Gnocco

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$30 and under
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Italian
GNOCCO is a restaurant garden cafe serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. Experience authentic Northern Italian cuisine without having to leave the East Village. We specialize in authentic homemade Italian food made with fresh and imported ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine list and selection of beer, all imported from Italy. Named for the fried dough puffs sold with prosciutto and salami on the streets of Modena, Gnocco strives for Italian authenticity.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 853 People Are Saying
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BQ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting with a really well-designed layout and atmosphere. Great food as well.

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, memorable. Highly recommend for dates and friends dinners. My friend and I got seated in this magical nook in the back covered garden, and the waitress recommended a social — truffle pasta — the whole experience was wonderful.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Hostess would wander around restaurant not allowing you to make eye contact. Waitress behaved and spoke inappropriatly and was rude to us. She caused the table next to us to storm off without paying. Gnocco used to be a nice place to eat casual Italian fare but there are too many other places to patron in the neighborhood to put up with really inadequate service. Don't bother.

Gnocco
Responded on 10 September 2019

Dear Maite, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience. We aim to maintain the highest standards of service, but clearly that's not what happened last Saturday night, it was unacceptable. The waitress is been fired already because we were able to see the scene that night. We truly hope that you come back and give us another opportunity to reach your expectations! Gnocco

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was such a nice pleasant surprise. We loved the ambience and were surprised by how good all the food was. The service; all the servers could not have been nicer. We will def be back! Loved!!

C
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Been going here for years, very nice crew of people- went this weekend- excellent service, excellent hostess, obviously the owner or manager was hands on and also very friendly. Got the octopus app that everyone raves about- did not enjoy in both taste and presentation. Great wine recommendation from waiter. Food was good. Food was not great or different, but reliable. We got the salmon, tagliatelle, and Gnocchi- it was good. Sat in garden, always nice because the front is usually too bright. The server is what made this place great- we were well taken care of for sure. If you are looking for AMAZING food, this isn't the place but this is comfort for sure.

RP
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best East Village value for variety of eaters: gluten free options, seafood and meat, tasty appetizers/pastas and full entrees. Even tasty cocktails or non- alcoholic options! You’re sure to see dates, family dining or special groups here. (people on a pizza tour wore izzy hats!)

n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Service awesome as usual.

NM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Little piece of Italy in New York!! Very very good italian appreciate, and here you can eat REAL ITALIAN PASTA. Very good job guys!

S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My friend and I ate at Gnocco the other night. The food was wonderful. We had a beet salad that was more than enough for two people. The octopus carpaccio was delicious. My friend had the Spaghetti with shrimp, clams and basil pesto. She said it was to die for. I had the salmon special with shrimp. I could not even finish it. The dessert tasting menu is absolutely sinful. The only negative was the waitress. We had to ask for bread and ice numerous times before she remembered to bring them. Hopefully in the future the service will be better.

ER
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true athentic neighborhood Italian experience. The food was fantastic! Best dinner we had our whole trip to NY. Octupus and the pizza are above par! The staff made us feel like family and we had a blast!

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I just love this restaurant. The food is always solidly great and the service is friendly. On a recent visit, one of our dishes was subpar, not what I expect from the restaurant. I mentioned it, and they really made things right. I appreciated that they took pride in their service.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very tasty. Meat, salads, pasta all looked very good. The dessert selection was not that appealing.

RB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service! Staff is super friendly and the food never disappoints

JK
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed the ambiance of the place and we liked the burratta appetizer. The pizza was good but watery in the middle and not as crispy as we all would’ve liked. Prices were typical of NYC. There was a credit card fee.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive waitstaff. Would definitely recommend!

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great early dinner. The cold cuts were more than few and good in the Gnocco starter but saved some space to enjoy their pizza. Happy I visited, also really good service and nice spot in the covered garden.

MV
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The gnocchi were delicious, and the pizza was even better

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great! Good quality of food! Great service, nice environment!

BC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I brought an Italian friend to Gnocco to ask his opinion of this restaurant. - We started with the restaurant's namesake 'gnocco' dish (fried gnocchi and a selection of excellent salamis and cured meats), which we shared with a dish of poerk, veal and beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce. For main courses we had the tagliata (served rare, as requested), and the most tender, succulent 'maialino al latte' I have ever eaten. The meat fell off the bone at the touch of a fork. It was served with sauted spinach. - My Italian friend commented on the quality of the salamis and cured meats and also of his tagliata. - The Rosso da Montalcino wine was excellent value for a wine of its quality. I have been very impressed with the food during both of my visits to Gnocco.

AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for below average food

WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

I used to love this restaurant, but not sure I will return now. The waiter seemed annoyed with us and my friend and I got the Branzino. It was mostly potatoes with a small piece of fish on top. Left kind of hungry. Also, we went there for the garden in back only to find that it has a roof on it. So, not really a garden. Restaurant has a nice vibe and maybe ok if you get the pizza, but not a fine dining experience.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute little place with great food! Reasonably priced too

SO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This little place has potential. We went on Father’s Day and the place was not crowded. It took awhile before someone came over for drink orders. Food took a long time to come out and they forgot an order and brought out double of another order. Even got a drink wrong.
On the good side, the food was flavorful with normal sized portions.

g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm and friendly atmosphere, casual and cozy but festive. We loved dining in their semi-outdoor patio. The food was fantastic! It's rare for our family to all love a restaurant but we all did and we felt that there was an abundance of great choices on the menu. Great iced coffee at brunch!

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this neighborhood gem. Will be returning soon.

LH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The pizza was delicious, our server was very knowledgeable of food items. Service was a bit slow, I think our server was the only one working. There was a lot of little flies flying around which was distracting when trying to enjoy your food. Other than that, tasty food

h
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a slight problem with being overcharged for our bottle of wine, but it was immediately corrected. The food was very good.....nice size portions. Our waitress, Margarita, was terrific. Very professional and attentive.

D
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, staff was so friendly and welcoming. We come back every time we are in NYC.

NV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Used to come here all the time when my parents were in town visiting, the owner was always really friendly. Went on Friday for the first time in a year or so to find it turned into a before club restaurant for underage kids. Really loud and very busy, not the nice Italian restaurant I loved. Service was terrible they asked if we wanted the check before we even got our entrees which took about an hour to come. Will definitely not be back unfortunately

TH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and a lovely casual setting.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

BS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met a friend here for dinner. They had great service, food was good. They accommodated my child’s stroller and made me feel comfortable eating there with an infant.

I would recommend this place.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 2

Limited options, it was quite hot, poor services and way over priced.

Gnocco
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi Kamini, We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are, in other hand we would like to clarafy the following points: 1) In regards to the limited options: Besides our Brunch Menu (32 options), we also serve our Dinner Menu (67 options) and Specials of the Day. In regards to our prices: We offer to our customers a Brunch Special $21,95 that includes: a main course, a cocktail and coffee.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Finalmente ho trovato anche nella grande mela un locale dove poter mangiare lo gnocco fritto, piatto che adoro, unica cosa accompagnerei lo gnocco oltre che con i salumi anche con qualche formaggio

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience and a great meal...

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibile authentic Italian food! This is a gem in the heart of East Village! Fresh ingredients, great thin pizza and amazing service!!
This is the place to be! Prices spot on! We will definitely go back!!

t
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and such pleasant service. I will definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for paper-thin pizza and quality pasta dishes. Is a tad hot in the restaurant due to the pizza oven being next to the dining area. Overall excellent experience.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food is delicious; but unfortunately some of the worst service I've ever encountered, and I worked in the hospitality industry for years.

We went to celebrate my sister's birthday and decided to order a handful of appetizers, salad, and pasta to share. We knew it was going to be an interesting evening when our server walked away from our table multiple times in the middle of a drink order. You had to try and shout "wait, and he'd like a beer" as the server had left after only getting 1 drink order.

For some strange reason they didn't stagger anything we order. The pasta came out first and the antipasti came out last (doesn't that defeat the purpose). Everything came out in a very rushed manner. The staff tried to hurry everything on our plates and were annoyed when we weren't done with a plate yet on the table. We're talking less than 5 minutes to sit and enjoy the plates they had brought out. Finally, my mom spoke up to my server and said please slow down and let us enjoy the food, it's delicious but we're feeling very rushed. She was stern, but not out of line. From then on the server actually ignored my mother and would only go to the other side of the table to ask if we were ready for the next plates. So strange, and rude!

At the end of the meal, there was no asking about dessert or celebratory anything for my sister. He dropped off the (extremely expensive) check without so much as a well-wish. Now we didn't ask to speak to a manager about the terrible service, ask for anything to be comped, nothing. When the server came back to get the check, my mom very nicely said the food was delicious, but was there an issue with the kitchen...we felt very rushed like we were tourists you were trying to get out the door...our appetizers came last, and everyone who came to our table seemed annoyed. The server had the gall to say I'm sorry if you feel that way, but you shouldn't have yelled at me and continued to berate my mom for asking him to slow down the food earlier

GM
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely fresh and delicious. My table had the lamb chops, rigatoni with broccoli rabe and Tagliatelle in Bolognese. Service was quick and friendly and the menu is a little electronic tablet you effortlessly swipe to read and see beautiful pictures of their selections. Definitely going again!

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