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Gnocchi in Birmingham?

Dax Jul 6, 2007 09:55 AM

I don't eat much pasta, with the exception of gnocchi. I've had a craving for a cream based gnocchi dish for a few days now. Which restaurants serve it here, if any? I'll even take a red sauce based gnocchi dish at this point.

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  1. sheilal RE: Dax Jul 9, 2007 07:26 AM

    I had gnocchi at Bottega a couple of years ago. It was very tasty. However, I can't attest to the fact that it's still on the menu. They change their menu seasonally at a minimum. Bongiorno in Crestline Village has gnocchi on their menu, but I've never eaten it there so I can't really give an opinion.

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      Dax RE: sheilal Jul 9, 2007 08:54 AM

      At the Cafe or main restaurant (Botega). Thanks Sheila.

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        sheilal RE: Dax Jul 9, 2007 09:06 AM

        The main, not the cafe.

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      pinotboy RE: Dax Jul 9, 2007 09:01 AM

      GianMarco's occasionally has gnocchi as a part of one of its nightly specials, but it is not typically on the menu. I have never had the gnocchi at Bongiorno, but the last time I ate there (several years ago) it was not a good experience.

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        pinotboy RE: Dax Jul 9, 2007 01:42 PM

        I just remembered that DeVinci's in Homewood serves gnocchi, although I have never ordered it--it is listed as one of the "House Specialties" on the menu. DeVinci's is known more for its pizza than its pasta, but it may be worth a try. The web site is devincispizza.com.

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          BarbDwyer RE: pinotboy Jul 31, 2007 11:39 AM

          The stuffed olives app at DeVinci's are wonderful. Not gnocchi, but a tasty morsel nonetheless.

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            pinotboy RE: BarbDwyer May 15, 2009 06:35 AM


            I don't know if you are still craving gnocchi almost two years later, but I had it last night at Bettola and it was the best I have ever had. It was prepared with porcini mushrooms, pancetta, fava beans and truffle oil. The gnocchi were pillowy soft, and the sauce they were served in was superb and very rich.

            The menu at Bettola changes pretty often, so you might want to call first to see if they are still serving it before you make a trip.

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              Dax RE: pinotboy May 15, 2009 08:18 AM

              That sounds like a very rich heaven. I get a gnocchi craving about once a month, even when it's warm outside. Thanks pinotboy!

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