Gnocchi’s Ristorante & Dining Lounge
1238 – 8 St. SW
I was introduced to Gnocchi’s during a business lunch a few years back, and it continues to be a favorite spot to enjoy a glass of wine and some fantastic food while we pretend to work over the lunch hour.
“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” George Miller.
As we are usually only here for lunch, we tend to skip appetizers in favor of a bottle of wine – but we decided to splurge today and start with the Italian sausage in a mustard brandy cream sauce. I can’t repeat some of the inappropriate comments made by my colleagues over how amazing this sauce is, but trust me – it truly was fantastic, and there was not a drop left anywhere in sight.
We were offered a sample of the sweet-potato gnocchi, which differed from the regular gnocchi mostly by a denser texture. I didn’t quite catch the details of the sauce, although I think I heard Marscapone cheese.
My entree is a tried and true pick – Gnocchi Da Mare. A mix of seafood in a beautiful ricotta-brandy sauce. The sauce is surprisingly light, and is a perfect base to mate the chewy gnocci to the perfectly cooked seafood. Consistently perfect, in every way.
If the namesake dish isn’t to your liking, the menu is full of other dishes ranging from veal, fish, chicken, and a variety of pastas. With an array of dishes at our table, I know everyone left completely satisfied as we all commented on how we all like coming here. Salute!