Philadelphia, PA - National Pasta Day is October 17th, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite Philadelphia destinations for hand-made pasta perfection!
Where to Find TheBest Hand-crafted Pasta Dishes in Philadelphia
Dolce Italian- Center City
Dolce Italian transports you back to Italy with its sophisticated charm and timeless spirit, making it the perfect place to celebrate national pasta day. The truffled ravioli stuffed with spinach ricotta in a light brown butter sage sauce is a dish you cannot pass up. Pasta Dish - Truffled Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
Fiorello Pasta- Italian Market
Fiorella has become an iconic spot in Philly’s Italian Market by bringing decades of unique technique to their dishes and an intimate space to enjoy the delectable food. The rich Lobster Stuffed Conchiglie complemented by a sauce américaine is a dish that will undoubtedly keep you coming back. Pasta Dish - Lobster Stuffed Conchiglie
Talula’s Garden- Rittenhouse Square
Talula’s Garden brings warmth and elegance to every meal, dining experience had there, and the plates of pasta made in-house are to die for. The Truffle Tagliatelle is made with fresh pasta in a truffle-parmesan broth, cooked with kale, rosemary, shiitakes, sun-dried tomatoes, and breadcrumbs. For pasta lovers, it’s a must! Pasta Dish - Truffle Tagliatelle
Cry Baby Pasta- Queen Village
Straying away from your traditional Italian restaurant, Cry Baby Pasta was created to be a ‘Rock and Roll’ pasta and wine bar. This destination is the perfect mix of fine-dining and old-school Italian. A twist to a traditional Italian dish is the Linguine, made with crab, peppers, old bay butter, and sprinkled with bottarga breadcrumbs. Pasta Dish - Linguine
DaMo Pasta Lab- Midtown Village
DaMo is the ideal spot if you’re looking for a fast and casual meal without sacrificing gourmet quality and flavor – perfect for a delicious lunch on the go. The owners of DaMoare transports from Italy. The gnocchi alla sorrentina, one of their most unique dishes, is classic gnocchi cooked with tomato, onion, basil, buffalo mozzarella, Parmigiano, and extra virgin olive oil. Pasta Dish - Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina
A Mano- Fairmount
Need a reason to celebrate national pasta day? A Mano is your answer. ‘A Mano’ translates to ‘by hand,’ which is the perfect name for this restaurant since they specialize in hand-made pasta. The Lumache is a dish that will sweep you off your feet; these delicious shells are cooked with Hunter’s Farm corn, chestnut mushrooms, and rich porcini butter. Pasta Dish - Lumache
By the way, did you know: Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the Americas after first tasting it in Naples, Italy. He was the American Ambassador to France at the time. In 1789, he brought the first pasta machine and crates of macaroni back to the United States.