Cotto Italian

A little corner of Italy in the heart of London.

I had heard that Cotto Italian catered for vegetarian, Coeliac and other allergies and most importantly, they do gluten free pizzas and pastas!

Quite a few places that serve gluten free pizzas use frozen bases, which aren’t bad at all, but Cotto Italian makes their own, which stands out from the start.

After much deliberation, I chose a Napoletana – tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, chilles and capers. Do remember to ask for no garlic!IMG_5406The pizza was really tasty! A little heavy on the cheese if I’m going to be picky, but very tasty all the same.

We also ordered an Insalata Tricolore to share. It was ok, but not as good as the pizza, so I would suggest sticking to the pizza and pasta – these are what they seem to do best and their gluten free offerings are why you are there after all.

The wines were great as well. A couple of us shared a bottle of the Vermentino DOC and the other two had a bottle of the Cabernet ‘Essere’. Both reasonably priced and really delicious. The wine descriptions are wonderful, very much focused on colour descriptions, which I found to be a very useful way of choosing. All Italian of course!IMG_5402To note – as with many places, there’s a small extra charge for gluten free dishes and they ask for advance notice if someone in your party has dietary requirements – just give them a call on the day or let them know at the time of booking.

Check them out – Cotto Italian Restaurant Pizzeria, Waterloo.

green star(Green star – there is probably a little bit of onion and garlic in the tomato sauce, but it was spread very thinly, so I really don’t think it counts!)

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