From potstickers and pierogies to kreplach and raviolis, the dumpling stretches across the food world. In Italy, it appears in various regions as the pillows of dough known as gnocchi.
And over in the North End, the homemade, hand-rolled gnocchi di patate at the charming and rustic Antico Forno rest soft and fluffy under a layer of bubbling mozzarella and plum-tomato and basil sauce. Like many other dishes at the Salem Street bistro, the gnocchi emerges piping hot in a red crock-like dish from the brick oven, which, from its post in the back corner, warms the already-cozy space — and the hearts of its visitors.
Available for $14.50 at Antico Forno, 93 Salem Street, Boston | 617.723.6733.
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