a vegetarian celiac, things are not always so simple. After closer inspection of Risotteria's online menu, it appears that none of the gluten-free pizzas are listed as vegetarian. A friend had mentioned there was gelatin in their dough. I phoned the restaurant, asked, and was told, yes, that there was animal-source gelatin in the breadsticks and pizza.
Tuesdays are gluten-free pasta days, though, so you could have the fusilli with pesto or spaghetti marinara, the choices for gluten-free vegetarians along with several vegetarian risottos, of course. And if you are not vegetarian, enjoy the full gluten-free menu, because this is absolutely one of the best places in town for gluten-free food!