- 1. Gusto
60 Greenwich Ave., at Perry St.; 212-924-8000
Well-to-do carbo-loaders, take note: Chef Amanda Freitag is breaking out the pasta specials in anticipation of Marathon Sunday, including a potato gnocchi with shaved white truffle.
- 2. Becco
355 W. 46th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-397-7597
Five words: unlimited tableside helpings of pasta.
- 3. Babbo
110 Waverly pl., nr. MacDougal St.; 212-777-0303
The eight-course pasta-tasting menu is the best thing to happen to the starchy stuff since tomato sauce.
928 Broadway, nr. 22nd St.; 212-780-5100
This new Flatiron restaurant specializes in the bite-size appetizers called stuzzichini, but its pastas are pretty great, too.
- 5. Franny’s
295 Flatbush Ave., nr. Prospect Pl., Prospect Heights; 718-230-0221
Perfectionist chef Andrew Feinberg banned pasta from the kitchen for months because he thought his wasn’t up to snuff. He’s finally relented.