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Best of Canberra – Pasta

By Bec Cuzzillo 10 March 2015 13


In my family, pasta is eaten eight days a week – yes, eight. My Italian grandmother, or “Nonna” as I call her, has instilled in me a life-long love of this Italian staple. It’s versatile, delicious and oh so comforting.

Having Italian heritage means my standards are pretty high when it comes to pasta. For me, it’s all about the sauce. You really can’t beat a homemade one straight from my Nonna’s backyard – but this week, we’re going to try.

I’m looking for the best pasta in Canberra. Whether your favourite has a tomato, cream, pesto or olive oil sauce or you prefer fettucine, linguine, tagliatelle or even alphabet pasta – I want to know your favourite and where to find it.

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Best of Canberra – Pasta
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jason_marsh 3:47 am 28 Jan 16

+1 for zucchini brothers

batmantrilogy 10:07 pm 11 Jan 16


MattLowe 4:59 pm 13 Mar 15

My vote goes to eightysix (86) in Braddon. That pumpkin ravioli with the burnt butter and all the other bits is the shizzz

theword 10:05 am 11 Mar 15

My vote is for Grande’s at the lawns in Manuka. Home made pasta at its best!

therealarigold 10:14 pm 10 Mar 15

Best Pasta…. Ah lets see…. My mammas, my wives, my mother-in-laws…. Need i go on. Keep it simple I say. The key for me is the simplicity of it all. If you can master the basic, aglio, olio, pepperoncino then boom.

caitirama 6:02 pm 10 Mar 15

La Rustica by the Lake in Kingston is pretty good 🙂

Pizzaioli 2:23 pm 10 Mar 15

zucchini brothers in chisholms takeaway pastas are the best ! in particular the Carbonara or risotto con pollo.

Antagonist 2:16 pm 10 Mar 15

No pasta has ever been the same since eating genuine Italian food prepared by someone elses Nonna when I was a kid. Your best bet is to visit your Nonna, or borrow somebody elses Nonna.

zllauh 1:36 pm 10 Mar 15

For pasta , i have always paved my way for MAMA’s TRATTORIA. Service there is very good and pretty good dishes out there as well.

Dame Canberra 11:20 am 10 Mar 15

Duck and mushroom ravioli at La Cantina at Narrabundah shops! All their pasta dishes are good, but the duck pasta is my absolute favourite.

Alexandra Craig 9:53 am 10 Mar 15

Milly Withers said :

There’s only one place in Canberra that I go for pasta, and that’s Italian and Sons in Braddon. They do a mean lamb pasta that would make even the fussiest nonna proud.

YES! I came here to post about this pasta! It’s amazing – suckling lamb maccheroni I think it’s called. So good.

However, my problem with Italian and Sons is that they don’t have a non-alcoholic beverage menu available, and then charge $7 for a post-mix machine Coke or lemonade. Super dodgy.

Ezy 9:44 am 10 Mar 15

Loading Zone has served me up some impressive pasta dishes.

Milly Withers 9:07 am 10 Mar 15

Haha I would like to see an entire post on Canberra’s best alphabet pasta.

There’s only one place in Canberra that I go for pasta, and that’s Italian and Sons in Braddon. They do a mean lamb pasta that would make even the fussiest nonna proud.

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