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Quality gnocchi in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens

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DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 11:38 AM

I would like to enjoy a plate of homemade gnocchi for dinner (possibly al ragu', but I'm flexible). I like nice, fluffy light gnocchi as opposed to the heavy/dense variety. Any suggestions?

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    kathryn RE: DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 11:59 AM

    Grab a bar seat at Hearth and order their gnocchi side. Not a tomato/red sauce, but really good.

    For Brooklyn & Queens, try the Outer Boroughs board.

    Previously:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/690053
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/737382

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      thegforceny RE: DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 01:06 PM

      Hearth and Craft are best in the city IMO. Not the leaden, gummy paperweights often found in the Italian american spots.

      1. zeeEats RE: DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 04:05 PM

        Another nod to Hearth, of course. For something a little easier on the wallet but just as good, L'Artusi actually makes a very good gnocchi.

        For something a little less traditional but delicious and interesting, consider the smoked chicken meatball ricotta gnocchi at Fedora, the tofu gnocchi at Musket Room and the creamy gnudi at Spotted Pig.

        1. Ziggy41 RE: DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 06:57 PM

          The gnocchi at Betony is as light as they come. Supersized (the gnocchi, not the dish which meant as a middle course), super soft, with corn and corn butter if I recall.

          By contrast, the gnocchi at Mercato is very small, firm, but with fantastic ragu

          Gnocchi in Eataly is nice as well but forgot the details

          1. ipsedixit RE: DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 07:08 PM

            If you're ok trying it with durum (as opposed to potato) flour, give the Gnochetti dish at Marea a try.

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              debinqueens RE: DanteAl Oct 9, 2013 07:10 PM

              lupa's can be light, though not totally consistent. in queens ,i highly recommend the gnocchi-like "ricotta dumplings" at MP taverna in astoria. remarkably fluffy specimens!

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                RCC RE: DanteAl Oct 10, 2013 05:43 AM

                +1 on Hearth's gnocchi.

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                  DanteAl RE: DanteAl Oct 10, 2013 06:31 AM

                  Thanks everyone - I just booked a table at Hearth. Your help was much appreciated.

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