Sunday, December 13, 2009

La Bottega now offers Gluten-Free Panini’s in some locations!

La Bottega now offers Gluten Free Panini’s in some of their restaurants. The Garden City South location offers Gluten Free Panini, Soups and weekly changing Pasta. Roslyn offers all the same as Garden City South, plus Gluten Free Pizza! Other locations such as Floral Park, Long Beach and Roosevelt Field Mall all offer Gluten Free Panini only as of right now.

I visited the Garden City South location and the Roosevelt Field location. At the GC South location, I got “Hogans” which was Artichoke, sun-dried tomato, grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella and pesto on a gluten-free roll, toasted- Panini style! It was very good. I also got gluten-free cream of broccoli soup to start which was delicious! I was so excited to be able to get soup and a sandwich again! They also had many other soups on hand that were also gluten-free.

Next door (attached) is Caffe Barocco which had Gluten-Free Gelato for dessert- it was Soooo yummy. I got the tiramisu flavor which was my favorite.

At the Roosevelt Field Mall location (which is located on the second level, in between Macy’s and Nordstrom’s) the only gluten-free selections they had were the Panini’s, which I was a bit disappointed about (I was craving soup!) , but it was VERY nice to be able to shop and then go in for a GF sandwich! I got “UDINE” which was grilled chicken, roasted red onions, fresh mozzarella, tomato, on a gf-bun. It was good, but not as good at “Hogans” was at the GC South location. It wasn’t as “hot” and was a bit cold inside. The service at this location was also not the best- it took a long time for someone to come over to take our order, and then a long time to get our food. Next time I am in the mall, I will call-ahead for take out rather than eating there- but still a great option for those of us on a GF diet!

The Garden City South, Roslyn, Floral Park, Long Beach and Roosevelt Field Mall locations all offer Gluten-Free items. Hopefully all of their locations will soon offer a GF menu (as well as all of the GF items)! There are locations in Merrick, Rockville Centre, Massapequa Park, Oceanside, and others that do NOT have a GF menu at this point.

Visit their website for locations and GF menu

Here are the locations of the two I visited:

Garden City South Location:
La Bottega & Caffe Barocco
147 Nassau Blvd 143 Nassau Blvd
Garden City South, NY 11552 Garden City South, NY 11552
516-486-0935 516-292-0144

Roosevelt Field Mall Location:
2nd Floor
Between Macy’s and Nordstrom

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