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Aug 26, 2006 08:14 PM

Gnice Gnocchi

Anybody have a favorite gnocchi spot?

Recently went to Jiraffe, had their peruvian (purple) potato gnocchi, very good.

Also this tiny tiny place around Melrose and Wilton area, called la buca had great handmade gnocchi with a choice of several handmade sauces, we chose the "fuma". Very Very Good. This is place also has the best buff. mozz. pizza. Free corkage but it is tiny, holds only 12 people at max. Went there with my Italian friends who came straight from Italy and they gave their approval.

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  1. Bless you for the purple gnocchi rec - that sounds amazing!
    I had a good plate of gnocchi at Farfalla in Los Feliz recently - good, but not great. To be honest, I've been hunting for an ideal gnocchi spot for eons, so I appreciate your opinions muchly :)


    1. The very best -- the VERY best -- gnocchi are had at Spumoni, on Ventura Blvd. half a block west of Van Nuys Blvd. I swear they must put crack in them.

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      1. thanks. I have actually heard alot of great things about that place. Anything else you would rec. at Spumoni?

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        1. re: Gentile

          The (non-fried) calamari appetiser. Get extra bread to go with it so you can sop up the sauce. I like the Sicilian gnocchi (forget what they call it, but it's got anchovies, olives, tomatoes and garlic in it) the best.

        2. Gnocchi at Al Gelato on Robertson (only in tomato or pesto sauces, but fantastic).

          1. mmm, i've also had the peruvian purple potato gnocchi during my last visit to jiraffe. quite a lovely dish!!