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Anyone know where to get fresh gnocchi??

Small Plates Feb 6, 2008 12:23 PM

North End, Cambridge, Somerville.... beyond - Does anyone know of a place(s) I can purchase fresh gnocchi? Thank you!!

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  1. heathermb RE: Small Plates Feb 6, 2008 12:30 PM

    I imagine that Dave's in Davis Square might carry them. Good idea to call first, just in case.

    Dave's Fresh Pasta
    81 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144

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      Small Plates RE: heathermb Feb 6, 2008 12:34 PM

      I checked this morning, and they do not make fresh gnocchi. I have purchased the vacuum sealed packages of gnocchi there before, but they have a slightly more leaden quality than I am looking for. I usually make my own, but time is tight this week.

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        B. Savarin RE: Small Plates Feb 6, 2008 05:47 PM

        Dave's is terrible. Truly terrible. Make your own! It's not hard, and the results will be a million times better.

    2. Allstonian RE: Small Plates Feb 6, 2008 12:39 PM

      According to their website, Capone Foods has fresh gnocchi, in cheese, spinach, or sweet potato. http://caponefoods.com/SearchResult.a...
      You should probably check with them to see which, if any, they actually have in stock.

      I'm pretty sure I've seen fresh gnocchi at Russo's, as well - I don't know who their pasta supplier is.

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        bella_sarda RE: Allstonian Feb 6, 2008 01:37 PM

        I have never seen gnocchi at Capone's which were not frozen (and the frozen ones I had from them were not nearly as good as fresh homemade gnocchi), but maybe if you ordered in advance they'd make them fresh for you?

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          franksnbeans RE: Allstonian Feb 7, 2008 06:17 AM

          Check w/them @ the original Union Sq. location. The Cambridge store is more for their packaged goods. But they're great folks, and if your schedule's flexible, I'd bet Al could tell you when they'd be making gnocchi, so you could pick it up then, as opposed to after they've frozen it.

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            Velda Mae RE: Allstonian Mar 12, 2008 11:32 AM

            Russo's just swtiched to Maria's from Dave's. They didn't have gnocchi the last time I was there.

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              TheTrout RE: Velda Mae Mar 13, 2008 10:35 AM

              With enough notice ( 1 week usually ) Russo's is happy to order just about any fresh pasta that they don't normally stock. I agree with the above comments about gnocchi - frozen ones just don't cut it. To be truly appreciated, these delectable little lumps need to be eaten fresh.

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              shellicopter RE: Allstonian Mar 12, 2008 01:28 PM

              Pretty sure they get their pasta from Dave's

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              penny RE: Small Plates Feb 6, 2008 06:31 PM

              I think Bella Ravioli in Medford makes gnocchi.I don't know if it's fresh or frozen. Haven't had their gnocchi, but I've had their linguini, which is quite good.

              1. Dr.Jimbob RE: Small Plates Feb 6, 2008 07:39 PM

                I believe the Butcher Shop sells the gnocchi from No. 9 Park in its freezer case. Expensive, but man, are they good.

                Butcher Shop
                552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118

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                  jack daniels RE: Small Plates Feb 7, 2008 03:00 AM

                  bob's in medford carries fresh pasta though i'm not certain i've seen gnocchi there. might be worth a call.

                  Bob's Imported Food & Catering
                  324 Main St, Medford, MA 02155

                  1. Small Plates RE: Small Plates Feb 7, 2008 06:06 AM

                    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I will start working the phones this morning. Appreciate all your help!! :-)

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                      pemma RE: Small Plates Mar 13, 2008 07:31 AM

                      LaBella's in West Medford Square carries "homemade-type" frozen gnocchi, but I think they might get it from Bella's in S. Medford and freeze it.

                    2. cassoulady RE: Small Plates Mar 13, 2008 07:34 AM

                      monicas in the north end sells fresh pasta, gnocchi, ravioli.

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                        phatchris RE: cassoulady Mar 13, 2008 09:43 AM

                        Try Pasta D'oro? in Everett on Ferry street. Great homemade stuff.

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