World Pasta Day is celebrated this Wednesday, October 25th. The product that has its own date on the calendar is consumed every week by almost half (44.5%) of Brazilians, according to research by Abimapi, an association of pasta industries.
The capital of São Paulo is well equipped with Italian restaurants that offer a variety of pasta options, made by hand, using classic or more original recipes, to meet this demand. Discover ten addresses below to celebrate the date.
In the year in which it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the pizzeria chain opened a trattoria in a complex that also includes the Astor and SubAstor bars near Avenida Paulista. The pastas are made in-house and, among the highlights, is the pappardelle with cooked rib ragú (R$79). The spaghetti serves as an accompaniment to the steak parmigiana, well served, for R$86.
Al. Minister Rocha Azevedo, 72, Bela Vista, central region, @brazpizzaria
In operation for 20 years, the traditional restaurant in the north zone prepares in-house pasta such as green ravioli, which is served with buffalo mozzarella, basil and fresh tomato sauce, also made there. The dish costs R$58. Another suggestion is the spaghetti in tomato sauce with polpettone gratin (R$63).
R. Doutor César, 944, Santana, northern region, tel. (11) 2283-2458, @donacarmela
The newest restaurant in the Locale group, owned by brothers Gabriel and Nicholas Fullen, offers contemporary Italian cuisine, with smaller portion options, in a corner townhouse. Recipes such as paccheri bolognese, with ancho ragu chopped on the tip of a knife, smoked lardo and vegetables (R$102) stand out. Another new addition to the menu is the two-color tortelini, made with artisanal squid ink pasta stuffed with crayfish in a butter, white wine and lemon sauce (R$ 118). In the property next door is Locale Trattoria, also with a pasta menu.
R. Manuel Guedes, 375, Itaim Bibi, western region, @locale.ristorante
The Italian-inspired tavern, recently opened in Mercado de Pinheiros, is run by Ana Paula Sater, wife of singer Almir Sater. Fresh pasta makes up the menu, such as pappardelle with shrimp broth, tomato, orange zest, for R$82, and buffalo mozzarella ravioli with lemon zest, served with toasted butter sauce (R$48) .
R. Pedro Cristi, 89, Pinheiros, western region, tel. (11) 99534-2473, @manduque.massas
Modern Momma Osteria
With frequent queues, the restaurant run by chefs Salvatore Loi and Paulo Barros offers creations such as the capellaccio stuffed with lightly smoked buffalo mozzarella and hazelnuts, paired with a Chianti wine reduction (R$69), the classic rigatoni cacio e pepe (R$ 72) and the veal lasagneta, with the sheets of pasta interspersed with grana padano cream and black truffles, but cut vertically (R$ 88).
R. Manuel Guedes, 160, Itaim Bibi, western region, tel. (11) 93083-8387, @modernmammaosteria
The restaurant is the firstborn of Italian chef Rodolfo de Santis, who runs other businesses in the capital of São Paulo. Its hottest location features cuisine from its homeland and offers pasta options such as hard grano spaghetti with pistol shrimp, crustacean sauce, fresh tomato and burrata (R$ 129) and the classic carbonara (R$ 68).
R. Jerônimo da Veiga, 30, Itaim Bibi, western region, @ninocucina
Shihoma Pasta Fresca
The restaurant was voted the best Italian in São Paulo by a special Sheet this year. The restaurant started as a delivery service during the pandemic and gained physical space in 2021, in Vila Madalena, highlighting artisanal pasta. On the menu, the most popular dish is the tortelli stuffed with pink shrimp, served with butter and chives (R$ 108).
R. Medeiros de Albuquerque, 431, Vila Madalena, western region, tel (11) 3819-2333, @pastashihoma
The Italian country guides the kitchen at the address headed by brothers Marcelo and Nina Bastos, responsible for the menu, and Jean Ponce and Greg Caisley, from Guarita — on the upper floor there is a bar. Among the main dishes, there are pastas such as rigatoni carbonara (R$ 60) and orecchiette with broccoli and codegum, an Italian sausage (R$ 65). There is an executive menu for R$55 at lunch.
R. Antonio Carlos, 268, Consolação, central region, tel. (11) 2367-1558, @staserasp
The restaurant, inside Vila Anália, bears the surname of the family of the founders of the gastronomic complex, of Italian origin. The handmade pasta is produced in a glass-enclosed kitchen, making it possible to see the preparation. Suggestions include fettucine a la putanesca, with octopus, olives, capers and tomato sauce (R$ 129) and cavatelli alla norcina, with sausage, cream cheese and truffle (R$ 89).
R. Cândido Lacerda, 33, Jardim Anália Franco, eastern region, tel. (11) 2673-5378, @grupovilaanalia
The Fasano Group address, which celebrates its tenth anniversary, is dedicated to classic recipes made with fresh pasta. The most popular on the menu are spaghetti carbonara, which costs R$105, and fettuccine with creamy gratin sauce, for R$105.
R. Iguatemi, s/nº, Itaim Bibi, western region, tel. (11) 3167-3322, @fasano
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