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best plate of pasta with no reservation (on a saturday night)?

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i'm craving a delicious plate of pasta (preferably homemade noodles). where can i get one on a saturday evening with no reservation? will travel anywhere in the city for a good dish. suggestions?

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  1. I have a bias towards fresh extruded pasta's.
    I believe most would suggest la Quercia.

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    1. re: betterthanbourdain

      la quercia definitely requires a reservation - several weeks in advance! any other thoughts?

      1. re: figgycrave

        Get the tagliatelle w/pork ragu at Campagnolo. It's killer!

        1. re: waylman

          The Bibo-sit @ the bar no ressies necessary.

          http://thebibo.com/

          1. re: Sam Salmon

            thanks - that's close to home! does anyone have any opinions on vicino in gastown?

            1. re: figgycrave

              There were a couple of favorable comments here. But they are closed.
              Consider nook as well.

              1. re: betterthanbourdain

                too bad. anyhow, ended up heading to la ghianda which stays open well into the evening (i had no idea). exactly what i wanted - plus, i have leftovers!

                1. re: figgycrave

                  I love La Ghianda. Never had a bad plate of pasta there.

                  1. re: flowbee

                    Pics from La Ghianda: Ciocchetti alla Bolognese & Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

                    :) delicious

                     
                     
                     
    2. Pronto Caffe on Cambie has excellent pasta.

      1. Another restaurant bites the dust...
        La Ghianda's last week

        http://scoutmagazine.ca/2013/03/12/di...

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        1. re: betterthanbourdain

          WHAT!?!???!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

          1. re: twinkienic

            ^ ditto

          2. re: betterthanbourdain

            Never even been :-(

          3. Cant recommend yet because it hasnt even opened but thought I would just point out this little interesting development.

            Habit on main st will be closing and re-opening as an italian joint.

            http://scoutmagazine.ca/2013/04/09/di...

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            1. re: kati3

              Interesting. There is a dearth of Italian joints in these parts. Cipriano's wasn't up to snuff, IMHO.