Segnatore pasta.
Segnatore’s freestyle lasagna hits the spot. Photo by Brad Danner, courtesy of Segnatore


The Ultimate Guide to Pasta in Chicago


Winter in Chicago calls for pasta — big bowls of the stuff, as warm and comforting as a down coat. And while there are myriad excellent noodle options in town, from spicy ramen to wok-kissed stir fries, we’re focusing today on the Italian-ish pasta we love this time of year. These selections go beyond the standard-issue spaghetti and meatballs, incorporating surprising ingredients and techniques while warming our weary winter bones. Here’s our guide to the most irresistible, innovative pasta dishes from Logan Square to Lake Bluff, and beyond.