Carb lovers who are stuck at home can still take comfort in boxed-up servings of rigatoni bolognese, everyday cacio e pepe, or even fancy lobster pasta for takeout or delivery. During the novel coronavirus crisis, restaurants are frequently reconfiguring their operations or temporarily closing for cleaning, so call ahead to plan dinners from the kitchens on this list.Read More
Where to Order Pasta for Takeout and Delivery Around D.C.
How to fulfill a fix for spaghetti, rigatoni, and tortellini
1. I’m Eddie Cano
This relative newcomer to the Forest Hills neighborhood in Upper Northwest has affordable, reliable pastas split into categories for traditional Italian and Italian-American. The selection includes classics such as spaghetti and meatballs, primavera with campanelle and cacio pepe. Order online for pickup, or on DoorDash for lunch or dinner deliveries.
2. Sfoglina (Multiple locations)
Longtime D.C. chef Fabio Trabbochi’s casual pasta house is named after the masters who make noodles. Pick a pasta and a sauce, or a preset combinations such as radiatore with mascarpone cheese, English peas, and applewood smoked bacon. Every dish comes with reheating instructions. Order online for takeout and delivery. Locations downtown and in Rosslyn plan to reopen for pickup and delivery May 21, according to the restaurant’s website.
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3. Little Coco's
Just north of Columbia Heights, Little Coco’s comes from the restaurant group behind local favorites like Quarry House, El Chucho, and Bar Charlie. The kitchen switches up its options regularly, but recent menus have included goat cheese ravioli with sunchoke, short rib mac and cheese, and campanelle with roasted carrots and kale pesto. Order online only for curbside pickup, or via Ubereats for delivery.
4. Al Dente
Washington, DC 20016
With fresh pasa options such as veal and pork ravioli or a farro tagliatelle, this restaurant near American University reliably churns out classics. Order online for pickup, or get delivery via various third-party services.
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5. Napoli Pasta Bar
The Columbia Heights gem shows off imported Italian products and family recipes from its Neapolitan owner. Try the popular paccheri with slowcooked meat and tomato sauce, or the fusili with crabmeat, mint, and peas. Family dinner packages and brunch pasta dishes are also on offer. Order online for pickup or delivery.
6. Al Volo Osteria (Multiple locations)
Known for fresh pastas and sauces it sells at many local farmers markets (and online), Al Volo shines with generous portions and rich ragus. Home-style dishes include different stuffed raviolis and vegetarian sauces, too. Online ordering via Chownow is available for takeout and delivery for Adams Morgan and the Cleveland Park locations.
7. The Red Hen
The mezzi rigatoni with fennel sausage and pecorino from this Bloomingdale favorite is one of D.C.’s iconic dishes. The bucatini cacio e pepe, normally an off-menu request for those in the know, is now available on the to-go menu. Order online for takeout and delivery.
This 14th Street spot is best known for its standout Neapolitan pizzas, but the pastas here are also done well. The paccheri with white wine braised lamb and mint is one of the more unusual options. Call for pickup, or use third-party apps for delivery.
This old-school, neighborhood restaurant in Dupont has refined pastas like pappardelle with ragu, butternut squash ravioli, lobster gnocchi, and a tortelloni with tenderloin. Order online for pickup and delivery.
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10. Masseria a Casa
The Michelin-starred coastal Italian tasting menu spot has transformed into a delivery service that offers prix-fixe dinners for two for $85. The menu changes every day week-by-week, but every meal comes with a pasta course with options like Nicholas Stefanelli’s popular seafood linguine with XO sauce or lamb ragu lasagna.
11. San Lorenzo
This Shaw restaurant turns out a changing menu of pastas with rich flavors. It might include a seafood linguini with clams, mussels and scallops, veal ravioli, or the popular mezzi rigatoni with sausage ragu. Call the restaurant for takeout, delivery orders can be made online via Caviar.
12. Stellina Pizzeria
The short but solid pasta list at this essential Italian counter by Union Market fan favorites tonnarelli cacio e pepe and a paccheri with meat ragu. Round out the meal with a Neo-Neapolitan pizza and a serrving of fried artichokes. Delivery is via Caviar, order online for pickup.
13. Tortino Restaurant
Washington, DC 20001
This low-key, reliable restaurant in Logan Circle offers pastas such as lamb ravioli and saffron taglierini with scallops and calamari. Call for takeout.
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14. Via Sophia
The osteria inside the Hamilton hotel is open for pickup only. Find pasta dishes such as cavatelli with sausage and rapini or a fennel ricotta ravioli. The pizzas here are worth an add-on too. Place orders over the phone or in an email.
15. Alta Strada
The homey Italian-American restaurant in chef Michael Schlow’s group is offering weekly specials that include a pasta. Baked ziti and the spaghetti all’Amatriciana are solid choices. It also has grocery boxes available. Order online for takeout and delivery.
16. RPM Italian
This swanky spot in Mt. Vernon Triangle offers up a selection of familiar pastas and more high-end options like squid ink spaghetti with king crab and fresno chile. Order online for takeout or delivery.
17. Nicoletta Italian Kitchen
The more casual sibling to Osteria Morini has a build-your-own pasta option with choices for noodles, proteins, and sauces such as pomodoro, creamy garlic, and a calamari ragu. Call for curbside pickup. Delivery is available via Grubhub or DoorDash,
Chef-owner Amy Brandwein was just nominated for a James Beard award for the fourth year in a row, recognizing her regional Italian fare made with Mid-Atlantic ingredients. Order online for takeout, or via Caviar and Tock for delivery. Stock up on pantry items from the attached market while you are at it.
19. Thompson Italian
Shortly after opening in Falls Church last summer, this mom-and-pop pasta shop from chefs Gabe and Katherine Thompson won positive reviews for its spicy meatballls and olive oil cake. The couple, who rose through the ranks of the NYC restaurant scene before moving to be close to family in Northern Virginia, recently added a takeout option that includes spaghetti with marinara, basil, and chiles, or a burrata agnolotti with ramp butter.
This Barracks Row restaurant focuses on simple, fresh pastas that features products sourced from farms from Tennessee to New York. Standouts include the papardelle lamb and the spaghetti bolognese. Order online for takeout or delivery.
21. Osteria Morini
A staple in Navy Yard, the restaurant from New York chef Michael White focuses on traditional pastas from the Romagna region of Italy. The cappelletti with truffled ricotta ravioli and proscuitto is a stand out, but all the house made pasta is solid. Order online for pick-up. Delivery is available via DoorDash.
22. Mia's Italian Kitchen
The fresh pasta selection from this Old Town staple features basics such as rigatoni with bolognese and fettucine with mascarpone and mushrooms. Order online for curbside pickup. Delivery also available via Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates.