If your pasta cravings are not cured after trying out the spots on this list, we will give you your money back!
1. Cactus, Lagos
Your one-stop shop to delicious pasta dishes. The best part is that they always serve you with a fresh piece of bread to soak up the sauce’s juiciness. Their tagliatelle Alfredo and Pescatore are must-haves.
20/24, Ozumba Mbadiwe Way, Victoria Island.
2. La Taverna, Lagos & Abuja
This place prides itself in serving culture on a plate (It is probably the only restaurant you would find authentic Chilean food in Lagos/Abuja). One of their specialties is pasta and they do it in different ways….. Italian, Spanish, Chilean….. think classics, stuffed pasta, pasta bakes, everything that rocks your pasta boat!
48, Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.
5th Floor, Statement Hotel, Wuse, Abuja.
3. Bacio Italia, Lagos
When the name is Italian, you know they are ready for Italian business. First off, the space partially transports you to some trattoria on the streets of Milan or Rome with checkered table cloths and Italian inspired Art. Then when the pasta (classics) hits your mouth, the transportation is complete!
12, Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki Phase 1.
4. Tulip Bistro, Abuja
This is one darling restaurant….. from the decor to the food….. everything is just lovely. One of their very indulgent specialties is Pasta! You would definitely get hooked once you begin a Pasta journey with them. Their pasta magnifique should be first on your list.
7, Atakpame Street, Off Adetokunbo Ademola, Wuse, Abuja.
5. Craft Gourmet, Lagos
When you are in here, you feel like you are in some bistro in Europe even when the view is clearly a busy Lagos street (These restaurant owners must have a school where they learn how to win customers just with their space). Then, when it comes down to the pasta….. never ever have we had/ heard of Craft pasta that was finger-licking good! Try their penne pesto and thank us later.
3rd Floor, Mega Plaza, 14 Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos.
6. Grills By Delis, Lagos
Show us another steakhouse in Lagos that does pasta so good and our mouths will fall open. It is an undeniable fact that Pasta and Italy are brothers so it is no surprise that most Nigerian restaurants that draw serious inspiration from Italy make the best pasta…..The Grill by Delis is one of those restaurants. They are known to satisfy your hearty pasta bowl cravings with exceptional fine-dining experiences.
1, Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island, Lagos
7. Casper & Gambini’s, Lagos
We are all for chain restaurants that come to Nigeria and dish out meals with the same quality as what you would normally get in any other exotic country so yes, Casper & Gambini’s has our heart. They make classic pasta dishes that will have you go back for more. Still trying to get on the squid ink pasta train? Catch it here!
Alibert Building, 19 Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island.
Ikeja City Mall.
☎️ 08170011227, 08170011228
8. Chef Benedict, Lagos
Since we are on the squid ink matter, we have to mention Italian Cuisine Chef Benedict. This man is a pasta machine and we mean that literally, he makes his pasta from scratch people and his sauces are the yummiest. Wondering how to participate in his pasta adventure? @ChefBenedict is not just available for private cheffing, you can place orders with his lunch delivery service or invite his pasta cooking senses into your kitchen by buying his sauces and salts @lunchconbenedict.
9. Aldentee, Lagos
Wondering where to get the freshest homemade pasta for your home cooking culinary journey? @aldentee makes them good and the best part is that they also offer live catering services. What’s not to love about watching your pasta being tossed in juicy sauces plus this seems to be a huge trend at wedding after-parties these days.
10. Kewas Kitchen, Lagos
Another pasta catering service that will give you your money’s worth. @Kewaskitchen can also be found at popular food fairs in Lagos. Her cooking stations are usually eye candy worthy.
On our hunt, we discovered two dishes that have pasta shining like bright like a diamond even as a side…..
Seafood Scampi (Sabor, Lagos)
14, Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island.
Chicken Parm (The Harvest, Lagos)
Block 26, Plot 10, Admiralty Way, Lagos.
Photo source: Restaurants instagram feed.