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Feb 11, 2008 09:02 AM

Best gnocchi in Chicago?

Hi all,
so, I'm curious as to everyone's favorite gnocchi here in Chicago. I've been here almost three years now, and I still haven't found anything to write home about.

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  1. No place is anything to write home about if you can make your own homemade gnocchi. However, I remember having some decent gnocchi on one trip to Chicago at Spiaggia.

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    1. re: markabauman

      I tried the Spiaggia last year, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing..

    2. My favorite are at A Tavola. I do not find the rest of their food as good, but gnocchi is their specialty.

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      1. re: ljero

        Definitely agree here. A Tavola is the place for gnocchi. Cafe Spiaggia 2nd choice but A Tavola light and perfect.

      2. My favorite are at Pasta D'Arte which is located on Milwaukee Ave near Devon. they are homemade and the lightest gnocchi I have had in Chicago to date. They melt in your mouth. I would love for you to try and report back with your review.

        Here is the link to their website and updated menu. I just had the roasted red pepper gnocchi with mushrooms. They also have a gorgonzola cream and walnut version that I have yet to try.

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        1. re: CorinneM1

          wow, that looks amazing..
          I need to get up there and try it soon, thanks!!

          1. The gnocchi I had at Coco Pazzo a couple years ago were wonderful and light.

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            1. re: SuzMiCo

              it's good, but the sauce is too buttery for me..

              1. re: dag16

                They change up the sauce for the gnocchi seasonally, so you might have better luck on a return visit. When I had gnocchi there they were using a light marinara. On their web page right now the menu has gnocchi with mushrooms and oven-dried tomato. I've also seen a boar ragu.

                1. re: SuzMiCo

                  ooh, didn't realize that. The one I had was with mushrooms in a butter sauce, very tasty, but the butter and oil were too much. I'll try to get back there soon and give another gander. Thanks!!

            2. Great question, David. I, too, am a lover of the gnocchi. I would highly recommend the gnudi (similar to gnocchi, but made with cheese instead of potato) at Francesca's Forno in Wicker Park. Not as awesome as the version at the Spotted Pig in NYC, but extremely tasty, nonetheless. Enjoy!

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              1. re: vrollings

                hmm, sounds good too.
                My favorite gnocchi ever was a goat cheese one in Boston (Giacomos in the South End (not the North End version))