After the runaway success of their Mid-City restaurant, the family behind Pasta Sisters opened this bigger location in the Helms Bakery complex. The menu’s based on simple yet delicious heirloom recipes crafted with high-quality ingredients: fresh pasta made in house with 100% Italian grain, tomatoes from the south of Italy cooked for nine hours to achieve the perfect flavor, and focaccia (it’s complimentary!) made with a raising process that starts at 4 am every day. At this casual spot, you can build your own pasta—picking a noodle (anything from delightfully chewy gnocchi to ribbons of tagliatelle) to pair with a sauce (from simple tomato and basil to creamy porcini mushroom). While you can’t go wrong with any combo, one of the favorites is Pappardelle Bolognese; cooked perfectly al dente, the thick pasta noodles are smothered in a meaty, mildly tangy, slightly sweet sauce that will have you scraping the bottom of your plate. While pasta is clearly the star, the restaurant also turns out other standout dishes, like Chicken Milanese or Porchetta Sandwiches, for a true Italian feast.
How to book: Order online for pickup.