Margherita Pizza Recipe Gluten-Free! with Coletta NYC

There is no getting around it; sometimes, dietary restrictions can be a true inconvenience. Whether you follow a cruelty-free lifestyle, are lactose-intolerant, or have a gluten allergy, these restrictions often make dining out feel like more effort than it’s worth. No longer! With delicious brick-oven pizzas at Coletta NYC like our gluten free margherita, you’ll have no problem finding the inclusive options you need to dine happy and worry-free.

Coletta’s expert staff takes pride in cultivating an environment of welcome and inclusion. Every item on our expansive menu is completely vegan and kosher-certified, guaranteeing everyone has the same opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal among friends and family. With plenty of gluten-free options– like this vegan margherita pizza– even guests suffering from food allergies can enjoy all their favorite classics, free from fear of negative consequences!

To taste the flavors for yourself, explore our full menu options and come to our new location in Gramercy. Don’t feel like leaving the house? Not a problem! Our easy online ordering system makes pickup and delivery a breeze. 

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Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza

Though the traditional margherita pizza is among the most simple, it is widely considered a favorite for good reason. This delicious, classic option packs a big flavor in a small package!

At Coletta, we utilize only the freshest possible ingredients in our classic margherita pizza. By starting with a base of housemade tomato sauce, we control every flavor on the plate, making sure the finished product is just as delicious as one might expect from a Coletta dish.

Rather than using traditional mozzarella, we stick to our cruelty-free standard, using only vegan ingredients. A sprinkling of fresh, green basil adds the gorgeous herbal flavor most commonly associated with this Italian classic, while a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil ties the entire meal together.

With an optional gluten-free crust, feel free to enjoy this dish however you most prefer!

Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

Because this dish relies on such a simple balance of ingredients, it is more important than ever to be sure that the ingredients you choose truly have a chance to shine. Rather than relying on over-salted, artificially sweetened pizza sauce from a can, why not take the extra time to make your own fresh, homemade tomato sauce?

This simple tomato sauce only takes a few minutes, but once done, it makes a fantastic addition to any homemade pizza, sub, or pasta dish.


  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
    2 garlic cloves
    1 can crushed tomatoes
    1 can tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    Salt and sugar (to taste)
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  1. Mince and crush the garlic. Using about half the olive oil, sautee this garlic in a saucepan over medium heat until it is fragrant and slightly browned.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and remaining olive oil. Bring to a low boil, then immediately reduce the heat to low.
  3. Stir in all remaining seasonings, cover the sauce, and allow your tomato sauce to simmer until the flavors have fully combined. This should take around fifteen or twenty minutes.
  4. This sauce should remain fresh for around five days in the refrigerator, but you can extend the life of this handy sauce by placing it in the freezer, where it should remain tasty and fresh for up to three months.
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Homemade Margherita Pizza

To create your homemade margherita pizza, simply start by covering your favorite vegan pizza dough with your tomato sauce. From here, sprinkle a liberal amount of vegan cheese and fresh basil across the surface, and place your pizza in a 425-degree oven until the cheese has fully melted. For an extra fiery kick, try adding some red pepper flakes to your sauce just before cooking.

It truly is that simple!

Inclusive Italian Options at Coletta

Coletta offers more than just food; we offer a true culinary experience.

Every item on our menu is designed to stimulate the senses, transporting diners to the Italian countryside with every bite. Our brick oven pizzas contain all the goodness that originally draws New Yorkers to this classic dish, with a creative spin to keep diners coming back for more.

Looking for more information? Check out our full menu for more details about all that Coletta brings to the table, or place an order for pickup/delivery to start sampling the flavors for yourself.