Word on the street tells us these places have you covered with the best pasta you’ll find outside of Italy.
1 Carbone, Spicy Rigatoni Vodka
Does it live up to the hype? Carbone, the hardest Italian spot in New York to get a reservation for (and with good reason), consistently draws locals and travelers from all over to get a taste of their spicy rigatoni vodka. The sauce itself makes the dish: heavenly, rich and creamy, and a must-try for any pasta enthusiast.
181 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
2 Bar Primi, Linguine
Perfectly al dente and ideal for garlic lovers (four cloves, according to the menu!), Bar Primi’s linguine packs a punch. Tasty bread crumbs make the simple dish stand out, and likely to be the best linguine you’ll ever have.
325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
3 Sant Ambroeus, Cacio e Pepe
Simple and delicious, Sant Ambroeus’ most popular dish is just a mix of Pecorino Romano cheese, fresh ground pepper and butter – but their technique makes all the difference. The minimalist dish is a satisfying staple, especially for cheese lovers.
Upper East Side, Soho, West Village
4 Bar Pitti, Rigatoni Pitti
5 Scarpetta, Spaghetti With Tomato and Basil
Some things are best when they’re maintained simple: Scarpetta’s signature spaghetti is one of them. Fresh ingredients and the perfect mix of tomato and basil make this dish one of the best pastas in the city.
355 West 14th St