From delicate ribbons to chunky tubes and everything in between, pasta comes in countless shapes – over 350, according to some sources. Every Italian restaurant offers it, of course, but so do many other kinds of places these days. Pasta has become an American culinary tradition. 

To determine the best restaurant for pasta in every state, 24/7 Tempo first considered the restaurants listed in our article “The Best Italian Restaurant in Every State,” and drew additional information from a variety of sites including EaterEat This Not ThatFood & Wine, and Gayot, as well as local and regional sources.

While many of these restaurants are Italian-American, others offer more traditional Italian fare and a few highlight the cuisine of particular cities or regions of Italy. Some of these restaurants offer modern twists on classic pasta dishes, and many make at least some of their own pasta in-house. In addition, a number offer wood-fired pizza and varied entrées alongside their pasta dishes, as well as a selection of Italian wines. Read more>

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