The Best Pasta in Miami [Our Favorite Dishes]

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Toscano Divino - Pici Senesi with Duck Ragu
Pici Senesi with Duck Ragu - Photo credit: Miami Food Pug

Craving some pasta? Make sure every calorie is worth it with these standout dishes across the city. We rounded up the restaurants where you can find the best pasta in Miami.

Casa Isola

Rigatoni Alla Vodka - Casa Isola, Miami Beach
Rigatoni Alla Vodka | Photo credit: Miami Food Pug

There’s a reason you always see people posting about Casa Isola’s rigatoni alla vodka: it’s darn good. The South Beach Italian eatery serves up a hearty pasta portion that won’t break the bank; for just over $20, this addicting selection can feed at least two people. The mix of mezza manich pasta, Calabrian chile, and vodka sauce is simple yet oh-so-satisfying. If you’re feeling particularly hungry, we recommend throwing in an order of the pappardelle with braised lamb ragu, too. 

Casa Isola is located at 1418 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website

Pummarola

When locals think of Pummarola, they usually think of the restaurant’s tasty and affordable pizzas. But the eatery’s pasta dishes are just as tasty despite not getting much of the limelight. Did we mention this place is super affordable? For $12 or less, you can get a hefty serving of penne, gnocchi, fettuccine, or another classic pasta offerings. If it’s your first time, keep things simple with the spaghetti carbonara. Just know you’ll need a nap afterward.

Pummarola has multiple locations across South Florida. For more information, visit their official website

RED South Beach

Linguini and Clam - RED South Beach
Linguini and Clam

RED South Beach is known for its signature steaks, but could you imagine we could add them to the best pasta restaurants in Miami list? And we aren’t just talking about one or two pasta dishes – they have seven great pasta selections. Linguini and clams, meatball, carbonara, lobster fra diavolo … they’re all big and delicious. That said, the linguine is a favorite. So if you’re feeling like switching things up from your usual filet mignon or ribeye, this is the way to go. 

RED South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website

Riviera Focacceria

Ravioli Ragu Genovese - Riviera Focacceria Italiana, Midtown Miami
Ravioli Ragu Genovese | Photo credit: Miami Food Pug

A hidden gem of Midtown Miami, Riviera Focacceria is home to a bevy of mouthwatering pasta dishes. Classic lasagna, risotto of the day, ravioli ragu Genovese and seafood linguine are just a few of the many standouts on this extensive menu. No matter which pasta – or pastas – you get, you’re in for a treat. Pro tip: Make sure to get some of Riviera’s super-addicting focaccia con formaggi… You’re welcome.  

Riviera Focacceria is located at 3252 Buena Vista Boulevard, #110, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.

Sardinia

Miami restaurants come and go at a rapid pace, so an eatery that has withstood the test of time has to be good. For years, Sardinia has wowed diners at Sunset Harbor with exceptional Italian cuisine. A big reason it’s so beloved: the pastas. From baked rigatoni and spaghetti vongole to gnocchi Verdi and bucatini, the SoBe staple features no shortage of delicious fare. They even offer gluten-free pasta! If you have to narrow it down to one pasta, get the malloreddos with wild boar sausage. 

Sardinia is located at 1801 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.

Toscana Divino

Pici Senesi with Duck Ragu - Toscana Divino, Brickell
Pici Senesi with Duck Ragu | Photo credit: Miami Food Pug

Brickell’s Toscana Divino is the neighborhood spot for mind-blowing pasta dishes. Chef Andrea Marchesin has put together an impressive list that includes the likes of cacio e pepe, spinach and ricotta tortelli, and pici senesi with duck ragu. One of the new highlights is the spaghetti all’astice: gragnano pasta, Maine lobster, tomato bisque and parsley oil. It’s an incredible combination of flavors. 

Toscana Divino is located at 900 South Miami Avenue, #185, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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