Slideshow: 10 Places To Get Great Vegetarian Pasta In NYC

Allswell
Allswell
The menu changes daily at Allswell, but there's almost always a pasta on the menu. Many of them are vegetarian, and all of them are delicious. One of my favorites is the sweet potato agnolotti: plump little pockets of pasta filled with a creamy sweet potato purée.

Allswell: 124 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map); 347-799-2743; allswellnyc.com/

Babbo
Babbo
Babbo may have seasonal specials, but there's a pasta dish that's on the menu year-round: garganelli with funghi trifolati. It's a deceptively simple dish: fresh pasta tubes are tossed with earthy mushrooms, butter, parsley, and black pepper. The sum in this case is definitely more than its parts, making for a rich and satisfying plate of simple pasta done well.

Babbo: 110 Waverly Place New York, NY 10011 (map); 212-777-0303; babbonyc.com

Brucie
Brucie
One of the specialties at Brucie is the tagliatelle with burrata, Brussels sprouts, and tomato butter. The burrata is rich and creamy, and the Brussels sprouts are charred, making a great contrast for each other, while the tomato butter is so good you'll want to eat it with a spoon like soup.

Brucie: 234 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map); 347-987-4961; brucienyc.com/

'inoteca
'inoteca
Part of 'inoteca's newly revamped menu is the fantastic rigatoncini with cauliflower fonduta. The cheesy sauce is full of cauliflower flavor, and the dish is topped off with crispy breadcrumbs for texture.

'inoteca: 98 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 (map); 212-614-0473; inotecanyc.com/

Max SoHa
Max SoHa
The ortolana pasta at Max SoHa is the dish that made me change my mind about whole wheat pasta. The pasta is cooked to just as good an al dente texture as any refined flour version, and topped with flavorful seasonal veggies.

Max SoHa: 1274 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (map); 212-531-2221; maxsoha.com/

Scarpetta
Scarpetta
Scarpetta is probably best known for its $24 spaghetti with tomato sauce, but they have a whole vegetarian menu featuring great pastas. They include items like this tagliatelle with truffle zabaglione and seasonal vegetables. The rich and frothy zabaglione is added table-side.

Scarpetta: 355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-691-0555; scottconant.com/restaurants/scarpetta/new-york

Perbacco
Perbacco
Although Perbacco gets a lot of press for culinary experiments like their creme brulee of parmigiano, their simple pastas are where they really shine. One such example is the pizzoccheri, short twists buckwheat pasta paired with cabbage, potato, and cheese.

Perbacco: 234 East 4th Street Manhattan, NY 10009 (map); 212-253-2038; perbacconyc.com/

Po
Po
Po has been going strong for years, and the white bean ravioli is fantastic. The dense and creamy interior is a treat, and the brown butter and balsamic sauce is just as intriguing. I’m used to the acidity of lemon or wine, but balsamic vinegar makes for a great sauce.

Po: 31 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014 (map); 212-645-2189; porestaurant.com/