Great pasta at non-Italian restaurants...
My girlfriend doesn't care for Italian, but sometimes all I want is pasta. I'm not really looking for high end caviar or truffle dishes or Asian noodles and dumplings (though I enjoy them on occasion), but rather Italianesque pasta at non-Italian restaurants. I've tried and liked:
- butternut squash agnolotti at Perilla
- tagliatelle with braised veal and truffled mascarpone at Jane
- hangover pasta (ham, gruyere, fried egg) at Resto
- orecchiette with wild mushrooms, kale and ricotta at Balaboosta
Thanks for any other suggestions....
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it's a strange thing to say "my girlfriend doesn't care for Italian". what does this really mean? the menu at Scarpetta, to name just one, has at least a handful of entrees that are not what i'd call typical italian.
mustard spaetzle, pork belly & butternut squash
cipollini puree, charred vegetables & pickled shallots
ROASTED ORGANIC CHICKEN
brussel sprouts, apples, root vegetables & foie gras emulsion
to answer your question more specifically, i really enjoy Five Points' cavatelli with brussels sprouts.
I also really liked the garganelli with three cheese blend, caramelized mushrooms, and lardon at Jo's, but i'm not sure i'd return for it.
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Riverpark might be a good option for you. I very much enjoyed my pasta dish there (see link, below), but it's not an Italian restaurant. Esca, too, since while it *is* an Italian restaurant, there are plenty of dishes that don't seem particularly Italian, at least to me.
How about the gnudi at Spotted Pig?
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