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WestIndianArchie Jun 12, 2008 08:45 AM

I've never had it before, what's a good place to try it?

  1. BaltoPhilFood Jun 12, 2008 08:51 AM

    I'm still looking for great gnocchi! Some suggestions given to me by other hounds...
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/471255

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      Elyssa Jun 12, 2008 09:00 AM

      This is my absolute favorite food!! 2 places that have great versions is Proof (probably one of the best gnocchi dishes I've ever had!) And Filomena's Pasta Mama's make a delicious fresh version as well. I believe its served with either a red sauce or a cream sauce (I personally prefer it with pesto, but anyway they serve it at Filomena is good and plentiful).

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        dzherbst Jun 12, 2008 05:44 PM

        In DC, Al Tiramisu and Al Crostino make my favorite example with the cherry tomato sauce. Go try now.

        1. crackers Jun 12, 2008 06:32 PM

          DC or Baltimore?
          In DC, What Frank Ruta does with gnocci at Palena is etherial.

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            debit Jun 13, 2008 05:18 AM

            I second this. Palena's gnocchi is just FAB. Also, it is the one thing always guaranteed to be on the menu. Different preparations, but always gnocchi.

            I swear, if the way to a woman's heart is through her stomach, then I am deeply, deeply, deeply in love with Frank Ruta.

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              ktmoomau Jun 13, 2008 07:23 PM

              Palena hands down wins gnocchi, Filomena is ok, Palena is perfect and delightful.

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            DCDOLL Jun 14, 2008 04:01 AM

            i agree with Elyssa, Proof has great gnocchi. i don' t think ive ever had Palena's but everything else there is good so i'm sure it is great.

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              bylinemjf Jun 15, 2008 03:38 PM

              Piola used to have an all-you-can-eat gnocchi night once a month. Not my fave version of the dish, but you can't beat the quantity, hehe. And there were three different sauces you could choose from throughout the night.

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