6 Cheat Day-Worthy Pasta Dishes

By Abby Dupes | January 26, 2021 | Food & Drink

Cappelletti from Via Locusta

Nothing says indulgence like a big bowl of homemade pasta drenched in a luscious sauce. Here are our picks on where you should spend your calories.

Cappelletti at Via Locusta

Inside these “little hats”—the Italian translation of cappelletti—is a mouth-watering mixture of potato and fontina. To finish the dish, a white sauce is poured over the pasta and decadent caviar is sprinkled on top. Vialocusta.com

Braised Shortrib Radiatore at Little Nonna’s

Reserve a spot at Little Nonna’s in their outdoor courtyard to try the best vodka sauce pasta you’ll ever taste. With house-ground garlic sausage, greens, buffalo mozzarella and crispy prosciutto, you know it’ll be a home run. Littlenonnas.com

Lasagna at Osteria

If you are craving a classic Italian meal, head over to Osteria on North Broad. Dive into the dense and gooey layers of their lasagna, filled with porcini mushrooms, taleggio cheese and topped with bechamel sauce. Osteriaphilly.com

Mushroom & Potato Lasagna at a.kitchen

For those looking to warm up during the harsh winter weather, a.kitchen has the dish you’ve been looking for. Ingredients like porcini mushroom sauce, broccoli raab, pistachio and melted mozzarella fill out this hearty and rustic plate. Akitchenandbar.com

Wild Mushroom Rigatoni at High Street Philly

Center City eatery High Street Philly is known for its craveable pasta dishes, but our favorite by far is the mushroom rigatoni. Crispy maitake mushrooms, cream and rosemary pickled raisins contribute to the earthy blend. Highstreetonmarket.com

Pappardelle at Urban Farmer

Pappardelle—a broad and flat noodle that originated in Tuscany—is the star of this Urban Farmer creation. Tossed with mixed vegetables and burro fuso in a sherry reduction, guests can choose to add a meat of their choice to the dish or let the pasta shine through. urbanfarmersteakhouse.com

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