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11 Places to Eat Handmade Noodles in DFW

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Crossfit and paleo diets be damned — sometimes you just want a big ol' plate of noodles. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty Italian meal of handmade tagliatelle with slow-cooked bolognese, or pulled-to-order Chinese noodles in a zingy pork and garlic sauce, DFW has plenty of handmade noodle destinations to satisfy. Here are 11 places to satisfy a serious carb craving.

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Even if you don't feel like dropping a couple hundred bucks on dinner, you can show up early and snag a bar seat at Lucia for a pasta feast by culinary wizard David Uygur. The ever-rotating selections are priced in the mid-teens for smaller-size portions, so try a few; expect to find things like cavatelli with basil-almond pesto and cherry tomatoes, or Swiss chard and ricotta mezzalune with chicken hearts.
Julian Barsotti knows a thing or two about noodles, obviously. All the pasta here is handmade; lobster ravioli and tagliatelle with rich meaty Bolognese sauce are menu staples, and the rest of the options rotate with the seasons (think chittarini with Gulf shrimp, zucchini and fennel pollen).
Masterfully handmade soba noodles are the name of the game at Tei-An, and the array of choices can be mind-boggling: Soba carbonara? Duck soba? Green soba bolognese? Probably best to order a couple different options; there are also chilled varieties that are mighty refreshing during the sweltering summer months.

Cane Rosso

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Cane Rosso is obviously known for its Neapolitan pies, but they also turn out some mean pasta dishes like handmade tortellini, gnocchi with bolognese, and even squid carbonara.

Nonna Tata

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It's small, crowded and cash only, and you have to bring your own wine (not to mention wine glasses), but for Italian food fiends, it's worth it. Not all the pastas here are handmade, but the filled pastas are -- think cappelacci stuffed with red-wine braised beef, gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce or pumpkin ravioli.

Royal China

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The best tables at Royal China are the ones that offer a view of the noodle/dumpling bar area, where you can watch the resident noodle master at work (and he's quite the showman). Don't miss the henan lu-rou lamian, thick-cut noodles in a rich pork belly and mushroom sauce.

MoMo Italian Kitchen

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North Dallas gem MoMo is the perfect place to satisfy a pasta craving. The trenette col pesto is made with thin, toothsome ribbons of housemade egg noodles, garnished with pine nuts and grated parm. Also worthwhile are the handmade agnolini stuffed with asparagus and speck.

Carbone's

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Nonna's more casual (and less expensive) sibling also has plenty of housemade noodle options, such as fresh fettucine in a slow-cooked "Sunday gravy." You can also grab packages of handmade pastas to cook at home, like spinach-ricotta raviolini.

Monkey King Noodle Co.

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Loyal Monkey King fans line up daily for the amazing hand-pulled noodles. The spicy beef noodle soup is a must, and the dandan noodles with ground pork, ginger and garlic are also excellent.

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If you haven't already filled up on fried asparagus and flatbread, try NHS's handmade noodles. The special changes daily, but it's typically some sort of wide-cut pasta ribbons -- think fettucine amatriciana or pappardelle with three-meat bolognese or even brisket.

Clay Pigeon

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The pasta special at this Fort Worth gem changes daily, but the noodles are always made fresh in house: Think tagliatelle with meaty pork ragu or rich carbonara.

Lucia

Even if you don't feel like dropping a couple hundred bucks on dinner, you can show up early and snag a bar seat at Lucia for a pasta feast by culinary wizard David Uygur. The ever-rotating selections are priced in the mid-teens for smaller-size portions, so try a few; expect to find things like cavatelli with basil-almond pesto and cherry tomatoes, or Swiss chard and ricotta mezzalune with chicken hearts.

Nonna

Julian Barsotti knows a thing or two about noodles, obviously. All the pasta here is handmade; lobster ravioli and tagliatelle with rich meaty Bolognese sauce are menu staples, and the rest of the options rotate with the seasons (think chittarini with Gulf shrimp, zucchini and fennel pollen).

Tei-An

Masterfully handmade soba noodles are the name of the game at Tei-An, and the array of choices can be mind-boggling: Soba carbonara? Duck soba? Green soba bolognese? Probably best to order a couple different options; there are also chilled varieties that are mighty refreshing during the sweltering summer months.

Cane Rosso

Cane Rosso is obviously known for its Neapolitan pies, but they also turn out some mean pasta dishes like handmade tortellini, gnocchi with bolognese, and even squid carbonara.

Nonna Tata

It's small, crowded and cash only, and you have to bring your own wine (not to mention wine glasses), but for Italian food fiends, it's worth it. Not all the pastas here are handmade, but the filled pastas are -- think cappelacci stuffed with red-wine braised beef, gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce or pumpkin ravioli.

Royal China

The best tables at Royal China are the ones that offer a view of the noodle/dumpling bar area, where you can watch the resident noodle master at work (and he's quite the showman). Don't miss the henan lu-rou lamian, thick-cut noodles in a rich pork belly and mushroom sauce.

MoMo Italian Kitchen

North Dallas gem MoMo is the perfect place to satisfy a pasta craving. The trenette col pesto is made with thin, toothsome ribbons of housemade egg noodles, garnished with pine nuts and grated parm. Also worthwhile are the handmade agnolini stuffed with asparagus and speck.

Carbone's

Nonna's more casual (and less expensive) sibling also has plenty of housemade noodle options, such as fresh fettucine in a slow-cooked "Sunday gravy." You can also grab packages of handmade pastas to cook at home, like spinach-ricotta raviolini.

Monkey King Noodle Co.

Loyal Monkey King fans line up daily for the amazing hand-pulled noodles. The spicy beef noodle soup is a must, and the dandan noodles with ground pork, ginger and garlic are also excellent.

Neighborhood Services

If you haven't already filled up on fried asparagus and flatbread, try NHS's handmade noodles. The special changes daily, but it's typically some sort of wide-cut pasta ribbons -- think fettucine amatriciana or pappardelle with three-meat bolognese or even brisket.

Clay Pigeon

The pasta special at this Fort Worth gem changes daily, but the noodles are always made fresh in house: Think tagliatelle with meaty pork ragu or rich carbonara.

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