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10 Italian restaurants prized for their pasta dishes

Friday , October 2nd , 2015

In Italy, it is said, “Chi mangia bene, vive bene,” which translates to, “One who eats well, lives well.” And a big part of eating and living well is enjoying Italy’s staple dish: freshly prepared pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce.

Plus, with more than 600 pasta varieties to choose from, including spaghetti, rotini and stuffed tortellini, you’ll never tire of the versatile dish, which can be even more delightful served family-style and enjoyed with loved ones. 

The following 10 restaurants are our top picks for some of the GTA’s best pasta dish destinations. Buon appetito! 


A Woodbridge favourite for authentic Italian dishes, this restaurant also offers gluten-free spelt pasta to accommodate food intolerances and allergies.…


Try the tortellini with smoked chicken, or pappardelle with P.E.I. lobster and saffron-cream sauce, for traditional Italian with a twist at this popular…


Reputed for serving some of the city’s best Italian, this chic Yorkville restaurant is a must for seasonal pasta, such as sweet potato gnocchi with…


With house-made pasta prepared using the finest ingredients from the Amalfi Coast, this Maple restaurant serves authentic Italian dishes that are simply…


This Toronto restaurant is a must for fresh, house-made pasta, including ravioli stuffed with aged ricotta cheese and sundried tomatoes, and served in…


You’ll taste the amore, or love, that went into each meal at this midtown Toronto restaurant that serves a wide breadth of tasty pasta dishes at reasonable…


Located on Front Street in downtown Toronto, this hot spot makes everything in-house, including delicious pasta, such as fresh orecchiette served with…


This Woodbridge restaurant does rustic Italian right, with its Linguine Frutti di Mari, a delicious seafood dish, being particularly popular among pasta…


Prized for its pasta, this Wellington Street East restaurant uses only premium ingredients in its dishes, like its agnolotti stuffed with spinach and…


This Yonge and Lawrence restaurant serves up old-world charm alongside authentic pasta dishes for a true taste of Italy!

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