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Gnudi in Pittsburgh

Davedigger Jun 17, 2009 01:57 PM

I'm coming from Toronto to PGH this weekend and need some help finding a restaurant I have heard about.

While I was in PGH last summer, I was watching a show that was promoting one of those city coupon books. There was a chef making gnudi, which turned out to be one of my favourite dishes that I had in Italy. I didn't know what the dish was called until I saw the show. Turns out the chef doing the demo works at/owns(?) a resto in PGH that features gnudi on it's menu.

Any ideas what this place could be??

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    china.millman Jun 17, 2009 05:29 PM

    Hi Davedigger,

    My best guest was Lidia's Pittsburgh so I checked with the chef and they do indeed make gnudi and he's pretty sure they're the only restaurant around here that does. Unfortunately, since they change their pastas daily, the don't have it on the menu right now. He said that with some notice they can usually make them upon request, but probably not this weekend. I still recommend Lidia's, however, especially the chicken livers, the grilled octopus and the pork shank.

    If you'd like any advice on where to eat while you're here, feel free to e-mail me - cmillman@post-gazette.com

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    1. re: china.millman
      Davedigger Jun 18, 2009 10:14 AM

      Thank you, thank you China! That's the one! I knew it the minute I read the name. So sad they won't have gnudi tonight, but I will still most definitely give them a try. The menu looks fabulous and reminds me of one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto - Mistura - http://www.mistura.ca/index.php

    2. yayadave Jun 17, 2009 05:46 PM

      It appears that the restaurant is Palate, which is right in the Cultural District downtown. Here are some articles.
      http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A33046
      http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-11286098.html
      http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07172/795824-46.stm

      Since I was curious, I found a couple of recipes.
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Ricotta-Gnudi-with-Wild-Mushroom-and-Truffle-Sauce-236878
      http://chefsgonewild.blogspot.com/200...

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      1. re: yayadave
        Davedigger Jun 18, 2009 10:14 AM

        Thank you also yayadave. Not the restaurant I was looking for, but very intriguing none the less.

      2. Davedigger Jun 22, 2009 01:06 PM

        Just wanted to report back. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get there, but I will most definitely go next time I'm in the 'burgh.

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