Life is a bit strange right now, but we do have a few things left. Ready-to-eat, takeaway pasta from some of the best restaurants in town is one of them. Whether you’re tired of your attempts to cook the king of carbs at home or you’ve just run down your personal stockpile of packet pasta, these places will sort you out.

Feel like something else for dinner? See our full list of Sydney restaurants, cafes and bars that have shifted to takeaway.

Fratelli Paradiso

One of the old dogs of Sydney’s Italian scene has picked up a couple of new tricks. Fratelli Paradiso has launched an online takeaway menu, which is available for pick-up or delivery. The carb-y dishes impress the most: pasta with scampi, penne gamberi, and what we're calling Sydney's best lasagne – that comes in two sizes. View the selection here.

Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue, Potts Point

Ragazzi

In normal times, it’s very hard to get a table at petite pasta bar Ragazzi. So, one silver lining of these times is that more people will actually get a chance to try some of the best pasta in Sydney. There are two ways to get Ragazzi’s wares: first up, there’s Uber Eats, which delivers most of the old menu (we’ve missed you, mafaldine alla gricia). But if you’d rather try cooking it yourself, the team also dispatches pasta and wine boxes on a weekly basis – booking is essential. More information here.

Shop 3 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Icebergs’s monthly full-moon-and-spaghetti night will have to be at your place this month. When you order, be sure to add in an Icebergs x Drinks Pouch. As it sounds, they’re pre-batched signature cocktails that come in a seal-locked pouch. You can pre-order everything here.

Restaurant 1 Notts Ave, Bondi

Cicciabella

Bondi’s sophisticated but casual Italian eatery Cicciabella has reopened and is now serving Porta Via Per La Casa (“takeaway for the home”) packs. The almost-ready meals include things such as ricotta, prosciutto, focaccia, hand-rolled strozzapreti with an osso buco ragu and tiramisu and just require you to cook the pasta. Packs are $80 for two people.

75-79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
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Totti's

As part of Merivale’s new home-delivery service, the menu from Totti’s (including its popular puffy bread) is available for takeaway. The almost-ready pasta line-up changes regularly – right now it’s lamb ragu pappardelle and tomato and basil fettucine. Order here.

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

Pilu at Freshwater

Look, we understand it’s not Pilu at Freshwater without that stunning vista over the sea. But the Sardinian restaurant’s takeaway menu translates surprisingly well to at-home dining. Coming into colder weather, comfort is the name of the game and, unsurprisingly, pasta features heavily on Pilu’s new menu. We like the look of maccheroncini with lamb ragu. Order here.

Moore Road, Freshwater
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Busta

This beachside pasta bar is running a takeaway service. The majority of dishes – ranging from lasagnes, bolognaise and roast chicken – are finish-at-home. Missing your favourite funk bottles of plonk? Busta's wine shop is one of the best-stocked we've seen yet. Check it all out here.

Shop 8 2-12 Pittwater Road, Manly

Big Poppa’s

This Oxford Street pasta spot is now doing takeaway (order online here. The DIY pasta kits are a lot of fun and they’re bolstered by a good selection of vino to match, too.

96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Beppi's

This Italian stalwart is now “Beppi’s a Casa” and the dishes on the new takeaway menu were specifically designed with at-home dining in mind. On the pasta front, the ricotta gnocchi and the scampi tagliolini look like real standouts. Check out the menu and order here.

21 Yurong Street (Corner Stanley Street), East Sydney
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Marta

On top of running a successful daytime bakery, Marta is still peddling proper pasta in the evenings. When you order, the eye-catching cacio e pepe will definitely be a tempting choice. But we have our eye on the amatriciana with guanciale and pecorino.

50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay
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Elva

This Bondi eatery isn’t doing meals right now, but it’s still open and selling handmade pastas and sauces. Grab some gnocchi and spaghetti, add on some jars of duck ragu or bolognaise sauce, then get some arancini and focaccia on the side for good measure. Menu here.

277 Bondi Road, Bondi

Osteria Emilia

Fresh organic pasta and sauces are on offer, in addition to classics from the regular menu. View the menu and order here.

259 Riley Street, Surry Hills
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Peppe's

The best vegan pasta place in the eastern suburbs is now offering its menu to take away, including its signature creamy gnocchi. Order here.

261 Bondi Road, Bondi

Prince of York

Part club/boozer/pasta-joint, Prince of York may not be open as normal, but its signature dish – spaghetti crab in a bag – is still going strong. The rest of the eclectic takeaway menu is well worth checking out too – at $50, the “pasta date night” option is a steal.

18 York Street, Sydney
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