Long Island Gnocchi Worth All the Carbs

Who doesn’t love comfort food? Pasta enthusiasts will argue that there is nothing quite as comforting as gnocchi. The soft, potato dumpling that can be garnished in an unlimited number of ways is a traditional Italian favorite. Dig into the gnocchi Long Islanders rave about.

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Verace Restaurant, Islip

Verace is an old-style Italian restaurant where both the design and menu stay true to its heritage. The menu also won’t bust your wallet nor your waistline. It’s split into several sections including fresh house-made pasta, land and sea. The homemade gnocchi can be enjoyed as either an appetizer or mid-course dish for just $14 or $17. Phone: 631-277-3800 | Address: 599 Main Street Click to eat

Ristorante Da Claudio, Glen Cove

Founded by father and son Claudio and Fabrizio, Ristorante da Claudio is loved by many. There’s a picturesque dining room with dark wood floors and a brick fireplace suitable for any special occasion, along with fine cuisine that will leave you wanting more. Ristorante da Claudio is also known for having hospitable and attentive hosts. While all of the dishes are highly recommended, guests call the homemade gnocchi “to die for.” Phone: 516-801-6700 | Address: 51 Cedar Swamp Road Click to eat

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Garden City

Eat, drink and enjoy at Maggiano’s Little Italy, an Italian restaurant chain featuring fresh food inspired by Nonna’s traditional recipes. It’s open for brunch, lunch and dinner, and diners can take a seat in the intimate private dining room or spacious banquet hall. The tasty gnocchi here is made with basil and tomato vodka cream sauce for $17.50. Phone: 516-877-9640 | Address: 600 Garden City Plaza Click to eat

Mamma Lombardi’s, Holbrook

Reputation is everything at Mamma Lombardi’s. The Lombardi family has been proudly serving Long Islanders for more than 40 years, earning high-praise among many. Known for delicious Neapolitan Italian cuisine, the restaurant serves baked gnocchi. The crowd pleaser is made with tomato sauce, mozzarella and ricotta. Phone: 631-737-0774 | Address: 400 Furrows Road Click to eat

Mannino’s, Smithtown

Head over to Mannino’s for authentic Italian specialties. Between impressive service, delicious food and a friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder why Mannino’s has glowing reviews. Tossed in a creamy gorgonzola sauce with spinach and sundried tomatoes, the gnocchi gorgonzola is a creamy delight. Phone: 631-724-0210 | Address: 40 East Main Street Click to eat