Best Pasta

Le Virtù

From four-foot-long noodles to smoked gnocchi and silken tagliatelle slicked with rabbit sugo, Joe Cicala rolls and stretches his dough with a rare (yet affordable) touch.

1927 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-271-5626 | Website


2011 WINNER, Pasta

Pizzeria Stella

2nd and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Such a simple thing just a handful of little shrimp, scraps of guanciale, ragged bits of tomato, some chilies and a few loops of calamarata pasta. And yet to sit down before this bowl and take a bite is to understand the true meaning of what it is to cook and serve pasta. Read more »

2010 WINNER, Pasta

Le Virtù

1927 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

How can you choose between chef Luciana Spurio’s fresh fazzoletti “handkerchiefs” with rich duck ragu, the feathery crepes layered with itty-bitty meatballs, or the paper-thin pappardelle? Take our advice: Bring a crowd, and order ‘em all. Read more »