Mon-Fri, 4pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, noon-11pm
6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.
3rd St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Third Ave.
Co-owner Pierluigi Palazzo named this café after the Modenese snack of crispy, puffy fried dough, usually served with prosciutto. But just to complicate matters, the gently priced menu also offers gnocchetti (an entirely different, equally delicious thing), plus well-dressed salads and an unassuming pork tenderloin lavished with Parmesan shavings and a balsamic emulsion.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., noon—4 p.m.Recommended Dishes
Gnocco, $12.45; pork tenderloin, $19.95