As fall begins to set in, there's nothing more comforting than a hearty bowl of pasta, and plenty of exciting new restaurants are pulling out all the stops on that front.
Thus we present the Eater Boston Pasta Heatmap, an ever-evolving collection of the newest destinations in town (restaurants that have been open under a year) that are serving up one or more pasta dishes that you should absolutely try right away.
Today's update includes the addition of Prairie Fire in Brookline; Field & Vine and Spoke Wine Bar, both in Somerville; Semolina Kitchen & Bar in Medford; Sulmona in Cambridge; and Twyrl Pasta Bistro in Arlington.
The Hourly and Waypoint, both in Harvard Square, have been retired from the Heatmap since they've been open over a year — but don't let that stop you from visiting them and eating all of their pasta. (Take a peek at the Pasta Heatmap archive right here to see all the past picks.)
Notes about this map:
- Points are listed geographically from north to south, not ranked.
- Many of these menus change frequently, so you may not find these exact dishes at the restaurants, but you can't go wrong — every spot on this map knows how to make a killer pasta dish.
- Is there another new restaurant serving up excellent pasta that should be on our radar? Leave a comment below or hit up the tipline.
- This map was originally published on December 8, 2016 and is updated periodically, with the date of the most recent update appearing above.