10 Best Pasta Places in Arizona

If you're craving Italian-inspired carbs in the form of pizza, fantastic pizza shops are practically a dime a dozen here in Arizona. The perfect pasta dish, however, isn't so easy to find. To make your quest for the perfect fresh pasta a little easier, here are our 10 favorite places for pasta in the state.

1. Ocotillo, Phoenix, AZ

Fresh and fun house made pasta abounds at Ocotillo. Each dish is locally and seasonally inspired, so you're guaranteed to find something new and exciting with every visit. Some of our favorite pasta dishes are the bucatini with oven roasted tomatoes, toasted garlic, basil, and red pepper flake, and the linguini.

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2. Otto Pizza and Pastry, Tempe, AZ

At Otto Pizza, you'll find pizza, pasta, French sandwiches and more. In the mood for something simple, but delicious? Try a spaghetti dish with homemade sauce and breadsticks. The more adventurous among you will love the toasted cheese and chicken pesto ravioli. Don't forget to try a French sandwich, too—after all, what's better than Italian pasta and French pastries? Not much.

3. Marcellino Ristorante, Scottsdale, AZ

Marcellino Ristorante's menu offers a variety of different Italian dishes, but pasta people will appreciate the relatively limited menu which allows Marcellino's staff to showcase their best asset—hand crafted pasta. Experience the intoxication of exceptional food at Marcellino Ristorante today.

4. The Parlor, Phoenix, AZ

Menus at The Parlor may change with each season, but one thing remains constant—fresh pasta made right on the premises. Here, you'll find traditional classics like pasta Bolognese among new ones like sweet potato gnocchi and funghi risotto. And if you're gluten free? No worries! You can substitute any pasta dish with house made GF spaghetti for a small fee.

5. North Italia, Multiple locations

At North Italia, it's not just the pasta that's made from scratch. It's the entire menu—all the time. And there's a special ingredient in each dish, too, according to the website. Can you guess what it is? We'll give you a hint, your grandma uses it too. It's love! Whether you decide on pasta, pizza, or a different dish, you won't leave disappointed.

6. Michelina's Italian Cuisine, Phoenix, AZ

The pasta section of the menu at Michelina's Italian Cuisine features not one, two, or three different options. No—there are 13 different pasta dishes for you to choose from. Thirteen! If it were up to us, we'd suggest getting a big group together and sharing several different dishes for the ultimate pasta eating experience. Trust us, we're not indecisive, we just can't decide.

7. Franco's Italian Caffe, Scottsdale, AZ

Franco's Italian Caffe brings genuine Italian cuisine to Scottsdale. Each authentic Florentine dish is made with love—and it's apparent in every bite. Cure your craving for pasta at Franco's...just don't forget the wine. They are known for it, after all.

8. Tratto, Phoenix, AZ

The space that Phoenix's Tratto occupies is inspired. It's rustic and welcoming, oft bathed in soft, natural light. Even more inspired, though, is the food. Chris Bianco's pasta menu features fascinating creations such as beet stuffed raviolis, dandelion pesto, and kale pasta. Tratto isn't Bianco's only venture, either. We'd be remiss not to mention Pizzeria Bianco and Pane Bianco too. Find your new favorite dish at one of Bianco's three restaurants today.

9. Floridino's Pizza & Pasta, Chandler, AZ

Floridino's has been severing pizza, pasta, and more to Chandler and the surrounding area for over 20 years. They've got it all, too—hot sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and even decadent desserts. If you're not feeling up to cooking, they offer many of their beloved pasta dishes in family sizes. What could be better than that? The s'mores cannoli. That's what.

10. Veneto Trattoria Italiana, Scottsdale, AZ

Now this is authentic Italian. At Veneto Trattoria, find pasta dishes ranging from pennette con pollo e zucchine (short tube pasta with grilled chicken, zucchini, pancetta, and parmesan cheese) to spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams in a red or white sauce).

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