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May 23, 2012 07:23 PM

Best Pasta Dish of 2012

Hey everyone. So I absolutely love pasta and am looking for an awesome pasta dish in the city. I also want to be able to make a meal out of it and not have it as an appetizer. For example I just went to Crispo last week and had the carbonara which was good and was also big enough for a meal.

Any suggestions for restaurants? and what dish?

The more suggestions the better!

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  1. Here are a few delicious ones I had within the past month:

    Goose liver Ravioli, Balsamic Vinegar, Brown Butter - BABBO

    Spaghetti with crab meat, Santa Barbara Sea Urchins, Basil - MAREA

    Fusili with Red wine braised Octopus, Bone Marrow - MAREA

    Linguine alle Vongole ( Clams, Pancetta, Shishito Peppers, Bread Crumbs ) - LINCOLN

    Ravioli di Miale Cacio e Pepe ( Milk fed Pork Shoulder, Percorina Romano, Black Pepper, Milk Sauce ) - LINCOLN

    Reginette Verdi al Ragu Bolognese ( Veal, Pork, Beef, Parmegiano Reggiano ) - LINCOLN

    [ Some of the aforementioned dishes were split up into appetizer portions ].

    1. Echoing Charles: The Fusilli with Marrow and Octopus at Marea.

      Second: Trofie Nero at pasta with seppie, scallops and bread crumbs

      1. Spaghetti con uova Di Pesce ( spaghetti, tobiko, shiso)- Basta Pasta
        Zuwai Crab and Bottarga Spaghettini ( crab meat, slowly cooked leeks, garlic,sardinia bottarga, evoo)- Greenwich Grill
        Taglierini Contadina ( thin pasta, hot and sweet sausage, peas,cream, light tomato sauce) - Da Silvano

        1. The NoMad restaurant has a carryover from EMP:

          Tagliatelle w/ King Crab, Meyer Lemon, and black pepper. Sounds simple but so delicious.

          4 Replies
          1. re: Spiritchaser

            I agree with your sentiments. I normally do not like pasta with seafood, but this dish is a rare exception.

            Tagliatelle photo:


            1. re: RGR

              Totally agree. I'd also like to nominate the Lasagna verde at Osteria Morini.

              The fusilli with duck and foie gras was great at Manzo also.

              1. re: steakrules85

                I don't recall if the lasagna I had last year at Osteria Morini was Lasagna Verde,or just lasagna, but it was the best lasagna I have had outside of Italy. Delicious

                1. re: foodwhisperer

                  The verde means they used pasta sheets made of spinach. Was it green? And it had a traditional bolognese meat sauce filling. This is what I had.

          2. OK,so it's a small meal,but the buttermilk pappardelle with smoked goat at Fatty Cue is one of the most delicious pastas that I've had,ever...order 2.