HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese?

Takeout fresh gnocchi?

allston chow Nov 12, 2008 05:21 PM

My husband and I are craving fresh, homemade gnocchi to take out and cook at home. Can't stand the vacuum-sealed packages sold at most stores. Have tried Russo's in Watertown (no gnocchi) and Basta Pasta in Cambridge (no takeout)... before I strike out again, where can we go to get fresh gnocchi?

  1. v
    Velda Mae Nov 13, 2008 04:43 AM

    I got some recently at Bella Ravioli in Medford. I know they are made fresh on site but I think they might be frozen in plastic bags but they are definitely not vacuum packed.

    1. a
      autopi Nov 13, 2008 06:05 AM

      dave's fresh pasta in davis square. and i'm pretty sure capone's, close to davis square and some other locations as well.

      4 Replies
      1. re: autopi
        Taralli Nov 13, 2008 06:23 AM

        I thought of Dave's too, but a call would be in order first, as I don't see gnocchi available on their website - lots of ravioli tho'.

        1. re: Taralli
          Velda Mae Nov 13, 2008 06:40 AM

          Dave's doesn't make its own gnocchi but it does sell them. They're not very good. I believe Capone's are vacuum packed and aren't terribly good either. I'd vote for Bella over those two.

          1. re: Velda Mae
            autopi Nov 13, 2008 06:56 AM

            sorry i misread--i thought the OP was looking for stuffed raviolis, not gnocchi.

            1. re: autopi
              pemma Nov 13, 2008 09:23 AM

              LaBella's in West Medford has frozen homemade-type ravioli (not vacuum packed). They actually may get them from Bella's in S. Medford.

      2. rlh Nov 13, 2008 10:22 AM

        I think they are already cooked, but the takeaway gnocchi (with wild mushroom cream sauce) from Sportello on Congress St. are the best around if they are 10% as good as the ones served in the restaurant - about $16 per serving.

        1. r
          rramoni Nov 13, 2008 08:25 PM

          I have the same issue with the vacuum-packed gnocchi, and I have found that the easiest solution is to make them myself. I use the Cook's Illustrated recipe, and my Italian-born husband completely approves.

          1. w
            winedude Nov 14, 2008 03:22 AM

            I believe that Monica's on Salem St. in the North End sells fresh gnocchi. I haven't tried it, but I recall seeing them there.

            1. f
              F.F.C. Nov 14, 2008 07:55 AM

              Dominic's in Waltham has real handmade gnocci for take-out. They have cavatelli too, but make sure you ask for gnocchi. You have to wait for them to make them but they are good.

              Show Hidden Posts