Gluten-Free Restaurants NYC – Opus Gluten-Free Pizza and Pasta

Opus Gluten Free Restaurant NYC
When the Upper East Side Italian restaurant Tini’s closed earlier this year, I was disappointed to think that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the amazing fava and chicory dish I had been dreaming about.  Luckily, Tini’s owners have opened a new restaurant on the Upper East Side that not only includes the fava and chicory side dish but also a full range of gluten-free pastas, appetizers, main courses and soon gluten-free pizza.
Opus Fava and Chicory web
While the owners are still working out how to make gluten-free pizza without cross-contamination, the rest of the menu is ready for the gluten-free masses.  After seeing the press in NY Magazine, DailyCandy, the Meetup Board and the CeliacChicks, I immediately organized a group of friends to sample the new gluten-free menu.  I was quite disappointed that the gluten-free pizza wasn’t ready yet, but the rest of the menu was naturally gluten-free or could easily be adapted.
Opus Artichoke and Scallop Appetizer web
UPDATE – gluten-free pizza and bread are now available! I will continue to check on the status of the pizza (the photo here is a gluteny version enjoyed by my friend Chadi).  I spoke with the owner and they are expecting to be ready for gluten-free pizza in two or three weeks.

I have been busy this fall and summer with work at my day job at, leaving my blog woefully neglected.  On the bright side, I am still working constantly to create more gluten-free content even if it’s not for this site.  Last week I was down in Alabama, taping some gluten-free cooking videos with tips on surviving the holidays and particularly thanksgiving gluten-free.  It’s a tough holiday since it’s so food focused.  Let me know if you have any tips to share or questions about how to manage.


Address: 1574 Second Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets

Telephone: 212-772-2220

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» Tini’s Restaurant - a Taste of Italy in Manhattan | A Gluten Free Guide said,

November 2, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

[…] UPDATE: Tini’s closed recently, but owners opened a new restaurant up the street, called Opus, read about the gluten-free offerings at Opus Restaurant in Manhattan.  […]

ethnicchic said,

December 17, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

Just FYI — Called Yesterday – No gluten-free Pizza yet. But the following places seem to have it in NYC.
One new gluten-free pizza addition: Not open christmas but open before and after.

» Gluten-Free Restaurants NYC - Opus Update | A Gluten Free Guide said,

March 1, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

[…] to Allergic Girl for the heads up – Opus Restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan finally has gluten-free bread and pizza to round out the rest of their gluten-free Italian menu. New York, […]

David said,

September 20, 2009 @ 2:32 am

Mrs. Domina and I traveled from Nebraska to dine at Opus and have the pleasure of a menu-wide gluten free dining opportunity.

Since learning she suffers from Celiac Disease, Carol has made a game, and great fun to the best of her ability, of finding gluten-free foods.

Opus exceeded our hopes, and sets a difficult expectations standard for all restaurants, regardless of menu specialties.

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