It’s hard to beat comfort foods, including heaping bowls of pasta.
There’s even a holiday dedicated to the delicious dish — National Pasta Day is slated for Sunday (October 17). Luckily, Eat This, Not That! pointed out the most popular pasta dish in every state earlier this year. It’s packed with “authentic Italian eateries” across the U.S., whipping up endless “pasta-bilities.” Here’s how the ultimate foodie hub compiled the list:
“This is a list of the most popular pasta dishes in every state, according to Yelp. We first identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories with a large concentration of reviews with mentions of ‘pasta.’ Once the restaurant with the highest number of ratings was selected, we determined the most popular pasta dish by total volume of reviews and star ratings.”
So, where can you find the best pasta dish in Illinois? Eat This, Not That! points to The Pasta Bowl, located in Chicago. Here’s why it stood out:
“With over 18 pasta dishes to choose from, picking a favorite one sounds like an impossible task. Still, one rises to the top—the house signature farfalle pollo. With grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and fresh cream sauce, even the pickiest eaters can't go wrong.
“’Went for a job interview…didn't get the job but did get the best pasta ever…signature dish farfalle pollo,’ admits one Yelp reviewer.”
Find the rest of the best pasta dishes here.