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Restaurant Gnocchi suggestions?

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phillr Aug 12, 2011 03:20 PM

Hello, I'm looking for different gnocchi restaurants that fit my peculiar tastes :)

Personally, I don't like my gnocchi made from spinach (e.g. green gnocchi), nor would I want it made from riccota cheese. Thus far I've only enjoyed traitional potato or sometimes sweet potato gnocchi, though i'd be open to other interesting suggestions. I'm not a fan of the super strong/sharp cheeses (e.g. blue or gargonzola), but open to them if they were in combination of other cheeses.

My two favorite gnocchi's are:
1) 4-Cheese gnocchi at Pangaea. I love creamy sauces and mopping it up with bread.
2) Rabbit gnocchi from Foccacia. Was amazing when I first had it, gnocchi was pan fried a bit and had deliciusly crusty bits. But the restaurant doesn't prepare their gnocchi the same way anymore :(

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. justsayn RE: phillr Aug 12, 2011 03:25 PM

    Parkette on Queen W. has amazing gnocchi. Small serving of deliciousness - sauce and all. Unfortunately their bread (requested separately) was nothing special although the waitress said they were working on it.

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    Parkette
    874 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3, CA

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      akhorasanee RE: justsayn Aug 13, 2011 03:41 PM

      really enjoyed the lamb gnocchi at Osteria Ciceri! Also the beast does variation of poutine with gnocchi instead of fries with braised rabbit!

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      Osteria
      106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

    2. Otonabee RE: phillr Aug 13, 2011 02:58 AM

      I would have to say the gnocchi dish at Terroni. Soft gnocchi served with tomato sauce and fresh ricotta.

      1. ekim256 RE: phillr Aug 13, 2011 02:27 PM

        I super enjoyed my gnocchi from Woodlot, which is in Little Italy. Fantastic flavour and consistency, love the restaurant's atmosphere. It was one of the few standouts that night :-)

        A thumbs down for O&B Canteen's gnocchi (and their dinner in general).

        Erin
        http://www.cookiesandtomatoes.com

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          JennaBean RE: ekim256 Aug 13, 2011 09:15 PM

          IMO i don't think you can even call that gnocchi at Canteen. Thumbs down.

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