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The 15 Best Pasta Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Pining for penne piled with ragu or smothered in arrabbiata sauce? These are our top Philadelphia picks for great pasta. We examined top food blogs and review sites and scrutinized millions of reviews for this list of pasta restaurants. So break out the parmesan and head to these Philadelphia eateries for luscious lasagnas and perfect puttanesca.

Find the perfect Pasta spot

Vetri Cucina

Italian, $$$$, Washington SquareItalian, $$$$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

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Via Locusta

Italian, $$$, RittenhouseItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

    The Philadelphia Pasta Delivery & Takeout Guide

    Infatuation
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

A Mano

Italian, $$$, Spring GardenItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Spring Garden
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

Ralphs Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, Bella VistaItalian, $$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Philly Voice, 2018

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    Philly Voice, 2018
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L'Angolo Ristorante

Italian, $$, Girard EstatesItalian, $$Philadelphia, Girard Estates
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Entree BYOB

American, $$, Graduate HospitalAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Dante & Luigi's

Italian, $$$, Bella VistaItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Philly Voice, 2018

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    Philly Voice, 2018
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

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Fiorella

Italian, $$$, Bella VistaItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
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Trattoria Carina

Italian, $$, RittenhouseItalian, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Saloon Restaurant

Italian, $$$, Bella VistaItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2017

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    TimeOut, 2017
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Fiore Fine Foods

Italian, $$, Queen VillageItalian, $$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

The Victor Cafe

Italian, $$$, Passyunk SquareItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Passyunk Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022
  • TimeOut, 2017

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    TimeOut, 2017

Macaroni's Restaurant

Italian, $$$, BustletonItalian, $$$Philadelphia, Bustleton
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Burrata

Italian, $$, Passyunk SquareItalian, $$Philadelphia, Passyunk Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation
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La Nonna

Italian, $$, Queen VillageItalian, $$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Pasta craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We analyzed 16402 Philadelphia restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Philadelphia restaurant reviews, and 770 lists and articles – looking closely at what Infatuation and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in Infatuation - The One-Two Punch: A Date Night Dinner & Drinks Guide, Infatuation - Where To Eat And Drink During A Snowstorm and Eater - 16 Essential Restaurants in Northeast Philly. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Philadelphia Pasta.

Frequently asked questions

Vetri Cucina, Bistrot La Minette, and Her Place are the highest-rated late-night spots for pasta in Philadelphia.

Vetri Cucina, Bistrot La Minette, and Her Place are the highest-rated pasta spots for lunch in Philadelphia.

Mac Mart Food Truck is the highest-rated food truck that serves pasta in Philadelphia.

Vetri Cucina, Entree BYOB, and Macaroni's Restaurant are the highest-rated spots for pasta delivery in Philadelphia.

Vetri Cucina, Bistrot La Minette, and Macaroni's Restaurant are the highest-rated upscale spots for pasta in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • Burgundy with your lobster mac and cheese

    Try coupling lobster mac and cheese with a white wine like lobster mac and cheese to balance its creamy flavours.

  • The perfect complement to three cheese mac and cheese


    When ordering three cheese mac and cheese, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Ale, a popular beer.

  • Chardonnay with your mac and cheese

    When considering what goes best with mac and cheese, we recommend a glass of Chardonnay, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the rich flavors.


Interesting facts about Pasta

  • The largest pasta

    On October 24, 2015, Poland’s Pasta fans celebrated a new world record by the pasta, weighing 17,417 pounds.

  • The most expensive ever

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

  • A historical dish

    We can thank 5,000 .B.C. in China for the much beloved pasta.

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