http://www.ristorantefiore.com/about-us.php) in the North End, right on Hanover Street. While you sit in a noisy restaurant full of laughing and people just genuinely enjoying themselves, the gnocchi sits before you, delicately blanketed by the classic saucy tomato, basil and Parmesan trio, begging you to take a taste. Upon first bite, you teeth gently sink into a fluffy cloud of soft potatoey yumminess. It's just a simple, fresh and clean taste. So pure. The way gnocchi should be.
I'll admit, I like to go to Ristorante Fiore quite a bit, especially in the summer time because they offer the only roof deck dining and bar in the North End, and it's pretty sizable by city standards. Just be sure to get there early so that you can secure a seat. On a steamy summer night, there is nothing quite as refreshing as sitting outside, sipping a cold beverage and a giant plate of Gnocchi Pomodoro in front of you. I'm pretty sure that is the actual definition of perfection.