National Linguine Day will be coming up on September 17. What exactly is a linguine? It's delicious, that's what! Translated to "little tongues" in Italian, your tongue will be dancing for joy at these five local restaurants that serve some of the best pasta dishes in New Orleans.
None around the world for it's delicious BBQ Shrimp, Pascal's Manale is perhaps New Orleans's favorite Italian restaurant. In addition to their mouthwatering appetizers and soups, Pascal's pasta dishes are something else. From crabmeat and scallops and chicken bordelaise to four different veal dishes (gambero, picatta, marsala, and parmigiana), the pasta plates will leave you satisfied. Come on out and experience the restaurant that's been feeding New Orleans since 1915. 1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-4877, pascalsmanale.com
If you're looking for upscale Italian in the French Quarter, then Irene's is the place to be. Start off your meal with the paneed oysters and grilled shrimp, or perhaps the Escargot aux Champignons. For National Linguine Day, order the Lasagna Bolognese, which is layered with ricotta, veal, Italian sausage, and marinara. Enjoy the beautiful French Quarter and relax at Irene's. 529 Bienville St., 504-529-8811, irenesnola.com
Red Gravy, located on Magazine Street, is known for its hearty Italian classics. In terms of National Linguine Day, there's a lot to choose from! Choose from the simple red gravy and bolognese pastas or go for the vongole with clams or the shrimp fra diavolo. You can even request gluten free pasta for an additional $5. 4206 Magazine St., 504-561-8844, redgravycafe.com
Arabella Casa Di Pasta
Starting as small pop-up in the back of a wine bar, Arabella Casa Di Pasta has called St. Claude Avenue home since 2014. The restaurant takes pride in its organic and fresh food. Choose from some of their unique pasta dishes, such as the John Lemon, the Yolko Ono, or the Marco Pollo. You can even build your own pasta by picking the noodle, sauce, and protein. 2258 St. Claude Ave., 504-533-9223, arabellanola.com
Sofia is a creation of Billy Blatty, who is also known for other local spots like Barcadia, Ohm Lounge, and Nagomi. If you're looking for something for National Linguine Day, look at the "primi" menu. You can choose from lamb ragu with malfadine, cacio e pepe with tonnarelli, or campanelle with pancetta. No matter what you order, make sure to save room for some panna cotta for dessert. 516 Julia St., 504-322-3216, sofianola.com