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|Celebrate National Pasta Day Today. One suggestion? Damian's spaghetti with Mama Mandola's Meatballs. For National Pasta Day only, they are just $8.30. |
National Pasta Day is today -- a reminder, if not an incentive, for for pasta lovers all around town to indulge. Houston has many excellent restaurants where one can celebrate.
For a taste of stellar house-made pappardelle bolognese, Best of Houston Italian Restaurant winner Ciao Bello is the place. Their sweet corn pansoti is also insanely good (you can get this and other hand-made pastas at sister restaurants Vallone's and Tony's as well). At Giacomo's Cibo e Vino, artisanal, hand-made pastas by Lynette Hawkins are also delicious --try the tortielli de bietola, ravioli stuffed with swiss chard, ricotta, goat cheese and finished with a sage and butter sauce.
At Paulie's, get spiced up with their house-made bucatini Amatraciana, available in half or full portions. Then there's good ole' Prego in Rice Village, where the pappardelle con coniglio, a wide-fettuccine pasta with braised texas rabbit and ragu sauce is nothing short of divine. Not far away in the Rice Village, D'Amico's offers hand-made pastas to-go, as well as a very popular crawfish ravioli. If you love spaghetti carbonara, chef Brandi Key offers one of the coolest versions in the city at hotspot Coppa Osteria.More »