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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.

Restaurant Riccardo

4071 St. John’s

At Riccardo’s their gnocchi is homemade (and you can tell) and they have 20 different sauces for you to choose from. The Frutti di Mare, with shrimps, scallops and calamari is always a solid choice.

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Au Cinquième Péché

4475 St Denis

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.

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Tuck Shop

4662 Notre-Dame O. 

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.

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Vinizza

150 Jean Talon E. + 2044 Metcalfe 

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.

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Dolcetto & Co

151 Saint Paul O. 

The truffle cream gnocchi here is magical and somehow manages to be both extremely rich and yet not too heavy. If you’re looking for some delicious, comforting food, then this is it.

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Venti Osteria

372 Saint Paul O.

If you want something with a bit of a kick to it then you have to go for Venti Osteria’s Gnocchi al pomodoro Piccante. The sauce has fresh chilli peppers and will satisfy your spice needs.

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Il Campari Centro

1177 de la Montagne

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.

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Bottega

65 Saint Zotique E. 

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.

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Salmigondis

6896 Saint Dominique

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.

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Brama

6701 Saint Laurent

This Little Italy gem really brings its gnocchi game, serving it in a tomato sauce with garlic, basil, hot peppers and homemade ricotta.

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Chez Bouffe

4316 Sainte Catherine E. 

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.

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