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bondi10001 Sep 29, 2010 02:00 PM

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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    kathryn Sep 29, 2010 02:26 PM

    Here's a discussion from earlier this year:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/690053

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      Pan Oct 1, 2010 12:23 AM

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

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      Lupa
      170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

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      bob96 Sep 29, 2010 07:14 PM

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

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      Bar Stuzzichini
      928 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

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        fooodie Sep 30, 2010 02:05 PM

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

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          gutsofsteel Sep 30, 2010 02:08 PM

          The gnocchi at Hearth are superb.

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            Jane A. Sep 30, 2010 03:19 PM

            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.

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              sugartoof Sep 30, 2010 04:36 PM

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

          2. Jess321 Oct 3, 2010 03:13 PM

            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!

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            Malatesta
            649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

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              sushiman Oct 3, 2010 04:52 PM

              I just had a amazing plate at Hearth.

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                lisabnyc Oct 5, 2010 04:27 PM

                i like the gnocci at supper.

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                  eastvill Oct 6, 2010 07:30 AM

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

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                    busybee23 Oct 7, 2010 10:05 AM

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

                    1. Mister Meatball Oct 7, 2010 11:40 AM

                      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!!!

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                      Locanda Verde
                      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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                        kathryn Oct 7, 2010 12:19 PM

                        Locanda Verde is in Tribeca, BTW. And I don't see the gnocchi on their web site menu:
                        http://locandaverdenyc.com/dinner.php

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                        Locanda Verde
                        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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                          Mister Meatball Oct 7, 2010 12:25 PM

                          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.

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