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Mr Grub | Feb 5, 200103:16 PM     2

As I sit here chained to my desk eating the rest of last nite's veal parmagiana (even chowhounds need comfort food every now & then), I am moved to pass along La Grubbe's praise for, in her opinion, her best-ever gnocchi. These lightest, fluffiest potato darlin's were served, at her request, in a light radicchio cream sauce. Gnocchi being her benchmark for Italian, she was absolutely delighted with Tavola Calda on Melrose. As a bonus, our carpaccio starter was delightful as well. And surprisingly, our server was upbeat, informed, and attentive. Who knew?

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