Gnocco
Gnocco

Gnocco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gnocco.com/
  • Phone: (212) 677-1913
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Gian Luca Giovanetti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private events can be held at the restaurant for Dinner during the week for parties of 10 or more
  • Private Party Contact: Gian Luca: info@gnocco.com 2126771913x
  • Special Events: Please contact us at info@gnocco.com or call 212 677 1913

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Avenues A & B
  • Public Transit: L train to 1st Avenue.
  • Parking: No
A word from Gnocco
Gnocco is a restaurant garden cafe serving Italian antipasti, pastas, seafood, meats, and pizzas. New York Magazine wrote that "the folks at Gnocco in the East Village have a simple plan: Offer better food for less by importing young (and cheap) chefs straight from Italy." The Zagat guide wrote that Gnocco offers "'East Village Italian Funk'...it keeps things 'simple' with affordable 'fresh pasta' and the 'amazing' fried dough its named for."
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Gnocco reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (36)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (30)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (10)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • always terrific
    foodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Gnocco is always great, the food is wonderful, the service is lovely. It's always a great place to go!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Pizza was good, skip the eggplant
    NCluvtodine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We used Open Table to find a place to get a few appetizers to hold us over until a late dinner. The pizza was good. We were expecting the eggplant dish to be more like eggplant parmesan. It was more like eggplant bruschetta. Interesting, but now our taste.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Gnocco is a wonderful restaurant for a fun, but romantic and delicious date night. The food never fails to impress me, and their desserts are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Fantastic Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food here is amazing and authentic italian, the staff is wonderful, and the decor and ambience is perfect for anything from a group celebration to a romantic first date. A must see and a must return experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • michibourj
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service and food were awful and it was expensive for no reason. Will not be going back ever again!
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    good for groups
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  • Good choice
    MarlboroMan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Nice setting, good food, friendly knowledgeable service staff and moderate prices. Quite a unique combination in Manhattan.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lamb was overlooked and tough
    Jdawg
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Walked in through The kitchen – big mistake not superclean. Are Italian food server was delightful. We ordered Arancini and Antipasto for appetizers and both were delicious. Pasta was okay. Lamb arrived overcooked and dry. Overall did not think this place was worth the trip.
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  • Great service!
    Winer3
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A member of our group has celiac disease. The chef and waiter went out of their way to accomodate him.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    zcomments
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was incredibly slow. Salad and Gnocco appetizers were good. Main courses didn't wow me. It was too expensive for so-so food and slow service.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local treat
    Dina
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Outdoor garden seating area was the highlight. We arrived at 7pm, just before the local crowds came by for dinner on a weeknight. We ordered the gnocci and fusill pasta entrees. The latter was a little lack-luster, but the spice in sauce made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not as great service
    Elle
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love Gnocco, but the service has definitely gotten worse. Just don't show up too hungry because it takes a long time for them to take your order, once you get
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our appetizer, fig, prosciutto and ricotta was great. Our pastas were "ok" at best - mine was all stuck together and actually white and crunch inside - totally under cooked, and the sauce was so dry - it actually tasted like a school lunch I had in middle school. My husband's gnocchi was good but the sauce was gummy. We would go back to try the pizzas, but the pastas just weren't that good.
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  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went to Gnocco for my 50th birthday with my husband and two sons. When I made the reservation, I requested the garden area and explained we were celebrating a birthday. When we arrived, we we ushered to an indoor table and were told there was no room outside. They also did nothing to acknowledge we were celebrating anything special and rushed us through our dinner in 45 minutes. I don't need to go back.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very satisfied!
    winegirl29
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Picked thus restaurant from searching on OpenTable. Had never heard of it but after reading the reviews and seeing the photos online, I just had a good feeling about it. We were a party of 10 and we're able to sit outside. Everyone was in love with their dinner choices. Very authentic Italian food. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Gnocco
    LB12
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good Italian restaurant. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The waitress made the occasion very comfortable. Very accommodating on helping w/ the wine list and knowledgable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Gnocco is delicious
    DeeCee
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I went with my family, including my baby niece, for a birthday celebration. The staff was fine with accommodating a stroller, and our server interacted with my niece whenever she came to the table. The recommendations for food and drink were spot on. The food and the service was terrific. We had a leisurely dinner, and a fabulous dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome pizza
    Tucan
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Took my naepolitan wife there with hesitation. She adored the pizza and the ambiance. We will try it again. N
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We chose Gnocco because of reviews and the proximity to the Astor place theater. We ate here before a show and we were glad we chose Gnocco! The food was great and the service as well. Will go back next time in NYC!!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Like Grandma's house
    MAS2013VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was wonderful, felt like I was in Italy at my Grandma's house, food yummy
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Birthday Fun!
    usblues607
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to Gnocco for our daughters birthday. We were a party of 7 and sat on the great open garden in back. Fantastic brick-oven pizzas, delicious fish (we had Branzino) and absolutely perfect Lamb Chops. Pesto Gnocchi was also good. Reasonable wine list. Smart, crisp, accommodating service. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    nice, low key outdoor garden with yummy italian food. would recommend this place!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 378 reviews are from the Gnocco reviews archive.
  • Great service, great with kids
    Aphid
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We found this restaurant via Zagat looking for great pasta close to Battery Park - read the reviews on Gnocco and ignored the ones on service etc., and focused on the food ones which were every good. Got there on time with 3 kids under 7 and the staff were out of the top drawer - food was great, sublime pasta, reasonable wine list (we had the veddeccio) and a nice setting made for a great first family meal in the big apple - they even brought out an extra pizza for the kids on the house! - we were out of there by 8 - just as it was starting to fill up with trendy types!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Benissimo!
    GPersonVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Mattia and his staff provide top-notch Northern Italian cuisine, innovative and delicious complemented by select excellent Italia-only wines with attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service by Mattia himself. The changing specials are unique, interesting and very flavorful. The atmosphere and interior design reminds one of a wood-rimmed Tuscan wine cellar say in Montepulciano: elegant, intimate, with the inside dining area overlooking a small outside garden patio. Before dinner at the small wine bar, you can interact with the warm and expert sommelier. Fantastico..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Excellent find
    Pete
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The pizza and pasta were both fresh and delicious, as was the fresh spinach salad. They also had a nice wine selection.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    JCNYC
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good good and great selections of pizzas. Great wine list too!!! Outside patio was charming
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful slice of Italy in NY
    Outoftowners
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We loved the little garden courtyard, the arancini (fried rice balls) were excellent, fennel salad, pizzas, and Tiramisu. A perfect little Italian restaurant.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent
    DGDGDGDGDG
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great food, excellent staff. The menu is great with lots of different options. Cheese plates, pizzas, meats, pastas - all delicious. It's a really chill atmosphere and they make you feel at home from cocktails to coffee. Dessert is great too. The back half of the restauarnat is open air when it's nice out and it's beautiful, but can also make the place a little muggy and warm when it's muggy and warm out. The waiter tilted a fan on the ceiling right on our table and it was a lot more comfortable. Definitely recommend
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • An OK well rated restaurant
    diaman
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Gnocco was OK but not more. The food was rather ordinary. The pasta that my wife ordered had virtually none of the eggplant described and the tomato sauce was quite ordinary. I Had the pasta with truffles which again was just OK. We will probably return to give it another chance but were surprised to find that the Michelin Guide gives it two stars and Zagat a 23 for food.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We made our reservation for 7:30 and were running a few minutes late. When we arrived, they sat us right away. The waiter was great and our food came quickly. Everything we ate was delicious! I definitely highly recommend Gnocoo.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big "YES"!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was my second time eating there... I've lived in the area for 20+ years and never ate at Gnocco, my friend took me recently for my birthday and I loved it. it fills up fast so make a reservation and I would love to sit in the garden in back but apparently so does everyone else. They won't take reservations for a garden table either. I plan on taking friends there in the future. Definitely a neighborhood gem!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Used to be good - what happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We dined there thursday night june 12. Waiter was rude and rushed us. Acted annoyed at every comment and question. My sister left with literally 20 mosquito bites on her legs. Food was terrible. I ordered the branzino which was tasteless. Others in our group ordered the chicken and my sister ordered the pork which was completely different from how it was described on the menu. Would never go bAck. This place used to be a good neighborhood place but no longer.
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  • Poor hostess service
    EzzyMir
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Arrived on time for a reservation and they didn't have a table. They then proceeded to seat others ahead of us. This makes no sense because we had a reservation and arrived first! You should seat the reservation based guest that arrives first. That said, the food was decent, the ambiance was a little strange because there were kids, baby boomers, first dates and every thing in between. Overall, confusing little place but it's the EV so not unexpected.
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  • Great dinner!
    HellsKitchenJenn
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner on the back patio this past Saturday. This was my first time at Gnocco - my friend (Italian!) recommended the restaurant for the occasion. It was great sitting outside and everyone enjoyed their food. The appetizers were amazing - we specifically loved the beef Carpaccio and the Burrata special. I will definitely go back.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food disappointed
    NNNNVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The restaurant didn't live up to its rating. The salads were good, but the pasta less so. Fusilli melanzane had little eggplant so was mostly just fusilli and tomato sauce. The spicy sausage in the rigatoni dish wasn't spicy, and the broccoli rabe had turned to mush. Will not return.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Wonderful experience
    BirthdayVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had our son's 21st bday dinner here. It was a great decision. There were 13 of us and that was no problem for Gnocco to handle. Food came out all at once, service was excellent. Tried having the dinner at more upscale places which want me to sign a contract and if we went over 2 hours they would change quite a sum per hour in food & beverage. Gnocco did none of that.. We enjoyed the evening thoroughly and felt no pressure that we should leave. The appetizers and pizzas were delicious. The main course had room for improvement, but did not regret my decision. Great place.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved our waiter
    Toni
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Most delicious pizza and pasta. Our waiter made our experience so special. Highly recommend!! Nice area too.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lively east village spot
    WillajaneVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Best for pizza Other food good but nothing special
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food, Service Can Improve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food: Food is very good. Their signature appetizer, gnocco, is delish! Their pizzas and pastas are great as well. Service: I made reservations 2.5 weeks prior for a group of 11. Received a phone call day of the reservation to confirm. I confirmed. A few hours later, received another phone call, asking if we could push back the reservation 30 min later. During dinner, wait staff kept bring us food/drinks we didn't order. Hectic, a lot of confusion. Friendly staff, but definitely needs more organization.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KEENJVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Very good Italian food, specializing in pizza. Intimate space across from Tompkins Square Park. The outdoor patio in back is charming and atmospheric.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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