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It’s October 25th, which can only mean one thing: it’s National Pasta Day! This food holiday is a celebration of all things carb-y and delicious, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by whipping up a big pot of your favorite pasta dish. Not sure what to make? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for some of our favorite pasta recipes that are sure to please any crowd. Don’t feel like cooking? I’ve listed 10 great Metro Detroit restaurants below for you to check out to get your fix!

One Pot Wonders
One pot pasta dishes are a lifesaver on busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. They’re also great for feeding a crowd because they’re usually pretty cheap and easy to make. Our favorite one pot wonder is this recipe for One Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta from The Chunky Chef. It’s packed with flavor but comes together in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal. Plus, who doesn’t love a dish that only dirty one pot?

Classic Comfort Foods
There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of comfort food to hit the spot, and this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup from Damn Delicious definitely fits the bill. This soup is hearty and filling but still has that classic chicken parm flavor that we all know and love. And the best part is that it’s made in the slow cooker, so you can set it and forget it while you go about your day. Perfection!

Fun and Festive Dishes
If you’re looking for something a little more fun and festive, this Halloween Spaghetti from Delish is sure to do the trick. This dish is basically spaghetti and meatballs with a Halloween twist, thanks to the addition of green food coloring in the spaghetti water and black olive “eyeballs” on top of the finished product. It’s spooky, fun, and most importantly, delicious! Your little ghosts and goblins will love it.

No matter what your plans are for today, we hope you’ll take some time to celebrate National Pasta Day! Whether you whip up one of our favorite recipes or grab a dish at one of Metro Detroit’s great Italian restaurants below you’ll be glad you did!

  • Andiamo

    Andiamo is a chain of Italian restaurants that offer a wide variety of Italian dishes, including pasta, pizza, and seafood. Andiamo also has a full bar with an extensive wine list. They have multiple locations across Metro Detroit. View those here

  • Bella Notte

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    Bella Notte is an authentic Italian restaurant located in Jackson. The restaurant serves traditional Italian fare, including homemade pasta, pizza, and chicken parmesan and has an extensive wine list. View their location here. 

  • Ottava Via

    Ottava Via is an Italian restaurant in Corktown. You can view their location here. 

  • Giovanni's Ristorante

    Giovanni’s Ristorante is an old-world Italian restaurant located in Detroit. The restaurant offers a wide variety of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and salads. Giovanni’s also has a full bar with great cocktails and wine! You can view their location here. 

  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita is an upscale Italian restaurant located in Detroit. The restaurant serves classic Italian fare, including homemade pasta dishes and fresh seafood. La Dolce Vita also has an extensive wine list and a private dining room for larger groups.

  • Mario's Restaurant

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    Mario’s is a family-owned Italian restaurant that has been around since 1948 in Detroit. This supper club specializes in homemade pasta dishes, but also offers a variety of other Italian favorites such as chicken, veal, and seafood. Mario’s also has a full bar with a wide selection of Italian and domestic wines. They off table-side cooking, astounding service, valet parking, and ballroom dancing on the weekends as well. You can visit them on 2nd Avenue in Detroit. 

  • Ventimiglia Italian Foods



    Ventimiglia Italian Foods is an Italian deli has been in business since 1923 here in Metro Detroit! They offer fresh pasta, soups, subs and more! You can visit them on Dodge Park in Sterling Heights.

  • Pop's For Italian


    Pop’s for Italian serves pizza, pasta, and more! They are located on 9 Mile in Ferndale.

  • Moro's Dining

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    Moro’s Dining is a fine dining experience in Allen Park for 40 years. To visit their location click here. 

  • Da Francesco

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    Da Francesco is an upscale Italian restaurant in Shelby Township. The menu features classic Italian dishes such as pasta, chicken, veal, and seafood. Da Francesco also has an extensive wine list with wines from all over Italy.

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