For eaters of Italian heritage, pasta is comfort on a plate, whether its red gravy and meatballs for Sunday dinner or homemades simply sauced with garlic, olive oil and red chili flakes. New Orleans, with its deep Sicilian roots and particular Creole meets Italian cuisine, does a fine job of bringing its own version of the boot’s gastronomy to the table. Tending to the heavily sauced and often mixing seafood with cheese, two things you won’t find in Italy, local pasta satisfies with New Orleans panache. There are a few chefs with a more traditional take on pasta; Rebecca Wilcomb and Donald Link’s soon to open (April 20!) Gianna in the Warehouse District is eagerly awaited, and Avo chef Nick Lama does his third-generation Sicilian roots proud. Take comfort and get a carb fix at all of these Italian eateries.
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