There hasn’t been a person that we have met that could tell us they don’t like pasta. Who doesn’t like pasta? As Italian’s (come on Cecchi wasn’t a dead giveaway?) we could eat pasta for every meal of the day and then some. Of course our grandmother’s and mother’s homemade pasta and sauce are our favorite but there is some steep competition in NYC. We have eaten many pasta dishes in NYC but here are our favorites!
At L’Artusi the Tagliatelle Bolognese
L’Artusi is an elegant Italian restaurant in West Village area. We had the pleasure of having a private dinner in the wine room including multiple pasta dishes but the sausage pasta was our favorite. The Tagliatelle Bolognese Bianco with Parmesan seems simple but it is flavorful and a delicious spin on an old dish. Meat and pasta dishes aren’t our go to dish but we seriously couldn’t get enough of this one and also, the tagliatelle is home made so it can’t get much better than that!
At Basta Pasta the Spaghetti Parmesan
You have definitely seen this restaurant on a few Facebook videos because of it’s killer pasta that is not only salivating to look at but just so damn tasteful when you get to try it. The spaghetti with Parmesan is a cheese lovers dream! The waiter comes over with a huge half wheel of cheese and puts your hot spaghetti pasta inside. Twisting and churning the cheese until putting in a plate for you to eat with more cheese on top! We would eat this for every meal for the rest of our lives if we wouldn’t gain an ounce!
At Batia the Totiglioni alla Norcina
This season Eataly turned their rooftop from a summer hang out into a sky lodge called Batia! They changed the ambiance and the menu and we can’t get enough of it. (Side note: try their polenta too!) We saw the Totiglioni alla Norcina on the menu an immediately could not resist. Who doesn’t love truffles! And we weren’t wrong, it was amazingly delicious! You should definitely try it while it is still on the menu and we know you will want to go back for more.
At Parm the Baked Ziti
Baked ziti at Parm, enough said. This tiny restaurant in soho (there are other locations in the city) has a small menu but huge flavor. Definitely get the mozzarella sticks but for dinner get the platter and choose to add baked ziti. I know it seems weird that this is one of our favorite pastas and technically it is a side but the portion is nowhere near a side! It is the perfect amount of pasta, sauce and ooey gooey ricotta and mozzarella cheese. P.S. You will need to unbutton your pants after this meal.
At Ai Fiore the Tortelli
The LCNY showroom used to be around the corner from Ai Fiore so we had the pleasure of going there a few times. And every time we went we had to same thing, the Torelli! The ricotta & mascarpone ravioli is out of this world! It is cheese, cheese and more cheese! They give you many little raviolis with shaved sottocenere cheese on top with a red wine glaze. This dish is a cheese lovers dream.
At Uva the Gnocchi di Ricotta
We recently traveled up to the Upper East Side to experience a restaurant everyone has told us at least once about, Uva. We went with some fabulous friends and got a bunch of dishes to try. However, one caught our eye and we pretty much ate the whole thing the Gnocchi di Ricotta. Not only because gnocchi is one of the best pastas in the world but because it also has a delightful cream sauce with black truffles of course. This gnocchi is perfectly cooked and is out of this world with not too much truffle flavor just enough to get you addicted wanting more. Highly recommend this dish when you try Uva!
Now we are starving! We need some pasta! Be sure to follow us on Twitter to tell us your favorite pasta places we should try in NYC or around the world!
Yours in Style,
Lauren Cecchi New York Team
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