Special Report

Best Restaurant for Pasta in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Carmen H. via Yelp

Virginia: Edo’s Squid
> Location: Richmond
> Sample pasta: Spaghetti squid genovese

An unassuming restaurant with a rustic brick dining room, under the same ownership as the lamented Mamma Zu’s, Edo’s Squid features a large menu of traditional antipasti and pasta with – you guessed it – plenty of squid options. The portions are generous and the quality outstanding for the prices.

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Washington: San Fermo
> Location: Seattle
> Sample pasta: Saffron spaghetti bolognese

Offering a small array of regional Italian dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, this intimate Ballard eatery features a rotating seasonal menu of inventive fare. Grilled asparagus comes dressed with romesco and hazelnuts, while the crowd-pleasing saffron spaghetti bolognese features pork, veal, fennel, and rosemary.

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West Virginia: Fazio’s
> Location: Charleston
> Sample pasta: Mostaccioli with chicken cacciatore

This enduring family-run restaurant dishes out homestyle Italian and American fare, including pizzas, seafood, steaks, and beloved pasta classics like baked manicotti, cannelloni, and beef ravioli. Customers love the hot toasted garlic bread.

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Wisconsin: Ristorante Bartolotta
> Location: Wauwatosa
> Sample pasta: Bigoli in salsa

This charming upscale restaurant offers a prix fixe menu of traditional Italian fare, with pasta dishes like Venezia-bigoli, a Venetian thick spaghetti stewed in an anchovy-onion sauce, and Murano-tagliolini alla granseola, handmade ribbon pasta with spider crab, tomato, cream, and white wine.

Source: Courtesy of Jess D. via Yelp

Wyoming: Glorietta Trattoria
> Location: Jackson
> Sample pasta: Red wine rigatoni all’amatriciana

A classy trattoria with a warm, inviting atmosphere, Glorietta serves handmade pastas, wood-fired entrées, and a plethora of Italian wines. The elk bolognese, ricotta cavatelli, rabbit confit, and rainbow trout are highly recommended.

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