October 17, 2023 – Diners looking to twirl forks on National Pasta Day (Tuesday, October 17) and beyond have no shortage of options when choosing where to dig-in to a bowl of bolognese or a plate of penne. We’ve picked out some of the hottest and most exciting venues across the Greater Philadelphia region to enjoy premier pasta, including A Mano, At The Table, Butcher Bar, businesses along East Passyunk Avenue, Joseph’s Pizza Parlor, Patchwork, Red Owl Tavern, Panorama, Seaview Hotel, Stella of New Hope, The Twisted Tail, and Urban Farmer.
A Mano, the acclaimed seasonal Italian BYOB from the Townsend Wentz Restaurant Group (TWRG), is home to a bevy of pastas and other fine Italian fare made “by hand”. Standout dishes from Chef Wentz include Ricotta Cavatelli composed with broccoli rabe, lemon, and Pecorino Calabrese, Saffron Rotolo comprised of spinach, black olives, capers, anchovy, Ricotta, and puttanesca sauce, and Squid Ink Lumache Fruitti di Marre, a spicy combination of baby shrimp, calamari, mussels, and ‘nduja. All are available as part of a three-course or four-course prix fixe experience, as well as à la carte.
Hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5 – 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5 – 10:30pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
2244 Fairmount Ave | 215.236.1114 | www.amanophl.com/ | @amanophl
At The Table, Wayne’s venerable and award-winning fine-dining restaurant from chefs Alex Hardy and Tara Buzan-Hardy, has enticing pasta offerings for both à la carte and prix fixe dining experiences. The Squid Ink Bucatini ($40), made with a generous portion of lump crab, dressed in lemon alfredo cream sauce, and topped with chili butter, local mushrooms, and Parmesan, is available as a main course. The most recent Chef’s Six Course Tasting Menu also features Butternut Squash & Chanterelle Tortellini, comprised of butternut squash and Parmesan cream, capers, olive oil, fried sage, and black summer truffles.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 5 – 10pm, Happy Hour Tuesday and Wednesday 5 – 7pm
118 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA | 610.964.9700 | www.atthetablebyob.com | @atthetablebyob
Butcher Bar, the Rittenhouse hub for comfort food, an expansive brown spirits collection, and grilled fare that hearkens to the local butcher’s revered place in American culture, is also home to hearty pasta dishes including Cavatelli ($25), served with the locale’s housemade Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, asparagus, Calabrian chili, and roasted garlic parmesan chili sauce, Linguini and Meatballs ($23) served with roasted pork gravy and Pecorino Romano, and Smoked Gouda Mac n Cheese ($13), finished with a sweet potato crust (available for $6 during Happy Hour!).
Pasta lovers can indulge in these pasta dishes during dinner service: Monday through Wednesday 4 – 9 pm, Thursday 4 – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 4 – 11 pm, and Sunday 4 – 8:30 pm. Happy Hour takes place Monday through Friday from 4 – 6:30 pm.
Butcher Bar | 2034 Chestnut St | www.butcherbarphilly.com | @butcherbarphl
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is an ideal spot to celebrate National Pasta Day with its host of Italian eateries, including (but not limited to):
La Scala’s Birra – The artisan Italian restaurant has recently expanded hours to include Monday night service and Thursday and Friday lunch service, where diners can dig into fare like Penne Arrabiata ($17), made with their famous tomato sauce, long hots, mushrooms, onions, and chili flakes, topped with grated Romano
Le Virtù – The rustic and unapologetic purveyor of Cucina Abruzzese (cuisine of Abruzzo) is open seven days a week and offers dishes like Maccheroni alla mugnaia ($26) comprised of single-strand pasta, goat ragu’, and pecorino
Marra’s Italian Restaurant – First opened in 1920, this legendary institution boasts a menu full of classics like Linguini Vongole in Bianco or Rosso ($19.95), tender chopped clams in choice of white or red sauce.
Noir – Specializing in Italian and French dishes, Noir is open daily and sports both lunch and happy hour specials. Guests can enjoy cuisine like Orecchiette Decio, composed of broccoli rabe, sausage, prosciutto, beans
For more information about East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com or follow EPABID at www.facebook.com/eastpassyunk | Instagram: @eastpassyunk | Twitter: @EPassyunkAve
Joseph’s Pizza Parlor, Fox Chase’s legendary pizzeria and bar serving high-quality hand-tossed pies, cheesesteaks, and more since 1966, has recently launched an all-new build–your-own pasta menu. Diners can now enjoy a choice of pasta including Rigatoni, Spaghetti, and Gnocchi with choice of sauce for $18. Optional add-ons are available for $8 each and include:
Nonna’s Homemade Meatballs: BPV mix simmered in Red Sauce, our Nonna’s secret recipe
Sausage: A blend of mild and spicy – the perfect Italian sausage simmered in Red Sauce
Chicken Parmigiana: Hand-breaded chicken cutlets with Red Sauce and melted mozzarella
Meatball & Sausage: The perfect duo
Additionally, Joseph’s Pizza Parlor has also begun offering delivery service a full seven days a week, from 11am – 4pm.
Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday, 11am – 10pm
Joseph’s Pizza Parlor | 7947 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111 | 215.722.7000 | www.josephspizzaparlor.com | @josephspizzaparlor
Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine nestled on the second floor of Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia, serves up the an array of pasta dishes including the Swiss Chard Ravioli ($24) with rainbow chard, spring onions and chives, the Cacio E Pepe ($22) with tagliatelle, black pepper and parmesan and the Cavatelli All’Arrabbiata ($22) with tomato sauce, Calabrian chili and ricotta. All pasta dishes are available for dinner.
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 6:30 – 10:30am (breakfast); Sunday through Thursday 5 – 9pm (dinner); Friday and Saturday 5 – 10pm (dinner); Saturday and Sunday 7am – 1pm (brunch)
1620 Chancellor St | 215.985.1234 | www.patchworkphilly.com | @patchworkphilly
Panorama, Philadelphia’s premier wine bar offering an astounding selection of over 120 wines on tap and 30 tasting flights, is thrilled to announce a week-long celebration of everyone’s favorite comfort food – pasta! Starting with National Pasta Day, Tuesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 22, Panorama is offering a robust pasta list curated by Executive Chef Anthony DiSabato, featuring classic and contemporary pasta dishes with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients.
An authority in Philadelphia’s fine Italian dining and an oenophile magnet, Panorama has been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years, founded by the Neopolitan Sena family. With family recipes still commanding influence in Panorama’s menu, all the pasta is made fresh in-house. In honor of the holiday commemorating the Italian kitchen staple, Executive Chef Anthony DiSabato is pulling out all the stops by adding new exclusive dishes available for five days only. The new pasta dishes include:
- Linguini Vongole ($29): An exquisite dish featuring cockles, garlic, white wine, Calabrian chili, and parsley.
- Spaghetti Puttanesca ($25): A classic favorite with Gaeta olives, garlic, anchovy, cherry tomato, white wine, and basil.
- Rigatoni Carbonara ($27): A rich and creamy delight with guanciale, pecorino, peas, and a duck egg.
- Penne Arrabbiata ($25): A spicy and flavorful combination of garlic, chili flake, basil, and Pomodoro sauce.
Inspired by cuisine from the Southern coast of Italy, Panorama’s fall menu also features several can’t-miss pasta dishes that can be found beyond pasta week:
- Cavatelli ($27): A comforting dish with porcini mushrooms, cultured Italian butter, and shaved Parmigiano.
- Gnocchi Pomodoro ($29): Homemade pillows of potato and ricotta gnocchi in a San Marzano tomato sauce.
- Tortellini ($27): Spinach and ricotta filled pasta served with buffalo milk and Piennolo tomato sauce.
- Orecchiette ($29): “Little ears” of pasta with diced calamari and tiger shrimp sautéed in olive oil, herbs, and a dash of tomato sauce.
- Rigatoni ($27): A hearty dish of beef and veal Bolognese topped with smoked mozzarella.
Gluten-free alternatives are available for select pasta dishes upon request at additional cost. Panorama offers an unparalleled wine list on tap with the help of its Guinness world record winning wine keeper, along with an extensive variety of tasting flights curated by Wine Director William Eccleston for ideal pairings. Reservations can be made here.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 9pm, Friday 5 – 10pm, Saturday 3 – 10pm, Sunday 3 – 9pm
14 Front St • 215.922.7800 • Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter
Red Owl Tavern, the contemporary kitchen and bar located across from Independence Hall in Old City, has just gone through a seasonal refresh of offerings and sports two premier pastas as part of their dinner menu. The Bolognese ($17/$25) is made with pappardelle and topped with whipped ricotta and basil crumbs is a more traditional dish, whereas the Cacio e Pepe ($14/$22) is influenced by Japanese cuisine and comprised of miso, ramen noodles, edamame, black pepper, and Parmesan.
Hours of operation: Monday through Tuesday 8am – 9pm, Wednesday 8am – 3pm, Thursday and Friday 8am – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 10pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.923.2267 | www.redowltavern.com | @redowltavern
Seaview Hotel, the New Jersey Shore’s quintessential seaside resort located just outside Atlantic City and an hour drive from Philadelphia, is a hot spot for weekend getaways for food and golf lovers alike. Executive Chef Rodolfo Correa focuses on using fresh, local ingredients in his dishes, including the Pasta Primavera ($24) with roasted vegetables and choice of red or white sauce.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Sunday 7am to 9pm
401 South New York Rd, Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800 | www.seaviewdolcehotel.com | @seaviewdolcehotel
Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River, offers a Parisian Gnocchi ($17) with baby squash, zucchini, local corn, garlic & sage brown butter and pecorino romano as a first course dish and a Whole Grain Casarecce Pasta entree ($28) with wild mushroom ragout, wild mushroom broth, caramelized cabbage, asparagus and ricotta salata during dinner which can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio with panoramic views of the river and fall foliage.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Thursday 4 – 9pm, Friday and Saturday 4 – 10pm, Sunday 4 – 9pm; Friday 11am – 2pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am – 2pm
50 S. Main St, New Hope, PA | 267.740.2691 | www.stellanewhope.com | @stellanewhope
The Twisted Tail, the Southern-inspired restaurant, bar, and live Juke Joint on Headhouse Square known for its extensive array of brown spirits, serves up two pasta dishes on their dinner menu including the Short Rib Ravioli ($19) with sweet corn velouté, cherry tomatoes and summer truffle, and the Ricotta Gnocchi ($19) with roasted wild mushrooms and basil puree.
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 10 pm; Friday 4 pm – 12 am; Saturday 11 am – 12 am; Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
509 S. 2nd St. • 215.558.2471 • Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter
Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s rustic chic modern American steakhouse, offers a Vegan Bolognese with bucatini, vegetable bolognese sauce, cashew fonduta and toasted crumbs.This delicious dish is served during lunch and dinner hours.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm, and Sunday, 8am – 3pm
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook