My cousin Joe and his wife Corrie live in Austin, and when I was first interested in going to UT for college I flew down for a campus visit and they showed me around, making me completely fall in love with the city. So much so, in fact, that I decided to become a Longhorn!
Years later (not that many years, thank you very much!) when Corrie messaged me letting me know she was coming to New York City, I wanted to return the favor and show her around my city! So Greg and I met up with her to wander around the East Village before drinks and dinner and more drinks later that evening.
Leave it to the East Village to always provide sound advice…
After we had our fill of walking we decided to have our fill of gnocchi! My cousin Blair met up with us and we headed to the pasta place everyone is talking about, Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s.
The restaurant is small and you don’t really go for the atmosphere or the decor.
Rather, you go to the restaurant for its perfectly cooked, pillowy soft gnocchi.
Corrie had one of the evening’s specials, Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi with mushrooms in a butter and sage sauce.
Blair ordered the Boscaiola Gnocchi with mushrooms, sausage and cherry tomato.
Greg and I shared a few dishes because we wanted to taste as much gnocchi as possible!
We selected another special of the evening, Homemade Burrata Stuffed Gnocchi covered in tomato sauce and basil. Oh man – gnocchi and burrata is my new favorite combination!
We also had the Tris Signature Dish for Two, where the gnocchi is covered in three different sauces meant to represent the Italian flag.
The red sauce is Sorrentina.
The white sauce is Quattro Formaggi.
Not surprisingly, it was my favorite sauce of the evening. If I go back to Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s (wait, what am I saying?! WHEN I go back to Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s!) I would just order a massive bowl of gnocchi covered in Quattro Formaggi sauce.
And the green, and prettiest, sauce is Pesto Genovese.
I love pasta, especially gnocchi, and Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s has, dare I say, the best gnocchi I’ve ever had? It’s so good I’m trying to think of an excuse to go back down to the East Village soon just to have some more!
You can’t make reservations at Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s online, so you’ll actually need to pick up the phone and call (212) 254-3638. But it will be worth it, I promise you!
I did a pretty good job of showing Corrie around my city, if I do say so myself!
P.S. My dress is by Saloni.