Culinary pros often stress that fresh pasta isn’t necessarily better than the more familiar dried version -- it's just different. While that may be true, we’ve officially become die-hard devotees of the fresh variety as of late, likely because those delicate, dreamy noodles are having a moment in LA, and the offerings have never been better. Across the city, chefs from low-key neighborhood joints and Michelin-starred standouts alike are crafting housemade, hand-cut pastas of all shapes and sizes, meant not just to serve as supporting players to thoughtful sauces and seasonal ingredients, but to full-on steal the show. Here are 16 places doing fresh pasta to celebrate kicking your Keto diet to the curb.
If you're hungry for non-pasta dishes from the boot, check out our broader guide to the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.