Lucky Gnocchi Day!…

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Isn’t it amazing how when one door closes…another one opens up even better?

We had our eyes set on a certain restaurant which we had heard had rave reviews…BUT when we pulled up they were closed! So naturally we were a little bummed…but as one keeps an open mind, you just never know what could be around the corner.

We pulled out our Iphones and were literally led to this establishment…what a great experience it was.

Can you see my youngest daughter inside the restaurant? She has just been greeted by the hostess.

Let me tell you a little story about Piola

We participated in this international tradition. The story begins with a missionary arriving in a small village in Italy on the 29th of an unknown month.

He arrived upon a very poor house asking for food. He was welcomed to their house and was offered the only thing they had on the table, “Gnocchi”.


The missionary was very thankful for their warm and wonderful food. Soon after the missionary left the house, the poor family found some gold coins right under their Gnocchi Plate…


Since then the “Lucky Gnocchi Legend” has gained recognition all over the world.

Families gather together every 29th of the month and enjoy Gnocchi in order to have luck and prosperity in their lives.


NO, this isn’t the Gnocchi bowls…I was so giddy about this tradition that I didn’t lift the camera onceΒ the fun began. We were told that customers still leave money under their plate for their luck to continue.


If you love homemade Gnocchi like I do…be sure to visit Piola on the 29th of the month and may luck and prosperity follow you in your life. Smile.

They have locations in: Italy, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Honduras,Columbia, and Ecuador.

Bon appetit…



46 thoughts on “Lucky Gnocchi Day!…

  1. Does it surprise you how much I love the shot of the wine glasses?
    This is such a great tradition, especially since folks still leave coins under the plate.

  2. Hey Laurie! πŸ™‚
    What a terrific story and how colourful is that restaurant!! πŸ™‚
    I would love to go yet I am soooo far away! BTW: the food looks so fresh and yummy!
    hugs from down under, Paula xxxx

  3. You make me wish I was there Laura. It looks like such a fun place! I normally don’t go to restaurants as I am very particular about who prepare the food I eat. Great shots and thanks for sharing hon. πŸ˜€ *hugs*

  4. I love gnocchi, Laurie – if it hadn’t been so far to go, I’d made sure we’d be there on the next 29th! Loved your vibrant photos and the most enjoyable story.
    Have a great new week!
    Love from the North (of Norfolk)

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