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One thing we’re good at here at What’s On, is knowing where – and what – to eat. When it comes to pasta, there’s a universal appreciation, so we’ve collectively compiled our favourites from around the city.

Here, team What’s On share their favourite pasta dishes in Dubai.

Tagliolini al Tartufo, Alici

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Twirl-able ribbons of tagliolini, punchy parmesan and generous shavings of black truffle, this simple Amalfi Coast-inspired dish is a celebration of coastal Italian dining and the perfect showcase of Alici’s incredible menu. – Alice Holtham, Group Editor

Alici, Bluewaters Dubai, open daily from midday to 4pm and 7pm to 11.30pm, Tel: (0)4 275 2577, alici.com 

Linguine alle Vongole, Luigia

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There’s no bad way to pair seafood and pasta, but one of the best bowlfuls for me can be found at Luigia, which serves up authentic Italian dishes. The clam pasta served with extra virgin olive oil and parsley really lets the clams do all the talking. Metaphorically of course… – Miles Buckeridge, Senior Online Reporter

Luigia, Rixos Premium, Jumeriah Beach Residence, open weekdays from 5.30pm to midnight and weekends from 12.30pm to midnight, Tel: (0)55 428 7540, luigia.ae 

My own creation, The Pasta Guyz 

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This budget-friendly pasta dish comes with the added bonus that you can enjoy it without leaving the sofa. Available on delivery across the city, The Pasta Guyz serve up steaming and delicious pasta dishes in a flash. Opt for one of their signature pasta dishes such as the Tuscan chicken mac and cheese, or do it your own way with their build your own bowl option. For me, that always means a serving of chili oil and parmesan on the side. – Aarti Saundalkar, Online Reporter

The Pasta Guyz, delivers to various locations around the Dubai, thepastaguyz.com 

Lobster Pasta, Flamingo Room by tashas

Lobster pasta - Flamingo Room  A signature at Flamingo Room, the lobster pasta is a dish best shared, although after your first bite you’ll probably prefer to keep it all to yourself. There’s both a half or whole portion option, both presented in the lobster shell. Served with crème fraiche, red onion and roasted cherry tomatoes, this dish is carefully crafted by incredible chefs. – Tamara Wright, Online Reporter

Flamingo Room by Tashas, Jumeriah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeriah Road, open daily midday to 4pm and 6.30pm to 1am, Tel: (0)4 244 7278, flamingoroombytashas.com

Ravioles de Royan, Odeon

Who says that the French can’t make pasta? When it comes to pasta, I take things very seriously and for a long time my ride-or-die favourite was the chicken tagliatelle at Paul, but the moment I laid eyes on the ravioli at Odeon, I was swayed. Do yourself a favour and head over and enjoy the creamy sauce, paired with a sprinkling of chives and just revel in every little bite. – Shelby Gee, Junior Reporter 

Odeon, Jumeirah 3, open daily 8am to 11pm.  Tel: (0)4 340 2272 @odeondubai

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Rigatoni alla Carbonara, Antonia Abu Dhabi


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A special mention fo this one. Creamy, dreamy and delicious – this rigatoni is as rich as I’d like my bank account to be. I’m usually a tomato sauce girlie, but the simplicity of the carbonara flavours has me won over. A true classic. – Manaal Fatimah, Junior Reporter 

Antonia, Mamsha Al Saadyiat, Soul Beach, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi open 12pm to 11pm daily. Tel: (0)2 667 2554 @antonia.uae

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