Osteria del Principe is the flagship store and first restaurant opened in the US by Principe di San Daniele, the world class prosciutto manufacturer. The family owned company has been making artisanal charcuterie, such as prosciutto di San Daniele, for over 60 years. Osteria del Principe allows you to really indulge in traditional Italian food in the heart of Manhatta’s Flatiron district.
They wanted to share their passion for Prosciutto and bring it directly to New Yorkers to let them experience the typical atmosphere of the Italian osteria: a welcoming and simple restaurant characterized by a large counter, with reasonably priced local specialties and great wines. A place where you can meet friends for a glass of wine and an appetizer of prosciutto and cheese. You can also share a dish of mixed cold cuts such as beechwood smoked ham, mortadella and truffle infused ham.
Osteria del Principe reminds me of being of being in Europe; the decor and atmosphere take me right back.
Although Osteria del Principe does not have a Gluten Free Menu, almost all of the menu items are in fact gluten free, or can be prepared gluten free. All of the cheese and charcuterie are gluten free. Of course the bread is not, so bring your own if you want to enjoy it the traditional way, or eat it without the bread.
All of the salads are gluten free, minus the croutons, and all of the appetizers, minus the tomato soup and bread are gluten free.
INSALATA AL SAN DANIELE Mixed baby kale salad, pears, Bella Lodi cheese, prosciutto di San Daniele with light vinaigrette dressing
ARTICHOKE SALAD Artichoke heart with arugula, cherry tomato, Bella Lodi cheese and lemon dressing
CAESAR SALAD Romaine, Bella Lodi cheese and caesar dressing
SPINACI, NOCI E GORGONZOLA Fresh baby spinach, pears, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing
INSALATA DI GAMBERI Romaine, steamed shrimp, marinated red onion and cherry tomato..
SAN DANIELE E BURRATA Prosciutto San Daniele aged 16 months served with burrata cheese.
PARMA E MELONE Prosciutto di Parma aged 14 months served with cantaloupe melon
BRESAOLA, RUCOLA E GRANA Cured beef with arugula, fresh tomato, Bella Lodi slices and lemon olive oil dressing
POLPO GRIGLIATO ALLA SICILIANA Grilled octopus, arugula, potato, cherry tomato, capers and olives
CAPRESE DI BUFALA Bualo mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil
Gluten Free penne is available (but I would call ahead just to make sure they did not run out) and can be substituted in any pasta dash. Gluten Free Entrees include:
CEVAPCICI Grilled “sausages” made with ground meat (pork and beef)served with grilled polenta
COSTINE D’AGNELLO Baby lamb chops grilled with caponata and roast potatoes
SCALOPPINE DI POLLO AL LIMONE Chicken scaloppini in a lemon and capers sauce with mashed potatoes
TAGLIATA CON RUCOLA E BELLA LODI Pan seared sirloin steak with arugula, potatoe and shaved Bella Lodi cheese
SALMONE ALLE ERBE ask for grilled instead of pan seared with herb crust, served with haricort vert and lemon sauce
PIATTO VEGETARIANO Grilled vegetables with mozzarella or di latte
And for dessert we shared an incredibly rich chocolate mousse.
We were so full after dinner we walked home (just under 2 miles). The meal itself was very good and the portion sizes were big (did you see the size of my salmon?!), but the service left much to be desired.