Al fresco dining in the spring and summer is highly coveted in NYC. I had a beautiful outdoor dinner with my family last week at Gnocco, a great Italian restaurant in the East Village, and I recommend you dine here too. Gnocco is a wonderful place. A charming and beautiful space, with fantastic food. What more can you ask for?
A special of burrata with cherry tomantoes was creamy goodness.
The Gnocco ($12.45), homemade deep fried dough with a selection of typical northern Italian cold cuts, was absolutely fabulous. These light and airy pillows of dough, placed with silky and delicious meats, was truly heavenly.
Insalata Nizzarda ($9.95),imported tuna, green beans, black olives, anchovy, sweet red peppers, scallions, potatoes, chives, and quail eggs, in a red vinegar and extra virgin olive oil dressing, was an addictive salad. I rarely crave salads, but this salad I could eat on a daily basis.
The Tartufata pizza ($19.95) is a must order. Fresh mozzarella, truffle sauce, mushrooms, and Speck, make for a truly magical pizza pie. It doesn't get better than this folks. I might say I have culinary orgasms a bit too often, I can't help it, I'm easy. Even if you like to play hard to get, this pizza will get you. Trust me.
So if you desire to dine outdoors in a stunning patio, or if you just want a fabulous meal in a charming spot, Gnocco hits the spot. You might not have an orgasm like me, but you'll be plenty satisfied.
337 E. 10th St. (bet. A and B)
New York, NY 10009