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Best Pasta Restaurants In Los Angeles

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Often associated with fall foliage, crisp weather, pumpkin picking and Halloween, many tend to often overlook October as National Pasta Month. With so many shapes, sizes and earthy flavors to choose from, a savory bowl of pasta is often an immediate reminder of home and the feeling of breaking bread with friends and family. Whether you are on the search for traditional Italian, a proper vegetarian meal, or gluten-free, L.A.'s top eateries are serving up pasta dishes that will leave up lasting impressions have you twirling your fork and sopping up the sauce with your bread like the movies.

What are your favorite pasta dishes? Share in the comments below!
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Angelini Osteria
7313 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0070

Consistently a favorite among Angelenos for their always dependably tasty food, Angelini Osteria is one of those Italian eateries which has guests coming back time and time again. Their pasta menu features a number of popular selections including their "Lasagna Verde Omaggio Nonna Elvira, " aspinach pasta with besciamella, beef & veal ragu, as well as risotto, spaghetti, tagliolini and many more.

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Osteria La Buca
5210 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 462-1900

Situated on the eastern end of Melrose Ave., Osteria La Buca is a must if you're looking for traditional Italian eats. A great spot to take a date, Osteria La Buca offers a downstairs and more private upstairs dining environment for patrons. What's good? Their pasta dishes are a must and made in house, by hand, every day. Try the short rib ravioli, as well as their spaghetti cacio pepe with black pepper and aged pecorino.

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Milo & Olive
2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776

The seasonal selection of pastas at Milo & Olive will not only embrace you, but leave you wishing it would stay autumn in L.A. all year long. From the seasonal gnocchi to the lasagna, or their fresh tagliarini bolognese with clover cream and parmesan, there are only right orders here. The Santa Monica eatery also serves other delicious Italian fare including pizzas, and small plates.

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2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 514-5724

Downtown LA's Bestia has been on many best of list's for truly taking their culinary approach to the next level. Chef Ori Menashe along with his wife are a duo who bring a multi-regional Italian menu to Los Angeles. While Bestia's menu includes main dishes and anti-pasta dishes, for pasta, their spaghetti with lobster, sea urchin, garlic, calabrian chilies, squid ink bottarga, and breadcrumbs as well as their ricotta dumplings and mushroom ragu are a must.

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Osteria Mamma
5732 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 284-7060

Respecting the traditions and flavors of their Italian history, Osteria Mamma is all about delectable pastas. Just down the street from Osteria La Buca, these two Melrose favorites fight for the pasta loving crowd's attention. Osteria Mamma offers a big selection of pasta dishes though ranging from a Tagliatelle Bolognese with pork, sausage and tomato sauce to gnocchi, ravioli, a Spaghetti allo Scoglio with clams, mussels, calamari, seppie, shrimp, in spicy tomato sauce and many more.

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Dan Tana's
9071 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 275-9444

West Hollywood landmark or celebrity hangout, it really doesn't matter when authentic Italian cuisine is being served up like grandma used to make. The little yellow house on Santa Monica is turning 50 this year, proving age is just a number. The classic entrees and inviting family dinner vibe are reason enough to visit Dan Tana's and the pasta dishes are legendary. With selections named after Hollywood royalty, regulars and legends, consider ordering up the Penne Arabiata, a la Michael Kane or mixing it up with the Manicotti and the Homemade Gnocchi, al Gusto.

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Barton G. LA - The Restaurant
861 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 388-1888

Barton G. LA - The Restaurant serves up just a few pasta and vegetable dishes, but they sure make an impression. The menu, like most restaurants, tends to change, but an option which sticks around and is a fan favorite is the Lobster Trap Truffle Mac N Cheese with one pound Maine lobster, pasta spirals and three cheese lobster sauce.

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300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000

Not your everyday Italian restaurant, Culina, Modern Italian at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills proves that hearty and robust does not always mean heavy and overwhelming. Using the freshest ingredients, Culina beautifully showcases authentic Italian flavors through dishes like the a squid ink spaghetti with baby calamari, peas, chili and bottarga, and many others.

What are your favorite pasta dishes? Share in the comments below!

Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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