10 Best Restaurants To Visit During National Pasta Month

October is National Pasta Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than enjoying a plate of carb-loaded deliciousness. Whether you love spaghetti and meatballs or cacio e pepe, there are plenty of pasta dishes that are worth indulging in this month and all year round. Looking for the best restaurants to order pasta from? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Check out these 10 recommendations that are sure to help you take the night off from cooking.

1. Misi Pasta – Brooklyn, NY

If you love fresh pasta, Misi is the place for you. Chef and owner Missy Robbins started the restaurant in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn to celebrate simple Italian cooking. Menu mainstays include homemade pasta dishes such as fettuccine tossed with buffalo butter and mezzo rigatoni with 30 clove pomodoro sauce and basil. Yum! (Visit to see the full menu and book a reservation.)


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2. Maggiano’s Little Italy – Locations Nationwide

Maggiano’s is a great choice if you’re looking to eat hearty pasta dishes in a comforting setting. Classic menu items include spaghetti and meatballs, four-cheese ravioli and mom’s lasagna. Also, the restaurant offers gluten-free pasta and whole wheat penne as substitution options. (Visit to see the full menu and find a location near you.)

3. Little Nonna’s – Philadelphia, PA

If you’re in the Midtown Village area, Little Nonna’s is an Italian-American restaurant worth trying. Standout dishes include the bucatini cacio e pepe and rigatoni alla vodka. Their braised short rib radiatore is another dish to order as it’s a hearty meat ragu that contains roasted celery root, mushrooms, and whipped ricotta (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)

4. LaScala’s Fire – Locations in NJ and PA

LaScala’s Fire offers a variety of pasta dishes to savor—from spinach and cannellini beans over rigatoni to angel hair pasta with crab. This restaurant also has staples such as Italian sausage bolognese and baked lasagna. So, be sure to bring your appetite when dining at LaScala’s! (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)

5. Osteria Panevino – San Diego, CA

When in San Diego, grab a table at Osteria Panevino a.k.a. the oldest restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter. Known for their homemade and handmade pasta, you’ll find dishes like ravioli di aragosta and pappardelle au ragu on the menu. The restaurant also provides gluten-free and dairy-free options for diners with dietary restrictions. (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)


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6. MIDA Restaurant – Boston, MA

The choices of where to get a plate of pasta in Boston are seemingly endless. So, make a stop at MIDA if you’re in the mood for a creamy carbonara or tuna puttanesca dish. All of their pasta dishes are under $30, which means you’ll enjoy a reasonably-priced, high-quality meal. (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)

7. Dante and Luigi’s – Philadelphia, PA

History, legacy and pasta all come together at Dante and Luigi’s. “Established in 1899, ‘Dante & Luigi’s, corona di ferro’ is one of the oldest existing Italian restaurants in the United States,” the restaurant’s website states. Their baked gnocchi and baked rigatoni dishes feature a golden brown three-cheese topping. Plus, their signature sauce is veal bolognese with white wine. (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)

8. Ristorante Attilio – Wilmington, DE

Simplicity is always best and Ristorante Attilio offers just that. Whether you order the spaghetti with garlic and oil or fettuccine Alfredo, this restaurant is serving up the classics and is letting the ingredients do all of the talking. What more could you ask for from one of the best pasta restaurants on this list? (Visit  to see the full menu and make a reservation.)

9.  Bar Primi – New York, NY

On the border of NoHo and the East Village, Bar Primi is satisfying New Yorkers’ pasta cravings. Bucatini lamb amatriciana, linguine with four cloves of garlic and fusilli with broccoli pesto are a few eye-catching menu items. Also, a fall-inspired dish to try is pumpkin mezzelune with amaretti, mostarda di cremosa and sage. (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)


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10. Zeppoli – Collingswood, NJ

Last but not least, there’s Zeppoli. The South Jersey BYOB restaurant boasts a five-dish pasta menu, which includes spaghetti vongole (spaghetti and clams) as well as tagliatelli al limone. Is anyone else starting to get hungry? (Visit to see the full menu and make a reservation.)

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