When it comes to noodles, Bostonians can find oodles to enjoy—from those swimming in Italian or Asian-style sauces to good ol’ American mac & cheese. So where should you go to sample the city’s best noodle dishes? Here:
The Daily Catch
This North End calamari restaurant serves homemade pasta stained black from squid ink and smothered with peppery putanesca sauce, creamy Alfredo or garlicky aglio olio mixed with chewy ground squid.
323 Hanover St. , Boston, 617.523.8567
Myers & Chang
Joanne Chang's Asian-inspired glam diner has two spicy dan dan noodle preparations: a cold Taiwanese version with fresh peanut and chili sambal, and a warm Szechuan version with pork, pickled mustard greens and hot pepper paste.
1145 Washington St., Boston, 617.542.5200
Josh Childs’ funky and friendly downtown watering hole, the signature dish is gooey mac & cheese topped with peas, honey-chile chicken, crispy bacon or grilled steak.
69 Bromfield St, Boston, 617.338.7887
If ramen is more your thing, Ken Oringer’s tiny sashimi bar in the lounge at chic Clio restaurant serves a late-night weekend ramen menu starting at 11 pm. In addition to a handful of Japanese noodle soups, there’s also a small selection of buns and beers.
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, 617.536.7200
All the pasta at this Porter Square place is made daily by Roman-born chef Riccardo Passini. We especially love the Neapolitan paccheri tubes tossed with clams, mussels, shrimp and cherry tomatoes and the pureed potato and Piave cheese-stuffed ravioli.
2263 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.491.1901