Calling all pasta lovers! We've searched the Stevens Point Area for the best pasta in eight different categories, ranging from hometown favorite pasta to some of the best pasta salad. Check out our list, then head out to discover a new favorite. 

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Best Authentic Italian: Violet Basil

Get a taste of Italy with a range of different pasta options at Violet Basil. Each dish has plentiful ingredients making for deliciousness in each bite. Try their wagyu lasagna today to experience all different flavors as it has thinly sliced wagyu strips, garlic barese sausage, fresh ricotta and burrata, slow-roasted tomatoes, and more! 

Best Traditional Pasta: Grazies Italian Grill

Grazies has a wide variety of delicious fresh from scratch pasta of all shapes, sizes, and flavors. With their extensive menu, it can be hard to choose a favorite, but we suggest the seafood cannelloni, where seafood and a delicious cream sauce pair for a perfect match. For seasonal flavors, check out their seasonal specials, such as the maple bacon butternut squash ravioli!


Best Hometown Favorite Pasta: Michele's

For an inspiring take on a traditional supper club, try Michele's! Although they are not known specifically for their pasta, Michele's offers dish varieties that everyone will love, including the Seafood Basciani. Which is packed full of flavor with shrimp, scallops, crab, romas, mushrooms, and linguini. 

Best Vegan Pasta: Wicked Willow

Wicked Willow provides customers with tasty, locally sourced vegan options. This allergen-friendly location has an extensive menu packed with options, including vegan mac-n-cheese that can be customized nearly any way you'd like. Create your own combo from their extensive list of vegan ingredients, or try a specialty combo like the gyro or BBQ mac!


Best Pasta Salad: Silver Coach

Check out this classic Stevens Point Area restaurant, the Silver Coach, housed in a 1903 railroad car. We suggest ordering the Piri Piri Tuna with Pasta, piled high with blackened chunks of Sashimi yellowfin tuna seared with Piri Piri. Piri Piri is a flavorful combination of jalapeno, poblano, crushed red & cracked black pepper, garlic & olive oil. To top it off, the entire dish is then tossed with pasta!

Best Rice Noodle: Mama Mai's Noodles

Mama Mai's Noodles is a hidden gem offering authentic Southeast Asian foods, including Hmong egg rolls, Pad Thai, bubble tea, and more. When you visit be sure to try their Pho. It is packed full of flavor with brisket, top sirloin, tripe, flank, or beef meatballs. 


Best Pasta Bowl: Wooden Chair

Think that the Wooden Chair only does breakfast? Think again. Take a look at their lunch menu and try one of their tasty pasta dishes such as the chicken pesto pasta bowl. Filled with chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach pesto, and pasta, topped with parmesan cheese it is a must-try!

Best Non-Pasta But Kind of Pasta: Mikey's

While ramen may not be technically considered pasta, it's close enough in our book. When it comes to the ramen at Mikey's, you won't want to miss out on the great flavors! Served with pork belly, cabbage, coconut, sesame seeds, a soft-boiled egg, and more - it is a delight for any taste buds. 


Hungry for more? 

The Stevens Point Area is jam-packed with unique food and dining options. Check out our guide to dining in the Stevens Point Area here or read local food blogs. Then, join the fun! Tag #StevensPointArea and include @StevensPointArea in your Instagram photos for a chance to be featured on our page!