Satisfy your pasta craving with a big bowl of goodness from one of these 7 spots.
Adorned with sautéed hot green peppers and tossed in a flavorful marinara sauce, this penne arrabiata is quintessential Italian cuisine. With D’Angelo’s ode to serve only traditional family recipes, it’s no surprise that the robust dish is a Philly favorite. 256 S 20th St., 215.546.3935, dangeloristorante.com
Gnocchi's distinct dumpling-style takes an innovative twist at this Mediterranean-inspired eatery. Perfectly pan-seared in a delectable vodka sauce and topped with savory flakes of Grana Padano cheese, Tredici Enoteca’s spinach gnocchi is a standout entrée. 114 S 13th St., 267.928.2092, tredicienoteca.com
The unmistakable taste of truffle headlines this creamy tortellini from Scarpetta. The ring-shaped pasta is stuffed with tangy Taleggio cheese and embellished with the light, sweet taste of pickled shimeji mushrooms. 210 W Rittenhouse Square, 215.558.4199, scarpettarestaurants.com
You can’t go wrong with a signature cacio e pepe, a simple yet sensational Roman-inspired dish. Although it only consists of two ingredients — cheese and pepper — Amis Trattoria’s rendition of this trademark recipe is one you won’t soon forget. 412 S 13th St., 215.732.2647, amistrattoria.com
The Amalfi is at the tip of your tongue with Positano Coast’s decadent risotto, featuring sumptuous seafood favorites. Baby shrimp, mussels, calamari, and Peruvian scallops combine with a buttery rice in a dish that instantly transports you to Italy’s southern coastline. 212 Walnut St., 215.238.0499, positanocoast.net
Located in Atlantic City’s luxe Borgata Hotel, Angeline provides genuine southern Italian cooking led by revered chef Michael Symon. His famed Mom’s Lasagne has all the comfort-food components you could want: heavenly meat sauce, fresh ricotta, and rich mozzarella. 1 Borgata Way, 609.317.1000, theborgata.com
Light and zesty, the spaghetti alle Vongole is the classic pasta dish you’ve been dreaming about. Res Ipsa Cafe steps up to the plate in delivering a mouth-watering bowl of spaghetti and clams, garnished with garlic and parsley, in a smooth wine sauce. 2218 Walnut St., 267.519.0329, resipsaphilly.com