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It’s that time of year when—even if we haven’t entered the New York City Marathon—we feel justified in scarfing down pasta as if we had.


1. Maremma
Among the highlights at Cesare (Beppe) Casella’s playful ode to Italy’s “Wild West” are spaghetti with lamb meatballs, “Tuscan flapjacks” with basil-walnut pesto, and fusilli in a creamy tomato sauce touched with bourbon.
228 W. 10th St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-645-0200

2. Babbo
Six words: Mario Batali’s eight-course pasta tasting menu.
110 Waverly Pl., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-777-0303

3. Becco
A pastavore’s dream come true: unlimited helpings of three daily pasta dishes.
355 W. 46th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-397-7597


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