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Gnocco

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337 E 10th St (at Between Avenue A and Avenue B)
New York, NY 10009
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(212) 677-1913
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Gnocco - New York, NY
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Had a party for 8 people in the garden there last night. Picked that place by walking by and checking it out. Loved the garden, so invited my friends there for a celebratory dinne...

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This review is somewhat delayed-- I was at Gnocco about three weeks ago when it was warmer in the city. I was there with two friends around 9pm. The restaurant was relatively full...

Editorial review from GrubHub 12/12/2013

The pizza was good. The crust is really thin, and a bit soggy, but I would order again more

Great dinner last night 6/16/2011

Had a party for 8 people in the garden there last night. Picked that place by walking by and checking it out. Loved the garden, so invited my friends there for a celebratory dinner. Then went online read the reviews and was terrified. Tried to change the reservation, but it was too late. And I'm so happy I didn't, as we had a blast there! We were greeted by a welcoming host and seated right away even though most of our party hadn't arrived yet. The food was great! The bread was fresh and crisp, pastas, pizzas, filet mignon and branzini were delicious as well as the yogurt mousse desert. Great selection of wines, very friendly and attentive service. Everything was up to par. The atmosphere was very relaxed, it wasn't too crowded or too empty, not too noisy, not too quiet. My friends and I stayed there talking and laughing until almost midnight as nobody wanted to leave. The garden is green and refreshing. Great option for al fresco Italian dining in East village! Would definitely go back and recommend to others! Sorry some people had a bad experience there. May be the restaurant changed something since then, as I definitely didn't encounter any of the things people here were complaining about. more

Wedding rehearsal dinner 3/6/2011

We have been going go gnocco for many years, and have never been disappointed by the food or service. They are both always exceptional. Because of this, we decided to have our wedding rehearsal dinner at the restaurant, and it was absolutely fantastic. They accommodated our group of 25, and nothing about the evening was disappointing. Our server, Lauren, was absolutely fantastic and was always there when you needed her, but also never made us feel rushed or pressured which is amazing considering the size of our group and the fact that it was a rehearsal dinner. The food was great, as always. It was a great experience that I will never forget, and I'll have wonderful memories every time that I go back (which will be many). more

Atrocious service, terrible experience 2/11/2011

My friends and I went to Gnocco for the first time a few weeks ago - and I can wholeheartedly say that it will be the LAST. Upon arrival, we were escorted to the back patio area - covered in plywood walls and cement, I would hardly call this ""atmosphere"" but that much we could have lived with. We were told by the ungracious and unprofessional hostess that we had an hour and 45 minutes to eat before the next party. I understand the need to turn over tables, but to be given that restriction by the hostess before we had even taken our coats off?? How is that supposed to make us feel welcome or add to our dining ""experience""?? I have NEVER been sat at a table with a prefaced time restraint. That was incredibly off-putting and further vetted by the waiter who was practically shoving us out the door. He couldn't present us with the check fast enough, did not even ask us if we wanted dessert, and immediately 2 people (including our server) came over to check if our bill was paid while we were still trying to finish the bottle of wine we had purchased. It was a horrific dining experience on every level. I emailed the management at Gnocco to let them know about our utter disappointment, and never received any sort of acknowledgment - which leads me to believe the ungracious staff is taking their cue from management. more

Mixed Experience 8/25/2010

This review is somewhat delayed-- I was at Gnocco about three weeks ago when it was warmer in the city. I was there with two friends around 9pm. The restaurant was relatively full at that time. We were seated in the garden as it was a nice night. I had a fresh salad and a pizza, which was pretty good. One friend tried the pasta, which seemed slightly undercooked. Our waiter did okay considering how many other tables he had. So, why not give them three stars, you ask? Because I was bitten by mosquitos like I have never been before. I have been in the city a long time, and the outdoor and garden dining experience is not new to me. But I have never left a restaurant so itchy or had memories of a meal as present as I have now in the way of the still-healing marks on my legs. Both of my friends had the same problem. And when we asked about citronella candles or anything to ward the bugs away, our waiter pointed to a lone candle at the waiters' station-- of course, that would be helpful to them, but not to diners. The food was okay, but not good enough to get me to try them again, not even in winter. My suggestion, if you live nearby, would be to order takeout. more

Bad experience 12/27/2009

I went to Gnocco last night and was very disappointed with both the food and service. The garden was nice and the pizza was good but the rest of the dishes were bland and tasteless and the service was unpleasant. Someone had recommended this place to me as having a good atmosphere but we didn't find this to be true at all. We will not be going back. Pros: Pizza, garden Cons: Service, food, atmosphere more

Genuinely home-made food in a pleasant atmosphere 10/27/2009

Amazing experience!!! I was over last Friday with few friends and everybody was really happy!! We reserved our table online (yes you can... although we had to wait about 10/15 minutes to be seated). Many ""yummy"" things in the menu, which our super-nice waiter explained to us almos item by item, Interesting wine list, many, many different wines but only Italian. The food is really great: we had the truffle pizza, whole wheat pasta, the ""gnocco"" bread with prosciutto, beef carpaccio, filet mignon with wine reduction and few other things I cannot recall right now. The staff is great, everybody seems on top ov everything, from the waiters to the bus boys, especially the manager, a big guy with a big warm smile, who was constantly checking about our ""happiness"" and make sure we were feeling at home. A delicious desserts trio (tiramisu', Italian Cheese Cake and the AMAZING nutella calzone) has been the triumphal end of our meal.\r \r Thank you guys for this experience: great people, friendly/family atmosphere, very nice and friendly staff, great food and wine choice... and the price wasn't that bad.\r \r I'll be back, for sure... I would suggest to reserve your table in advance, especially Friday and Saturday night. Pros: Delicious food, great staff, homey/cozy enviroment Cons: Very crowded over the week end more

WORST SERVICE I'VE EVER HAD -- DO NOT DINE HERE 5/16/2009

I went here for brunch with 3 people, and after 22 years of living and dining in New York City, I must say this was the worst service I've ever been subjected to in this city. Although the service was extremely slow in an empty restaurant, that issue is to be expected at times. What was unforgivable was the rude, condescending and outright hostile attitude of everyone who works there -- even the busboy. We waited 30 minutes in a near-empty restaurant to have our orders taken. One of us asked if he could get mushrooms in his omelet, and was told ""No"" with no explanation. When we got our food I asked for ketchup, and I was told that it was not possible. We were offered refills of our coffee cups (did not ask for them), but were charged for each one on the bill. When we asked about it, we were told by the hostess ""This is not a diner"" and that we should feel fortunate because they decided not to charge us for all the refills. Then came the real zinger: ""But, if it's a huge awful problem for you, I guess we could take it off."" What the hell is that?!? To top everything off, when we tried to pay we were condescendingly told that our cards were not acceptable and that they only take American Express. All in all, the entire experience was uncomfortable and even hostile. A restaurant should never make the customer feel unwelcome and afraid to make even basic requests. The admittedly pretty good food was nowhere near good enough to justify the hostile, rude and disgusting treatment we received. And from the looks of other reviews, this behavior appears to be a trademark of Gnocco. Pros: Decent (but overpriced) food Cons: WORST SERVICE EVER, overpriced food, awful awful service more

Leaving husband and running away with the waiter!!! 5/4/2009

A fantastic experience!! I went with a group of friends last night. We sat in the garden. The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was impeccable. We had amazing truffle pizza, pumpkin ravioli and wonderful fried artichokes. It was balanced perfectly by a Morellino Scansano wine our waiter suggested. I highly recommend Gnocco for the food, atmosphere and georgeous Italian waiters with dark eyes and accents from the old continent!! My favorite Italian restaurant in New York. more

BEST italian food in NYC 11/4/2008

Gnocco is a great discovery for me. This place would be high standard in Italy as well (and I know what I am talking about). Their famous dish ""Il gnocco"" is the perfect merge of soft and crispy and moreover is not as greasy as you sometimes find it in Central Italy; the rest of the menu tasty and with a twist of fantasy (enough of meatballs and alfredo sauce, they have real ideas in here) and the internal garden lovely in every season. Definetely the best meal I had in Manhattan and reasonably priced (that is not easy in the city where everything is over-rated) Pros: the food, the garden Cons: they rush you a bit more

got sick from the beef carpaccio 8/23/2008

service was mediocre, yellowed greens, no effort made on presentation or quality. hadn't eaten anything all day, had the beef carpaccio, became ill 5 hours later. not surprised, this restaurant has seen better days and needs to reinvent themselves. Pros: outdoor seating with a caveat Cons: poor food quality more

Horrible Service! Rude Server! 8/11/2008

I went for a first date on a Friday night around 9pm and was seated promptly by a very pleasant young woman. The menu selection was lovely and the food was very good - not the best I've had in NYC but for the price, I'd say it was comparable. The decor was nice - we were able to sit in the outdoor garden area. BUT OUR SERVER! So unbelievably rude! Everything was done with a sigh and an eye roll! It took him forever to get to our table and then with a slight eye roll he condescendingly asked if we were ready to order - as though he had been waiting on US for 15 minutes! But before we could answer him he took up a conversation with another server! When he finally did get back to us, everything we said or did seemed to not be worth his time. I wasn't starving so I ordered an appetizer as my meal and that just aggravated him to the point he felt it was relevant and necessary to abrasively remind me it was an appetizer. We had two bottles of expensive wine and yet we were still treated as though we were below his standards. I WILL NEVER GO BACK! There are too many restaurants in NYC - they should seriously re-evaluate the attitudes of their servers if they want to stay open with so much competition out there. Pros: Outdoor Seating Cons: Awful Service more

Awesome every time I've been! 7/23/2008

I don't know who waited on the other reviewer, but I've had a fantastic time every single time. Though at times the service can be slow, but other than that no complaints. \r \r I've never heard of the mandatory gratuity, maybe the other reviewer was there with a group larger than 5? It's been my experience that it's customary for restaurants to do that for larger groups.\r \r The food is delicious and the ambiance perfect! My husband and I have been going every week since we found this place, and we recommend that you do to! Pros: Fantastic food Cons: At times a bit slow more

Ugly experience! 7/16/2008

Ugly service, okay food depending on what you get (pizza is fantastic, main dishes are mediocre). The waiter we had was rude, not attentive and very moody. At one point, he got angry and asked us if he was ""comic"" (???). Towards the end of the dinner, I was suprised he didn't sit on the table and ask me to serve him. Although they didn't state it in their menu or anywhere else, they put a mandatory gratuity. When we disputed, the manager took it off and asked us to never come back there again. This is the first time I am experiencing something like this in New York and it is outright unreasonable, silly and rude. It seems like recent reviews are much worse than earlier ones. Do you want to gamble? Next time I want good italian food, I will go to Lil' Frankie's on 1st avenue. Pros: Pizza Cons: Service!!! more

Bad vibe at this place, stay away! 11/3/2007

I just had dinner at Gnocco on 10th Street in the East Village. It was my third time there, and for the second straight time had a bad experience. My first time there was good. Good food, good service. My second time there, I felt the food was not as good, and there was a strange vibe among the crew, including the Maitre'd. Seemed like everyone was angry with each other. And it spilled over to their attitude toward customers. I though it must have just been an unusual night where something was going on behind the scenes. But on my third visit tonight, it happened again. And the Maitre'd was worse this time. Outright hostility about the silliest thing. So unless you like this kind of atmosphere as you're tring to eat over-priced Italian food, I would stay away. Two other couples we know have had a similiar experience lately, so I don't think it's about my wife and I. Place started out well, but boy is there a bad vibe there now. more

Great Place, worth a try, not too expensive, decent food 5/5/2007

I thought the food here was okay, but the truth is, I don't think I ordered the best choices on the menu. The Insalata Veronica wasn't very good, I forget what was even in it. The sizes aren't too big, but I found that refreshing, because it's easy to overeat Italian food. My main course was the gnocci special with gorgonzola and a walnut sauce. Sounds delicious, but the food seemed to lack something, and wasn't served very hot. The dessert, nutella and ricotta cheese on pizza dough was certainly the highlight. I have a feeling there were far better choices on the menu. If I ever go back, I will update.\r \r The best part of the place is the atmosphere. It wasn't too sceney and felt social and fun, without being too crowded or too noisy. The staff seemed a little spacey but sweet and accommodating. The floor was on slant in the back, so the chairs weren't the most comfortable. But all in all, a pleasant experience, with prices that were quite the bargain. With wine and appetizers and desserts, came to 60 each with tip. Pros: Atmosphere, affordable, decent food Cons: Food could use improvements more

Try the Gnoochi 4/15/2007

A great find in Alphabet City. Good Italian food highlighted by their incredible Gnocchi. They have three different kinds. All good but the porcini mushroom one was absolutely outstanding. Also try their speciality appetizer called Gnocco. It's fried dough with Italian Meats, like salami and proscuitto. Good service and fair prices. Pros: Gnocchi, Gnocchi, Gnocchi more

A delicious discovery 6/20/2006

I went on a thursday with my wife to celebrate our first anniversary and we really liked it. We sat outside in the garden, was croweded but still romantic. The place is nice, the service was good but is defenetly the food the best thing at Gnocco. we had some delicious stuffed zucchini flowers and mouth watering pumpkin tortelli with ragu sauce. we ended the night by sharing an huge calzone nutella. we are defenetly going back. Pros: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD more

A must try 5/24/2006

I was so shocked about the previous reviews about Gnocco that I had to write one of my own. I have been here many times and I have always been pleased with the food and the service. I have brought my friends and relatives to eat here and they all have been enthusiastic! I never had to wait too long to be seated and the bill was never a surprise. A great neighborhood place with authentic, Italian food at reasonable prices. Defenetly a must try. Pros: good food, good ambience, good prices more

WOW!!! 5/17/2006

Wish I had read the last few reviews!!! This was by far the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at in my entire life! The staff was totally rude!!! My children took me there for mothers day, on Saturday night, and for an Italian Restaurant, this was a poor excuse for a restaurant. Not to mention they ran out of Chardonnay, and with the little amount of food we ordered it cost $200.00!!! In addition, I was scolded when I couldn't pronounce a word in an Italian. Did I mention the bill was in Italian, and we had to question everything they charged us for! Please remove this restaurant from the list! more
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  • Casual traditional Italian restaurant in the East Village, specializes in authentic homemade Italian food made with fresh and imported ingredients. Gnocco offers dinner, brunch, delivery and catering

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  • The Scene
    In the sweet but cramped back room, downtown claustrophobia somehow feels like old-world intimacy. There's a lot of Italian spoken--and occasionally sung--by both staff and...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 5pm-12am, Sat-Sun: 12pm-12am
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village

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