Did you know that October is “National Pasta Month” and that Saturday, October 17th is National Pasta Day? If not, it’s time to mark your calendar because the following is a list of places to get your carb overload on.
Café Prima Pasta (Miami Beach)
There’s a reason this place holds the #2 spot on Tripadvisor’s Miami restaurant list. Indulge in Prima Pasta’s signature Lobster Ravioli for a discounted $10.17 on October 17th. See what they did there?
Fornaro Restaurant and Gourmet Pizza (Coconut Grove)
This intimate Italian restaurant in the Grove will serve its delicious Papardelle de Ragu Ossobuco for 20 percent off on October 17th. You can also try any pasta on the menu for $12.50 on Thursdays. Bring on the food coma.
Last but not least, drum roll please…
Ni.Do. Caffe (MiMo & Miami Shores)
Ni.Do. loves pasta so much that it will be celebrating all month long. You read correctly – ALL. MONTH. LONG. The Italian trattoria will offer a special pasta tasting menu from October 4th through October 31st. The menu contains two pre-fixe pasta trios. You can sample three pastas for $18, and add paired glasses of wine for an additional $9. Call it a “pasta flight.”
The Trio di Cesare includes Penne al Pesto Genovese, penne pasta, homemade pesto sauce; Spaghetti alla Bolognese, spaghetti pasta with homemade Bolognese sauce; and Orecchiette con Porcini e Salsiccia, ear-shaped pasta, porcini mushrooms, sausage and mascarpone cream sauce.
The Trio di Venere includes Gnocci alla Sorrentina, homemade potato dumplings, fresh tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella; Fagottini di Pera con Gamberi, pear-cheese filled pasta, shrimp, light creamy sauce; and Ravioli di Ossobuco, veal shank ravioli, tomato-butter sauce.
The National Pasta Month menu is available at both locations Sunday through Thursday.