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Where to find great gnocchi in Manhattan?

atom12 Mar 14, 2008 08:10 AM

I love, love, love gnocchi. Who would you recommend? I'm staying in Midtown, if that helps.

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    kobetobiko RE: atom12 Mar 14, 2008 08:32 AM

    No contest for me - Absolutely Babbo and Del Posto! (Lupa is not the same).

    The ones at Hearth are ok as well. But Babbo and Del Posto are just decadent and completey a league above all the others!

    1. Spiritchaser RE: atom12 Mar 14, 2008 08:34 AM

      Cascina on 9th Ave by 45th. I am not a big fan of gnocchi but I tired my GF's when we were at Cascina recently and it was really really good. Very light and lots of flavor.

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        rrems RE: atom12 Mar 14, 2008 09:22 AM

        I am also a big fan of gnocchi, and I vote for the ricotta gnocchi with duck and fontina at Crispo, and the spinach and ricotta gnocchi with butter and sage at Pepolino. Two very different preparations, but both light and tender with delicious flavors.

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          Lucia RE: atom12 Mar 14, 2008 11:13 AM

          The gnudi at Mia Dona are great if you want to stay in midtown. I like the gnocchi at Apizz, Lupa, and Hearth.

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            pellegrino31 RE: Lucia Mar 14, 2008 12:39 PM

            Agreed - gnocchi is great at Apizz (the short ribs accompanying the gnocchi are amazing) and Lupa.

            The gnudi at Spotted Pig is great too - served with a butter sage sauce.

            Quite a few years ago I had the gorgonzola gnocchi at Il Bagatto - not sure if they are still good.

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              financialdistrictresident RE: pellegrino31 Apr 6, 2008 04:38 PM

              The gnudi at Falai.

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            bobby06877 RE: atom12 Mar 14, 2008 02:51 PM

            I LOVE the gnocchi in gorgonzola at both Bianca and Da Andrea.It is almost a tie but if you like your gorgonzola a little sharper than choose Bianca.Unfortunately both are downtown. Teodora, a sister restaurant to Bianca, also serves gnocchi and is located in midtown.

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              rrems RE: bobby06877 Mar 14, 2008 06:51 PM

              I like the gnocchi at Da Andrea but it does not compare to Crispo, Lupa, or Pepolino. The gorgonzola sauce is delicious but the gnocchi are not as tender and light as they should be IMO.

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              douglas525 RE: atom12 Mar 15, 2008 03:58 AM

              The only gnocchi I've ever had in this town is at Apizz. That caveat aside, I second the reco for their dish with the short ribs. It was over a year ago that I had it and I still remember it.

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                jakew8 RE: douglas525 Mar 31, 2008 11:02 AM

                I've had many gnocchi dishes in this town and Apizz is my favorite. Highly recommended. It was memorable for me too and I ate it two years ago.

              2. jenniebnyc RE: atom12 Mar 15, 2008 07:21 AM

                Park Ave Winter
                IL Bagatto for Roman style

                1. LeahBaila RE: atom12 Mar 16, 2008 08:42 AM

                  Caffe Linda makes my favorite gnocchi in town with a delicious Bolognese sauce...AND it's in midtown!


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                    UES Mayor RE: atom12 Mar 17, 2008 04:07 AM

                    Spigilo makes an absolutely divine version!!

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                      kam0424 RE: atom12 Mar 31, 2008 10:11 AM

                      My friends rave about the spinach gnocci at lil frankies.

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                        jakew8 RE: kam0424 Mar 31, 2008 11:03 AM

                        The spinach gnocchi there is pretty good. Also get their caprese salad... they always have eerily ripe tomatoes even in the dead of winter.

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                        dandandan RE: atom12 Apr 6, 2008 06:59 PM

                        i have a really amazingly good chestnut gnocchi at enotecha in 'Inoteca on the lower east side. coupled with a wonderful wine selection and patio dining during summer... it really was perfect :)

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