With a significant Italian-American population, it shouldn't surprise that New York is among the best of the best when it comes to pasta dishes. Whether you're craving tortellini, spaghetti, manicotti, fettuccine or linguini, you can satisfy your craving in New York. From the city to Saratoga Springs, here are the best places for a heaping plate of pasta in the state.
Purple Pub has six pasta dish entrees to choose from. You can have a classic spaghetti (or ziti) with your choice of sausage or meatballs for just $12.40. Their fettuccine alfredo has options for chicken or broccoli, and their stuffed shells are filled with ricotta cheese and baked in spaghetti sauce. There’s also a manicotti dish for $13.25, which is crepe-style pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, baked in homemade tomato sauce, and topped with mozzarella.
Guiseppe’s has 14 pasta dishes, from a simple pasta with tomato sauce ($10.58) to pasta alla vodka ($16.33). You can choose either spaghetti, penne, rigatoni, linguine, or fettuccine for your dish. In addition to a regular tomato sauce, there’s a meat sauce available, as well as a mushroom sauce, butter sauce, bolognese sauce, marinara sauce, and alfredo sauce.
Nina’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant has authentic pasta imported from Italy. You can order an authentic spaghetti and meatball dish for $10.95 or get spaghetti with mushrooms in marinara sauce for $10.95. Nina’s has a simple fettuccine alfredo available for $10.50, but you can add your choice of ham, broccoli, chicken, mushrooms, or shrimp for an additional cost.
Vigneto offers gluten-free pasta substitution for an additional $2; however, they’re not a completely gluten-free kitchen, so you’ll have to notify your server of any allergies. Their chicken broccoli alfredo is $14, and you can even try it Cajun-style! In addition to that dish, there are 14 other pasta dishes available for at most $17.
The Pasta Villa’s pasta cuts include spaghetti, penne, linguini, fettuccine, and angel hair. You can get any of them tossed in their famous, slow-cooked, tomato sauce, or in a thinner, lighter tomato sauce with garlic and onions—each for $12.95. There’s a white/red clam sauce for $16.95, which has tender baby clams and a half-dozen fresh littleneck clams, seasoned and tossed in with your pasta. If clams aren’t your style, there are ingredients that you can add-on to almost any dish (like meatballs, sausage, Greek olives, etc.).
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Casa de Pasta proudly offers homemade Italian cuisine made from the finest ingredients available. You can create your own dish for $12.99. Choose from spaghetti, penne, angel hair, fettuccine, fusilli, and rigatoni. Sauces include marinara, tomato, alfredo, vodka with sausage, and garlic and oil. You can add on a selection of meats and vegetables, like homemade meatballs, grilled chicken, or mushrooms.
Rex’s Pasta has 11 pasta options to choose from, like Aunt Josie’s Special (cavatelli pasta with broccoli and mushrooms in a garlic butter sauce), Homemade Lasagna (ground beef, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and romano), or Mama’s Spags and Balls (angel hair pasta with homemade meatballs tossed with their homemade house tomato sauce). They also have an angel hair dish with mushrooms, which you can opt to make spicy!
Decoy Restaurant as dishes for pasta lovers and dishes for people who just want a little pasta on the side. Their chicken parmesan is breaded in-house and has a nice portion of angel hair included. Their pesto dish is made with penne pasta, tossed with fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts, and sundried tomatoes.
L’Italia has the classics like spaghetti and meatballs, baked lasagna, and alfredo (with chicken or shrimp). There’s also linguini and clam sauce, tortellini and sausage, penne a la vodka, and pasta with portobello mushrooms. There’s even a spaghetti and meatballs option on the kid’s menu, so feel free to bring your children along!
Three Vines Bistro offers authentic handmade Italian food in Saratoga Springs. They have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. Their penne alla vodka costs $18 and is made with crushed tomato, prosciutto di Parma, vodka, cream, and parmesan, and they have a bucatini limone for $24 that’s made with shrimp, leek, lemon zest, and vodka cream sauce.
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