MELBOURNE | James Eddy opened Good Gnocchi in the middle of last year. You might remember the articles about the hole in the wall space in Collingwood doing nothing but gnocchi.
The lease expired late last year, and something new opened up in the space. I’d read about what had subsequently opened up in that space, and assumed that Good Gnocchi had closed. That assumption was incorrect, as I discovered a few weeks ago when I was walking down Nicholson Street and saw Good Gnocchi’s branding gracing the windows of what was once Bar Fred.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the main focus here is good gnocchi. There’s also old school garlic bread, the kind you remember having as a kid, and occasional specials like Italian subs and tiramisu. Gnocchi flavours include bolognaise, napoli, butter sage, walnut pesto, carbonara, and aglio olio. Vegans and those with a gluten intolerance are also all good here.
Unlike the Collingwood location, there is space to dine in here, but obviously that’s not an option during lock down 2.0. For now it’s pick up and delivery only.
I popped in to pick up some food recently and opted for the butter and sage gnocchi, along with garlic bread and tiramisu. Paired with some fresh tomatoes and some veal schnitzel from the ever reliable Brunswick butchers Nino’s & Joe’s, it made for a simple, comforting dinner.
797 Nicholson Street
Telephone: (03) 9415 1713
Mon – Sun: 12:00pm to 10:00pm