It’s National Pasta Day, and there are tons of places to celebrate around metro Atlanta. Here are five spots to check out for your fill of fusilli, to satiate your craving for carbonara or taste some tortellini.
AJC food writer Wyatt Williams recently gave this Buckhead spot a three star review, saying “the menu’s more about tradition and ingredients than a particular chef.” He shouts out the lasagna and the pi fasacc in particular as dishes to check out. The restaurant also boasts a large retail pasta shop in case you want to make your own at home, including black pasta (learn how to make it here).
3167 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-500-2181, storicofresco.com.
If you’re in or around Sandy Springs, check out this restaurant from the team behind the now-shuttered Veni Vidi Vici. The agnolotti and pappardelle are can’t misses. And in honor of National Pasta Day, the restaurant is offering a deal on its hhandmade retail pasta: Buy a pound of pappardelle, spaghetti, lasagna or linguine and get a pound for free (call ahead to place an order).
5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-709-2148, ilgialloatl.com.
The main pasta attraction at this Ponce City Market spot is the “delightful” gnocchi, served with a variety of ingredients depending on the day.
75 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-724-9700, brezzacucina.com.
You’ll feel like you stepped into an Italian grandmother’s kitchen at this Smyrna eatery, which wins with dishes such as the fettuccine alla pescatora.
1669 Spring Road, Smyrna. 770-319-0333, mezza-luna.net.
The newly-relocated Double Zero features a menu focused on small plates but also offers up five pasta dishes including the mafalda pasta with mushrooms, peas, veloute, fennel, and green onion.
1577 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-991-3666, doublezeroatl.com/
This family restaurant offers classic Atlanta fare including lasagna, manicotti and ziti.
Locations in Lawrenceville, Buford and Norcross. dominicksitalian.com