Monday, May 17, 2010

Pizzetta - Mystic CT

I was in the Rhode Island area this glorious almost-summer weekend and Matt and I decided to head to Mystic, CT on Saturday night for dinner. If you've never been to Mystic, it's a great little town with some fabulous restaurants and cute little shops, you may also remember the movie "Mystic Pizza" from the late 80s. There is also a great natural foods store that used to be one of the few places I could find my gluten free favorites!

Anyway - it was a strange night in Mystic because they were having power outages. We went to S&P Oyster to sit out on the patio, we found out their kitchen was closed, but we had a drink and a salad and enjoyed being right on the river. They also have a separate gluten free menu here! I was planning on Lobster Tacos, but we left to go see which restaurants still had power so we could eat. We strolled by Azu, which is also great & gf-friendly, but sadly, no lights on here either.

So we kept going up the street and ran into Mystic Pizza, which was JAM PACKED, and I can't eat anything there anyway. But we kept walking and saw a sign for Pizzetta just around the corner and went to go check it out. It was an adorable little restaurant set up in an old Victorian home. There was seating on the wrap-around deck, and then the restaurant was split into what was probably a sitting room and dining room. Adorable. Best part? We take a look at the menu & in a large call-out they were advertising gluten free pizza! SCORE. They also have dairy-free cheese. We sat down, had some wine, and ordered. I was thrilled to stumble upon pizza and we were just happy they had power!

I got mine with plum tomato sauce, mozz, fresh ricotta and broccoli. Matt got a non-gf with pepperoni, sausage and jalepenos (gross).... Our pizza was delieverd - and YUM. Excellent. I'm about 95% sure they use Against the Grain's pizza crust. If it's not, it tastes EXACTLY like it - which is fine with me. I love that crust, it's made with mozzarella cheese in it and it's delish.

About 10 minutes after we got our pizza, every light in the place went out - the server brought out candles for all the tables... it was pretty fun actually. I was just glad our pizza's made it through the oven while it was still on!


Jen said...

Wow that is fun!

Sidenote, interesting that they have dairy free cheese, because if they're using ATG crust it's not DF!! :(

I love that you're blogging again... and I'm not. ;-)

Aaaand also we need to get dinner soon!

Anonymous said...

I just went to Pizzetta recently based on your review to try their gluten free pizza with daiya cheese. I think that I got glutenized bc I did not feel well at all that evening. They do use a separate plate and utensils for the GF pizza but I think it may have been cross contaminated bc it is such a small pizza place and they are throwing gluten filled flour around as they are making pizza. I will not be eating there again.

Allie said...

Anon - BUMMER... One thing though -- are you dairy free? Per your mention of getting the daiya cheese I'm assuming -- but, they use Against the Grain crust (at least they did when I was there a year ago) and it's made with cheese... they probably should have mentioned something to you if you were both gluten & dairy free.

you could be right about the cross contamination though, it's small - I didn't have a reaction, but now I'm nervous about going back! sorry that happened!

Anonymous said...

i had thought they used Still Riding Pizza Cruist but when i just searched i don't see them on the list of restaurants in CT using Free Riding crust. i live almost next door to restaurant and have been thinking of going there. Guess i will just call and get the real story as i'm also dairy free!

Allie said...

Hey ANON --- let me know if you find out for sure what they use and I will update this post....