Best of Boston

Best Pasta

2021 Best Pasta

Fox & the Knife

South Boston
Our nonnas could argue for hours about what defines the perfect pasta. One thing they would all agree on, though, is the distinctive precision and [...] read more»
2019 Best Pasta


Linguine, paccheri, bucatini—chef-owner Douglass Williams has mastered the fine art of pasta-making, churning out noodles with just the right amount of bite and just the [...] read more»
2016 Best Pasta

Centre Street Café

Jamaica Plain
Executive chef Brian Rae credits his pasta-making prowess to his Italian family, not to mention one Jody Adams, of Rialto fame. That expertise shows in [...] read more»
2015 Best Pasta


The pappardelle with wild boar? The tagliatelle with fresh porcini? At Giulia, it's hard to know which pasta to try. Which is why our MO [...] read more»
1998 Best Pasta

Capone Foods

Italian on demand: Stuff the freezer with an assortment of Capone's gnocchi, ravioli, and tortellini, and toss in a couple of containers of vivid pesto [...] read more»
1997 Best Pasta


This Italian specialty shop routinely stocks the finest and freshest selection of fresh pasta. Four or five daily flavors can be cut to order, and [...] read more»
1996 Best Pasta, Cut-to-Order

Pasta Del Palato

The pasta is terrific, made with pure ingredients like whole eggs and extra fancy durum flour, rolled (not extruded), then cut into angel hair, linguine, [...] read more»
1996 Best Pasta, Ravioli


The standard cheese, spinach, and fresh basil ravioli are all excellent. But we favor those special flavors like porcini mushroom and artichoke-mascarpone. read more»
1995 Best Pasta

Bella Ravioli

On the day of Christmas Eve the line stretches out the door for Michael and Robert DePasquale's ravioli—and every other customer is from the North [...] read more»
1994 Best Pasta, Fresh

Capone Foods

When it comes to pasta, Capone is the champ. Our favorite is lemon, but we wouldn't turn up our nose at wild mushroom, curry, or [...] read more»