Pasta is one of the most important legacies of the Italian immigration in Argentina culture. From the family-Sunday ravioli of neighboring canteens, to fettuccine with gourmet sauces in Puerto Madero, the choices to eat good pasta multiply by thousands in Buenos Aires.
While all of these dishes can be tasted decently in every corner of Buenos Aires, there are places that stand out more than others. Here, the places in town to eat real pasta I personally like more:
La Stampa is an option that doesn’t fail when it comes to traditional Italian food. The most original dish they serve is pasta e fagioli, a traditional pasta soup with bean sauce. No doubt as a starter you should go for a pizza margherita, and continue your meal with the pappardelle alla carbonara. Yummy!
This restaurant is synonymous with the best pasta in town, definitely my choice when I want an Italian dinner! The greatest creation of Piegari is the guitar strings: as the name suggests, a long, thin pasta like the strings of a real guitar. Its quality is for export and prices too, but portions are so big that you can share them.
It is an amazing canteen founded in 1922. The legend tells that Anibal Troilo and Osvaldo Pugliese also have been fans of the delights that are kneaded in Don Chicho. Don’t go if you aren’t patient because waiting time here is eternal!
In Sotto Voce, located in modern Puerto Madero, you can dine the best malfattis in the city. Just sit outdoors and order any of its delicious dishes while overlooking the docks. It also has a mind-blowing bread basket to go with the pasta. High, but not outlandish prices.
If you are traveling to Argentina you don’t need a visa if you are staying for less than 90 days but you need to pay the Argentina Reciprocity Fee.