TGIF! This edition of Finally Fridays features one of my favorite foods, pasta. I love it for its versatility and creativity of preparation - here are 5 of our top picks that you can enjoy this weekend, or anytime for that matter. Let us know what you think - and as always, share with us your personal picks.
Da Franco - Ravioli Al Profumo di Tartufo, with mushrooms, cheese and truffle oil cream sauce
23-92 21st Street, Astoria. 718.267.0010
Vesta - Lasagna, baked with a crusty top, with 3 meat ragu
21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.545.5550
Trattoria L'Incontro - A humongous plate of spaghetti with shrimp and porcini mushrooms
21-76 31st Street, Astoria. 718.721.3532
Ornella - The "imbustata," a pasta envelope stuffed with roasted veal, chicken, wild mushrooms, homemade mozzarella, spinach, mascarpone cheese and fresh tomato sauce. Oh my!
29-17 23rd Avenue, Astoria. 718.777.9477
Manetta's - Linguini neri, fresh black linguini with slightly spicy tomato sauce and jumbo shrimp
10-76 Jackson Avenue, LIC. 718.786.6171