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Answered: Readers’ favorite spots for pasta in Asheville

Dig into the pasta-bilities of the local pasta scene + explore a few delicious dishes.

pasta in a red sauce on a stovetop at strada italian for pasta in asheville nc

Buon appetito.

Photo via @stradaasheville

Today, Tuesday, Oct. 17 is National Pasta Day. Now, we take our food-related holidays pretty seriously, so last week, we asked our newsletter readers and social media followers where they go for pasta in Asheville.

Boy, did y’all have some serious pasta opinions. We’re dishing on the spots that our readers recommended, including a few of the pasta plates that you can’t resist and a few dish picks from us.

Note: Since many local restaurants change offerings with the seasons, some of the reader-recommended dishes aren’t currently on the restaurants’ menus. Keep an eye out for them to return, and in the meantime, another pasta selection from that spot is always worth a try.

The Admiral | 400 Haywood Rd., Asheville
Readers recommend: Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Fettuccine

Avenue M | 791 Merrimon Ave., Asheville
Readers recommend: Gnocchi (It’s not currently on the menu, but the spot is serving up spaghetti with mussels.)

Bargello | 7 Patton Ave., Asheville
We recommend: Campanelle Carbonara

Cucina 24 | 24 Wall St., Asheville
Readers recommend: Short rib fettuccine, cacio e pepe (This menu changes daily, but all dishes are worthy of ordering.)

Del Vecchios | 333 Merrimon Ave., Ste. B + 1854 Hendersonville Rd., Ste. D, Asheville
Readers recommend: Prosciutto and Peas Fettuccine, Baked Ziti Parm

Eldr | 111 Grovewood Rd., Asheville
Readers recommend: Radiatori Bolognese, squid ink pasta (This last dish isn’t currently on the menu.)

Fig | 18 Brook St., #101, Asheville
Readers recommend: Bolognese

Gemelli | 70 Westgate Pkwy., Asheville
Readers recommend: Mafalda Ragu, Cacio e Pepe, bolognese (This last dish isn’t currently on the menu.)

Glass Onion | 18 N. Main St., Weaverville
Readers recommend: Rigatoni with Wild Boar Bolognese

fresh pasta on a table at homemade pasta noodles in hendersonville

Nothing like fresh noodles.

Photo via @homemade_pasta_noodles

Homemade Pasta Noodles | 719 Maple St., Hendersonville
Readers recommend: Mushroom ravioli, pimento cheese ravioli, penne alla vodka, fettuccine, white lasagna, tortellini

Laughing Seed | 40 Wall St., Asheville
We recommend: Farmer’s Mac and Cheese

Leo’s House of Thirst | 1055 Haywood Rd., Asheville
We recommend: Mezzi Rigatoni

Leo’s Italian Social | 264 Thetford St., Asheville
Readers recommend: Any pasta with substituted zoodles

Modesto | 1 Page Ave., #138, Asheville
Readers recommend: Bistro Filet Carbonara

Nine Mile | 233 Montford Ave., 751 Haywood Rd. + 33 Town Square Blvd.
We recommend: The Nolan

Mother | 244 Short Coxe Ave., Asheville
We recommend: Pasta isn’t currently on the regular menu, but it’s often featured on the weekly supper menus.

Oyster House Brewing Company | 625 Haywood Rd., Asheville
Readers recommend: Bourbon-Pimiento Mac-n-Cheese

Pasta & Prana | Typically located at 231 Biltmore Ave., Asheville
Readers recommend: Hemp Gnocchi

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café | 1070 Tunnel Rd., Asheville
Readers recommend: Pasta Athena

Rio Bertolini’s | Asheville City Market vendor, 52 N. Market St., Asheville
Readers recommend: Ravioli

Strada Italiano | 27 Broadway St., Asheville
Readers recommend: Short Rib Bolognese, Grilled Florentine Ravioli, Chicken Marsala, squid ink pasta, cacio e pepe (These last two aren’t currently on the menu.)

spaghetti and meatballs on a wooden table at vinnie's asheville

Can’t go wrong with the classics.

Photo via @vinnies_avl

Table Asheville | 18 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville
We recommend: Pasta con Polpette

Tastee Diner | 575 Haywood Rd., Asheville
Readers recommend: Haus Pappardelle + Smoked Mullet Roe

Twisted Laurel | 130 College St., Asheville + 10A S. Main St., Weaverville
Readers recommend: Firecracker Fettuccine Alfredo (Weaverville)

Verri’s Italian Ristorante | 785 N. Church St., Hendersonville
We recommend: Eggplant alla Parmigiana

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian | 641 Merrimon Ave. + 1981 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville
Readers recommend: Fettuccine Alfredo, Linguini & Clams, Penne al Funghi, Spaghetti With Meatballs, Spaghetti Carbonara, Linguini Pescatore, Penne alla Vodka, Lobster Ravioli (on Tuesdays)

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