You Voted: Best Homemade Pasta in Capital Region


You Voted: Best Homemade Pasta in Capital Region


I asked, and you answered. this is what you said was your favorite homemade pasta locally. As always, if there are any that we missed, feel free to comment below.

On Facebook, weekly, I’ll ask questions about some of your favorite things in the area and then put them in a post. These opinions reflect what you posted on Facebook (though, I’m pumped to add the new ones to my list of places to try).

Nonna Maria’s Italian Kitchen (1505 Route 9, Halfmoon) Inside Glenpeter Jeweler’s Plaza, this restaurant was mentioned a couple of times on the list. Their menu mentions that they have angel hair, linguini, fettuccini and penne.

Canali’s Italian & American Restaurant (126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady) is a Schenectady Italian icon and for obvious reasons was mentioned a couple of times on the list. Their menu mentions homemade Manicotti, Ravioli, Cavatelli, Fettuccine & Spaghetti.

Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante (104 W Sand Lake Rd, Wynantskill) was also mentioned quite a few times. Their website doesn’t specify which, if any, of their pasta are homemade but they offer fettuccini, linguini, penne, ravioli, tortellini and angel hair.

Café Capriccio (49 Grand St, Albany). It’s no surprise to me that this restaurant made it on the list. It’s been around for 35 years and is quite an icon in the area. They have a large selection of pasta entrees on their website that they say they make fresh daily!

Belt Line 3 (340 Hamilton St, Albany) mentions on their website that all pasta is made in-house daily as well as their pizza dough. They also offer gluten-free pasta.

Appian Way (1839 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady) They don’t keep their website or social media updated much but there’s a reason in 2023 when a restaurant with no web presence stays open based on word of mouth alone (and this was mentioned a few times). If you need proof that their pasta is homemade, this is a photo from one of their old videos.

Nic’s Trattoria (1 Springhurst Dr, East Greenbush). Their website mentions that all regular pasta is made in-house, which includes tagliatelle and they do offer low-gluten pasta.

Osteria Danny (26 Henry St, Saratoga Springs) Osteria Danny has three different menus and they change often. One thing that doesn’t change is that the pasta is homemade.

Solevo Kitchen (55 Phila St, Saratoga Springs) You can’t call yourself “old school Italian) and not have homemade pasta. The from-scratch menu changes per season but their pasta made from scratch daily can always be found there.

Lorenzo’s Southside (1 Port Jackson Square, Amsterdam) Not only do they make their own pasta (Fettuccine, Garganelli, Linguine, Radiatore or Rigatoni) but you can build your own pasta entree surrounding those ingredients.

Grano (426 State St, Schenectady) This Downtown favorite was mentioned a couple of times (check out my recent experience there). They don’t specifically say on their menu that the pasta is homemade but based on this photo from their Facebook, I assume they do.

Johnny’s (433 State St, Schenectady) Another website that doesn’t specifically say homemade so I’m going to have to take the word of Facebook here since their social media isn’t updated much either.

Terrosa (no storefront) If you want homemade pasta that you can cook in the comfort of your own space, then look no further than Terrosa (and it’s gluten-free). Mostly she wholesales but you may luck out and be able to pick up the pasta somewhere (Nine Pin has been doing random events).

Stella Pasta Bar & Bistro (237 Union St, Schenectady) Their fresh pasta is served al-dente and they do have gluten-free options. They recently moved to their new location in Schenectady from Fo’Castle Farms and brought their fresh pasta with them.

Wheatfields (440 Broadway, Saratoga Springs/54 Crossing Blvd M, Clifton Park) As they say on their website they have “been preparing and serving fresh-made pasta dishes since 1988.” So, they definitely have perfected the process.

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