For a city outsiders think is completely carbo-phobic, pasta options abound in this town. Noodles are everywhere, from ramen to dan dan, plus pad see ew and laksa, to name just a few — but compiling that list would take forever.
Today, though we’re focusing on the best Italian(ish) varieties around Los Angeles, even — perhaps especially — if they come swathed in Indian-spiced sauces or kicked up with Korean ingredients. This is L.A., after all, where flavors are free to mingle across borders. Here’s our guide to the most irresistible, innovative pasta dishes from Santa Monica to Highland Park, and beyond.