The word gnocchi comes from the word nocchio, meaning 'knot in wood', and the same root for where Carlo Collodi got the name for his character Pinocchio, a puppet made from wood. Gnocchi have been a staple in Italy since Ancient Roman times, but have changed over time. Our potato gnocchi are made by hand using a traditional wooden roller, where the dough is formed into little pieces and rolled on the board to give them their shape.
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a classic dish hailing from Sorrento, which is on the west coast of Italy close to Naples. Gnocchi made in the Sorrentina style are covered in tomato sauce with delicious mozzarella cheese and fresh basil on top. Obicà Mozzarella Bar brings you homemade potato gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce, basil, and hand-pulled, authentic buffalo mozzarella flown in directly from Italy! We have made the tomato sauce with fillets of La Motticella tomatoes, from Mr. Paolo Petrilli, in Lucera, a small town in Puglia. The field where they are grown provides for a very limited number of tomatoes that are very rich in flavor; a big part of the harvest is purchased by our friends at Obica’.
(Allergens in bold): Fresh Gnocchi (Potato, Wheat flour, Salt), tomato sauce (tomatoes, celery), mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese.
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Basil leaves, Parmesan cheese
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