Now for some good news. Australia’s first-ever dedicated gnoccheria, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, has opened its doors on King Street in Newtown (for takeaway) as of today.
If you're not familiar, the beloved Brisbane market-stall-turned-gnocchi-sensation has been turning heads for the past few years with its fluffy house-made gnocchi and pasta sauces, peddling tasty plates across six vibing restaurants in Queensland. And while as a city we might not enjoy coming second after Brisbane, we’re going to let it slide this time because who doesn’t love a friendly, soul-warming bowl of gnocchi in the heart of winter (and during lockdown, for that matter).
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers is led by Ben Cleary-Corradini and Theo Roduner. “'After doing business together for many years, Theo and I became good friends,” Cleary-Corradini said in a statement. “We started experimenting with business ideas to select classic Italian dishes for the Farmers Markets in Brisbane. One of these dishes was gnocchi.
"We quickly realised that people just loved our gnocchi dishes, so we decided to focus on gnocchi as our only dish.” And so, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers was born.
Using inspiration from Cleary-Corradini’s Italian nonna and Roduner’s Swiss-Italian father, who was a fine-dining chef, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers has the cosy, home-style Italian feel you want your plate of gnocchi to give off.
On the menu is a traditional beef Bolognese gnocchi, a wild mushroom and truffle gnocchi, a creamy lobster and barramundi gnocchi, a creamy basil pesto, and more.
Gluten-free and vegan bowls are available, and each gnocchi is $18 for dine-in or $14.50 to takeaway. Sides include Italian mopping bread, salt and pepper calamari, and truffle salted chips. For dessert, there’s tiramisu, cannoli, and panna cotta—you know, the Italian icons. Hungry? Order yourself a gnocchi degustation to take home ($81).
Before you ask, yes Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers is licensed—with spritz and Italian vino available on tap (Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Rosato, and Sangiovese).
For now, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers is only open for takeaway, with plans to open dine-in service on Friday 9 July with the end of lockdown.
Now, check out our rolling list of restaurants offering takeaway during Sydney's lockdown.
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