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Feb 6, 2008 12:23 PM

Anyone know where to get fresh gnocchi??

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: heathermb

      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.

      1. re: Small Plates

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

    2. According to their website, Capone Foods has fresh gnocchi, in cheese, spinach, or sweet potato.
      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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      1. re: Allstonian

        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?

        1. re: Allstonian

          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.

          1. re: Allstonian

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

            1. re: Velda Mae

              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.

            2. re: Allstonian

              Pretty sure they get their pasta from Dave's

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              1. 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. 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