While we may not be able to take an annual trip to Italy this year, we can celebrate its culinary arts with a rich selection of favorite Italian dishes from these local spots. Obviously Carbone's famous spicy rigatoni is incredible (you didn't need us to tell you that), so here are some of the other best Italian restaurants in the Hamptons serving memorable pasta dishes.
Who doesn’t love a good, old-school bowl of bolognese? Centro Trattoria and Bar knows how to prepare that beloved dish like no other. Made with veal, beef, San Marzano tomatoes, cream, and grana padano it's a crowd favorite, for sure! For an authentic Italian experience, be sure to stop by.
Everyone loves Nick and Toni’s—since 1988, it has become not only an Italian staple but also a celebrity hotspot! Its Cuttlefish Spaccatelli on the menu is to die for; topped with fresh crab meat, wood-roasted cherry tomatoes, and Calabrian chili makes this a crowd favorite.
If you are looking for a more intimate and authentic Italian setting, Tutto il Giorno has you covered. Simple yet flavorful, its famous Spaghettone is mouthwatering, topped with “Scarpariello” sauce, Corbara cherry tomatoes, Pecorino, and Parmigiano.
Bringing Italian vibes and dishes to the Hamptons scene, Dopo Argento really knows how prepare deliziosa pasta, complemented by a luxurious and sweet glass of wine. Find upscale Italian American staples and local themed sips like the Little Plains. 15 Main St., Southampton, argentosouth.com
At Gurney's, the best way to end a calming beach day is with a glass of wine and a reservation at Scarpetta. Whether a dish of the restaurant's decadent, world-renown pasta or a flavorful Branzino, no dish is a bad option. 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, scarpettarestaurants.com
Find an elegant Italian setting with a menu of refined dishes, plus panini, gelato and espresso. A restaurant so nice, they opened it twice–check out its new East Hampton location on Newtown Lane! Multiple Locations, santambroeus.com