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Jul 25, 2008 08:03 PM

Great House-made Pasta Dishes

The recent thread about Artu suggests avoiding the pasta dishes there. It got me wondering about fresh, house-made pasta dishes. Where and what are your favorites?

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  1. The pasta "a la chitarra" at Dante is pretty good. They hand make the pasta on a machine that looks like guitar strings.

    I love the gnocci at Sel Del La Terre too. A lot of other gnocci that I have had since seem gummy by comparison.

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    1. re: lycheefloat

      I agree about the great gnocchi at SDLT. Grotto is the other place I've had them that gets them right, but I've suffered through a bunch of gummy ones, too, and at some board favorites.

    2. Tony Susi at Sage makes great fresh pasta, and gnocchi or anything else that Barbara Lynch makes at No. 9....

      1. Fettuccine with Lobster, Asparagus and Truffle Butter or Gnocchi Bolognese @ Sage..

        1. Believe it or not, Athan's Cafe in Brighton makes their own pasta. I recently had their gnocchi in a pesto cream sauce. Heavenly!

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          1. re: chuck s

            Chuck- I didn't know they had pasta there! Do you know if they serve the home-made pasta at the Washington Square location as well?

          2. Though my stomach can't handle pasta any more, I did love the home made fusili at Vinny's at Night, which was discussed a few days ago. I also hear their mafalde is delicious too, also homemade.

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            1. re: Prav

              Prav speaks the truth re: Vinny's @ Night. Might sound ridiculous that my favorite pasta in town is a simple side of fusilli w/red sauce, but it's really outstanding. Taste and texture are excellent.