There’s no question that pasta is one of the best foods ever invented, and gnocchi is quite possibly the best of the best. These magical bites of dough are usually made from potato, but like every dish, there is quite a wide variety. With the abundance of Italian restaurants in Montreal comes a huge selection of gnocchi, which can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve compiled for you a list of 11 of the best gnocchi dishes in Montreal.
If you want something a little out of the ordinary, then Au Cinquième Péché is the place for you. They too have a poutine that uses gnocchi instead of french fries, but theirs is topped with merguez (a type of sausage) made from seal meat. Try it if you dare - you won't be disappointed.
The braised lamb and gnocchi at Tuck shop is an absolute must have. It comes with a Kamouraska leg of lamb, ricotta gnocchi, roasted peppers, olive, fennel, pine nuts, rapini, and gremolata. It’s certainly a mouthful.
The Gnocchi di Ricotta e Basilico at Vinezza is light and fresh and done to perfection. They keep it simple with ricotta gnocchi in a basil pomadoro sauce. While the portions may not seem that big, trust us, it will fill you up.
Gnocchi Gorgonzola is, in my opinion, the best kind of gnocchi that will ever be created. That being said, Il Campari Centro’s Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola e Noce exceeds every possible expectation that you could have. It’s served with porcini mushrooms and lots of tasty gorgonzola sauce.
Opened by the same owners as Il Mulino, Bottega are experts in Italian fare, and their Gnocchi con Pomodoro e Basilico is no exception. This house made gnocchi and San Marzano tomato sauce is a must have.
The colour of Salmigondis’ Beet Gnocchi may look a little strange, but the taste more than makes up for it. Their gnocchi is perfectly cripsy on the outside, and soft on the inside, and is served with tons of local mushrooms.
At a restaurant called Chez Bouffe, you're going to expect plenty of different beef options, and they do not disappoint. Chez Bouffe's gnocchi is made with black garlic and topped with braised veal cheek.
"La Tradition Bomboloni Boss, North America’s first and only chain of high-quality Italian bakery delicacies, is excited to announce its first ever store location opening in the heart of Montreal," read a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The store's donut flavours include "Cannoli, Nutella, Pistachio, Red Velvet, Strawberry Jam, Tiramisu, Lemon, Mango Matcha Cheesecake, Custard and Dulce de Leche." But the press release also suggests that new treats are on the way.
"Chef Nando is continuously working on new products in the kitchen to bring to life the taste of our family heritage," Christina Pomponio, Bomboloni Boss CEO, said.
"Using only pure and high-quality ingredients, La Tradition Bomboloni Boss strives to bring a taste of Italy to each and every one of our clients. A place where friends and family meet to enjoy our pastries, and our coffee."
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Cuisine: Italian pastry shop
Address: 5475, rue des Jockeys, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a box of those ooey, gooey Italian donuts that chef Nando does so well.
Address: 1063 rue de la Montagne, corner boul. Rene-Levesque, Montreal, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: Freshly baked bread, imported cheese and food products, authentic desserts, ready-made meals, a pasta laboratory and a coffee bar make Italimenti your one-stop-shop for everything Italy in the downtown core.