The 10 Best Places for Pasta in New Hampshire!

If dishes like linguine with clams, cheese ravioli, lasagne or spaghetti Bolognese tempt your taste buds, you’re surely a fan of pasta. There’s something special about the perfect portion of pasta smothered in a decadent sauce, with or without a little protein or some veggies added to the mix. The following New Hampshire restaurants serve up the best pasta dishes in the state. Be sure to check one or more out when you’re in the area.

1. Ristorante Massimo, Portsmouth, NH

Travel to Florence, Rome, and Venice without even leaving the seacoast when you dine at Ristorane Massimo. The finest pastas, sauces, wines, and seacoast-area delicacies make their way into dishes that can’t be beat. Their house-made pastas are served in both appetizer or entrée portion, so feel free to indulge without feeling like you’re overdoing.

2. Ronaldo’s, North Hampton, NH

Pasta dishes top the menu at Ronaldo’s. The fragrant home-baked bread wafts throughout the dining room, tempting diners from the moment they walk through the door. The current owners have run the restaurant for 30 years, and have countless satisfied customers.

3. Ron Jillian’s Italian Bar and Grill, Hampton, NH

Enjoy clams from the New Hampshire seacoast, paired with the best linguine around, along with imported olive oil, ground sausage and white wine. This pasta dish will delight the palate and satisfy any pasta craving you can imagine. Ron Jillian’s Italian Bar in Grill is good at dishing up Italian classics and some modern takes on old favorites, too.

4. Trattoria Amalfi, Salem, NH

The pasta delicacies dished up at Trattoria Amalfi are to die for. Don’t miss out on this very special spot. From the lobster ravioli to the puttanesca, the food is exceptional and so is the personalized customer service.

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5. Café Mediterraneo, Portsmouth, NH

Choose from penne, linguine, ravioli, tortellini, and even gnocchi at Café Mediterraneo, and prepare to be delighted. The co-owners, who also serve as chefs, got their start in Boston’s North End, which is home to some of the finest Italian cuisine in the Northeast. The Italian bistro-style dining room is charming, and reminiscent of Old Italy. The restaurant has twice won Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Pick Award.

6. Villagio, Manchester, NH

The pasta is handmade at Villagio, and the items on the menu are classic Italian. Nestled in an unassuming location, the small restaurant is a hidden gem, but those who venture inside are in for a treat. The comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff—along with the delicious fare—make for a perfect package for pasta lovers.

7. Portofino, Merrimack, NH

You’ll probably need a reservation in order to dine at Portofino. The fresh pasta is just one of the reasons why. Choose from ravioli, pappardelle, angel hair, spaghetti, linguine, penne, fettucini, whole wheat pasta, and gluten-free pasta for an Italian meal that can’t be beat. Their butternut squash ravioli is surrounded by sautéed shrimp and scallops in a cream white wine sauce, and is a definite fan favorite.

8. Sabatino’s North, Derry, NH

Featuring the taste of Boston’s North End, Sabatino’s North serves several delectable homemade pastas. Their eggplant & sundried tomato ravioli alfredo combines some of the most traditional Italian flavors and textures in one modern, delicious dish. Give this, or one of their many tasty entrees, a try.

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9. Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano, Concord, NH

The homemade raviolis at Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano are a big draw for repeat customers. Added to the menu daily, they feature a wide variety of fillings and sauces, but all guarantee the satisfaction of a hearty, flavorful Italian dish. The menu is extensive and the service is top notch.

10. Fratello’s, Multiple locations

Pick your pasta and then pick your sauce at Fratello’s for a delicious Italian meal. Choose from cavatappi, bombolotti, linguine, fettucine, angel hair, tortellini, penne and more. Top with marinara, Alfredo, Rosa diavolo, pesto, aglio olio or crème Rosa for an excellent combination of flavor and texture. Their well-rounded menu has something for everyone. Find locations in Laconia, Manchester, and Nashua.

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