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10 Restaurants for the Best Pasta in Saigon

March 15, 2023 - 1348 views

Pasta is one of the most favorite food in the world thanks to its special flavor. This dish is considered the queen on the dining table and has become the creative inspiration of many world-class chefs. At restaurants, pasta is made fresh using exclusive elaborate recipes, so in each restaurant, you can enjoy the different tastes of pasta. When in Saigon, do not miss your chance to eat in one of the top 10 restaurants for the best pasta below.

1. Pasta Fresca

  • Address: 212 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2
  • Opening Hours: 14.30 & 18:00 to 22:30 (Closed on Mondays)
  • Price: VND64,000 - VND214,000

Pasta Fresca brings the true taste of Italian pasta to Vietnam. This tiny restaurant was opened in July 2018 and has become one of the best pasta restaurants in town serving the freshest pasta. The pasta here can satisfy even the hardest Italian customers as everything here is homemade and hand-rolled carefully. The head chef of the restaurant, Federico Pinzi, and the operation manager, Valerio Di Veglia are both from Tuscany in Italy and share a lifelong love of handmade pasta.

The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere, which is a great choice for a simple and delicious lunch or dinner. The head chef always walks around to check if you are happy with the service. Eating here, you will feel like being in a good friend’s house. This place is also friendly to kids, so do not expect a romantic or fine dining atmosphere.

The restaurant has great reviews on foody on its quality, service, however, it gets a low score for its location. It is also a small restaurant, so is not suitable for large groups.

Pasta Fresca


2. Sweet & Salt Factory

  • Address: 449C, Tran Hung Dao, Cau Kho, District 1. 
  • Opening hours: Mon - Sat:10:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 22:00 
  •                           Sun: 17:00 - 22:00 
  • Price range:VND70.000 - VND209.000

Different from Pasta Fresca, Sweet & Salt Factory has a sense of luxury, modern style which is suitable for many young couples to date and gather. This restaurant is a parallel model of traditional Steakhouse and Ice Cream-shop specializing in mid - and high-end BeefSteak lines such as Ribeye, BlackAngus, Hokubee, Wagyu and rich Ice Cream menu.

Especially, noodles here are chewy, seasoned simply enough, and very satisfying to eat, which made it well-known for those who love Italian cuisine. 

Sweet & Salt Factory

3. Tavere

  • Address: 55B, Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien, District 2.
  • Opening hours:4:00 -23:00

The Tevere is another Italian and Mediterranean restaurant. It has a casual setting with a high glass ceiling looming over the bar. The main dining area of the restaurant is accented with bronze-hued bricks, just like your living room. On the second floor of the restaurant, you can find a separate covered outdoor area for smoking.

The restaurant sells a great selection of different kinds of pasta, which are well-cooked with tasty sauces. Besides the restaurant features a 48-opened bottle wine-by-the-glass dispensing system allowing the customer to pour their own glass of vino.


4. Nonna's Pastaria

  • Address: 96 Le Van Thiem, Phu My Hung, District 7
  • Opening hours: 10:30-20:30 (Tuesday - Sunday)

In Italian, Nonna means grandmother with the belief of eating classic, homemade, and from-scratch dishes just like your grandmother made for you with a modern twist, so they named the restaurant Nonna’s Pastaria.

All the pasta at Nonna are made by hand with love and technique for many years. The restaurant sells many different kinds of pasta, of which Arrabbiata is among the best with its traditional marinara sauce that has simmered with red wine and other goodies for hours. The way they make the pasta is simple but “simple is the best”

Nonna's Pastaria


5. Pizza Reale

  • Address: 29 Nguyen Dang Giai, Thao Dien, District 2, Saigon

The next restaurant on the list of top 10 restaurants in Saigon for the best pasta is Pizza Reale. The restaurant made the name for its pizza thank to its founder Manuel who has been cooking Italian culinary for more than 20 years and has experience in pizza-making competitions all over the world. The restaurant is not only famous for pizza, but also it has a fine list of pasta options in the city including Carbonara, Amatriciana, Bolognese, Pesto, Arrabiata, Arrabiata reale, Pomododro, Gorgonzola.

Calamarata al Salmone prices at only 190,000 VND is one of the best pasta dishes in the restaurant. The dish is served with a creamy salmon sauce topped with stracciatella & almonds. They also sell pasta and soft drink for set lunch at a price of 99.000 VND.


6. Pasta Farm

  • Address: 117/80 Ho Van Long, Tan Tao ward, Binh Tan District, HCMC
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Price range: 25.000 VND – 179.000 VND

If you are looking for a place that owns both good food and a beautiful view to check in with friends, Pasta Farm should be on your list of must-go places. The restaurant is easy to find, the staff here is enthusiastic to make sure you have the best experience eating in this restaurant.

Pasta Farm owns a diverse menu of pasta with many flavors and sizes for you to choose from. Their signature dish is leaf pasta along with a variety of attractive sauces. The dish is beautifully decorated, so you can enjoy taking pictures and showing them off to your friends. Besides pasta, you can enjoy garlic butter bread, mixed salad, grilled oysters...They are also very attractive dishes you should try when coming here.

Pasta Farm


7. Ciao, Bella!

  • Address:11 Dong Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
  • Opening hours:30 – 23:00
  • Price range:VND50,000-VND275,000

Located in the heart of District 1, Ciao Bella restaurant is one of the famous Italian restaurants in Saigon, which attracts many foreign customers. The restaurant impresses its customers for not only fantastic Italian fresh food, but also the cozy, romantic, and extremely professional service style.

When you first sit down at the table, you will be offered a glass of white wine, a piece of bread with two different types of sauce. Pasta menu in the restaurant is diversified, the posh carbonara (VND355,000) with silky and creamy spaghetti topped with an egg for a richer mouthfeel, and the spaghetti alla puttanesca (VND205,000) omatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers, and garlic are among the best dishes in the restaurant.


8. Paradise

  • Address: 224 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3 & 213 Phan Xich Long, Ward 7, Phu Nhuan District
  • Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Price range: 25.000 VND – 165.000 VND

Pasta Paradise is considered as the paradise for Italian cuisine with nearly 100 different pasta in the restaurant. Located in the center of Saigon, Pasta Paradise becomes the favorite choice for many Saigoners including dating couples, families with kids.

Pasta Paradise specializes in hand-made pasta and sells 4 different main categories of pasta for you to choose from shape pasta, long pasta, traditional pasta, and special pasta. Pasta here is delectable and nicely cooked from outside in. Alla carbonara containing egg, bacon, and cheese starts from 99.000 VND

Pasta Paradise

9. Coolabah

  • Address: Happy Valley (Block L So R15, Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong, District 7)
  • Opening hours: 3:30 – 23:30 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Coolabah restaurant takes its name from the Australian Coolabah Tree and is a family-owned Aussie-style resto-pub in District 7. The resto-pub is divided into two areas: one with stools and a high table for beer drinking with friends, the other providing more dining space for coffee, and meals.

Coolabah serves up some honest, home-style food in an elevated pub-grub style. The chef is from Italy, so pasta is the signature dish here. The meals are well balanced of Western and Asian food.


10. Mama's Kitchen

  • Address: 2B4 Bach Dang Street, Ward 2, Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh
  • Open hour: 10:00 - 22: 00
  • Price range: 29.000 – 190.000 VND

The last name in a delicious pasta restaurant in Saigon is Mama’s Kitchen. The restaurant has a quiet cozy space, designed in a friendly style.

Mama’s Kitchen attracts its customers for many Italian foods including pasta. The pasta here is presented quite beautifully, using flat spaghetti, eating still feels crispy. The layer of rich greasy sauce should come here to enjoy. Mama’s Kitchen pasta always attracts diners with diverse flavors and attractive and eye-catching presentations.

Mama's Kitchen

Hope that the above list of the top 10 restaurants in Saigon for pasta is useful for your trip to Saigon. If you need any more tips for your holiday in the city or book any Saigon tours, do not hesitate to contact us.

Jenny Tran

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