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Jan 30, 2009 05:41 AM

Gnocchi in Rome

I have one Thursday night in Rome on my upcoming trip to Rome.
It is my understanding that Thursday is traditionally gnocchi night in Rome. Where should I dine for the best gnocchi if I do not wish to spend more than 25E/pp? I will be staying in the P. Navona area but am willing to go elsewhere if necessary.

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  1. It's not night, it's all day Thursday. You want the plainest, most traditional trattoria you can find.

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    1. re: mbfant

      Is gnocchi served at any trattorias when it's not Thursday? I'm leaving Rome on the only Thursday I will be there...

      1. re: Sanjuro

        Many trattorias serve gnocchi all the time or at least on several days a week. Almost all restaurants post menus outside so you can see.

      2. re: mbfant

        Is this just in Rome, or is it elsewhere in Italy? (Hope so).

      3. My regular gnocchi Thursday haunt (for lunch) is La Pollarola, near Campo dei Fiori. I like them simple, al pomodoro, and this place just can't be beat.

        1. Settimio on via del Pellegrino is nearby to your hotel.

          1. I had the best gnocchi at Enoteca Corsi this past June. The main dish of the Thursday was with pesto, but I saw a Roman order his al pomodoro and did the same. Dreamy. Successive gnocchi orders at other restaurants never matched this one dish! (This is open in the day only though).

            1. Obviously this thread is over a year old, but I just wanted to say that there are a lot of good gnichi in Rome. The simplest and possibly the best ones however probably at La Vecchia Conca (Via Carlo Alberto 26/a, near Santa Maria Maggiore and Termini Station) where they serve them alla Sorrentina,with a plain tomato sauce and basil. The gnocchi are little pillows of air. Vecchia conca also does great pizza, unusual for a "nice" place with linen tablecloths and stemmed wine glasses. And the people couldn't be nicer. I don't live as close to it as I used to, but it is still worth the trek.