Gnocco

4.6
966 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 966 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining experience was great. Very safe with partitions between tables and the side on sidewalk open for ventilation. Service was attentive and server was very pleasant and accommodating. Food was excellent. My friend’s salad was a little too salty and they took it away without charge. A great neighborhood restaurant. I have been here before and it’s always good and I will return!

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JoanA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food git nice quiet indoor table

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vipNyc10002
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gnocco appetizer was fantastic with 3 different salumi.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They are doing a fabulous job creating ambience while keeping people safe. The food was delicious as always

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NickA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to say but excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. I’ve actually never been told I am “out of my mind” or “shameful” by a proprietor for telling him we did not enjoy our drinks and would like for them to be taken off the menu. The food was abysmal at best and I am genuinely confused how he is in business. The “fusilli picante” consisted of raw chopped jalapenos tossed on top of costco shredded mozzarella that was simply cold and thrown on top of overcooked pasta. The gnocchi tasted like chef boyardee and was sticking to the roof of my mouth. Canned tomatoes were used in every dish and the chef couldn’t be bothered to season the sauce or take out the lumpy tomatoes from the can mixture. Probably the worst italian food in nyc and for their prices??? I could go to vapiano for a fraction of the price and at least have an edible meal. The owners behavior was actually attrocious and I have never experienced anything of the sort in my entire life! Cannot understand how the owner can scream at customers for complaining about their meal. This is new york... if you can’t handle complaining customers go back to italy where I’m sure they would put you in jail for the things you serve to people that you pretend to call food.

Gnocco
Responded on November 22, 2020

it was just a shame you waited until 10pm, the closing time due to pandemic restrictions, to make a complaint about every single item you ordered. You then refused to pay the bill twice with the waiter, who asked you several times if everything was good during the duration of your meal. We offered you a discount, which you refused but accepted at the end because we called the police. At 10:15pm you were still seated, laughing and making jokes to the staff and owner. Shame on you, scammers!!!

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ErajZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Suggest improving service / attentiveness of waiters. Also recommend improving heating in outdoor seating area (garden)

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vipkarent
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we've been to Gnocco has been great. The food, the service, and the ambience just work.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personnel and food were amazing

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IlonaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and cozy, highly recommend

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vipCGNNYC
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Was able to do socially distant lunch in the back garden.

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Simma
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love coming here! The plants outside are a great touch.

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vipBlair
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside on the back patio and had our own little nook. It was pretty cold with the roof still open. Food and wine were good and came out in a timely manner. Waitress was very delightful. We just didn’t love the ambiance but obviously COVID changes things.

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Wonderful people. Excellent food. We tried 3 different pizzas. Nice wine selection. Lovely ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocco is an east village staple. Never wrong. Always consistent in flavor and portions. The new outdoor area made due to pandemic welcomes everyone but keeps you apart.

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and staff made experience enjoyable, safe and comfortable under difficult circumstances.

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gets better every time!! we love and appreciate you guys - thank you for everything

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PosiO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and the lamb and chicken was lovely. The backdoor seating is cute for a date, and the drinks be really hitting. I felt it was a little pricey, although I was drunk ordering so who knows. Good for a covid date

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MitchellR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The manager’s behavior and attitude was rude and disrespectful. The table ordered a round of old fashioned’s, which were $15 each. The implication was that for $15 a drink, we wouldn’t need to specify a better than shelf bourbon. We were served the shelf bottle, and told the waitress we were not satisfied. The bartender then approached the table looking to inquire and resolve the situation. We asked to cancel the order or switch to a different whiskey. He agreed to switch whiskeys. When the bill came, we were charged extra for the change of whiskeys. When we inquired with the waitress, she brought over the manager. Before explaining why we never agreed to the extra charge, the manager interrupted my friend who was explaining and said that it is written in their restaurant policy that all cocktails come with house liquor. We explained that we were never provided this policy, and tried explaining again. The manager again interrupted and refused to stop speaking over us. We did not want to cause a scene, so we asked to just bring the bill. The manager continued to talk over us and didn’t realize we moved past the situation and were asking for the bill for a bit. The point was the principle that they didn’t warn us that it was going to be extra for the change of whiskey, but the manager’s refusal to admit any wrongdoing or at the very least miscommunication was saddening. The talking over us was disrespectful.

Gnocco
Responded on October 17, 2020

Customer, I can only assume this is one of your first experiences in NYC. Its standard for cocktails to be made using the house liquor & for a supplemental charge to be added when higher shelf liquor is requested. $15 is standard- even on the less expensive side. & you asked Bulleit Rye. You received what you ordered, & its not unreasonable for you to pay for what you order. Also perhaps you didnt realize, you explained the situation several times. Therefore, it wasnt necessary to repeat again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocco has a really cute atmosphere with a back patio and nice decor. Their food was delicious and we had a lovely time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with excellent service. Food was incredible and they were very attentive.

Food was top notch across the board. Will continue patronizing!!

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lhp60
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It was sidle

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JoeP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good Saturday night dinner at Gnocco. My friend and I booked a table for two for outdoor dining. We were sat right on time, and our server was excellent. She was engaging and had great knowledge of the menu. We had two pizzas, and tried their "Gnocco" appetizer: all absolutely delicious. Our one minor issue with the experience was that all of the outdoor tables were either on the side of the restaurant or under the covering they have up past the sidewalk towards the street. However, our table was further away from the other tables and essentially "on" the sidewalk where people walking by were closer to us which during this time can be a little uncomfortable. Due to the excellent food and service, this did not take away from our meal too much, and we will definitely be back!

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vipIzzy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect bottomless brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and beautiful outdoor dining ambiance. Some customers were walking around without masks (older people) without the staff enforcing them to wear masks, but I appreciate that the staff all always had their masks on. Let’s you enjoy eating your food while feeling pretty safe. Staff was also really patient and attentive. Great covid safe outdoor dining option that’s really yummy. Definitely recommend this spot!

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SophieO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, the staff was super quick and nice. We had the pizza which was also really good!

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DebJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, staff was friendly and attentive, will definitely return.

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AnimoAteneo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Gnocco for the first time to celebrate our son's birthday and we were pleasantly suprised. The food was excellent. We sat at the back garden space which was nice. From the buffalo mozzarella appetizer, to the Chitarra saghetti with pesto sauce that had clams and green beans, to the Pan seared salmon with grilled shrimps - both were expertly cooked and thoughtfully seasoned. The Tagliolini pasta with shaved white truffle was truly delicious. My family and I were thinking of the food long after the dinner was over! The wait staff was very friendly and the owner (we think he was the owner) was very welcoming. We will definitely be back very soon!

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ParulP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food and cocktails were average but service was outstanding.
Pizza had no flavor and salad had extra olive oil dressing.
Pasta was good

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vipInaD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely garden. Great thin crust pizza. A great escape in our new dining era

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolutely loved this place!! Did the bottomless brunch and both the food and drinks were amazing. The staff is so kind and attentive! The ambiance is so beautiful and we had the absolute best time. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

So nice. The food was unreal. Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect spot. Great food. Will go back. Can’t stand the blinking lights they use along the bushes for the outdoor seating in the front of the restaurant.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night, the food and waitstaff were terrific! The atmosphere was awesome as well.

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RachelH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal and they’ve done a great job with outdoor seating for social distancing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The place is nice but the waiters was eating at the back between serving us and touching everything with her hands and no mask which is fine when you eating but she didn’t wash her hands after and kept serving us and touches our plates and glasses ,you expected the employees to have their food before service starts wash their hands and be ready for work and not having dinner meal right next to people that come to enjoy their dinner,food was terrible but that’s not the waitress fault.

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JoanA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bet good food eaten here before

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great variety on the menu. Party of 9 and each dish was exceptional. Our waiter made the evening complete. For a more private option sit in the back of the restaurant under the stars

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vipRandP
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining in back patio area with exquisite tastes of Italy! We enjoyed the delicate octopus to start & 2 grand seafood main dishes: never miss the super branzino in foil & tasty salmon. Nice wine & cocktail voices too. Next time we’ll save room for dessert!

FAQs

Gnocco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Gnocco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-1913.

Gnocco is rated 4.6 stars by 966 OpenTable diners.

Gnocco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.gnocco.com/store/gnocco-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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