What’s pasta-bly the best day of the year? You may have guessed it… October 17 because it is National Pasta Day!
With so many incredible dining options in Miami, picking the perfect place to celebrate may feel im(pasta)ble, so we’ve put together a list of indulgent pasta dishes from a variety of fan-favorites.
From tableside pasta tossed in a parmesan wheel at Villa Azur to waterfront dining with seafood pastas at Beach Bar at Newport Pier, here are some great restaurants in Miami you should definitely make part of your National Pasta Day celebration plans.
Experience Authentic Italian Traditions at Fratelli La Bufala
Transport yourself to the southern city of Naples, Italy for National Pasta Month. This family friendly and cozy atmosphere will have guests feeling like they are in Italy just as much as the taste of the pasta. Fratellli La Bufala boasts an extensive pasta selection including the Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese ($18) made with Fratelli’s signature meat bolognese sauce. Another favorite and signature Italian dish is the Spaghetti Alla Carbonara ($21), which includes egg sauce with guanciale, parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese and black pepper. Address: 437 Washington Ave, Miami Beach FL
Seafood and Pasta: a Match Made in Heaven at Orno
Located inside of the THesis Hotel Miami in Coral Gables, Orno will surprise pasta lovers with its legendary Sunray Clam Bucatini dish ($22). If you are looking for a briny taste with a hint of Umami this dish will blow you away. Made with fermented peppers, lemon, and chives, the dish’s star is the extremely rare Sunray Venus Clams. The bucatini, with its thicker style and hollow center running throughout, makes it great for sopping up the delicious sauce. Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL
Tableside Pasta at Villa Azur
If you’re looking for a very special way to celebrate National Pasta Month, Villa Azur has a unique, tableside pasta option that will provide you with a delicious dinner and a personal show. Enjoy their Pâte à la Meule, perfectly-cooked pasta tossed tableside in a parmesan wheel, set aflame in cognac and swirled in a delicate mushroom sauce. It’s the most extravagant way to celebrate National Pasta Month this year. More pasta options include: Spaghetti alla Chitarra ($32) made up of homemade noodles, tossed in fresh tomato sauce, basil and stracciatella or Ravioles de Romans ($45) with comte cheese; truffle cream and shaved fresh truffle. Address: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach FL
Latin American Style at Negroni
Celebrate this National Pasta Month non-traditionally with Negroni’s diverse international comfort food menu that includes indulgent pasta options. The Short Rib Ravioli ($24.40) is made with a creamy sauce with prosciutto, grape tomatoes, basil, mushrooms and parmigiano cheese. Another dish that guests simply cannot miss is the Linguine di Mare ($32.80) , which is a squid ink linguini with seafood in a pinot grigio sauce. Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL
Pasta and Pier-Top Restaurants
Sit along the water and dine on fresh South Florida seafood at Beach Bar at Newport Pier. Some of their Floridian inspired dishes include the shrimp scampi and seafood pasta. The Shrimp Scampi ($31) is sauteed white shrimp with garlic butter, white wine, diced tomatoes and fresh basil tossed with linguini. Another incredible pasta to enjoy seaside is the Seafood Pasta ($34) made with lightly stewed mussels, clams, shrimp, lobster, scallops and mahi in a white wine, pancetta & saffron tomato broth over linguini, served with asiago cheese grissini. Address: 16501 Collins Avenue Sunny Isle Beach, FL
Football and Pasta season at Quarterdeck
Many will admit that football, fall and pasta are the best things in life and at Quarterdeck guests can enjoy all three! The Chicken Francaise ($18) is battered chicken breast with lemon, garlic, onions, white wine, capers, served over linguini with broccoli. Guests also have the option to have the same dish but with battered fresh mahi filet instead; the Mahi Mahi Francaise ($21). Another seafood option is the Shrimp and Scallop Pasta ($22) made with sautéed shrimp and scallops, onion, tomato, red peppers, kale in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce, topped with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Guests can also enjoy drink specials with their pasta from 11am to 7pm on the weekends this month!
Oceanfront Private Dining at Hillsboro Beach Resort
Visitors at the Hillsboro Beach Resort have access to a number of exclusive amenities while staying on property. One of the top tier benefits of booking a stay at the Millionaire’s Mile resort is dining at Roí, the hotel’s premier oceanfront restaurant only open to guests.
Helmed by Executive Chef Jason Rodriguez, Roí ses locally sourced and seasonal ingredients throughout its menus and allows resort guests to experience the upscale internationally inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in an intimate setting both indoors, as well as outdoors on the patio with unobstructed views of the serene Atlantic Ocean. This National Pasta Day, the Linguine Carbonara ($22), served with applewood smoked bacon, black pepper and parmesan cheese is set to satisfy anyone’s pasta craving.