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Published September 9th 2021
The First Australian Gnoccheria
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers is located on Little Stanley Street in South Brisbane. It is an Italian-style restaurant specialising in preparing deliciously fresh and soft gnocchi in rich Italian different sauces.
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers vision is "To be the world's favourite destination for gnocchi lovers" and the mission statement is "To serve everyone the most delicious, fresh gnocchi dishes ever experienced".
The Gnocchi comes in traditional Beef Bolognese, Wild Mushroom and Truffle Sauce, Creamy Basil Pesto, Creamy Lobster and Barramundi, Pork and Fennel Italian Sausage or Spicy Tomato and Black Olives. You can order bread too to help to mop up the beautiful sauce on the dish. It would be a shame to leave it there! Gnocchi is also prepared for gluten-free and vegan dietary requirements. Gnocchi range from $14.50 to $18.00.
In particular, the vegetarian chips are vegan-friendly chips and are just so yummy. A healthy assortment of carrot, beetroot and parsnip chips are fried and finished with a pinch of salt, a delicious starter to any meal.
Desserts comprise the best of the Italian sweets, including Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, Panna Cotta With Raspberry, Panna Cotta With Passionfruit, Sicilian Ricotta Cannolo, Nonna's Lemon Cake, Classic Italian Tiramisù. Sweet range from $6 to $8.
Every Monday evening, the Group Hiking South East Queensland and More walks in Brisbane City. After the walk, the group has dinner in one of the restaurants in the city, including Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers. In particular, the Gnoccheria is becoming popular with walkers thanks to its great service, delicious food and nice atmosphere.
I generally order the Mesclan salad with its exquisite fresh leaves, shaved Parmesan, caramelised walnuts, dressed with a house-made combination of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper. The portion is the right size and all the ingredients are perfectly balanced with each others.
To complete your dining experience, Gnocchi Gnocchi has on its menu Italian wine and beer. Gnocchi Gnocchi has been researching and sourcing the finest Italian wine from Italian small artisan wineries. The wines are on tap always freshly delicious. Having the wines on tap is the way to go for sustainability and it is more environmentally friendly. In the Gnoccheria, find a range of premium tap wines like Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Rosato, Spritz and Prosecco. Vermentino is New South Wales grown and Barbera is South Australia grown.
Ben Cleary -Corradini and Theo Roduner are the founders of Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers. The idea behind the business was to serve delicious Italian gnocchi for everyone to enjoy. The two founders had a humble beginning from market stalls in Brisbane serving fresh handmade gnocchi, to opening the very first Gnoccheria in Paddington and then in South Bank.
What are gnocchi?
Gnocchi are a very ancient food, prepared with different variety of flours, including wheat, rice, potato, dry bread then adding different vegetables.
Today, the most common gnocchi made in Italy are prepared with potatoes. To prepare gnocchi, it is necessary to have potatoes, flour, salt and a bit of egg. The egg is not essential, especially if you are cooking vegan, but it helps the gnocchi to keep the shape when boiling. Once the potatoes are boiled, they get mashed and worked together with flour and a pinch of salt and a bit of egg. The ingredients are kneaded all together to form the dough which is cut to make gnocchi.
10 Little Stanley St, South Bank, QLD 4101
(07) 3734 2280
Business Hours of Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
Mon to Wed 4pm-9pm
Thu to Sun 12pm-9pm
Take Away & Delivery
Mon to Thurs 4pm – 9pm
Thurs to Sat 12pm - 9:30pm
Sun 12pm – 9pm
Note: Online orders are to be placed 30 mins before noted closing times.
Gnocchi Gnocchi is located in Little Stanley Street, just opposite the beautiful precinct of South Bank with lagoons, gardens and walking trails. Not far is the Cultural Centre, the Queensland Performing Art Centre, the Museums, and the Gallery of Modern Art.
It is a great venue to have a late lunch and dinner. Also, it is easy to get there by public transport; the bus station is just at the Cultural Centre and the South Bank ferry terminal is less than five minutes away.
View from South Bank to Brisbane City. Photo by Author.