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. 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.
Centro Trattoria and Bar’s Pappardelle Bolognese
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!
336 W Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, centrohamptons.com
Nick and Tonis’ Cuttlefish Spaccatelli
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.
136 Main St., East Hampton, nickandtonis.com
Armin and Judy’s Cacio e Pepe
You know what they say. New is better, and in Bridgehampton, it means Armin and Judy. The chef here has truly mastered the ultimate Cacio e Pepe-- house-made fresh spaghetti, topped with 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh ground tellicherry peppercorn, finished with shaved Pecorino Romano. Its delicious aroma can be caught when you are driving on Montauk Highway!
1970 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, arminandjudy.com
Tutto il Giorno’s Spaghettone
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.
16 Main St., Sag Harbor, 56 Nugent Street, Southampton, tuttoilgiorno.com
Calissa’s Lobster Pasta
Calling all lobster loves, because this dish will be your new favorite entrée! Get yourself a restaurant that can serve both-- killer Greek eats and delicious pasta! Its Lobster Pasta is the real deal; topped with mint, chili, and fennel, Calissa sure knows how to make a mean pasta dish. 1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, calissahamptons.com
Photography by: Courtesy of Nick and Toni's, Armin and Judy, Tutto il Giorno, Centro Trattoria, Calissa