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Pasta is always the right choice, but making it at home can be a pain, especially if you don't want to opt for the frozen stuff. Luckily, Toronto provides you with a heap of fresh pasta makers to choose from. Each of them has their own style, but they're always on point. So next time you're craving linguini, and maybe a sauce you've never tried before, hit up one of these spots and make your tummy happy.
St. Lawrence Market
92 Front St E
There's a few fresh pasta makers in St. Lawrence market, but Pasta Mia is the most exciting, as you can watch them press your linguini before your very eyes.
Fresh Pasta Factory
595 Bay St
Although this spot's in the foodcourt at the basement of the Bay Atrium, it rises above the fast food around it. Freshly cut pasta is made there every day, and their selection of spicy tomato, pesto, alfredo, and meat sauces are the bomb diggity.
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66 Newcastle St
Queen's Pasta's been in the game longer than most places in the city, and it shows with their wide range of delicious pasta flavours.
Grande Cheese Outlet
22 Orfus Rd
Although this place focuses on cheese, it's a one-stop shop for any and all Italian goods, and they have a great selection on fresh pasta to choose from.
602 Marlee Ave
Pasta Goodness is a cute little grocery store that's been around for 20 years. All of the recipes are home made, and each one is beyond yummy.
Meat on the Beach
1860 Queen St E
This butcher shop also has a variety of pastas that they make at another location, and 16 tasty homemade sauces to choose from.
1997 Yonge St
Everyone who comes to this spot immediately makes friends with Carlo, the owner, who'll talk to you about their pasta making process for as long as you like. Their selection is great, and it's entirely halal.
2633 Yonge St
Fresh pasta of all tastes and shapes, made to go, and it's all amazing and reasonably priced.
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38 Karl Fraser Rd
Chef Mark McEwan ain't famous for nothing. His gourmet food store sells pastas made at one of his restaurants, and it's all unbelievably mouthwatering.
1664 Jane St
This spot makes whole wheat and spelt pasta, on top of the usual faves, and it's got a huge selection of sauces to go with them.
1140 Sheppard Ave W
PastaCo. is stocked to the brim with every kind of pasta imaginable. They also make their own hand-made agnolloti, and if you're feeling fancy, you can check out their ravioli filled with lobster or smoked salmon.
2895 Dufferin St
Known for their lasagna, this place is fantastic if you need to buy delicious fresh pasta in bulk, although it's also easy to get a two person meal too, if that's what you're looking for.
Mangia & Bevi
If you feel like treating yourself to a fancy dining experience, but don't want to break the bank, check this Italian spot out for their delicious array of pastas and pizzas. You won't regret it.
Find it at: 260 King St E