You’re familiar with penne and spaghetti, but have you come across strozzapretti, passatelli and fiori? If not, Sydney’s imaginative pasta purveyors will give you a lesson in Italy’s trademark dish. From classic providores that worship age-old techniques to next-gen artisans that reinvent rustic methods with new-school flair, this list has your pasta cravings kicked.

Sotta Sopra

Four innovative pasta dishes to choose from.

316-324 Barrenjoey Road
Newport NSW 2106

Pilu at Freshwater

Breezy sea views and fierce Sardinian.

On the beach Moore Road
Freshwater NSW 2096

Fratelli Paradiso

The spaghetti scampi is an institution in itself.

Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011

Otto Ristorante

Famous for its spaghetti with Tasmanian crayfish.

Area 8 6 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW

ACME

Mitch Orr's pasta is border-crossing.

60 Bayswater Road
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011

Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta

Where simple pasta equals better pasta.

Shop LG09 The Hub 75-79 Hall Street
Bondi NSW

Berta

All about the gnocchi.

17-19 Alberta Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Vini

The menu changes every day, but the pasta is always good.

Shop 3 118 Devonshire St (on Holt St)
Surry Hills NSW 2010