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Pala

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198 Allen Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Between Houston and Stanton Streets)
212-614-7252
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this place. Its very small and cozy like most restaurants in New York. The pizza is bomb. I'm the pickiest eater ever and i was afraid to try their pizza, because they didnt have anything plain, so i got the broccolini, which had broccoli, sliced potatoes, onions, and sausage. It was super good. If you're really hungry you... More 

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New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went as a large group -- 3 families with several people with Vegan and Gluten Free diets. Much to our delight, every food item we ordered from them was simply awesome! Their pizzas were simply superb and some of the best we have tasted without all that heavy cheese. Their pasta dishes are to die for -- delicious, most... More 

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Grenoble, France
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I jumped in there by chance (and help of TripAdvisor) as I wanted to go to the Rock Wood Music Hall next door. They were super friendy, the atmosphere was great and it was my best glutenfree Pizza ever! I absolutly recommend them!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and staff - I am a vegan and travelling with the polar opposite so the separate menus/kitchens etc are ideal. Would highly recommend pizza Thank you :-)

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Noosaville, Australia
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I loved Pala! It's dark and cosy - I love that about a restaurant - and the food is amazing with loads of vegan options for those inclined. The service was friendly and attentive without being in the way and although we stayed a long time we never felt rushed. The food was outstanding and everyone at our table was... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

My girlfriend is vegan and I trying to surprise her or plan a dinner date has always been a bit difficult for me. She knows all the best vegan restaurants so there goes the surprise, and I am not a vegan, so I end up having to be the adventurous one (not that I complain, I am a foodie and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We found this place when coming back to our rented flat after a long day site seeing. The menu is very accommodating for gluten free people. I've ordered a pizza and at first I wanted to change the buffala mozzarella for their dairy free "cheese" option (just to try it out) but they are strict with menu changes and that... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

There are plenty of pizza restaurants in NYC, but to find a gluten free pizza that tastes unbelievable is another thing. The pasta dishes were equally great. We started with the delicious lamb chops and artichoke salad. The salad was the weakest part of the meal. The pizzas we had were Acetaia, Tartufona, and Zucca. They were all great and... More 

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Thank JBentraveler
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

They have excellent gluten free pizza options as well as appetizers that I would not necessarily expect to be gluten free. Great place if you want a tasty gluten free pizza in the city.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I ordered vegan Broccolini pizza. The sauce and the toppings were so good! The crust was marvelous! Even I forgot about the cheese at all! It was so good without the cow cheese for real. My friend ordered vegan Etna pizza. He seemed not enjoying it, but heck I didn't care. I loved my pizza! He liked my pizza better.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegan, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Allen Street, New York City, NY 10002
    (Between Houston and Stanton Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F & V trains to the 2nd Avenue/Lower East Side stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-614-7252
Description
Voted "Best Pizza" by Daily News readers. Pizza is taken seriously at this Lower East Side pizza restaurant. Chef/Owner Gigio Palazzo creates oblong Roman pies made with your choice of an ORGANIC MULTIGRAIN Crust or GLUTEN FREE crust. Pala is known for fresh, innovative pies such as "Zucca" pumpkin puree, pancetta and smoked scamorza cheese and "Bufala Cruda" oven melted cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and whole basil leaves. Pizzas are served on long wooden "Pala's" or pizza peels and are excellent for sharing in groups. In addition to pizzas, Palazzo serves up homemade specialties like "arancini" and "fiori di zucca" not to mention an impressive list of salads, pastas and desserts. **NEW GLUTEN FREE and VEGAN menus available. Wine, beer and a full bar top off the experience at Pala.

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