8 Places To Be A Pasta Monster — Nom Nom NOM!

Okay, so you're not exactly "running" the New York City Marathon on Sunday, but pop culture has taught us that if we can't be athletes, we can be athlete...supporters. So, in honor of our intrepid New Yorkers who will brave the terrain, we're going to join them in the preparatory, celebratory carb overload. Sure, being a pasta monster isn't an easy job, but someone's gotta do it. Here, the best places 'round town to get your chow on.
embedsirioPhoto: Courtesy of Sirio.
If the Bucatini alla Amatriciana (featured left) served with onion, tomato, Guanciale‌ bacon, and Pecorino romano doesn't make your mouth water, perhaps the poached Maine lobster over tagliatelle or the ricotta gnocchi will do the trick. Trust, there isn't a menu item in sight that could disappoint that Italian craving.
Sirio, 795 5th Avenue (between E. 60th and E. 61st streets); (212) 940-8195.
Tommy Lasagna
With a selection of nine different lasagna dishes, plus myriad other options including Lobster Mac and Cheese, Tommy Lasagna will probably send you into a cheesy, carb coma — sounds like our kind of Friday night.
Tommy Lasagna, 119 E. 18 St (between Irving Place and Park Avenue); 212-228-3494.
Giovanni Rana
This Chelsea eatery makes its pasta fresh in-house to al dente perfection. Try the lobster ravioli or the spinach and mascarpone ravioli for a truly satiating meal.
Gionvanni Rana 75 9th Avenue (between W. 15th and W. 16th streets); (212) 370-0975.
To indulge your hankering for Italian food in the East Village, venture over to Spina. Bonus: They have an entire category of "brunch pasta," which we didn't know was a thing, but are so happy it exists.
Spina, 175 Avenue B (at E. 11th Street); (212) 253-2250.
Eataly.Manzo.VirginiaRollison10Photo: Courtesy of Eataly.
Technically, there are several restaurants in this Flatiron hot spot, but that just makes it all the more appealing. Consider this your permission to do a pasta crawl, with minimal walking.
Eataly 200 5th Avenue (between W. 24th and W. 25th streets); (212) 229-2560.
Honestly, we're hitting up Bianca for their traditional lasagna, which is essentially layers of pasta that need to be in our lives.
Bianca 5 Bleecker Street #1 (between Bowery and Lafayette Street); (212) 260-4666.
Frank's handmade ravioli is everything. If you're not too full afterward, we also recommend finishing the meal with homemade tiramisu.
Frank 88 2nd Avenue (between E. 5th and E. 6th streets); (212) 420-0202.
Food Hall at The Plaza
Todd English wasn't kidding around with this one. Though you could technically get anything from sushi to hamburgers at the Food Hall, we obviously recommend hitting up the pasta station. This is for the luxe pasta monster in you, or the Home Alone enthusiast.
Food Hall 1 W. 59th Street (at 5th Avenue); (212) 986-9260.

More from New York

In New York City, fitness studios are like restaurants: you have your go-tos, the top-reviewed places you're willing to spend your dollars on, the hidden ...
In a city of never-ending menus and food trends, it can be hard to figure out the next best brunch spot, lunchtime haunt, or recipe to master. However, all...
It’s called the city that never sleeps for a reason. On any night of the week, New Yorkers are enjoying a cocktail, a dance party, a special meal, a ...
Just because you aren't wearing "short-shorts" doesn't mean your dress qualifies as office-and-everywhere appropriate. In fact, a short dress can be more ...
This may be news to you, but living in New York is kind of expensive. But, while it may always be the land of $17 cocktails and unmentionable rents, the ...
We won't call this list definitive, because rooftops are, after all, all about spontaneity. And, with three summer months to get your toes wet (literally ...
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to eat roasted guinea pig in Flushing, Queens. Oh, is that not how the Statue of Liberty poem ...
(Paid Content) When a movie like Disney's Queen of Katwe comes out, you know award season is upon us. The inspiring new film has all the makings of an ...
The West Village may get all the attention as the fancy foodie haven of New York City, but that’s just fine for the East Village. All that means is that ...
Appetizers are nice and entrées are essential, but we adore dessert. For real — we feel about ice cream and cookies and brownies the way Liz Lemon feels ...
The only thing more depressing than the end of summer is the number of days between now and the next long weekend. We know: All you want is to sit by a ...
The Lower East Side may be best known to you as the home of rowdy, rollicking nightlife, but that adventure extends to the food scene as well. Restaurants ...
Is there anything better on a Saturday afternoon than a spicy Bloody Mary and some simple — but delicious — bacon and eggs? Didn't think so. Brunch is the ...
You've probably heard about how gritty Soho was back in the '70s and '80s, when artists flocked to the downtown 'hood in search of affordable living and ...