There are few things as comforting as a bowl of homemade pasta. When you find somewhere that captures that al dente satisfaction, you never forget it. In celebration of National Pasta Day (October 17th), we rounded up some of our favorite places to get our fill Miami. In addition to New York City transplant Carbone and east coast favorite Osteria Morini, these are the homegrown spots we can’t get enough of:

Cafe Prima Pasta

Since its opening in 1993, Cafe Prima Pasta has remained true to its roots. This mid-Beach joint is dimly-lit, freshly covered with white linens, and you can almost hear a distant accordion playing romantic ballads in the background. This is a place for a feast and their selection of pasta dishes beckons for you to try the whole menu.

Our favorites dish(es): Black Linguini Seafood, Gnocchi Formaggi

Address: 414 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Fratellino Ristorante

This Coral Gables place is a shining example of the best pasta and Italian food Miami has to offer. Fratellino Ristorante has been sitting proudly along Miracle Mile for quite some time and is a highly-recommended, beloved favorite of some of our most esteemed readers.

Our favorites dish(es): Fettuccine alla Papalina, Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Address: 264 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134

Jaguar Sun

Tucked away along a breezeway within the MDC-Wolfson Campus with only a simple “cocktails” sign to its name, recently re-opened Jaguar Sun captures the speakeasy vibes effortlessly. Dim lighting, an intimate bar, intricate cocktails, and a curated pasta menu to boot, Jaguar Sun is a local gem we simply can’t get enough of.

Our favorites dish(es): Bucatini Cacio e Pepe, Spicy Rigatoni

Address: 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132

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Luca Osteria

Ever at the forefront of creativity, Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli’s latest concept Luca Osteria serves up an indulgently unexpected menu that flawlessly fuses Italy’s timeless spirit with an inventive approach. We highly suggest starting your meal off with the Patate Fritte (you won’t regret it). From there, take a deep dive into all of their all of their house-made pasta delights.

Our favorites dish(es): Pasta al Limone, Short Rib Bolognese

Address: 116 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Luna Pasta e Dolci

Nestled along Biscayne Boulevard in MiMo, Luna Pasta e Dolci is a welcoming artisanal fresh pasta shop that’s as authentic as they come. From the empanadas to the variety of pasta dishes, everything is homemade. Be sure to grab some fresh pasta to take home on your way out.

Our favorites dish(es): Pappardelle al Pesto, Bucatini Carbonara

Address: 6815 Biscayne Blvd #101, Miami, FL 33138

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Macchialina

The stylish yet intimate trattoria became a staple almost instantly since its opening on Miami beach. Their menu, although not as extensive as other Italian spots around town, is packed with authentic plates and flavors. Macchialina‘s outdoor courtyard and wine collective are the perfect complement to their award-winning seasonal pasta dishes.

Our favorites dish(es): Cavatelli Macchialina, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Address: 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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NiDo Caffe

This no-frills Italian cafe is perfect the perfect neighborhood joint for house-made pasta and all the treats that come along with it. Expect only consistently delicious dishes coming out of the kitchen here and don’t sleep on their fresh mozzarella bar.

Our favorites dish(es): Pappardelle Con Funghi Porcini, Ravioli Di Ossobuco Di Vitello

Address: 7295 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Pane & Vino

If you’re looking for that spot who can emulate grandma’s recipe, Pane & Vino is your best bet. Off the crowded path in Miami Beach, the intimate eatery has everything you want from a neighborhood gem. Complete with a dedicated pasta chef making handmade delicacies at the window for all to see, you’ll leave full but wanting more.

Our favorites dish(es): Bucatini alla Norcina, Cappelletti verdi Tartufati

Address: 1450 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Red Carpet Italian

Red Carpet Italian is a family-owned eatery with locations right off of Calle Ocho and Downtown Miami. The restaurant boasts both modern and classic Italian dishes with a heavy emphasis on wine as well. The unsuspecting brand is one of the most authentic in the city.

Our favorites dish(es): Tartufo e Formaggio, Con Pera

Address: 3438 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135 and 69 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131

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Sapore di Mare

Ask any foodie in town about delicious holes in the wall and we guarantee that this one will be on their list. Nestled along one of Grand Avenue’s mini retail strips, Sapore di Mare draws you in with a nautical flare and clearly authentic feel. Part gourmet market, part traditional Italian eatery, this spot is inspired by the laid-back, oceanside vibes of Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

Our favorites dish(es): Pappardelle al Ragu, Spaghetti al Sapore di Mare

Address: 3111 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133

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Soya e Pomodoro

If you’re looking for the perfect mix of romantic atmosphere and authentic cuisine, look no further than Soya e Pomodoro. Located in a historic bank galleria in Downtown, the Italian spot is tucked away for a perfectly authentic experience. Their live jazz on the weekends is the perfect addition to the fine wine and homemade pasta they are dishing out.

Our favorites dish(es): Fazzoletti di Formaggio e Pera, Fettuccine Verdi alla Bolognese

Address: 120 NE 1st St #2502, Miami, FL 33132

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Cover photo courtesy of of Luca Osteria