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Excellent Gnocchi in D.C.?

beauxgoris Feb 9, 2008 08:07 AM

We're ruined, we had the most amazing Gnocchi on a recent trip to Philly (at La Fontana Della Citta) and now we're craving it again! It was so soft and light and in a bleu cheese/creme sauce - ugh It was so good!

Who does amazing Gnocci in D.C. area?

TIA!

p.s. their fried calamari was also heavenly!

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    MartyL RE: beauxgoris Feb 9, 2008 08:36 AM

    Any gnocchi on the menu at Palena -- Frank Ruta is unsurpassed with the little pillows. You can order it a la carte if you sit in the bar section.

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      ktmoomau RE: MartyL Feb 9, 2008 08:39 AM

      Agreed Palena is the best I have had in DC.

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        beauxgoris RE: ktmoomau Feb 9, 2008 10:01 AM

        ^^I looked at the menu (online) and lots of things look yummy - however I'm not a huge Hare fan and it seems that's the sauce the gnocchi comes with. :(
        Any other recs?

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          MartyL RE: beauxgoris Feb 9, 2008 05:23 PM

          The online menu is from last fall. It changes at least once a week. Call them up and ask what the gnocchi is on any given day.

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            beauxgoris RE: MartyL Feb 9, 2008 08:37 PM

            ^^Thank you - good to know. We'll have to check it out.

    2. Bill on Capitol Hill RE: beauxgoris Feb 9, 2008 08:21 PM

      I had some very nice gnocchi at Sette Bello in Clarendon (Arlington).

      1. hill food RE: beauxgoris Feb 10, 2008 01:06 AM

        Maybe Locanda? but gnocchi isn't that different from spaeztle and that's easy enough - fun Sunday project. be creative with herbs.

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          DCDOLL RE: beauxgoris Feb 10, 2008 04:08 AM

          Obelisk makes wonderful gnocchi; the problem is, you never know what they are going to serve til you get there! They have a 5 course prix fixe menu every day based upon what is fresh at market/local. One of the courses includes pasta. Of course, no matter what you get it's wonderful & homemade but you can't count on any one thing being served any given night (which is part of what makes it so fun!)

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