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18 Winter-Proof Pastas in NYC

In frosty times like these, few things are as satisfying as digging into a hearty plate of pasta. This isn't the season for light olive oil and tomato dishes—we're craving cream and butter sauces, meaty ragus, and lots of lasagna. To that end, here are some of our favorite pastas for fighting back the cold. More

First Look at Ciano's Pasta Tasting Menu

Ciano has been serving up top-notch Italian cuisine, at once refined and simple, for about a year now, including some of the best homemade pastas in the city. Earlier this month, the restaurant announced that chef Shea Gallante would be offering a six-course tasting menu for pasta lovers; for $79, you can sample some of the restaurant's most popular pasta offerings as well as brand new creations. More

Lunch for One: Fresh Agnolotti at Otto

Otto recently introduced fresh pastas ($15) to their menu, an exciting change for a restaurant that previously only offered dried pasta dishes ($10). There's a Ravioli di Brasato and the Goat Cheese Agnolotti, pictured here. It's the latter I've found myself craving. More

Fast Food International: Vapiano

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: Germany Locations worldwide: More than... More

Fast Food International: Nooï

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: France Locations worldwide: Over 50... More

The Vegetarian Option: Caffe Falai

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Caffe Falai 265 Lafayette St (between Prince and Spring; map); (212) 274-8615; falainyc.com/caffe Cuisine: Italian Veggie Options: 3 salads, 3 antipasti, 4 primi, 1 secondo Cost: Around $30 per person before drinks The streets of Soho fill... More

Lunch for One: Luzzo's

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Luzzo's is best known for pizza, but on one recent dinner at their East Village location, two plates of pasta glided past, bound for the table next to me. It was the Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese... More

The Vegetarian Option: Al Di Là

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Al Di La 430 248 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (at Carroll St; map); (718) 636-8888; aldilatrattoria.com Cuisine: Northern Italian Setting: Stylishly rustic Veggie Options: Two salads and three pastas Cost: About $35 per person, excluding drinks To eat... More

Marea: Le Collezione

[Photos: Nick Solares] At acclaimed NYC seafood restaurant Marea, chef Michael White crafts a crudo-and-pasta tasting menu, available at Marea's crudo bar. "The pasta station gets slammed every night," White told me when asked what inspired him to create a... More

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