Pan fried, pumpkin, cheese laden or buttered up—these light and silky Italian dumplings have a huge following of dedicated fans.
And if you’re searching for your perfect melt in your mouth gnocchi moment, we’ve tracked down Perth’s best gnocchi.
Hand rolled with love, the potato gnocchi at Julio’s is sure to give you that special pasta feeling. Theirs comes with tiger prawns, zucchini, gorgonzola, cheese and chilli (vego option also available). Oh. My. Sweet. Potato. Lord.
They’re so proud of their potato pasta prowess at Cantina 663 that they run special gnocchi cooking classes. Or you can just leave it to the experts and turn up for a hot steaming helping of their pan fried gnocchi—with mushrooms, pecorino, pine nuts, truffle oil and herbs.
Shadow Wine Bar
This sultry late night wine bar and restaurant keeps their classic potato pasta dish simple. Head to Shadow Wine Bar for their gnocchi with spinach and parmesan cream.
Bib & Tucker
Potato, pumpkin and pasta—the three P’s of happiness. Head to North Freo fave Bib & Tucker to tuck into some pumpkin gnocchi—with brown butter sage, roast pumpkin, goats curd, kale and walnut pangrattato.
Another pumpkin gnocchi lover’s dream. The Heritage has a plate of pumpkin gnocchi with your name on it. Also with ginger, hazelnut and brown butter on it.
Served with blue swimmer crab, tomato and basil sugo, Lalla Rookh’s ricotta gnocchi is a dumpling lovers delight. Pull up a chair at this underground Italian joint to experience these house-made pasta buds of joy.
Threecoins Italian Trattoria
For a little piece of Italy on Beaufort, and a big piece of carbs, head to Threecoins Italian Trattoria. Get your mouth on the gnocchi marinara—with crabs, mussels, prawns and bisque.
For a bowl of those dreamy pasta pillows, head to Pappagallo on Oxford Street. Served with napoletana and fresh basil, it’s not fancy—but it is delicious.
Galileo Buona Cucino
No gnocchi round up is complete without the gnocchi al pesto from Galileo Buona Cucina. It’s so good that it made it onto our famous 50 Meals You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Perth list. Try it—or you’ll always wonder.
The Re Store
Northbridge and Leederville
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Julio's | Image credit: Nancy Hanna