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Can anyone recommend a restaurant in Manhattan (Midtown to Downtown) that does exceptional gnocchi? Nice and fluffy, not hard and gluggy. I really need some good comfort food.

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    1. re: kathryn

      That discussion doesn't mention Lupa, which serves excellent gnocchi. They're ricotta gnocchi, though, not potato gnocchi.

      170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

    2. Only had it once about a month ago but what I had was excellent: gnocchi all'amatriciana at Bar Stuzzichini, 20th and Broadway.

      Bar Stuzzichini
      928 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

      1. I really like the gnocchi from Pelligrino's in Little Italy

        1. The gnocchi at Hearth are superb.

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          1. re: gutsofsteel

            I'm partial to the gnocchi at Marseille - yes, I know it's a French restaurant, but even so, I find their gnocchi rich and wonderful.

            1. re: Jane A.

              Interestingly enough, the best gnoochi I've ever had was also from a (long defunct) French place.

          2. Love the gnocchi alla gorgonzola at Malatesta in the West Village, and I hate gorgonzola cheese! It's more of an alfredo sauce, and the gnocchi are light and pillowy and they melt in your mouth!

            649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

            1. I just had a amazing plate at Hearth.

              1. i like the gnocci at supper.

                1. definitely not traditional, but the white truffle / ricotta gnocchi at Jane on Houston Street is delicious.

                  1. 2nd the gnocchi at Supper. However, Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar has an amaaazing gnocchi appetizer. I'd go there just for that.

                    1. I have not had them at the restaurant (weren't available at lunch when I went), but if they're anything like the gnocchi I made from the chef's cookbook, then Locanda Verde in Chelsea is the place to go.

                      They're potato gnocchi, but the spuds are baked, not boiled. The lightest I've ever had, and the best by far. I never thought anything would surpass my own fresh ricotta gnocchi as far as lightness is concerned, but these killed mine by a mile!!!

                      Locanda Verde
                      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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                      1. re: Mister Meatball

                        Locanda Verde is in Tribeca, BTW. And I don't see the gnocchi on their web site menu:

                        Locanda Verde
                        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

                        1. re: kathryn

                          Of course it's in Tribeca. Sorry, typed too fast.

                          Bummer it's not on the menu. Apologies.

                          I'd still recommend making them from Carmellini's recipe, should you be inclined.