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For the Love of Gnocchi: 10 Places to Get Your Fill

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Since it seems that the chillier temperatures have decided to linger a bit longer this year, it only seems fitting that some more time be devoted to heartier comfort food. From local restaurants offering the classic dish to those with something a little more exotic and untraditional, here are 10 places to get your fill of gnocchi.


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1. Harvest

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44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-2255
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Braised Vermont Rabbit and House-Made Gnocchi: Served as an appetizer, the rabbit and gnocchi comes with English peas, spring garlic, morel mushrooms, and Meyer lemon. [Photo: Official Site]

2. Parla

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230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 367-2824
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Squid Ink Gnocchi: A newcomer to the North End, Parla offers a gnocchi made with squid ink and topped with a venison bolognese, garlic bread puree (yes, you read that right), fresh basil, and shaved Parmesan cheese. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

3. Taranta

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210 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 720-0052
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Gnocchi di Yucca con Ragu Verde Stilo Seco Peruviano: The name of this dish is a mouthful, but what it means is this: a dish of cassava root gnocchi in a spicy lamb ragu with shaved Parmesan cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

4. No. 9 Park

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9 Park St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991
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Prune-Stuffed Gnocchi: It would be hard to talk about gnocchi without a mention of this iconic dish. The gnocchi at this Beacon Hill restaurant is enriched with foie gras while almonds provide crunch, and vin santo, an Italian dessert wine, finishes things off. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

5. Bistro du Midi

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272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
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Heirloom Beet Gnocchi: This brightly-hued gnocchi is served with haricots verts, pine nuts, preserved lemon, and ricotta salata. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Clio

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370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200
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Buttermilk Braised Chicken: The buttermilk braised chicken is accompanied by an oak gnocchi with golden raisins and a truffle crème. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Tavern Road

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343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 790-0808
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White Sweet Potato Gnocchi: Served as a side, this sweet play off of a traditional potato gnocchi comes dressed with baby Brussels sprouts, apples, and smoked maple. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

8. Deuxave

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371 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
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“Night Moves” Scituate Lobster with Gnocchi: Potato gnocchi, mushrooms, green grapes, curried walnuts, and pearl onions are wrapped in a citrus fricassee and can be enjoyed as an appetizer at this Back Bay restaurant. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Coppa

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253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902
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Gnocchi: At Coppa, the gnocchi is accompanied by sunchokes, castelvetrano olives, and cacio e pepe (or cheese and pepper). [Photo: Official Site]

10. Tavolo Ristorante

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1918 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124
(617) 822-1918
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Potato Gnocchi: Yellow foot and hedgehog mushrooms combine with an artichoke- parmesan cream sauce to make a seasonal gnocchi dish. Topped with herb pesto. [Photo: Facebook]

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1. Harvest

44 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Braised Vermont Rabbit and House-Made Gnocchi: Served as an appetizer, the rabbit and gnocchi comes with English peas, spring garlic, morel mushrooms, and Meyer lemon. [Photo: Official Site]
44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Parla

230 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
Squid Ink Gnocchi: A newcomer to the North End, Parla offers a gnocchi made with squid ink and topped with a venison bolognese, garlic bread puree (yes, you read that right), fresh basil, and shaved Parmesan cheese. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

3. Taranta

210 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
Gnocchi di Yucca con Ragu Verde Stilo Seco Peruviano: The name of this dish is a mouthful, but what it means is this: a dish of cassava root gnocchi in a spicy lamb ragu with shaved Parmesan cheese. [Photo: Facebook]
210 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

4. No. 9 Park

9 Park St, Boston, MA 02108
Prune-Stuffed Gnocchi: It would be hard to talk about gnocchi without a mention of this iconic dish. The gnocchi at this Beacon Hill restaurant is enriched with foie gras while almonds provide crunch, and vin santo, an Italian dessert wine, finishes things off. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
9 Park St
Boston, MA 02108

5. Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Heirloom Beet Gnocchi: This brightly-hued gnocchi is served with haricots verts, pine nuts, preserved lemon, and ricotta salata. [Photo: Facebook]
272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

6. Clio

370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Buttermilk Braised Chicken: The buttermilk braised chicken is accompanied by an oak gnocchi with golden raisins and a truffle crème. [Photo: Facebook]
370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

7. Tavern Road

343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
White Sweet Potato Gnocchi: Served as a side, this sweet play off of a traditional potato gnocchi comes dressed with baby Brussels sprouts, apples, and smoked maple. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

8. Deuxave

371 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
“Night Moves” Scituate Lobster with Gnocchi: Potato gnocchi, mushrooms, green grapes, curried walnuts, and pearl onions are wrapped in a citrus fricassee and can be enjoyed as an appetizer at this Back Bay restaurant. [Photo: Facebook]
371 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

9. Coppa

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Gnocchi: At Coppa, the gnocchi is accompanied by sunchokes, castelvetrano olives, and cacio e pepe (or cheese and pepper). [Photo: Official Site]
253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

10. Tavolo Ristorante

1918 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
Potato Gnocchi: Yellow foot and hedgehog mushrooms combine with an artichoke- parmesan cream sauce to make a seasonal gnocchi dish. Topped with herb pesto. [Photo: Facebook]
1918 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124

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