- rachel Apr 6, 2004 11:31 AM
anyone been to gnocco in the east village? good? bad?
I really like this place - better to wait until the weather improves so you can sit in the back garden. The indoor space is a little small. The food is excellent and reasonable.
i really liked it. get the gnocco appetizer (kind of like a zeppole, sans powdered sugar, with prosciutto and the like). the specials were all really appealing. service was nice. backroom is spacious and comfortable. one of the better EV italians.
I went there after reading some posts on this board praising it as being one of the best of the cheap East Village Italians, even better than Frank.
I did enjoy it - the Gnocco appetizer was great - and its definitely worth trying. I wouldn't put it in Frank's category, though.
sorry to disagree.... bit the food there is not good. the ambiance is nice and some of the wait staff are charming- others not so much, but that's all right. The garden is nice the prices are fine, but teh food just is not very good. it's fine- not fresh and not great ingredients. the garden is a nice space, though, and the mood is festive. but don't go for the food.