October is normally the strong nudge from Mother Earth that reminds us it is fall, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a weekly requirement. Call me basic if you will BUT I LOVE THEM! We tend to forget about other marvelous things that bring us joy like PASTA! Not only is it National Pasta Month, but it is also National Pasta Day TODAY! Pasta is a staple for most Italian dishes, and the devil to those on those No Carb diets. The first time pasta was mentioned in a book was during the 1100’s, and it is still finding its way to every restaurant’s menu today. In honor of this glorious day I have provided with 5 places to grab a nice plate of pasta from.
Celeste – This quaint establishment is located on the Upper West Side and is cash only. They are known for serving up authentic Italian food, unforgettable cheese plates, affordable prices, and providing superb customer service. They do not take reservations but it is worth the wait.
502 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
L’Artusi– You go to this West Village restaurant for the ambiance, great food, and a fine glass of wine. One of my personal favorites on their current menu is Buckwheat Cavatelli with wild boar ragu.
402 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014
Esca – Located close to the Theater District this makes for a great dinner choice to compliment your evening. This upscale establishment is known for their fresh seafood selection and attentive service.
402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Our Maccheroni alla Chitarra, photographed by @melissarosenfield. 🦀 Come try our house made Guitar Cut Spaghetti with Sea Urchin and Lump Crab Meat for yourself! • • • • • • #esca #escanyc #escarestaurant #restaurante #seafood #italianfood #pasta #foodie #instafood #finedining #newyork #broadway #crab #seaurchin
Basta Pasta – Known for their signature dish Spaghetti Con Prosciutto E Parmigiano which is served at your table out of a half wheel of cheese. If that is not your thing then you have 12 other pastas to choose from.
37 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
Aunt Jake’s – Strawberry Frosé, create your own pasta, and amazing window views for peak people watching. Aunt Jake’s also has a Pasta Lab which you can make reservation, learn how to make pasta, eat, and have a glass of wine. NOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD NIGHT!
151 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013