Gluten Free Pasta & more at Galli Restaurant // SoHo and Lower East Side


Founded by husband-and-wife team Steven and Karen Gallo, along with business partner Michael Forrest, Galli Restaurant features Italian Comfort Food and great cocktails on cobble stoned Mercer Street in Soho, and on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with both dining space and a beautiful marble bar. The space is accented with black and white Gallo and Forrest family portraits.

The menu features recipes that have been passed down from Sicily through the Gallo family for generations.  With classic Italian dishes as well as more modern dishes, there are plenty of gluten free options.


Gluten free pasta is available for most pasta dishes.

Gluten free menu items include:

La Bufala
Zuppa di Cozze (mussels)
Arciofi- pan friend artichokes (can be made without flour, LES only)
Polipo – pan seared octopus with chickpea puree (can be made without flour, LES only)
Galli Salad
Spinach Salad
Caesar Salad (no croutons)
Arugula Salad
Greek Salad
Kale Salad
Shrimp Salad
Grilled Calamari
Gluten Free pasta can be swapped in any one of the pasta dishes
Chicken Parm (can be prepared grilled without any breading and sub GF pasta for the penne in side)
Eggplant Parm (no breading)
Grilled Chicken & Veggies
Grilled Veal
Chicken Marsala (can be prepared without flour)
Chicken French (can be prepared without flour)
Grilled Salmon
Branzino (can be prepared without flour)
Galli Burger (no bun)
All sides

All Paninis on the lunch menu can be made gluten free by substituting lettuce leafs for bread.

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.