What is Gnocchi?
Gnocchi (singular form gnocco) are pillow-y, soft dough dumpling traditionally made from semolina, wheat flour, or potato. The pasta is rolled out, cut into small, wine cork-size pieces, and then pressed with a fork or cheese grater to form ridges to hold sauce.
Gnocchi are usually eaten as a replacement for soup or pasta as a first course in a traditional Italian dinner, and have been around since Roman times.
Where to Find the Best Gnocchi in Boston
Trattoria Il Panino’s Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a tomato and cheese rich dish, and is a typical first course dish from the Campania region (where Naples is located).
“Best Gnocchi in North End! Great food. Fried calamari was delicious and not at all greasy. All entrees were fresh and tasty but the gnocchi was OUTSTANDING.”
“My husband’s gnocchi was THE BEST he has ever had in a restaurant. (# 1 gnocchi, of course, has to be ‘alla mamma’!)”
“We [had] a great dinner, gnocchi and veal saltimboca were perfect. For many years we have come here and it is still our go to place in the North End.”
“Breaded veal chop delicious and Gnocchi are the best I have ever eaten. This restaurant is a must in Boston”