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mlzeats Jan 30, 2009 05:41 AM

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. mbfant RE: mlzeats Jan 30, 2009 09:56 AM

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

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      Sanjuro RE: mbfant Sep 17, 2009 07:35 AM

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

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        mbfant RE: Sanjuro Sep 17, 2009 11:47 PM

        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.

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          Sanjuro RE: mbfant Sep 18, 2009 08:25 AM

          Great! Thanks for the info!

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        DUH CAR RE: mbfant Sep 18, 2009 11:58 AM

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

      3. vvvindaloo RE: mlzeats Jan 31, 2009 11:43 AM

        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.
        http://www.italiadiscovery.it/dove_ma...

        1. katieparla RE: mlzeats Feb 20, 2009 07:10 PM

          Settimio on via del Pellegrino is nearby to your hotel.

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            aventine RE: mlzeats Sep 16, 2009 08:15 PM

            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).

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              vincentinparisandrome RE: mlzeats Feb 20, 2010 06:43 AM

              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.

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