Osteria del Principe is an Italian restaurant in Flatiron with plenty of NOBREAD approved dishes, including GF pasta! The restaurant has their own prosciutto company in Italy, so you will see a lot of the Italian specialty on the menu, along with other high quality ingredients imported from Italy. The prosciutto is AMAZING, and certified gluten-free, plus you can find it at Whole Foods. How cool is that? Vegetarians have a lot to look forward to as well; the buffalo mozzarella we had is shipped to NYC twice a week! The chef at Osteria is extremely cautious and ensures that there is no cross contamination in his kitchen, and the restaurant’s willingness to make substitutions to dishes makes for a wonderful dining experience. Insider tip: the manager, Carlotta, is delightful and has amazing wine knowledge… definitely consult her! Now, for some of my favorite dishes…
To begin, you have to order the cheese and prosciutto. We ordered the involitino which is salty prosciutto wrapped around slightly sweet cheese on top of warm tomatoes and the best olive oil. It was to die for! The burrata is also super popular. I highly recommend the artichoke salad with artichoke hearts, arugula, cherry tomato, Bella Lodi cheese and lemon dressing. All of the pasta at Osteria Del Principe is amazing, and almost all of the pasta dishes can be prepared gluten free. I ordered the pappardelle ai porcini, which is pasta with porcini mushrooms in a delicious sauce with tons of parmesan on top. I have also heard great things about the tagliolini al san daniele, which is pasta with prosciutto san daniele, cream & parmigiano cheese, as well as the risotto with radicchio and gorgonzola cheese, and I need to order these next time I go to the restaurant. My friend and I also ordered salmone alle erbe; pan seared salmon with aromatic herbs and potato crust served with caponata. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were the perfect compliment. Lastly, I recommend the tagliata con rucola e vella lodi, which is pan seared sirloin steak with arugula, potato and shaved bella lodi cheese.
At the table next to us was a group of men chatting away in Italian, which is common at the restaurant. Osteria del Principe is authentic and attracts those in search of a taste of home! The food and atmosphere at Osteria del Principe is amazing, and I can’t wait to go back and try every combination of GF pasta and sauce possible!