This story was originally published on February 8.]
Now that we've all concluded our obligatory New Year's juice cleanse
, it's time to power up with some serious refueling! And, is there any better way to tackle a major hankering for carbs than with a heaping bowl of fresh pasta, dripping with extra sauce? We didn't think so.
While there's no shortage of noodles on the majority of L.A. menus, there are definitely some dishes that stand prouder
— and more delicious — than the rest. Which is why we're delivering you this lineup of 10 perfect pasta plates, found at some of Lala's finest establishments. From the classic spaghetti-and-meatball platter to the fancier egg-topped ravioli
or the (gasp!) vegan mac and cheese, this caloric Candy Land is irresistible. Just mangia
your way through our mouthwatering roundup and get ready to request those extra napkins.