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The Ultimate Guide to Pasta in Los Angeles

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For a city outsiders think is completely carbo-phobic, pasta options abound in this town. And over the last few years, Los Angeles has seen an explosion of pasta specialists — everything from red-sauce to Roman-inspired upstarts putting new spins on exalted classics. 

Below, we break down some of the most notable pasta trends and essential dishes you’ll find around L.A. right now — from Santa Monica to Pasadena, and everywhere in between.